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  • Oct19

    Schuetzen Match at BCR

    This bullseye target match draws its name from the German word for “shooting.” Classic pre-World War I rifles and reproductions are allowed. Bullets must be lead with no gas checks.

    Shooters have 60 minutes to shoot 50 rounds at two 200-yard bullseye targets (25 rounds per target), with all shooting done “off hand.” These matches are held at the lower silhouette range except during cold or inclement weather, when the matches move to BCR’s Schuetzen House.

  • Oct19

    M1 Carbine Silhouette Match at BCR

    This silhouette shoot uses the WWII classic .30 caliber M1 carbine, and both originals and reproductions are allowed.

    Shooters have four minutes and 15 rounds to shoot 10 targets and all shooting is done “off hand” without a spotter. Each participant shoots up to 60 rounds at these distances: 40 yards-chickens, 50 yards-pigs, 75 yards-turkeys, 100 yards-rams.

    Save $5 in match fees by combining an M1 Carbine match with a CMP M1 Carbine match!

  • Oct19

    Oregon Trail Rough Riders Event at BCR

    This cowboy action shooting group wears western period clothing and performs shooting scenarios using revolvers, rifles and shotguns in an Old West setting. This family-friendly event begins at 9:00am. New shooters and spectators are always welcome!

  • Oct20

    Weekend Wildlife Public Program-OWLS

    Join us at MK Nature Center to learn about Idaho's owl species. What makes owls different from other birds? How are owl species different from each other? You may be surprised to learn how different they live, look, and sound. Presentations start at 1:15 pm, 2:00, 2:45, and 3:30.  Dissecting owl pellets and other owl activities available from 1 pm-4 pm. 

  • Oct21

    Evening Lecture for Adults-Winter Bird Feeding and Project Feeder Watch

    Bird expert, Terry Rich will cover types of feeders and seeds, the value of water in winter, and other features that make a backyard attractive to birds. We'll also talk about how to identify the most common birds coming to feeders in the winter in Boise. Finally, we'll look at Project FeederWatch, one of the easiest bird data collection programs out there! You will learn how to participate. Families with kids welcome!

    The MK Nature Center is located behind the IDFG headquarters building.

  • Oct22

    Native Shrub Planting

    Volunteers are needed to plant bitterbrush and sagebrush grown from seed collected by our very own volunteers last fall to aid in restoration efforts following fires in the Boise Foothills and Keithley Fire near Weiser. Tools, gloves, and some transportation will be provided.

    To sign up, contact Michael Young at michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov, Karie Pappani at karie.pappani@idfg.idaho.gov, or (208) 854-8993.

  • Oct26

    Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette Match at BCR

    Shooters must use an 1896 or prior, American design, single-shot rifle with an exposed hammer. Examples include hiwalls, rolling blocks and the classic 1874 Sharps carbine. Both originals and reproductions are allowed. Only black powder or pyrodex may be used and gas checks are prohibited. Allowed calibers include but are not limited to .38-55, .40-65, .45-70 and .45-90.

  • Oct26

    Native Shrub Planting

    Volunteers are needed to plant bitterbrush and sagebrush grown from seed collected by our very own volunteers last fall to aid in restoration efforts following fires in the Boise Foothills and Keithley Fire near Weiser. Tools, gloves, and some transportation will be provided.

    To sign up, contact Michael Young at michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov, Karie Pappani at karie.pappani@idfg.idaho.gov, or call (208) 854-8993.

  • Oct26

    Long Range Public Shooting Event at BCR

    Don't miss it! This month, the 500-meter range at BCR will be open for public use from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.

    A Range Officer will be on site to direct shooters in a safe manner.

    Gong targets will be used at marked distances of 200, 300, 385 and 500 meters. Hollow point, soft point or cast bullets only.

    The main (200-yard) range will be closed for the day while shooters use the 500-meter range.

  • Oct27

    Long Range Public Shooting Event at BCR

    Don't miss it! This month, the 500-meter range at BCR will be open for public use all day long on Sunday, October 27th.

    A Range Officer will be on site to direct shooters in a safe manner.

    Gong targets will be used at marked distances of 200, 300, 385 and 500 meters. Hollow point, soft point or cast bullets only.

  • Nov2

    Native Shrub Planting

    Volunteers are needed to plant bitterbrush and sagebrush grown from seed collected by our very own volunteers last fall to aid in restoration efforts following fires in the Boise Foothills and Keithley Fire near Weiser. Tools, gloves, and some transportation will be provided.

    To sign up, contact Michael Young at michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov, Karie Pappani at karie.pappani@idfg.idaho.gov, or call (208) 854-8993.

  • Nov6

    Evening Lecture Series-Wiggly Composters

    Wiggly Composters will be here to share with us what they do and why and to show you how to convert your kitchen waste and paper into a valuable resource for your yard and wildlife habitat.

     

  • Nov9

    Native Shrub Planting

    Volunteers are needed to plant bitterbrush and sagebrush grown from seed collected by our very own volunteers last fall to aid in restoration efforts following fires in the Boise Foothills and Keithley Fire near Weiser. Tools, gloves, and some transportation will be provided.

    To sign up, contact Michael Young at michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov, Karie Pappani at karie.pappani@idfg.idaho.gov, or call (208) 854-8993.

  • Nov14

    Native Shrub Planting

    Volunteers are needed to plant bitterbrush and sagebrush grown from seed collected by our very own volunteers last fall to aid in restoration efforts following fires in the Boise Foothills and Keithley Fire near Weiser. Tools, gloves, and some transportation will be provided.

    To sign up, contact Michael Young at michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov, Karie Pappani at karie.pappani@idfg.idaho.gov, or call (208) 854-8993.

  • Nov16

    Native Shrub Planting

    Volunteers are needed to plant bitterbrush and sagebrush grown from seed collected by our very own volunteers last fall to aid in restoration efforts following fires in the Boise Foothills and Keithley Fire near Weiser. Tools, gloves, and some transportation will be provided.

    To sign up, contact Michael Young at michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov, Karie Pappani at karie.pappani@idfg.idaho.gov, or call (208) 854-8993.

  • Nov16

    Sagebrush Seed Collection

    Volunteers are needed to collect sagebrush seed for habitat restoration of burned areas. Birds, reptiles, and mammals depend on sagebrush for food, cover, and nesting habitat. Sagebrush is a woody shrub with deep roots that protect soils from erosion. Millions of acres of sagebrush communities have vanished from the West. Volunteers help with restoration of sagebrush by collecting seed. Transportation and tools will be provided.

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  • Dec9

    Evening Lecture Series-Treasure Valley Canopy Network

    Lance Davisson will tell us about the Treasure Valley Canopy Network and show us how regional public-private partnerships are building collaborations that are having a lasting impact on the health and vitality of our urban forests and people. He will share information about the mission, current programs, and discuss how you can engage and support sustainable growth and improved environmental and human health throughout the Treasure Valley.