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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 Bulletin, nner By ~lle cated his efforts to challeng- given for an interpretive Special to Feather Publishing ing new water rights applica- walk on Graeagle Creek at A lively auction, great tions in Califorr0a streams Graeagle'{ .qdge. Work on giveaway prizes, good food for the protection of salmon this project Bl,.begin in the and plenty of community and steelhead, which has spring, The groupalso wants support made the second an- greatly benefited the South- to implement a river walk nual Graeagle Trout Unlimit- west Region of the NOAA trail in Portola, which would ed (TU) dinner a resounding Fisheries." educate people about the life success. The members of Graeagle's cycle of the river. Graeagie TU member Bob chapter 905 of Trout Unlimit- Trout Unlimited's mission Baiocchi was presented a ed express their appreciation is to conserve, protect and re- plaque for receiving the Na- to all the local businesses store North America's cold tional Oceanic and Atmos- who donated giveaway giftswater fisheries and their wa- pheric administration's and underwriting commit- tersheds. Founded in 1959, (NOAA) Environmental Hero ments. TU has 495 chapters nation- Award for 2001, due to his "There were a lot of happywide. These volunteers con- dedication and hard work to winners," said director Tim duct stream restoration pro- protect our water and fish- Kurdupski. "Dave Heaslett jects, teach young people the cries, primarily his work on did an amazing Michael Jor- importance of protecting saving the salmon and steel- dan imitation when he won wild fish and their habitat, head populations throughout the Waterskeeter one-man and fight for fish-friendly California. pontoon boat. He cleared the policies with state and local This year, the NOAA pre- floor by at least 3-1/2 feet." officials. sented its prestigious award All proceeds from the din- to 27 individuals and organi- ner remain in the local chap- Meetings are held at the zations who volunteer their ter. Money from last year's Graeagle Mill Works at 6:30 time to help the NOAA ac- dinner has been used to be- p.m. on the last Thursday of complish its mission of de- gin the Trout in the Class- eachmonth. scribing, predicting and pro- room project. Fifteen aquari- "This isn't a guy's fishing tecting the nation's environ- um chiller combos for class- club," ssid Kurdupski. "We ment. rooms around the county invite allpeople interested in Baiocchi received his have been purchased, streamside rehabilitation award because he has "dedi- Also, approval has been and restoration to attend." Photo s mitted Unlllmited memll r Bob llai . i is II e mted ltmmm lal llem &wm l for his in II mte tiNIl salmon and teelli II ll l B s. "If yott're a hunter, People don't like to bother on the ground and you're not"Check to make sure thathe says. "If you're hunting chances are you know or with things like safety belts wearing a safety belt, you're wooden parts are not rotten, from big trees, you might know of someone who has and other safety measures,in what I call "death territo- If you ptan to make your own have to get an extension been injured in a tree stand but paying attention to safe- ry," he says. "If you're hunt- stand this year, consider us- rope. We learned that lesson accident," says Jackie Bush- ty measures, like wearing a ing from anything that's ing treated lumber, which the hard way while taping man, the founder and CEO of safety belt, is smart," hehooked to a tree, you need a will last a lot longer, the Buckmasters TV series. Buckmasters, the world's says. safety belt. If, for some un- "If you plan to use any of"Pull your gun or bow up largest whitetail deer "Being safe in a tree stand known reason your stand thelimbs on atreeas steps to after you're in the stand. Be- hunter's association, isn't difficult. It boils down breaks, or you fall asleep, or get into your stand, or for fore going up into the stand, "In our hunting club a few to a little time and advance you lose your balance, thebalance after you get in, make very sure your gun is years ago, one of the guys work--which provides some safety belt can save your life. make sure that they're alive unloaded and the bolt is didn't check his stand from of us with a really good ex- "If you like to stand up and and sturdy, open. Then tie a rope or line. the previous year before us- cuse to spend extra time in shoot when you're bow hunt- "Remember the 'death ter- to the gun so the barrel ing it. When he went to the woods before hunting ing, use a safety belt that ritory' when you're putting a points toward the ground. climb onto it on opening day season," Bushman adds. keeps you snug to the treetree stand in place or when Before going down, reverse of deer season, the limb he If you plan to hunt from when you stand up. If you you're putting in screw-inthe procedure: unload the used to step into his stand tree stands this year, here have to lean a little bit, you tree steps, wear a safety belt. gun, open the bolt, tie it so had rotted, are some