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Sports briefs for Feb. 8, 2017

Sign up for baseball

RONAN — Sign ups for Mission Valley Senior Babe Ruth baseball league will be Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ronan High School commons area. Questions can be directed to Coach Alan Anderson at 406-885-3706.

Run, obstacle course set to help fund sports complex

CHARLO — Dress like a Viking or wear purple during the Ultimate Viking Challenge March 25 at the site of the future Charlo Community Outdoor Complex. Runners can choose from a 1-mile fun run, a 5K obstacle course or a 10K run that winds through the rolling hills west of Charlo. The event begins at 11 a.m. and includes free mini health screenings, 5-minute massages and vendors offering health products and tips. Proceeds will help fund a safe, lifelong recreational complex for all ages.

Entry is $25 per person with T-shirt or $15 without. T-shirts are guaranteed if participants pay in full by March 5, 2017. Make checks payable to CCOC, PO Box 155, Charlo, Montana 59824. For more information, contact Christy Bockman-Fryberger at 406-260-8072 or cbcc73@ gmail.com or visit the committee’s Facebook page at Charlo Community Outdoor Complex.

Elk, deer special application drawing deadline is March 15

WESTERN MONTANA — Hunters are reminded that the deadline for applying for bull and antlerless elk and mule deer buck permits is March 15. The deer and elk permit application packet is available at FWP license providers and online at FWP’s website fwp.mt.gov. The deer and elk permit application packet explains the rules for each hunting district and gives directions for applying. Hunters can apply online, or they may stop in to the FWP Office on North Meridian Road and apply in person.

All elk B licenses previously offered in Region One are now “antlerless elk permits.” Hunters who wish to hunt antlerless elk in Region One must apply by March 15. Applicants must hold a general elk license in order to apply. Hunters who receive an elk permit must use it with a current general elk license. An elk permit does not allow the hunter to take as second elk. There will be no antlerless elk B licenses available in Region 1 during the June 1 deadline.

For more information, call FWP Region One at 752-5501.

Ice fishing class offered for women

KALISPELL — The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring an ice fishing class on Feb.17 and 18.

With modern gear, ice fishing is fun, safe and comfortable. This class is for beginning or intermediate female anglers who want to learn the basics or improve their fishing skills. Participants must attend the evening class on Feb. 17 at the FWP Region 1 office in Kalispell. Fishing on the ice will take place Saturday morning, Feb. 18, at a location near Kalispell. Participants do not need a fishing license as this class has been issued a license exemption. The class fee is $15 and all ice fishing equipment and supplies will be provided if needed.

For more information and to register call Liz Lodman 406-444-9940 or email her at llodman@mt.gov. Registration forms are available at the Region 1 FWP office or on the FWP web site at fwp.mt.gov under Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.

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