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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 11B What do US,I), checks of wila b zlrds i:,()de for hunting? ..... iaat authorized to fish with sell whole antlers with heaesl:a:;  P r r  a:ilc  te dP:h:h C:lahfC. The H5N virus has up to two fishing poles, the heads attached (Fish and day ,, - aquatic habitat. Therefore, been detected in backyard fisherman trying to bring Game Code, section 3039(c)).  monitoring wild waterfowl poultry flocks in in the other three poles from the United States  for avian influenza activity Washington and Idaho while would have to first secure Selling sea Department of Agriculture is one of the most efficient the H5N8 virus has been one of his fishing rods so urchin jewelry that swabbed our ducks and geese for parasites, etc. I asked her why she was doing this, and she just smiled at me. So then I said, "Is it that Foster Farms has been having problems with viruses?" She just smiled again and nodded her head. I can't help but wonder what Foster Farms is up to but can bet they are up to no good for hunters. They had problems with their chickens in Livingston and other places so I can't help but wonder if they are trying to tie this to our waterfowl. I think there is a good story here for somebody who wants to take the time to make the phone calls and dig it out! --Ron W. Answer: While this is an CDFW wins lawsuit defending attack on hatcheries The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was victorious in the Third District Court of Appeal recently when the court upheld the agency's statewide environmental impact report on its hatchery and fish stocking program. In 2006, CDFW embarked on a years-lon, multimillion-doliar public process to create the statewide EIR for the hatchery and stocking program, which had been providing recreational fishing opportunities along with economic opportunities for related businesses to California's anglers for more than 100 years. Once it was completed and filed in January 2010, two groups attacked the EIR and the CDFW program in Superior Court alleging that the EIR was insufficient under California Environmental Quality Act standards. They lost that case and then appealed that loss. Recently, the court found that the measures adopted by CDFW in 2010 are comprehensive and sufficiently protective of the state's natural resources while providing recreational opportunities to anglers. The court found for CDFW and against the plaintiffs on all CEQA allegations. This victory by CDFW means hatchery operations will continue to benefit anglers across the state without further modifications, unless the losing parties choose to appeal. CDFW has been implementing the protective measures since their adoption in 2010. In a related action, the court determined that three proposed measures in the EIR regarding its Fishing in the City program and the issuance of private stocking permits would require CDFW to undertake a regulatory process as governed by the Administrative Procedures Act. Both the Fishing in the City and private stocking programs will continue to operate using existing regulations and CDFW will work collaboratively with the aquaculture industry to ensure any future regulations proposed regarding each program will protect California's natural resources. CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS CARRIE WILSON California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov interesting question, Ron, there's no conspiracy going on here against waterfowl hunters. I asked Krysta Rogers, avian specialist and environmental scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and here's what she had to say: "In response to the recent detections of avian influenza in Washington in December 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture and United States Geological Survey, in coordination with state wildlife agencies, initiated active surveillance through swab sampling of hunter-harvested waterfowl in several states, including California. Avian influenza viruses naturally circulate in wild bird' populations, surveillance tools for determining what viruses are circulating worldwide. Between 2006 and 2011, CDFW participated in similar surveillance efforts to aid in the detection of avian influenza viruses. As with the previous surveillance, state and federal wildlife agencies do not foresee any impacts to wild waterfowl populations or to hunting. "Recently, in the western United States, two main viruses have been detected, H5N2 and H5N8. Both viruses have previously been found in other parts of the world. While these viruses are not known to cause significant disease in wild waterfowl, they can cause high mortality in domestic poultry. Surveillance of hunter-harvested waterfowl has resulted in additional detections of these viruses in detected in a backyard poultry flock in Oregon and a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, California." Multiple fishing rods Question: If two anglers are anchored on the Sacramento River bait fishing for sturgeon and both have second rod validations allowing them to fish with four rods collectively, if one person then hooks up, is it legal for the other person to reel in the other three rods while that person is fighting the fish? In other words, is it legal for the person not trying to reel the fish in to clear the other three rods? --Monty R. Answer: Yes, provided the anglers are fishing in a location where the second rod validation is operative. Legally, since each fisherman is only In ; in00' stars Dancers, judges and emcees that participated in tili')eather River College':Foundation's Dancing With the Stars fundraiser pose for a group photo after the show Feb. 13. Local "celebrities" were paired up with professionals, competing in a dance competition. The team of Joe Edwards and Ashley Dembosz took the gold at the sold-out event. Photo courtesy Just imagine Photography Tours to high light spring wildflowers The California Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to offer naturalist-led wildflower tours this spring