California Outdoors for the week of 6/20/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Attack turkeys

Question: I have lived in a rural area of Woodside for more than 20 years. Although many different species of wild animals wander through our area searching for food, we have never seen wild turkeys. Never until one day about three years ago when two juvenile turkeys and a male pheasant wandered into our neighborhood scavenging for food.

Well, our neighbors began feeding them, and now there are at least two pairs of wild turkeys and 15 chicks between them. I suspect there are more but these were just on our patio last week. And these turkeys can be mean! Recently, one of our neighbors was putting his garbage can out and was attacked by some large male turkeys! He fell down and broke his wrist trying to get away from them.

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Paddle sports gaining popularity on Plumas County Lakes

Feather Publishing


This group of paddlers spends the afternoon playing around out on Lake Almanor last Tuesday. The group rented the kayaks and stand-up paddleboard from Lake Almanor Kayaks, located in Canyon Dam for the past six years. In recent years, paddling has become a popular pastime around Plumas County. People can also rent kayaks from Bucks Lake Marina at Bucks Lake and Graeagle Outpost in Graeagle near the Millpond. Photo by Robert Morton

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It’s the time of year for not only fishing but also catching


Jon Dvorak shows off the prize rainbow trout he caught May 24 at Lake Almanor. There are still many reports of monster fish being caught around Plumas County. Photo by Johnny Mansell

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

“Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and youcan get rid of him for the entire weekend.”

Zenna Schaffer

Timing is everything when it comes to fishing. And now is prime time for lake anglers and especially for stream anglers.

Being cold-blooded creatures, fishes’ metabolism and activity level are dictated by the temperature of their environment. In other words, their feeding activity is directly related to water temperature.

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Quincy softball team earns fourth shut out in a row


Quincy High’s softball team members flex their muscles after winning their fourth straight shutout and third straight no-hitter. The team finished its regular season last Tuesday with a win over Chester. Photo by James Wilson

James Wilson

Sports Editor


The Quincy High School softball team has been on one amazing streak. The Trojans ended their regular season last Tuesday with a 13-0 win over Chester. The victory marked the Trojans’ fourth shutout in a row, and third no-hitter in a row.

“This is the perfect time for us to peak,” commented Quincy coach Mike Yalung on the team’s performance. “Hopefully, we’ll carry this momentum into the playoffs.”

The domination over Chester brought Quincy’s record to 17-9-1 overall and 7-3 in league play. The Trojans played their first playoff game yesterday.

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