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Touch and feel station at North Idaho Fairground 3-D archery range

Fish and Game in the Panhandle region will be at the first annual Northwest Hunt Fest in Coeur d’Alene


Fish and Game is a proud partner of the first annual Northwest Hunt Fest on May 10-11 in Coeur d’Alene

Northwest Hunt Fest is making its grand debut at the North Idaho Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene on May 10-11. The family-friendly event aims to unite hunters across all levels of expertise, offering unique opportunities for learning, competition and camaraderie.

In support of the event, Idaho Fish and Game in the Panhandle Region has partnered with Northwest Hunt Fest to provide additional opportunities for those in attendance.

The Fish and Game 3-D Youth Archery Range will be open to event attendees on both days. The range was built and opened to the public for the 2023 North Idaho State Fair, and Fish and Game is excited to once again expose more kids to archery. For folks who haven’t visited the range, make sure to stop by and check out the velociraptor 3-D target, among many others!

New Idaho Fish and Game 3D archery range at the North Idaho State Fairground.

In addition to the range, a new “touch and feel” station will be open to the public, where attendees can get their hands on a variety of furs, claws and skulls from wildlife that call Idaho home.

Touch and feel station at North Idaho Fairground 3-D archery range

Fish and Game will also have its Citizens Against Poaching trailer on-site, as well as its Bear Education trailer, complete with a remote-controlled grizzly bear and inert cans of bear spray so folks can practice their bear spraying techniques.

Region 1 remote controlled grizzly bear.
Panhandle Region Bear Education trailer

Fish and Game staff and volunteers will be hosting two seminars each day. The first will cover blood trailing, scent and tracking in the field, and the second will cover the intricacies of accessing the diverse public lands in the Panhandle.

Lastly, 2024 marks the 125th anniversary of Fish and Game. To celebrate the event, Fish and Game staff will be showcasing a video and speaking about the anniversary on Saturday evening.

Idaho Fish and Game 125

For additional information or questions, contact the Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414.

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