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Comment Archives: stories: Rec & Sports: Rec News

Re: “Summiting Capitol Hill

"Recreationists." Now there is a stupid euphemism if I ever saw one. "Selfish destroyers of Nature" would be a more accurate description. Idaho still has natural lands, even wildnerness. Let's protect these places from the people who can't find joy and rejuvination in it without the use of expensive, destructinve equipment, especially the kind with wheels. And, oh, Mr. Flynn, the gray hairs will come sooner than you think. Idaho does not need your condescension.

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Posted by boi22toy on 02/02/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Greenbelt from Veteran's Park to River Park Rerouted

Never fear! Idaho River Sports will continue to be open year around from our location next to Quinn's Pond! We've been assured we will have access and the Boise River Park is a short trip across Quinn's Pond. Parking at the store will be for customers only, but feel free to contact us with any questions as well. Thanks!

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Posted by Idaho River Sports on 01/23/2015 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Rhodes Park Gets $1.25 Million 'Christmas Present'

It is a great location for a skate park--a redesigned and built world class facility will be fantastic! As for the homeless, when the funding for psychiatric care, half-way houses and support services to help the mentally ill and destitute was eliminated, the only logical conclusion was that they'd end up in the street. The bridge is the closest "shelter" to remaining homeless services. We need to address the needs of the working homeless, jobless and mentally ill as well.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kimi Ynigues on 12/13/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Rhodes Park Gets $1.25 Million 'Christmas Present'

Thank God for this grant. it will be a huge relief to all of the members in our community that suffer due to the apathetic behavior and lifestyle of persons. I am so happy at the thought of this piece of downtown RETURNED to all of us who live here. my concern and my neighbors concerns are that they're going to move down into our neighborhood and we guarantee you if that begins we will do everything in our power to make it stop..Albertsons thank you

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/10/2014 at 4:55 PM

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.

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Posted by Julie on 10/31/2014 at 2:49 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: “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: “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: “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.

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Posted by katy on 07/28/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

As a dog owner I take responsibility to pick up after other lazy owners, and alert those who may not see their dog's 'business' in action. It's not difficult, but I see the frustration. Stiff fines could easily solve the problem.

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Posted by pappasquat on 07/28/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

Problem with the dog poop argument is that it doesn't matter if the dog is on or off leash... dog poop is a problem regardless...This is a problem with owners not cleaning up not dogs being off leash..

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Posted by Kim Ernstrom on 07/28/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

Just create separate dog parks. All a dog park requires is ground and a place for owners to put their dog poop. Keep kids and dog poop separate.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 07/26/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

I'm a dog owner and am always happy to see more places for my guy to run. But pooping and peeing in the morning followed by children playing on the grass in the afternoon, is just plain not a good plan. Even if people are picking up most of it, there is plenty of fresh residue in a designated dog play zone.

It is commendable of the city to try and accommodate everyone, but this is a good intention with bad results.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chuck W on 07/24/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

With apologies to the 'few' dog owners who do clean up their dog's feces, the majority of owners fail to do this very basic chore, and thusly put the whole idea of 'dog parks' in jeopardy.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ajax on 07/24/2014 at 9:09 AM


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