HUNTING – North Idaho’s fourth annual Great Outdoors Day, with vendors and speakers geared especially to hunters and anglers, is set for Saturday, Jan. 16, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake City Community Church, 6000 Ramsey Rd.
Entry is $5.
Featured speakers include:
- Gary Johns, a hunter and guide with Jasiri Pro Safaris, speaking on hunting in five African countries.
- Nick Orth of Wildlife Creations Taxidermy in Coeur d’Alene, speaking on field dressing and preparing animals for taxidermy mounts.
In addition, official measurer Larry Carey from Spokane will answer questions on measuring big game antlers and skulls. Carey is trained and certified by the Boone and Crockett Club, the Pope and Young Club (archery), and the Longhunter Society (muzzleloader).
Idaho Fish and Game Department staff and sportsman club representatives will be on hand and home-made chili and cornbread will be served in the lobby.
Hunters can bring in trophies harvested in 2015 for a display table and to have questions answered about measuring them. However, trophies will not be officially measured at this event.
Opportunities to have trophies measured are coming up at events in February and March. These include the Kootenai Valley Gun and Horn show in Bonners Ferry (drop off at the Boundary County Fairgrounds Feb. 5), the Bonner Gun and Horn Show (drop off at the Bonner County Fairgrounds March 4) and the Big Horn Outdoor Recreation Show in Spokane (drop off at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center March 17-19 before noon).
In addition, Carey and I will be at Cabela’s measuring trophies on March 12.