Fish and Game looks toward 2018

The Henry’s Creek fire in 2016 scorched about 22,000 acres of prime winter range in the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area. Due to the loss of food source and heavy snowpack, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game conducted an unprecedented feeding for the 4,000 elk that spend winter in the area. The feeding was done to keep the elk from eating area farmers’ hay and winter wheat. An estimated 6,500 animals spend winter in the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area. Feeding was done to prevent depredation on agricultural areas by elk. Fish and Game officials don’t expect additional feeding will be necessary this winter as grasses grew back in abundance. Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Local Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have their eyes on a few wildlife management projects during 2018.

Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ star, dies at 86

In this Aug. 25, 1992 photo, Jerry Van Dyke, left, and his brother, Dick, laugh during a party in Los Angeles. Manager said Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, that Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' star and younger brother of comedian Dick Van Dyke, has died in Arkansas at 86. Manager, John Castonia, said Van Dyke died Friday at his ranch in Hot Spring County. His wife, Shirley Ann Jones, was by his side. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dim-witted sidekick in television’s “Coach,” died Friday in Arkansas, according to his manager. He was 86.



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