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6C Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter GEOCACHING, from page lC without the clue. some precautions are Usually these caches necessary. It is suggested to include a larger variety of bring a backpack that well-hidden, and geocachers prizes at the end for includes a first aid kit, have to read the clues to find geocachers to choose from.sunscreen, bug spray and it. The prizes range in size water. One cache right outside and co tent. Usually they Also, geocachers must be Quincy is named "Covert are trinkets. Foreign, oldmindful of where they are. Mission," for example. It and fake currency, little Caches are supposed to be takes most geocachers a plastic animals, jewelry, located only on public while to be able to find the personal notes and business property. Trespassing while cache, which is located in a cards are popular prizes in geocaching is still culvert on the side of the the caches around Plumas trespassing. road. The cache itself is County. With a little common tough to spot, as it's Once a geocacher takes a sense and a strong dose of attached with a magnetic prize, it is customary to curiosity, geocaching is a bolt to the inside of the leave one in its place, great way to bring families culvert. Geocachers never take the together and have a lot of The bolt then unscrews to cache itself, as it can be ' fun. reveal a little secret rediscovered over and over compartment with a log again by different searchers. sheet inside. Each team of Since the prizes aren't geocachers signs and dates worth very much, the true the log once it's found, prize is in the hunt itself. Many caches are multiple "Every time I pass by a clue caches. The first clue cache that I discovered, ITim Kauffman is all smiles will lead to the next, which tan't help but think of after locating a cache right leads to the next, and so on searching for it. There are in town, on Cemetery Hill and so forth, all these little secret, hidden in Quincy. Locations for caches are scattered all over A cache in Meadow Valley treasures I pass by every gives you a clue as you start day now, and get some the county. Most people to get closer. "If you can't satisfaction in knowing that pass by multiple caches find the cache, try going I know where they are," on a daily basis and don't even realize it. postal." The cacheends up continued Grammer. being inside a fence post, a Geocaching can be a fun spot one would never look activity for families, though Submit your favorite animal photo to us to consider using in our new feature, Amazing Animals. Each week we will select one photograph to publish in our four Plumas County newspapers. However, there is a good chance we will publish more than one picture weekly as space and Submissions allow -- will.it be yours? Mail photo to: Here's How: Feather Publishing - Amazing Animals Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 or Email to: amazinganimals@plumasnews.com or drop it off at one of our offices Please include name of person submitting picture, animal's name, town where taken and any other pertinent information. 135 Main St., Ste C, [] The California Department Fundraising drawin$ before the tag is issued. Free of Fish and Wildlife recently opportunities guide services have been announced hunters may now CDFW's random draw offered to the recipient of the apply online for the big game fundraising program random drawing fundraismg drawing and purchase includes tags for deer, elk, sheep tag. 2013-14 hunting licenses, pronghorn antelope and a Transactions may be bighorn sheep. Last year, Open zone deer tag conducted at any CDFW those opportunities An open zone deer tag license sales office, license generated more than $300,000 allows the hunter to hunt agent or online, for wildlife conservation,during the authorized season All hunt tags for premium The drawings for deer, elkdates of any hunt, using the deer, elk, antelope and and antelope are open to specific method and meeting bighorn sheep are awarded anyone 12 years of age or any special conditions of the through CDFW's big game older as of July 1. The tag for that hunt. Any drawing. To qualify, the sales bighorn sheep drawing is resident or nonresident who transaction must be open to anyone 16 years ofwill be age 12 or older as of completed before midnight age or older as of July 1. The July 1 may apply. June 2. When the transaction cost to enter the drawirigs is is completed, the customer $5.97 per entry, per hunt.Pronghorn ar/telope tag will receive a receipt to show Applicants do not need a The fundraising random his or her hunt choices have valid hunting license to drawing antelope tag allows been entered in the drawing, apply, and may apply for the the hunter to hunt in any of Mail-in applications will not drawings as many times as the northeastern antelope be accepted: Beginning June theywish by June 2. Winners zones (Mount Dome, Clear 21, hunters may contact a will be required to purchase Lake, Likely Tables, Lassen, CDFW license sales office or an annual hunting license.Big Valley and Surprise look online to check the However, the tag will be Valley) with any legal results, issued at no additional cost. method. The hunt dates are The following resources Aug. 3 to Sept. 22, 2013. Any are available to assist . Desert bighorn sheep tagresident or nonresident who hunters: The fundraising random will be age 12 or older as of To find a nearby license drawing bighorn sheep tag July 1 may apply. agent or to purchase items allows the hunter to hunt in online, visit the Marble/Clipper and Owens Valley elk tag dfg.ca.gov/licensing. South Bristol hunt zones The fundraising random To learn more about the with any legal method. Thedrawing tule elk tag allows big game drawing hunt dates are Nov. 2, 2013, to hunting in any of the Owens application process, view the Feb. 3, 2014, which is oneValley zones (Bishop, 2013 California Hunting month in advance of the Independence, Lone Pine, Digest (2013 Big Game) at general season. Any resident Tinemaha, West Tinemaha, dfg.ca.gov/publications/dige or rionresident who will be Tinemaha Mountain and st. age 16 or older as of July 1 Whitney) with any legal To purchase a license and may apply as many times asmethod. The hunt dates are submit drawing applications desired. If successful, the July 27 to Aug. 25. Any by telephone, contact the hunter must attend CDFW's resident or nonresident who license sales line at mandatory bighorn sheep will be age 12 or older as of 800:565-1458. hunter orientation meetingJuly 1 may apply. Brush & Tree Thinning Chipping & Burning General Fire Abatement Clean-up * Small or Large Acre Jobs (insured) * We are your defensible space experts from Wildfires highsierrafire@frontiernet.net (Cell)