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6C Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter The Feather River College men's basketball team kePt its winning streak rolling Nov. • 25 with its eighth consecutive win, taking down Yuba 92-69• The Eagles remain undefeated this season, standing 8-0. In the latest poll, conducted Nov. 23 by the California Community College Athletic Association, FRC was ranked second in northern California and fourth in the state. These rankings differ vastly from the CCCAA's preseason poll, which didn't even put FRC in the top 15 of the north. "To be ranked fourth in the • state and beat Yuba by 23 at • their house was a great way . to go into Thanksgiving," shared FRC coach Randy Rick. FRC guard Derrick Randolph, who leads the state in points and points-per-game, sunk 11 three-pointers, two two-pointers and six free throws, contributing 43 points to the Eagles' final tally. Nick Longmire got his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and nabbing 15 rebounds• "The kid is remarkable," Rick said, referring to Longmire as the team's "X-factor." Anthony Smith nearly scored a double-double, contributing 19 points and nine rebounds. The Eagles will try to remain undefeated as they travel to Cosumnes River tomorrow to take on Sacramento City College in the James Clark Classic. Inhospitable houses are best repellent for raccoons Keeping homes inhospitable to nuisance raccoons Question: Raccoons come up through the culverts in our neighborhood and are causing a lot of trouble. Last year, there was one that tore a vent off our house and got in the subfloor and tore up our ducts under there. This year one of them attacked my dog in our back yard. The vet bill was very expensive. Can t trap them in live traps and have animal control euthanize them for me? -- Kathy C• Answer: You can trap them but Animal Control may not want to euthanize them for you. Your best course of action is to concentrate on making your house and yard inhospitable. Bolster up your exterior vents and doors to prevent raccoons and other unwanted wildlife from Measuring short lobsters must instead be measured at without bringing them the waterline• Pull up the onboard hoop net, step on the line Question: When hoop and lean over and measure netting for lobsters from a it..~ though I know, easier CALIFORNIA boat, how are we supposed said than done in the dark to bring the nets to the and in rough seas. OUTDOORS surface and accurately California spiny lobsters CARRIE WILSON measure the lobsters must measure a minimum of California Dept• of Fish & Wildlife without pulling the hoop three and one-fourth inches nets onboard? along a straight line on the The law states that it is mid-line of the back from illegal to bring any the rear edge of the eye moving in to use for cover, undersized lobster onboardsocket to the rear edge of the This also means remove all any vessel, but it is virtually body shell. attractants (dog food, fallen impossible to measure themLobsters may be brought fruit, koi ponds, water while hanging over the side - to the surface for the fountains, etc.), of the boat, especially when purpose of measuring, but Even water can be an it's dark, there's a swell in • no undersize lobster may be attractant, especially this the ocean and the boat is brought aboard any boat year. If you do all of this bobbing up and down. and retained. All must be but continue to have a I'm asking because measured immediately upon problem, the law allows recently a friend of mine being brought to the surface• that it is legal to kill was cited for bringing up his Any undersize lobster raccoons at any time when net and placing it on themust be released they are causing damage, deck of his boat so he could immediately into the water. Some excellent additional measure his catch• Can you In addition, spiny lobsters information is available please clarify this? shall be kept in a whole, online from the UC -- Miguel Z.measurable condition, Integrated Pest until being prepared for Management Program at Answer: Lobsters cannot be immediate consumption brought onboard boats or (California Code of, kayaks for measuring and Regulations Title 14, section 29.90)• • o Transporting migratory game birds Question: I know the rules ,' • state that while bird ~ i" :- hunting you must leave a fully feathered wing intact until you get home. When I get back to my trailer at camp (which is considered my second home), can I • remove the wings, vacuum i' : seal the bird and freeze it, , o or do I have to wait until I actually get to my primary home? -- Rob D. Answer: All birds, including migratory game birds, possessed or transported within California must have a fully feathered wing or head attached until placed into a personal abode or commercial preservation facility or until prepared for immediate consumption• Doves must have a fully feathered wing attached (CCR Title 14, section 251.7(b)). Waterfowl and other migratory birds that are going to be transported anywhere must have a fully feathered wing or head attached (except for doves, which must have a wing attached)• A trailer in camp is not your "abode." Selling mounted trophies Question: I received a collection of museum-quality African game trophies in a divorce settlement and would like to sell them. I recently moved to California, but the mounts are still in Alaska. They are not animals that exist in California. Can I sell them on eBay? I want to unload these animals legally. I have read the statutes. I need to know if I can work with someone in Fish and Game, show them the collection, and get their advice. Alaska Fish and Game already gave me an email saying they could be moved to California and sold. -- Mary Jane S., Sacramento Answer: You should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about any mounts that you would like to • import to California and sell. The sale of birds or mammals found in the wild in California is prohibited by Fish and Game Code, section 3039. In addition, California Penal Code, section 653o prohibits the importation for commercial purposes, sale and possession with intent to sell a number of African wildlife species that may be in your collection. Carrie Wilson is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department ofFish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone's questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Contact her at '3