Sports Briefs for Nov. 17, 2012: Mountain Lion season starts Monday

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While elk is king hunting in northwest Colorado, the close of the fourth season this weekend will mark the start of hunting for a new animal.

Mountain lion hunting season in Colorado starts Monday and runs through March 31. For hunters looking for a different tracking and killing challenge, the hunt will start then.

The tag fee for mountain lions is $41 for residents and $351 for non-residents. In addition to buying a tag, there are several other prerequisites to be met to go on a mountain lion hunt, and requirements for after a successful one as well.

Hunters must have a Customer Identification Number (CID) from Colorado Parks and Wildlife in order to take an exam to get a mountain lion education certificate. The exam can be found online at the Parks and Wildlife website, and a CID can be found on previous hunting licenses, or by calling a Parks and Wildlife office during business hours.

Parks and Wildlife is also asking for a small tooth behind the each lion’s upper canine in order to determine lion’s age. The age data can then be accessed after four to five months for curious hunters.

Finally, hunters must call Parks and Wildlife within 48 hours of a lion kill to report the kill and give their name, CID, license number, date and unit of the kill and the sex of the lion. Within five days of the kill, the lion must be presented to a CPW office or officer for an inspection and seal.

Craig BCA Pool League week 9 standings

The Billiards Congress of America Pool League in Craig standings, updated through nine weeks of play. In each league, first place has been hotly contested for several weeks.

Team Poke-n-Hope extended its lead in the Sunday league over Rehab is for Quitters and Jean’s Angels slightly in the past week, but is still just 43 points ahead of third place. In the Monday league, Team Git-R-Done held a slim lead a week ago, but has fallen to third place, as No Ex-Cue-Ses and Steve passed them by.

Sunday League:

  1. Team 5 Poke-n-Hope 1460 points
  2. Team 1 Rehab is for Quitters 1437
  3. Team 4 Jean’s Angels 1417
  4. Team 3 Just Shooting the S--- 1327
  5. Team 2 Jarrod 1224
  6. Team 6 Steve 1121

Monday League:

  1. Team 1 No Ex-Cue-Ses 1355
  2. Team 5 Steve 1322
  3. Team 4 Git-R-Done 1302
  4. Team 2 Jolene 1227
  5. Team 3 Jarrod 1222

Games are played at Popular Bar on Sundays starting at 5 p.m. and Mondays beginning at 6 p.m. There will be no games played Nov. 25 or 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, contact Jolene Walls at 620-0056.

Registration open for Trailbusters 2013

Registration is now available for the 2013 Trailbusters skiing and snowboarding beginner courses.

Local youth ages 6 to 15 can sign up from now through Jan. 7 to learn how to ski or snowboard. Trailbusters will travel to Steamboat Springs for five Saturdays starting Jan. 19 (excluding Feb. 16). Participants will need to provide their own equipment, whether it is bringing along skis or renting them.

The ski and snowboard lessons cost $250, with an additional $45 covering the five bus trips to Steamboat. A $31 lift ticket also will need to be purchased for each week.

For more information, call Pennie Bricker, of Craig Parks and Recreation, at 970-826-2029.

Pee-wee basketball leagues now open for K-2

Youth basketball leagues for boys and girls from kindergarten through second grade are accepting registrations for the leagues, which start in February.

There is potential for six leagues, depending on the number of participants, which will play games on weeknight evenings. Boys leagues will play Mondays and Wednesdays while girls will play Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The league will focus on teaching players the basics: dribbling, passing, shooting and learning to play as part of a team.

Practices start Feb. 11. Anyone registering after Jan. 9 will be placed on a waitlist with no guarantee of being put on a team.

League fees are $30. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 826-2004.

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