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Comment Archives: stories: Rec

Re: “It's Not About The Fish

This is a great heart felt story, thank you. I don't know how many other fishers use fishing as a way to cope but with the popularity of the sport I think there are a few, I didn't really look at it quite like the story and you have provided me with a concept of what fishing can do for others.

Posted by Dean on 12/01/2014 at 12:50 PM
Posted by Chuck Woods on 11/26/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Ann Morrison Park Unleashes the Dogs

Brian - it is also referring to wild birds. These birds have already no interest towards the cuts outs of the coyotes, bring a live dog on no leash and let's see who gets hurt. Dog, Goose , or human? Geese can be very mean I have seen them kill a dog before and I have been chased by them. No thank you- this is such a dumb idea

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Posted by Apryl D Henderson on 11/01/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Ann Morrison Park Unleashes the Dogs

There will be chatter when they find out that dogs not only chase but will catch them and injure them or kill them. One year, I give this idea one year before people start complaining about mangled dead geese and "killer dogs". That is how we roll....

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Posted by Nina Michelle on 11/01/2014 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Ann Morrison Park Unleashes the Dogs

That statute is referring to "big game" and is also referring to killing the animal, not chasing them. You misinterpreted the law.

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Posted by Brian Bays on 10/31/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Ann Morrison Park Unleashes the Dogs

