Wildlife Council plans weekend shoot
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Wildlife Council will host a CMP .22 rimfire Sporting Rifle Match on Saturday, May 18, and a National Rifle Association Approved Highpower Rifle Match the following day, Sunday, May 19.
The matches will be at the council’s range, 241 B & O Road.
There will be two relays of the CMP .22 Sporting Rifle Competition Saturday for enrolled 4-H members only. Then in the afternoon there will be a CMP .22 Sporting Rifle Match that is open to all shooters.
The registration period for the open match in the afternoon will be noon to 12:30 p.m. There will be a safety briefing at 12:45 p.m. and the shooting will begin at 1 p.m.
CMP .22 rimfire Sporting Rifle Match will be held at the upper range on Saturday, May 18, organizer Ralph Malone said.
The new firing line will open Sunday for the highpower rifle match. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and firing at 9 a.m.
The 4-H Club will have burgers available.
Deadline nears for special hunt permits
OLYMPIA – Hunters have through May 22 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state.
Permit winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in late June. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.
To apply for a special hunt permit, hunters must purchase an application and necessary hunting licenses for each species they wish to hunt.
Applications and licenses are available from license vendors statewide or on the state’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/special_permits.html. Applications must be submitted on that website or by calling 1-877-945-3492 toll-free.
Most special hunt permit applications cost $7.10 for residents, $110.50 for non-residents, and $3.80 for youth younger than 16 years of age.
The exception is the cost for residents purchasing applications for mountain goats, any ram and any moose, as well as “quality” categories for deer and elk. Those applications cost $13.70.
First 3-on-3 tourney comes to Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT – The first-ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament is planned in conjunction with Bridgeport Daze on June 1.
Signups and payment will be taken until May 26. Entry forms are available at Bridgeport High School or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each player will get a T-shirt. There will be champion T-shirts and engraved basketballs for winners.
Games will be played on 10th and Columbia starting at 8 a.m.
About 40 teams are expected, said organizer Kyle Krustangel, with teams of four – girls and boys – in grades 3-5, 6-8, high school and adult.
The tournament is a fundraiser for Bridgeport sports boosters, Krustangel said.
Honest Don lets you ride for a buck
OMAK – A horse play day that includes games dubbed “ride for a buck” is planned for Saturday, May 18, at Honest Don’s Arena, 382 Conconully Highway.
There is a charge for the events open to all ages, youth to adult, which start at 10 a.m.
Buck events include balloon relay (2 people), egg race, bean bag toss, barrels, key hole, poles, boot race, stake race, figure 8, bi-wrangle flags and water can race.
There will be a concession in site.
Pateros prepares for 4-on-4 volleyball
PATEROS – There will be a summer 4-on-4 round-robin volleyball tournament Sunday, July 21, at the Pateros High School gym, 344 W. Beach St.
There will divisions for men, women and co-ed.
Winners will be determined by win-loss record, organizer Carlene Anders said.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. and play starts at 10 a.m. expect for co-ed, which starts at 1 p.m.
You can call to enter if running late on time to 509-923-2141.
Volleyball camp lets you get ‘rust off’
PATEROS – The “Rust Off” Volleyball Camp returns Aug. 21-23 at Pateros High School, 344 W. Beach St.
Confluence Volleyball Club is sponsoring the camp to run 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a lunch break at noon.
Registration is available from Gene Dowers, P.O. Box 295, Pateros, WA 98846.
Greg Knott, Confluence’s U14/16 coach and past Liberty Bell High School coach, will be camp director and the primary coach.
State wants to conserve frogs, bats
OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on a draft recovery plan for Washington’s native population of Oregon spotted frogs, and a separate plan to conserve the 15 species of bats in the state.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept written comments on the draft recovery plan for the Oregon spotted frog through Aug. 9, and on the conservation plan for bats through June 10.
Both plans are posted on the state’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/species.
Republic welcomes schooling horse show
REPUBLIC – An English and Western schooling horse show is planned at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Wildwind Farm, 16525 N. state Highway 21.
The event includes walk/trot, lead line, lunge line, trail classes and other events. High-point prizes will be given in nine divisions.
Additional shows are planned July 20 and Sept. 21.
— The Chronicle