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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 13A dog training, collecting octopus,-thinning Eurasian doves CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS CARRIE WILSON California Department of Fish & Game C alOutdoors@dfg.ca.gov Dog training with live and dead birds? Q: I am currently training my dog to retrieve, which re- quires exposure to both live. and dead birds: Are there any restrictions for using live or dead birds for the training.? Are there certain types of birds that may be used? Pigeons are usually the bird of choice. A: Using live pigeons and most other domestically raised avian species for clog training is all right, as long as no wild birds are captured, injured or killed. A: Octopus may be collect- "marine aquaria collector's Fish and Game authorizes. Only domestic birds can be ed for a home aquarium and permits" authorizing this Do they have the authority used to train dogs to retrieve, transported live under the practice, to do this? Who has the ulti- point or flush, or to prepare authority of a sport fishing A marine collector's per- mate jurisdiction in this mat- for or participate in field license as long as they are ex- mit is also required for any ter? A: Yes, this is legal trails or similar events relat- elusively for that person's animals on display for thefor them to set limits. Private ed to these activities, at any personal aquarium display, public, lake managers can be more time of year from sunrise to Maintaining live sport-tak- Octopus may not be taken restrictive than DFG regula- sunset, en octopus in a home aquari- from places where it is pro- tions but not less restrictive. Generally, there are only um is not considered public hibited (for example, in a ma- It is their prerogative to minimal restrictions ff no display and thus does not fall rine protected area) or via impose more stringent regu- wild birds are killed. A few under the provisions of the scuba north of Yankee Point lations in the interest of bet- restrictions apply if any marine aquaria pet trade (Monterey County), which ter managing their individ- birds are killed, and these in- (Fish and Game Code, see-would rule out the Santa ual waters than the state re- clude pigeons, bobwhite, do- tions 8596-8597). Cruz/MontereyBay area. quirements for managing mestic pheasants, etc. Transporting live "finfish" For a map showing where California's fisheries Use of dead birds (wing or (as opposed to mollusks and Yankee Point is, go to: statewide. other part) is acceptable as crustaceans) is prohibited dfg.ca.gov/marine/pdfs/cent I'm sure this isn't you'd long as the birds were legally (CCR Title 14, section 1.62). rat_reference_points.pdf, hoped to hear. For more clar- taken (California Code of Invertebrates collected un- ification, contact your local Regulations Title 14, section der the authority of a sport Can lakes set their own game warden. 677 (a) and (b)). fishing license may not be fishing requirements? used to establish breeding Q: The local municipal wa-Can Eurasian collared Can I collect octopus for colonies for sale or trade ter district operates a nearby doves be thinned? my private aquarium? with other people, lake that is open to the pub- Q: I have a question per- Q: I need to know if it's le- Any trading, selling or pos- lic for fishing and day use. raining to Eurasian doves. I gal to collect a pair of octo- session for sale or trade of My question is regarding" have heard they are an inva- pus for a private aquarium. I these animals constitutesthe regulations set for this sive species and compete for would like to use scuba to commercial marine aquarialake. The maximum daily food and shelter with the na- collect them in the Mon- pet trade activity and re- catch limit is lower than the tive mourning doves. terey/Santa Cruz area. quires all parties to hold limits the Department of I believe they are open I game during dove season and do not count towards a per- sonal limit. Can the Eurasians be hunt- ed year-round? In the last couple of years, their population has grown extensively near where I live. If they are open year- round, I was thinking of thin- ning the herd a bit and enjoy- ing some bacon-wrapped roasted dove breast. A: While it's very nice of you to offer to help in "thin- ning the herd," Eurasian doves can only be taken dur- ing the regular season. Oth- erwise, year-round hunting for this one species would create an enforcement night- mare for the game wardens. Eurasian doves are inva- sive and live and compete with native species. Howev- er, at this point they do not seem to be gaining the ad- vantage over the native species. Keep in mind there is no limit on Eurasian collared doves when the season is open (Sept. 1 - 15 and Nov. 14 - Dec 28), so you can take as many as you like for your ba- con-wrapped roasted dove dinners during that time. The Feather River Coordi- removed more than 100 tons of Statewide, the information garbage to collection points members to help identify sites nated Resource Management trash and recyclables fromwill help establish trends and would also be appreciated, along local waterways that group is hosting the GreatSierra rivers, create