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ftlProgre: 2C Wednesday, April 11,2001 Bulletin, Progressive, Wild Turkey Federation holdin Help support wild turkey calls, outdoor equipment and conservation and have a great much, much more. time by attending the Wild Ticket gales end April 24. Turkey Super Fund Auction Tickets will not be sold at the and Dinner, hosted by the door. Plumas County Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. This event will be held April 28 at the Plumas Sierra Fairgrounds. The doors open at 6 p.m., so you can enjoy social hour before you sit down for a deli- cious meal. All ticket holders will be eli- gible to win valuable prizes exclusive to National Wild Turkey Federation events. Place the highest bid and you could go home with sporting art, hunting guns, knives, more than 10,345 projects bene- Since the NWTF was found- ed 27 years ago, more than $115 million NWTF and corporate dollars have been spent on fiti g wild turkeys throughout States, Canada and Mexico. \ The work of the NWTF's Your ticket to fun at the dedicated volunteers and sup- Plumas County Strutters porters is paying off. In 1973, Chapter's Annual Wild Turkey there were an estimated 1.3 Super Fund Banquet is onlymillion wild turkeys and 1.5 $45/single, $70/couple or million turkey hunters. Today, $275/sponsor. Your member-there are an estimated 5.4 mil- ship will help the NWTF sup- lion wild turkeys and 2.6 rail- port wildlife management on lion turkey hunters. public, private and corporate If you want to join the lands and preserve hunting as nation's fastest growing and traditional American sport, most progressive single species conservation organiza- tion, reserve your tickets by calling Wes Blackford at 283- 5102. Campgrounds abound for spring adventure Whether you like to roam office to get a copy of "Ajunipers between Shinn through the high desert in a Journey Through Time" -- aMountain and Spanish Springs four-wheel-drive vehicle, brochure that guides the read- Peak north of Susanville. explore a lake shoreline in a er on a trip through the histo- Ramhorn is a great base camp canoe or peddle a mountain ryofthetrail, for exploring the western bike along the path of the iron North Eagle Lake Great Basin along the horse, campgrounds and day- Campground -- Relaxing in California-Nevadaline. use areas can provide the base quiet camp sites nestled in the The rugged name of this 10- camp for your Lassen County junipers and sage, campersspace campsite typifies the adventure, here get a feel for the "other" countryside- rocky outcrops, These exploring adventures Eagle Lake. This is the high juniper and sage and panoram. can be a simple day or week- desert contrast to the pine for- ic vistas of the west edge of the end outing, or visitors can est of the south shore. There Great Basin. Mule deer, ante. spend days discovering the are fewer people and often a lope, wild horses, sage grouse hidden treasures of the coun- quieter pace at the lake's north are among the abundant ty's wildlands, shore campground, wildlife species here. Hikers, bikers, bird watch- The North Eagle Lake Visitors can even discover ers, equestrians, anglers and Campground has space for 20 evidence of early humans in wildlife watchers can find units, room for trailers and the rock art along the banks of something to love at these loca- motorhomes (no hookups) and Smoke Creek. The camp. tions. Consider visiting one of has a sanitary dump station ground is located about three these spots this summer: and convenieht access to coun- miles off Highway 395 approxi- Hobo Camp--This popular ty boat ramps, mately 10 miles south of day-use trailhead on the. Upper units offer a great Ravendale. Susanville end of the 26-mile view of the lake. Water sports This area is favored by Bizz Johnson Trail offers plen- are abound at Windsurfer hunters in the fall. The facility ty of room for picnicking and Beach (named for its pre- features a corral and a devel- games and serves as a great dictable winds). And for an oped spring' for drinking starting point for exploring the escape from the primitive life, water. It's a good idea to check Susan River Canyon via the the conveniences of the north with the BLM for maps and Bizz Johnson-- a BLM nation- shore communities are onlyback-country conditions al recreational trail, minutes away, before venturing out. A massive steel railroad The shoreline at Eagle Fort Sage Mountains -- bridge is evidence of the area's Lake -- Visitors, prepared to This off-highway vehicle area railroading heritage and the camp in a self-contained fash- near Doyle is a favorite for namesake of this area. ion, will find a more rugged motorcycle and off-road vehi- Railroad hobos did, indeed, camping experience and great cle riders, but it can also be the camp here in the logging and angling access at the water's destination for a unique day railroading heyday of the edge along Eagle Lake's north trip. region. There are plenty of shore. Shoreline camping is There are many hiking parking spaces, picnic tables allowed along Rocky Point and opportunities away from the and barbecue pits and beach at designated spots along lightly-used off-highway vehi- areas along the Susan River. Highway 139. Campers must cle trails. Rugged vistas, views Hosts are available in sum- use fully self-contained of the Honey Lake Valley, mer to provide information. Campers or collect all gray spring desert wildflowers and and assistance. There is easy water and sewage in sealedthe chance to spot a heard of trail access for mountain bik- containers. Sewage and gray wild horses are but a few of the ers, equestrians and hikers, water must be disposed of in reasons to visit here. The lower end of the Bizz sanitary dump stations. Bring your dirt bike, if you Johnson Trail features a com- Disposal on the ground is not like and try the challenging pacted surface and specially- allowed. Vault or portable tel- downhill. designed trail gates to ease the lets are placed in various loca- For more information on access for those in wheelchairs tions, these and other recreation or with walking difficulties. Ramhorn Springs -- this activities on the public lands, Visit a BLM or Forest Service location is tucked away in the call 257-0456. Lake Davis trying to spawn. The east Frenchman Lake Since the ice melted and the shore from Honker Point toFishing has been pretty good lake opened up March 28, fish- Mallard Cove is hot. Inflated this past week at Frenchman ing has been very good. The night crawlers, Powerbait and Lake. Bank fishing is best water temperature is running spinners are the baits of right now. Try Crystal or between 47 to 53 degrees, choice. Turkey Point on the east side The catch has been running or Lunker on the west side of three fish per rod average. Boats the lake. The average fish is running Fish are scattered at thisVarious colors of Powerbait 17 inches with many larger time; however, Dr. Bave land- are working as well as worms. fish being weighed in, such as ed eight bows Friday, March Fly fishermen are using snail a 5.43 pounder being caught by 30 trolling cinnamon woolly pattern flies as well as cinna- Allen Carpeneti, and a five buggers in the southwest part men or olive colored woolly pounder being landed by Glen of the lake. Bill Tye and Earl buggers. Trenchard. We had a 10 fish Fry landed limits on March 31 The streams open April 27 limit brought in April 1 that slow trolling the east shoreline this year, but the Middle Fork weighed 24.3 pounds and a five with small flashersand of the Feather River from fish limit that weighed 12.9worms. Beckwourth to Blairsden will pounds, open early again this year---on Shore Fly Fishing April 7. Come on out and enjoy The best fishing is coming Modest success is reportedsome great spring fishing! 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