California Outdoors

Importing exotics … reindeer?

Q: I am planning to start a business within the next few years that will involve domesticated reindeer. I will likely need to import them into California from another state and am wondering what licenses, fees and requirements I will need to meet in order to do this. I do not plan to have more than five animals at any time and they will live on my property with me. I will not be using them for anything related to food or human/animal consumption. In other words, they will not be hunted or slaughtered.

I also want to know what areas are subject to zoning and other limitations. How can I know which geographical areas within Southern California will allow me to keep reindeer? I want to figure out which cities/towns I should look into, in terms of the real estate market, to meet these requirements.

—Erica A.

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Fishing Report for the week of 7/13/2011

Michael Condon


This has been a most interesting, if not frustrating, year for fishing so far.

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.” Doug Larson, American columnist

The most successful anglers are those who have had the opportunity to get to know the water they fish.  Every lake and stream changes through the year so getting to "know the water" means understanding the feeding and migration patterns the fish are likely to engage in at any particular time.

It takes time to learn that.  That is why I prefer fishing our local waters rather than traveling far from home to waters I don't know well.  (For those who do travel, even experienced anglers, a guide can be instrumental to learning where the fish are as well as when and what they are feeding on. )

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Lots planned for local trails

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

As a fan of both trails and fire lookouts, I was excited to hear that the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is exploring the possibility of working with the Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest to restore the Badenaught Trail, which leads from Loyalton to the Babbitt Peak Fire Lookout.

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Fixing trails in the aftermath of the Storrie Fire

Will Farris
Staff Writer

Mid-morning on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) where it runs out of Belden Town: a group consisting of six high school students, a couple of people from the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Forest Service cross the railroad tracks laden with loppers, shovels, pry bars and scrapers. Their mission is to repair the trail as part of the Storrie Fire restoration plan.

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Fishing Report for the week of 7/6/2011

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

Henry Winkler, aka the “Fonz” of Happy Days fame, when asked what attracted him to fly-fishing, answered, “Fishing is like a washing machine for the brain.” If you have to think long and hard about what that means, you probably need to go fishing.

Whether you really need to go fishing, or just want to go fishing, here are some great local options to consider:

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