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2A Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor Sierra Valley ranchers wanted to save the bull elk that was killing their calves and chasing cows, not shoot it. Yet after a Wednesday, Sept. 12 rescue gone awry, it died en route to its new home. California Department of Fish and Game Wildlife biol- ogist Terri Weist wrote a let- ter to fish and game commis- sioners and others explain- ing what happened. "While our policy has al- ways been not to relocate problem animals, we all real- ize that we should protect one of the few elk that reside in Sierra County," she wrote. Rocky Mountain Elk and Thinking the movement of tures and relocations are in- "So, we developed a plan to Mule Deer foundations, the trailer would calm him, herentlyrisky." dart the animal and relocate "Everything was going ac-they departed quickly. The event will be evaluat- him as far away as possible, cording to plan," Weist said. At stops he thrashed ed, Weist added, hoping to as these animals often end up "We measured vital signs around in the trailer, and learn what they could have right back to the same andloaded him into a trailer when they arrived at their done differently. place." for transport." destination, the bull was"Often animals can react to With Weist in the field that The elk was on his feet fast dead. drugs in variable ways and day were Warden Bill Miller, once they administered a "I assure you, we did these outcomes, while rare, from the department's drug to counteract the tran- everything we could to pro- dohappen," she finished. wildlife investigations lab, quilizer dart, but was also ex- vent this outcome," she said For more information, con- and several members of thetremely agitated, in the end. "But animal cap- tact Weist at 836-0889. ' Bear crash Mark Morong, 60, of Ojai, is treated by Indian Valley fire rescue volunteer Josh Miille Satur- day afternoon, Sept. 15, after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a bear on Genesse Road, just south of North Valley Road. Morong was traveling southbound about 45 miles-per- hour when a bear ran out in front of him. Morong was ejected from his 2004 BMW motorcy- cle and sustained minor injuries to his right arm and shoulder. The dead bear is visible about 20 feet to the left of Morong and Miille. Photo by Alicia Knadler Blue Shield has a health plan that's right for you. :HOLE-HOME HD DVR QUALIFYING PACKAGES PO Satscan Electronics d*sh Box 209, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-3800 Brings It Down To Earth AUTHORIZED RETAILER The California Highway program will perform in- seat c eck-up events. 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This is the final (and 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in The public is welcome to 0nly) funding cycle for the the Mineral Building at the observe and comment dur- current extension of the Act. Plumas-Sierra County Fair- ing applicable comment For more information grounds in Quincy. periods, about the meeting, special The committee will re- The committee was origi- needs or to request copies of view applications submit- nally established as a provi- the submitted projects, con- ted for next year's funding sion of the Secure Rural tact Lee Anne Schramel (Cycle 12) and make fund- Schools and Community Taylor at 283-7850. ing recommendations to Self-Determination Act ofProjects submitted may be the Plumas National Forest2000. The law (Public Lawviewed online at Supervisor. 106-393) replaced an arrange- after Sept. 13. Approximately $325,000 is ment that gave counties For information about the available in funding. 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