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2C Wednesday, May 2, 2001 From Page One Bulletin, . . . , . , Jake Pruitt pitched eight innings for the Portola ters. Pruitt also batted 3-3 with two doubles. ~0t~ ~ M0m~w Tigers, striking out 14 Greenville bat- The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is planning public hearings in Sacramento, Oakland, Long Beach and Redding regarding the possible regulation of mechanical duck decoys in California. The Fish and Game Commission will also discuss and possibly decide the issue at regularly scheduled meetings. The first DFG meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 4, in Sacramento, Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth St., from 6-8 p.m. In the last two years, the use of mechanical duck decoys-- also known as spinning-wing decoys, "moto-ducks" or "roto- ducks"--has increased, and so has the debate about whether they should be permitted for waterfowl hunting. Some hunters claim that widespread use of the devices will dramati- cally increase the waterfowl harvest, resulting in the need to reduce bag limits and sea- sons. Others, however, feel the devices will help recruit and maintain hunters by increas- ing hunter success. i i ecoy The DFG, in cooperation with the University of California at Davis, California Waterfowl Association, United States Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, the Central Valley Habitat Joint Venture, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been collecting and assessing data on the possible impact of these devices. Data includes information on the harvest, harvest rates, and the popula- tion status of ducks breeding and wintering in California. In reports to the Fish and Game Commission, the DFG has not, to date, been able to discern any biological effect. However, results from last year's hunting season and other yet-to-be completed assessments may warrant a different conclusion and the DFG may be making recom- mendations to the Fish and Game Commission regarding mechanical decoy use in the 2001-2002 waterfowl hunting seasons. The second workshop is scheduled to be held in the Long Beach City West Ocean 6-8 p.m. On May 8, scheduled Redding Cypress Ave., Room On May 10, a held in the Harris State' Clay St., p.m. The Fish Cc uled three and adopt for waterfowl. are scheduled the Bridgeport; , Saturday, at I Building Sac in Santa Council information, mission at through the . Greenville ladies beat Herlong Continued from page 1C the first run, and Gruber fol- lowed with a single, knocking in two more runs. Portola scored six runs in the second inning on a home run off the bat of Kehoe and a three-run triple by Gruber. The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the third and fourth innIngs for the victory. Kehoe scored four times and went 4-4 with a single, two dou- bles, and a home run; Stetson scored three runs and went 3-4; Celeste Gruber had five RBIs; and Samantha Schwartz scored four runs. The Lady Tigers traveled to West-wood two,days later only to find a much-improved Lady Lumberjack squad. Portola and Westwood both played an excellent aggressive defensive contest, as both teams remained scoreless through the first four innings, against one loss in Feather A pitching dual between River League play. Westwood's Aimee Biggs (8 K's, Greenville recorded a league 5 BBs)and Portola southpaw win last Saturday when it Rhode (11 Ks, 1 BB) kept spec- defeated Herlong, 12-2. tators on their hands until the Cindy McElhaney pitched a Lady Tigers broke through for complete game and earned the three runs in the top of the win, giving up three hits. fifth inning. "As a team we played pretty Leal started the inning with solid on defense," said coach a walk and Rhode followed JohnHeinz. with a double into right field. Center fielder Ashlie Stetson followed with a walk Nielson made a great catch in and three past balls in a row right center to stop Herlong's gave Portola a three 3-0 lead. onlyrally. Jessica Gearhart singled and On offense, seven different scored and Dusty Clover Greenville players scored scored in the top of the sixth to runs. Liz Sennett went 3-4 with extend the Portola lead to 5-0. two doubles and three RBIs, Meanwhile, Rebecca R~ode and McElhaney batted 1-2 with kept Westwood hitters off the two walks and three runs. bases with an eleven-strikeout, "As a team, we were very four-hit performance, giving aggressive on the bases," said Rhode and the Lady Tigers Heinz. their fourth shut-out in a row. The Greenville Indians are Portola improved to six wins now 2-5 in league play. an Although Klamath and Trinity river sport anglers this year can look forward to the highest contemporary quota for adult, fall-run king salmon on record, ocean sport anglers still get a crack at salmon first. The Department of Fish and Game said the ocean salmon season for the area between Horse Mountain near Shelter Cove and Humbug Mountain in Oregon opens May 17 and runs through July 8, under a limit of two salmon, 20 inches or greater per day and four in seven consecutive days. Coho, or silver, salmon may not be taken at any time in ocean or inland waters of California. No steelhead caught at sea may be kept, either, the DFG said. Fish and Game said the Horse Mountain-Humbug area--also known as the "Klamath Management Zone"---reopens to salmon sport fishing on July 24 and runs through Sept. 3, with the same daily limit of two, but an increased one-week limit of six fish in seven consecutive days. The "Klamath Control Zone"--a 12-mile square area at the mouth of the Klamath River--is closed to fishing dur- ing August. Fish and Game said gear and fishing rod restrictions remain the same as last year. Anglers fishing for salmon from a boat may have no more than two single-point, single-shank, bar- bless hooks and only one rod per angler. Klamath River king salmon stocks are mixed with salmon from other river systems in ocean waters of the KMZ before they launch their I Lake Almanor Country Club (LACC) Pro-Shop Manager Jeff Smith called early last week to share the excitement of a hole.in-one that was made Sunday, April 22. Run Simonini, playing a game of golf with his wife, used an eight iron to sucess. fully make a hole-in-one on the eighth hole (131 yards). spawning migration into the Klamath system beginning in early to mid-August. Fish and Game said this year's quota on the take of fall-run king salmon by Klamath-Trinity anglers has been set at 29,800 adult fish, the highest number since the quota system has been in effect. Flights! Take a high-flying adven- ture, and learn about aviation at the same time. Local pilots and members of SusanviUe's EAA Chapter 794 continue to offer free airplane tides for eight to seventeen-year olds. Qualified pilots and aircraft are available on short notice. For reserva- tions or information, call 253-3987 As this year's north state stream trout fishing season arrives on the outdoor scene, the Department of Fish and Game is urging outdoor enthu- siasts to begin making plans for hunting. The DFG's Region One office' said new 2001-2002 sport hunt- ing licenses, tag applications and tags for deer and bear hunting are now available at the Redding and Eureka offices. "This is the earliest date that we have had licenses and tags for sale," said Barbara Pike, program technician in Redding. Although many deer and bear hunters wait until fall to purchase available licenses and tags, upwards of 80,000 California hunters buy licens- es and tag applications in the spring so they can compete through public drawings for X-zone and special deer hunt- ing tags and for elk, bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope tags. Fish and Game said this year's deadline for drawing applications to reach the Sacramento license office is June 4. In Region face odds one-in-two to drawings for northeastern Odds of of the re range from in.200. hunters hunt zone one-in-20 Resident licenses Resident run $19.45; cations, tags are 18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE COUPON GOOD FOR 1-4 I'LAYEP~S MUsT VtAVE COUPON AT TIME OF CHECK-IN. VALII) 3,{ONq)AY THRU THURSI)AY ONLY (includes cart) COUPON GOOD THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2001 NOW OPEN I II at our /- MUST SEE! MODEL OPEN! 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