things Bushman want to feel the safety belt "There are many safety the barrel points downward. "When he stepped onto it, recommends keeping in grab." belts and harnesses on the"Sure," Bushman says, it broke. He fell to the mind: Always check your tree market," Bushman says. "taking safety precautions in ground, broke his hip, and "No accident was ever stand before the first day of "It's important to buy onea tree stand is sometimes lay there for four hours be-- planned; that's why they're the season. "If you use a that gives you a feeling of bothersome, but your friends fore crawling to the road for called accidents," Bushmanhomemade tree stand, don'tcomfort as well as security. I and family will appreciate help. reminds us. "Accidents often forget: trees grow wider as like one with a push-button your safety efforts because "Most tree stand accidents occur when you're tired, or well as taller from fall to fall, on the ropes so I can tighten they'd like to see you again. are the result of careless and when you're still sleepy from and the nails might be deep- it to get closer to the tree or "Enj o y your hunts," he costly errors," says Bush- getting up early. One fall, er in the tree than they loosen it so I can lean out tells people. "And, if you get man. "But tree stand hunting just one, can leave you dead were," Bushman says, "leav- against the tree. It gives me a a chance this fall, take your is safe and rewarding if we or paralyzed, ing the steps or stand less little more versatility when family and friends hunting. lmy,a~ to af~ basl~. "Any time your feet aren'tstable. I'm putting up a tree Stand or Hunt safely, hunt ethically when I'm hunting," he con-and try to introduce some- tinued, one new to hunting before "Be sure the belt is big the season is over." enough to go around a tree," 4x4, XLT, PW, PDL,TW, CC, cass., only 58,000 miles. '93 4x4, CHEVY 1S00 SHORTBED 5spd,4.3, A/C, PS, PW, PDL. TW, CC, CD # 169049 Was ' 10,495 - " usanviHe : -" " at extra charge, ~ ~ 11/27/01.12/3/01 lake BIvis Winter weather are upon us and cess will be day to the first storm, inches of fresh level. Mallard Camp Five but four.wheel quired. The lake is the exception of small coves, forming. The Honker Cove and i were covered inches of snow, peared to be Historically, is good at this and under these The best area is if access allows. or inflated night a combination, of choice. ". : 257-4465,822 Main St. ' All sale ~ are "as is," plus tax, lic. & doc, l~es,~Exter~ed warranty available nters nearin California bear hunters are on pace to bring their hunting season to a close by the second week of Decem- ber, according to the latest tally of tag returns by the De- partment of Fish and Game. Lorna Bernard, DFG infor- mation officer in Sacramen- to, said 1,208 successful hunters had returned tags to Fish and Game. When the statewide returns reach 1,500, Fish and Game will an- nounce that the season is closed. If hunters reach the 1,500 mark prior to the scheduled Dec. 30 season closure, Bernard said, it would mark the fifth consecutive year the reported kill shuts down the season before the calendar closure. Last year, the DFG announced the season's end on Nov. 30, one day later than the previous year. Under current regulations, bear hunting begins with the opening of deer rifle seasons in all but the eastern "X" deer zones and closes at the end of December or when the statewide kill reaches the 1,500 mark. To date, the DFG has issued 20,721 bear tags. Studies have placed the California black bear popula- tion at between 18,000 and 23,000. The bulk of the black bears reside in the northern end of the state--including what may be the highest black bear densities in the West, found in western Siskiyou County. The tightly controlled bear hunting management pro- gram requires that all hunters, whether successful or not, return their tags at the end of the season. Those who bag a bear also must submit the bear skull to the DFG for extraction of a tooth. The collected teeth are aged and the data are used to help Fish and Game deter- mine the health of the state's bear population. FNm hm lake There were reports on the Frenchman from those brave the Tom Manora from Reno tween them, the narrows Their largest fish! 3.5 pounds. Bank fishermen ing limits and from the shore at well as Turkey Point end. Worms and ors of PowerBait ing well. The lake 10 inches of snow storm last road to the dam and four.wheel vised to get Many Christmas are out and about. For Californians t help breaking inertia standing them and the holiday shop partment of Fish has a gift idea: a 2002 sport The DFO said and the families of anglers--have chasing the newly! censes at stores and de rices statewide tion for the new cerise year Barbara Pike program DFG's Region 1 full stock of nonresident with various available for person at the Eureka offices dozens of throughout the region. At agent outlets, fees include dent sport fishi $17.85 for a Ocean-only a second.rod a striped bass for an abalone $1.05 for a card; and $3.40 head report card. 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