With the warmer weather new bird songs can be heard from spring migrants, buds are breaking and flowers are appearing in Plumas County. Your enjoyment of these events could be enhanced by a program of bird-watching and botany walks organized by the Plumas Audubon Society. These walks will provide all who are interested with an opportunity to see a wide array of birds and flowering plants with guidance from people who have expertise in finding and identifying different species. Put on your walking shoes, bring your binoculars and come and join us.
Golf season is in full swing at Mt. Huff Golf Course.
Thursday, April 19, was the first of the year scramble. The evening was beautiful and the golf course is coming along very nicely.
There were five full teams, eager to hit the links. The team of Ron Ridge, Jim Bryant, Margie Joseph, Darel Joseph and Bill McRoberts came in first at a whopping 6 under while the team of Dick Dalton, Lance Mortenson, Ralph Cote and Greg Stevens came in second.
Training bird dogs
Question: I have a Brittany pup that is about 16 months old. I would like to continue to train him until it starts to get too hot. I want to buy chukars and pheasants from a breeder, then release and take them on private property. What steps do I need to do to stay legal?
Seth Dow, a world-class kayaker who recently returned to Quincy, spent almost five months in Chile this past winter teaching with New River Academy, a high school that focuses on paddling whitewater around the world.
While in Chile from October to mid-March, Dow and his students traveled from Santiago all the way down to Futaleufú, which is in Patagonia.
The academy ran many different kinds of rivers, from big water to steep, technical creeks and even a 50-foot waterfall with most of the students.
Spring has sprung; but where are the fish?
“And finally, I fish not because I regard fishing as being terribly important, but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant, and not nearly so much fun.”
Spring has sprung. Never mind that it is spitting snow as I write this. The weather man says it will be sunny by the time you read it. Such is the nature of spring in the Sierra.
The spring bite, if it hasn’t already arrived, will be coming to a lake or stream near you soon. It is time to shake off the shack nasties and get out to your favorite fishing hole.
Our local lakes are open for fishing. Some streams opened earlier this month and most of the rest will open the end of the month. Be sure to check the regulations before you go; some spawning streams will not open until the end of May.
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