TITLE 36
FISH AND GAME
CHAPTER 11
PROTECTION OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS
36-1101. TAKING OF WILDLIFE UNLAWFUL EXCEPT BY STATUTE OR COMMISSION RULE OR PROCLAMATION -- METHODS PROHIBITED -- EXCEPTIONS. (a) It is unlawful, except as may be otherwise provided by Idaho law, including this title or commission rules or proclamations promulgated pursuant thereto, for any person to take any of the game animals, birds or fur-bearing animals of this state.
(b) Except as may be otherwise provided under this title or commission rules or proclamations promulgated pursuant thereto, it is unlawful for any person to:
1. Hunt from Motorized Vehicles. Hunt any of the game animals or game birds of this state from or by the use of any motorized vehicle except as provided by commission rule; provided however, that the commission shall promulgate rules which shall allow a physically disabled person to apply for a special permit which would allow the person to hunt from a motorized vehicle which is not in motion. A physically disabled person means a person who has lost the use of one (1) or both lower extremities or both hands, or is unable to walk two hundred (200) feet or more unassisted by another person, or is unable to walk two hundred (200) feet or more without the aid of a walker, cane, crutches, braces, prosthetic device or a wheelchair, or is unable to walk two hundred (200) feet or more without great difficulty or discomfort due to one (1) or more of the following impairments: neurological, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, arthritic disorder, blindness, or the loss of function or absence of a limb.
The commission shall specify the form of application for and design of the special permit which shall allow a physically disabled person to hunt from a motorized vehicle which is not in motion. No fee shall be charged for the issuance of the special permit and the issuance of a special permit shall not exempt a person from otherwise properly purchasing or obtaining other necessary licenses, permits and tags in accordance with this title and rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The special permit shall not be transferable and may only be used by the person to whom it is issued. A person who has been issued a special permit which allows a physically disabled person to hunt from a motorized vehicle not in motion shall have that permit prominently displayed on any vehicle the person is utilizing to hunt from and the person shall produce, on demand, the permit and other identification when so requested by a conservation officer of the department of fish and game. A person possessing a special permit shall not discharge any firearm from or across a public highway. In addition to other penalties any unauthorized use of the special permit shall be grounds for revocation of the permit.
2. Molest with Motorized Vehicles. Use any motorized vehicle to molest, stir up, rally or drive in any manner any of the game animals or game birds of this state.
3. Communicate from Aircraft. Make use of aircraft in any manner to spot or locate game animals, game birds or fur-bearing animals of this state from the air and communicate the location or approximate location thereof by any signals whatsoever, whether radio, visual or otherwise, to any person then on the ground.
4. Hunt from Helicopter. Make use of any helicopter in any manner in the taking of game or loading, transporting, or unloading hunters, game or hunting gear in any manner except when such use is at recognized airports or airplane landing fields, or at heliports which have been previously established on private land or which have been established by a department or agency of the federal, state or local government or when said use is in the course of emergency or search and rescue operations. Provided however, that nothing in this chapter shall limit or prohibit the lawful control of wolves or predatory or unprotected animals through the use of helicopters when such measures are deemed necessary by federal or state agencies in accordance with existing laws or management plans.
5. Hunt with Aid of Aircraft. Make use of any aircraft to locate any big game animal for the purpose of hunting those animals during the same calendar day those animals were located from the air. Provided however, that nothing in this chapter shall limit or prohibit the lawful control of wolves or predatory or unprotected wildlife through the use of aircraft when such measures are deemed necessary by federal or state agencies in accordance with existing laws or management plans.
6. Artificial Light. Hunt any animal or bird except raccoon by the aid of a spotlight, flashlight or artificial light of any kind. The act of casting or throwing, after sunset, the beam or rays of any spotlight, headlight or other artificial light capable of utilizing six (6) volts or more of electrical power upon any field, forest or other place by any person while having in his possession or under his control any uncased firearm or contrivance capable of killing any animal or bird, shall be prima facie evidence of hunting with an artificial light. Provided nothing in this subsection shall apply where the headlights of a motor vehicle, operated and proceeding in a normal manner on any highway or roadway, cast a light upon animals or birds on or adjacent to such highway or roadway and there is no intent or attempt to locate such animals or birds. Provided further, nothing in this subsection shall prevent the hunting of unprotected or predatory wildlife with the aid of artificial light when such hunting is for the purpose of protecting property or livestock, is done by landowners or persons authorized in writing by them to do so and is done on property they own, lease or control; and provided further that the hunting and taking of unprotected or predatory wildlife with the aid of artificial light on public lands is authorized after obtaining a permit to do so from the director. The director may, for good cause, refuse to issue such permit.
Other provisions of this subsection notwithstanding, the commission may establish rules allowing the hunting of raccoon with the aid of an artificial light.
7. Regulation of Dogs.
(A) No person shall make use of a dog for the purpose of pursuing, taking or killing any of the big game animals of this state except as otherwise provided by rules of the commission.
(B) Any person who is the owner of, or in possession of, or who harbors any dog found running at large and which is actively tracking, pursuing, harassing or attacking, or which injures or kills deer or any other big game animal within this state shall be guilty as provided in section 36-1401(a)1.(F), Idaho Code. It shall be no defense that such dog or dogs were pursuing said big game animals without the aid or direction of the owner, possessor, or harborer.
(C) Any dog found running at large and which is actively tracking, pursuing, harassing, attacking or killing deer or any other big game animal may be destroyed without criminal or civil liability by the director, or any peace officer, or other persons authorized to enforce the Idaho fish and game laws.
8. Attempt to take Simulated Wildlife.
(A) Attempt to take, by firearm or any other contrivance capable of killing an animal or bird, simulated wildlife in violation of any of the provisions of this title or commission rules applicable to the taking of the wildlife being simulated, when the simulated wildlife is being used by a conservation officer or other person authorized to enforce Idaho fish and game laws or rules promulgated pursuant thereto. No person shall be found guilty of violating either this subparagraph, or subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, provided that no other law or rule has been violated.
(B) Any person pleading guilty to, convicted of or found guilty for attempting to take simulated wildlife within this state shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in either subsection (b) or (d) of section 36-1402, Idaho Code, and shall pay restitution in an amount of no less than fifty dollars ($50.00) for the repair or replacement of the simulated wildlife.
9. Devices Accessed via Internet.
(A) No person shall shoot at or kill any bird or animal in Idaho, wild or domestic, including domestic cervidae governed under the provisions of chapter 37, title 25, Idaho Code, with any gun or other device accessed and controlled via an internet connection. Accessing, regulating access to, or regulating the control of a device capable of being operated in violation of this paragraph shall be prima facie evidence of an offense under this paragraph.
(B) Any person pleading guilty to, convicted of or found guilty of a violation of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 36-1402, Idaho Code.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 10/31/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Ann Morrison Park Unleashes the Dogs

Hopefully folks will clean up after their dogs too, otherwise that's a whole new mess to deal with.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Julie on 10/31/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Pretty Faces Kicks Men Out of the Picture

Everything about this project is awesome. See y'all tonight! Pre-funk with Snow Bunny Magazine at TapHouse. After-party at Whiskey Bar. Lots of vendors including Greenwoods, Little Ski Hill Terrain Park & Idaho Snow Sports Association (freeski club for kids). Gonna be epic!

Posted by Sam on 10/29/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Wolf Conservation in the Foxlight

Other good ideas might involve devices with motion sensors and smart responses to what they detect passing by.

Posted by Scott Slocum on 10/16/2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Wolf Conservation in the Foxlight

Good idea: foxlights. And there are more good ideas out there to be tried. Not necessarily new ideas; a lot of livestock operations haven't even given the old ideas a fair try yet.

