I was saddened to see that the unmoving lump in the middle of the road was a raccoon, all its charm snuffed out by a car tire. Later inspection proved it to be a male, possibly drawn to its unfortunate demise while searching out a female to mate with.
It seems to hit about this time every year. Late-winter blues. Blame it on the rain, icy slopes, hard-packed trails, limited sun, cabin fever or a grouchy spouse (oh, was it my turn to do the dishes?).
Idaho hunters and anglers could be required to pay an additional $5 on top of a proposed 20 percent fee increase, according to legislation being crafted by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission and the department it oversees.