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It’s river rafting permit season

Boaters watch as other members of their party navigate a rapid on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Sept. 3, 2018. ELI FRANCOVICH/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW. (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)
Boaters watch as other members of their party navigate a rapid on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Sept. 3, 2018. ELI FRANCOVICH/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW. (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)

Permits for the 2020 river season opened Sunday.

For the Hells Canyon, Main Salmon, Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Selway rivers in Idaho and the Rogue River in Oregon, the last day to apply is Jan. 31.

For statistics on success rates for the four Idaho rivers visit fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5408633.pdf.

For general information about permits for western rivers visit rivergeek.com/permits. To apply for river permits visit recreation.gov.

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