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2C Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter As the Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 deer hunting zones and have fun and be safe while must report within 30 days of required when hunting on drought. CDFW recommends general deer hunting season seasons, see the 2015 Bigexploring California's wild harvest or by Jan. 31, state wildlife areas and that hunters keep current on openers approach, hunters Game Hunting Digest. places," said CDFW Deer whichever occurs first: ecological reserves and for all possible public land closures across the state are gearing Specific zone maps and Program Coordinator Stuart Hunters that received a tag, bighorn sheep hunts, Leadin zones they plan to hunt. up to head out in search of information are also Itoga. "We appreciate thebut did not harvest a deer or ammunition may still be used "California is in the fourth deer in many of the most available online, role hunters play in did not hunt must also report on Bureau of Land year drought and large popular hunting areas. The sale of hunting conservation and by Jan. 31. Harvest reports Management, national forest wildfires have caused some Deer seasons are already licenses and tags provides management of the state'smay be submitted online or and private lands, forest closures," Itoga said. underway for archery in approximately $25 millionwildlife." by U.S, mail to CDFW Statewide, estimated deer"We expect wildfires could zones A and B4. Deer tags are every year to CDFW to fund For the 2015 deer season,Wildlife Branch, P.O. Boxpopulation numbers are upcause additional closures of still available for many of the research and management of hunters need to be aware of 944209, Sacramento, CA slightly from 443,000 last year public hunting lands this year. state's most popular zones. California's wildlife, two new regulations: 94299-0002. to 512,000 this year. Last year, On a positive note, some of the Hunting licenses and tags including the enforcement of mandatory tag reporting and Beginning in 2017, anyoneapproximately 22 percent of areas burned will provide can be purchased online, at fish and wildlife laws, crucial the use of non-lead who fails to submit a report the state's deer hunters high-quality deer browse as one of the California habitat conservation, ammunition on CDFW for the 2016 season will be harvested a deer. regeneration occurs in future Department of Fish and post-wildfire forest wildlife areas and ecological charged a $20 non-reporting Scouting an area prior toyears. Improved nutrition Wildlife license sales off'rues restoration and wildlife reserves. Starting this year, fee when applying for a 2017 hunting and getting off the could lead to healthier deer or through one of CDFW's migration and population all deer tag holders mustdeer tag. beaten path can be keys to populations and enhanced many license sales agents, studies, report to CDFW. Effective July 1, 2015, hunter success, especially opportunities for deer hunters For more information on "We encourage hunters to Hunters that take a deer non-lead ammunition is during this time of historic in future seasons." CDFW Q&A If land is not posted, can it be hunted? If land is not posted, /L, intervals not less than three without permission, engaging in any other Modoc National Forest, can it be hunted? to the mile along all exterior As far as your second recreational activity for a Modoc County. Question: I have two boundaries and at all roads question, you are referring to period of more than thirty (F) Belfast Well- Lassen questions about a recent and trails entering thosethe regulation for Camping minutes at a given location." County. press release announcing the lands (Fish and Game Code, Near or Occupying Wildlife Under this regulation, dove opener. First of all it section 2016). Watering Places (California hunting is prohibited Shell collecting prohibited states: "Hunters must have CALIFORNIA However, the California Code of Regulations Title 14, within 200 yards of the on Newport Beach? written permission from the OUTDOORS Department of Fish and section 730). The regulation following: any guzzler orQuestion: I often walk on landowner prior to hunting CARmE WILSON Wildlife advises hunters to does not apply everywhere, horizontal well for wildlife on the beach in Newport and on private land." California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife respect the property rights of and it specifically lists the public land within the State collect any shells that appear I believe-this is incorrect. If others. CDFW's hunting prohibited activities andof California, any of theto be in good shape. Recently the property is posted, a regulation booklets all state: the locations where they wildlife watering places on a city official told me I hunter must have written could not stay On the water "If the land you hunt on is are prohibited, public land within the couldn't collect shells on the permission. If it is not posted, source for more than 30not your own, it belongs to The press release should boundary of the California beach. Are there specific there is no requirement for minutes, someone else. Make sure you have referenced "wildlifeDesert Conservation