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California Outdoors for the week of 3/14/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Hunting for survival
    Question: If a person in California found himself in an emergency survival situation, and had to take California wildlife in an otherwise illegal manner in order to survive, do the various California Department of Fish and Wildlife or other laws specifically describe an exemption for such exigent circumstances?

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Chester girls lose final game of season

James Wilson
Sports Editor
3/7/2014

 

“Well, we didn’t really play that well the first half,” said Chester girls’ basketball coach John Potter on the Lady Volcanoes’ final game of the season. “I was proud how the girls ended the second half, though. They really fought back.”

Chester made it into the Division VI playoffs seeded 12th with a 4-20 overall record. On Feb. 26, the Lady Volcanoes took on the No. 5 seed, Maxwell, and lost 60-28 due to an abysmal first half.

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Tigers’ season ends with loss to Modoc

James Wilson
Sports Editor
3/7/2014
 

Portola, the No. 11 seed in the Division V basketball playoffs, traveled to sixth-seeded Modoc last Wednesday to compete in the first round of playoffs. The Tigers started strong, but struggled defensively in the second quarter to lose 77-60.

The loss meant the end of the road for Portola, and brought its record to a final 9-18 for the season. In league play, the Tigers finished 3-7.

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Special turkey hunting opportunities offered in CDFW’s North Central Region

Feather Publishing
3/7/2014

 

Hunters seeking opportunities during the upcoming spring turkey season can visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Upland Game Bird Stamp Program’s website to apply online.

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California Outdoors for the week of 3/6/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
 

Diving for lobsters

Question: In regard to catching California spiny lobster, the regulations say the following: Both rigid and collapsible hoop nets may be used from piers and boats. When fishing from a boat, five nets per person are allowed with no more than 10 traps on a boat. When fishing from a pier, two hoop nets per person are allowed. Divers are limited to catching lobster by (gloved) hand only.

This leads me to my question. Is it legal for a snorkeler/diver/free diver to swim their hoop nets out to the desired location to drop and then retrieve their traps by hand, while floating in the water? This seems like a good option for people who do not own boats to set traps from and for divers when visibility is so poor that it’s impossible to see lobsters to catch by hand.

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