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Posted by Scott Slocum on 10/16/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Round the World: Part III

That's impressive... and maybe a bit crazy! I've ridden from Boise as far as Minnesota and Iowa, but never in such a compact amount of time, and on a larger motorcycle. And based on my much-more-limited experience, I'm thinking the "deadline" traveling would steal a lot of the allure of motorcycle travel. (I enjoy it most when I have to cover less than 400 miles in a day... and preferably 300 or less. Gives me time to stop and smell the roses.)

I have a daughter and son-in-law in Providence, just down the beach from Boston. I've told 'em I'm someday gonna ride out there to visit. But I can't do it in six days! (Well... maybe I could, but I won't.)

Yeah, I hate the superslab, too!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bikeboy on 10/15/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Loathsome Dove: Open Season on Eurasian Collared Doves

I have done very well hunting collared doves in Oregon. Check out my youth hunting blog which provides a summary of each state's regulations for Eurasian collared dove hunting -http://www.growinghunters.com/eurasian-collared-dove-hunting-endless-opportunity/

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Nick Myatt on 08/24/2014 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Growing the Greenbelt

It will be nice to have that area cleaned up.

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 08/23/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Growing the Greenbelt

Since they're going to be working near the firefighter memorial, how about they remove the chunk of steel there from one of the 3 demolitioned buildings in the World Trade Center. That chunk is a despicable reminder of the many firefighters who died on 9/11 and those that are still dying from the fallout generated that day by the controlled demolition of those buildings, while the truth about what actually occurred that day still remains covered up.

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Posted by gwinston on 08/21/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Murky Waters

The quote about the Natatorium having only 2 guards is false. That quote is extremely misleading. Also, I would challenge Councilwoman McLean to let go of her sentimentality regarding Lowell. It's run-down, with potential hazards, and not even very well attended. The new design would be fine with some elements of history, but as a modern facility, such as a below ground pool for starters. McLean's suggestion sounds costly and inefficient.

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Posted by sha on 08/14/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Murky Waters

Ivywild has diving boards now?! Hmmm...

Posted by asdf on 08/13/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Summer Skiing in the Sawtooths

As a volunteer EMT and past guide in this region, I'm excited to see your coverage, but extremely disappointed to see your lack of helmets and proper gear in ascending such a steep and dangerous slope, let alone to be skiing down without safety gear (especially when you position the two employees of Backcountry Pursuit - a retail store - as if they're professional guides..."no backcountry gear needed" to ski the Sawtooths, huh?). There is a long history of guiding in this region, so I think your approach is appalling and irresponsible. What would you have done had you fallen and started sliding on such a slope, let alone a million other things. Snow is thin and rocks are everywhere. These mistakes kill! This is a popular spot and adventure, but most go more prepared for the risks. Were something to happen, you are very far from help, where no helicopter can land and no ski patrol can dream to help, and you put all your rescuers at risk because you wanted to have a good time without preparing properly. Now you're putting your readers at risk by making it seem like no big deal. If it took you 4 hours to hike, imagine rescuers with gear going up and down again to help. VOLUNTEERS!! If you only knew how many rescues there were in this region every year; How many people have lost their lives in adventures that started off fun but end in tragedy due to lack of preparation (including a close friend of mine). Do your research and understand your risk folks. Everyone thinks it can't happen to them, but it happens to the experts. Mother Nature is not forgiving and it's all fun until someone gets hurt. The boy scouts had it right...Be Prepared.

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Posted by Zack Nundo on 08/11/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

I have a nice home in the north end on a corner with plenty of grass. Its private property and I clean up feces constantly and step in it from time to time. Its all kinds of sizes and colors and I have seen many different offenders stop drop a log and walk. I'm done being mad about it but its apparent that people are great with letting their animals poop on their neighbors and could care less.

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Posted by Shane Blair on 07/29/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Loathsome Dove: Open Season on Eurasian Collared Doves

I live in NorthWest BC. These things are all over the place, their cooing is incessant and aggravating. I would like to see them eradicated.

9 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by friartuck on 07/28/2014 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

Dog parks are probably a necessary evil in a city the size of Boise, especially since the foothills have become so restrictive. The 'feces' is the easiest part in my opinion. Most dog owners do not understand when their dog is being an asshole vs playing, so a few dogs 'play' and many others are terrorized. Good dogs learn a lot of bad behaviors in a small tense area. That isn't a problem politics can solve, but it's why I wouldn't take my dogs to one. I think the rest is just ridiculous shit. (Yes! LITERALLY!) Share the parks and quit whining about your babies touching 'feces'. I've seen their hands. I'd be more worried about the poop.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by katy on 07/28/2014 at 12:29 PM


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