Area local, state or federal laws or the hunter to know it is However, it's perfectlyhave a legal right to be there, watering places," as those are as depicted on the Bureauregulations governing the private and therefore stay legal to hunt right up to and Contact the owner or person the exact words from of Land Management maps of collection of common shells out. across a guzzler (or other who administers the the regulation. Wildlife "Calif. Federal Public Lands on the beaches of Newport? The law is written a little artificial water), property, and secure written watering places are defined Responsibility," "Calif. --Lori, Newport Beach odd, but I think this is the --Jim Mathews permission to hunt. A as: "Waterholes, springs,Desert Conservation Area" agreed interpretation. Answer: Regarding your hunting license does not seeps and man-made and the new "Desert District, Answer: Unless the beach My second question is first question, you are correct entitle you to enter private watering devices for BLM." is part of a Marine Protected regarding the press release that hunters don't always property." wildlife such as guzzlersHunting is also prohibited Area with Title 14 statements, "It is illegal to need to have written This is always the best (self-filling, in-the-ground within one-quarter mile of regulations that specifically. hunt within 200 yards of an permission from the practice. Public land water storage tanks), the following wildlife prohibit collection of shells artificial water source for landowner to hunt on private managers may restrict horizontal wells and small watering places: or nonliving marine wildlife." I have never seen lands, hunting activities, too. impoundments of less than(A) Butte Well- Lassen resources, Fish and Wildlife this before. Hunters are required toUnfortunately, one of theone surface acre in size." County. (B) Schaffer Well- laws don't prohibit shell What is that statute? obtain written permission most common perpetuationsCamping/Occupying" is Lassen County. collection. If a city official My understanding of the prior to hunting on private of a negative image of defined as: "Establishing or (C) Tableland Well- told you that you couldn't law was that a hunter many land that is fenced, hunting is hunter trespass, inhabiting a camp; resting; Lassen County. collect shells, then there may not park a vehicle or camp cultivated, or where signs Landowners are never picnicking; sleeping; parking (D) Table Mountain Well- be a city ordinance. You with 1/4 mile of an artificial forbidding trespass or pleased to find strangers with or inhabiting any motor Lassen County. should check with the City of water source and that he hunting are displayed at guns on their property vehicle or trailer; hunting; or (E) Timber Mountain Well-Newport Beach. ng Kids and teens age fifteen and younger are invited to the free annual Plumas in fishing, contests, prizes, Road, following signs to the activities, snacks and more Reservoir. fun. For more information National Forest fishing Prizes will be handed outabout the derby and derby on Saturday, Sept. 12, to contest winners at the end overnight camping, contact at the Round Valley of the derby. The Plumas the Mt. Hough Ranger Reservoir picnic area in National Forest, local District at 283-0555 or visit Greenville. businesses and partners the PNF website at: Overnight camping is support the event, available at the Greenville Round Valley Reservoir isFor other community Campground. located off Highway 89 inevents and overnight The event runs from 8 a.m. Greenville; travel three accommodations visit: to 12 p.m. and includes miles west on Hideaway reenville Anglers enjoy a day fishing at the Plumas National Forest fishing derby. This year's event will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Round Valley Reservoir picnic area in Greenville. Photo submitted 6 2015 thru \ \ \ \ TO COME PLKY GOLF 18 HOLES W/CART 35.00 9 HOLES W/CART 28.00 THIS IS OURWAY TO GIVE A LITTLE "THANKYOU" TO THE HEROES OF OUR COUNTRY FOR ATEE TIME (530) 259-455S l t 1 Slim ~ve Chester, Ca 96020 Mn~t be IS to receive flee lettefy tick~ with purchase of the I st 100 r~c tokem VOLLEYBALL, from pagelC receptions. Lassen 3, Portola 1 The Greenville JV team The Grizzlies got the best respectively. The pair also also beat Chester 3-0 in the of Portola's Lady Tigers in logged a block apiece, early game. the second regular game of Another senior, Reanna Greenville will face the season, going down 3-I Trujillo, led her team in Lassen at home this in Susanville. digs, with four, and seven Saturday. Almanor Recreation and Park District Proudly Presents 29TH ANNUAL STREET ROD September 11-12 Chester September 11 (Friday) Pre-registration 5 -7 p.m. Almanor Recreation Center "Mountain Dance Party" 8 - Midnight in the Almanor Recreation Center No host bar Music by DJ Doug Cain Grilled Snack Menu September 12 (Saturday) 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Gates open for Registration 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Judging lo a.m. - 2:3o p.m. PokerWalk 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch available in the park 12 p.m.- 2:3o p.m. Poker Run 3 p.m. Awards Best of show * People's Choice Merchants'Awards Longest Distance Driven