recommendations toEveryone will be requiredneed attention. If you know a Sierra River Clean-up in the Registration for the clean- the California Marine Debris to sign a waiver of liability; site near you that needs clean- Feather River Watershed up will be available online at Action Plan. 7 children under 18 must have ing up, contact CRM Water- Sept. 25, in collaboration with feather-river-crm.org begin- Gloves and bags willhe pro- the waiver signed by a parent shed Coordinator Gia Mar- multiple partners,throughout ning Sept. 1. Volunteers may vided for participants; howev- or legal guardian. Waiverstynn at 283-3739 or e-mail to the watershed, choose from multiple loca-er, in an effort to "green," the will be available online or can gia@plumascounty.org. The Great Sierra River tions, as well as other stew- event organizers are asking be signed at the clean-up site. The Feather River CRM of Cleanup is a Sierra Nevada ardship activities, volunteers to bring their own The goal is to have at least Plumas Corporation is a non- ence working in both fisheries Conservancy project in coordi- Participants will collect da- re-usable bags or buckets and one clean-up site in each ma- profit partnership organiza- and wildlife management. • nation with the California ta on the trash collected,gloves, if possible, jot community within the wa- tion of 24 public and private An established and award- Carrie Wilson is a 20-year DFG veteran and an avid out- door enthusiast, angler and hunter. She is a marine biolo- gist with a strong back- ground of professional experi- Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year which will be compared withVolunteers who have trucks tershed, sector groups who work col- winning outdoor writer, Car- I more than 3,000 volunteersother areas of the state, and are willing to help haul CRM is asking community lectively to improve water- rie enjoys tackling the tough E shed health in the upper questions from the public and li for l wsuIt Feather River Watershed. will beregularly tapping into i I " , Over the last 25 years, the the expertise of DFG's game CRM has restored more thanwardens and many fisheries, 44 miles of stream and 3,900 wildlife andmarine biologists Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com More than a year ago, citi- zens in eastern Plumas County fried a class action suit against the Departm LofFish and Portola, and co-counsel for Game regarding economic im- the class action suit. pacts from the agency's second David Diepenbrock and G. poisoning of Lake Davis. Last David Robertson, co-counsel, week, Judge Janet Hilde, Supe- appeared at a June 30 hearing rior Court of Plumas County, on the case, requesting class handed down a ruling to certi- action certification. fy the petitioners as a class. The court took the case un- It is the first of several hur- der submission and Hilde dles which the litigants and granted their motion and cer- DFG must jump before the tiffed the class in a 22-page case can conclude, ruling Aug. 12. "We think this decision is"Judge Hilde did a very very favorable," said Steve good job in her ruling, very Gross, attorney for the city of thorough," said Gross. "She took pains to cover all the ar- guments, which should make it less susceptible to appeal." B.J. Pearson, who pear- headed the formationpf the class action lawsuiL was equally pleased. "It's big step forward." Sierra Co. seeks contractors, engineers, supply vendors The Sierra County Buildingthe department. Department is updating itsThey should provide their public distribution lists of name, address, phone or e- area professionals, mail address, and license Contractors, engineers, number, if applicable. architects and supply yen-Send the information to dors who are not already Sharon Dobija at 289-3251 or listed are invited to contact building@sierraeounty.ws. AYMOND • Serving all of Plumas &Sierra Counties • Commerc, ial • Residential • Interior & Exterior Paint and Staining • Recession Busting Prices - FREE ESTIMATES - 530-836- 1339 Clio, CA 96106 Bonded & Insured • CA Lic. #759277 • Early morning & appointments availat • All appointments promptly • Accept all insurance • Friendly and knowledgeable staff PLUMAS PHYSICAL Kory Felker, MPT 78 Central Ave., 283-2202 Have an send it here: On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6th, we will still do garbage/trash/recycling pickup. Cans should be on the curb no later than 7:00am All Transfer Sites & Recycling Centers will be closed • sp Feather " er osal, n WASTE MANAGEMENT Serving Quincy, Greenville & Chester~Lake Almanor The city of Portola, which is acres of riparian and meadow to best cover all the topics. one of the plaintiffs, has in- habitat. The group also works While she can't personally cluded the new. legal develop- with citizen monitors to collect answer everyone's questions ment on tonight's agenda for stream data, supports the 6th she will select a few to answer city council. Gross will be on grade Watercourse Program in this column each week. hand and the subject will be and organizes community wa- Contact her at CalOut- up for discussion, tershed stewardship events, doors@dfg.ca.gov. 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