at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville. Wildflower season usually begins slowly in late February and peaks in April. Naturalists reports the tour features a hike of a little more than 2 miles over uneven terrain, covering the area's unique geology, beautiful vistas, wildflowers and vernal pools. Two tours will be offered every Saturday in March and April at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dogs are not allowed. Participants are encouraged to visit CDFW's website for a full description. Each group is limited to 25 participants. Advance registration is required at dfg.ca.gov/regions/2/ wildflowertours. Those unable to register online or who need more information may call CDFW Interpretive Services at 916-358,2869 or email interpretiveservices@ wildlife.ca.gov. The upcoming Wildflower and Nature Festival in Oroville will also highlight native plants. The annual festival will be Saturday, April 4, at Riverbend Park in Oroville. For more information, contact the Feather River Recreation and Park District at 533-2011. Novice to experienced Everyone looking for a way to get their photos out of shoeboxes and into albums is invited to upcoming scrapbooking classes in Greenville. "Scrapbooking and journaling are great ways to preserve photos and the stories behind them," said organizers. Three scrapbooking classes will be offered during the next three months: Feb. 28, March 28 and April 25. They will be held in the "Open Door" at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church, 241 Greenville Wolf Creek Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. The initial session will be devoted to creating a Christmas page. Materials will be provided. A $3 donation is requested to help with supplies; all students need to bring are four to six of their favorite Christmas photos. "Whether you're an scrapbookers welcome at classes experienced scrapbooker or just beginning, it will be a fun day," promised organizers. Organizers request anyone planning to attend RSVP Jackie Johnson by leaving his/her name and phone number on her message phone at 284-7302. WE SPEAK OF TIME We speak of time and time and time again But time ignores the things we have to say And never's been nor can it be fenced in, Although we frame it with a year or day. It has no substance and it has no form, But there it is in life, in dance, in song. And though we strain, it makes us all conform, And in its grip it drags us all along It holds the earth and galaxies in thrall And spreads the universe throughout the void. It is the primal master of us all; It kills but it can never be destroyed. So do not seek to stop the clock that wakens you, ' For time waits not, but chores await that you must do. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano December 8, 2014 that it is no longer being used to fish. That would leave two fishing poles to reel in, which would be within the angler's legal authority to do. Dead heads Question: I've been up shed hunting and have recently found a couple mountain lion kills. Can I ' legally take the dead heads? How do I prove it's a dead head and not a poached deer? --Brice R. Answer: You should avoid picking up anything that is fresh but it is not illegal for someone to pick up bleached antlers. In addition, you can sell sheds that you have found but they must have been manufactured into products or handcraft items, or have been cut into blocks or units which are to be handcrafted. You cannot Question: Is it legal to use legally harvested/ farmed California uni byproducts for jewelry to be sold in retail? I have a local fish market that sells large amounts of the purple urchins they obtain from Catalina Seafood. I obtain the eaten shells and use the spikes for crafts. Is it legal to sell them in California as well as globally? ---Alexandra F. Answer: Commercially taken sea urchin spines can be sold in jewelry, but sport-harvested marine resources may not be sold, bartered, traded, etc. Carrie Wilson is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she " cannot personally answer everyone's questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Contact her at CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. q.'itsino Royale returns as theme for Trailfest Now in its third year, Trailfest is coming to Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa in Clio on March 7. Trailfest is a fundraiser for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of recreational trails in the Lakes Basin and beyond. Organizers said the evening is a great educational opportunity for folks to get caught up on trail work completed as well as upcoming projects. It also promises to be a chance eat, drink and be merry .... with a lively cast of characters. Back by popular demand, the theme for the event is "Casino Royale," reported SBTS. In addition to food and libations, there will be a casino featuring blackjack, Texas hold 'em, roulette wheels and craps tables. "Last year was a huge success, and attendees turned out dressed to the nines and ready to cut loose," said SBTS' Mike Ferrentino. This year, SBTS will be presenting The Brewing Lair with a Community Partner of the Year Award. "This is an important fundraiser for the SBTS, and local community involvement and support is crucial to the continued health pf the local trails," said Ferrentino. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door; dinner and dancing are included. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/lvCkahg, or contact Tara Stone at 545-2580. COMING SOON TO TOWN HALL THEATRE SELMA The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Sponsored by the Plumas National Forest and Feather River College. PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR i!:?iii:!:i Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led .by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then.., you know). i THE IMITATION GAME During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man. TOUIH ...... ', m ............... sG HALL .... 2.83 -ll40 THEHT1]E 469 Main St,, Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com