The California Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2013-14 waterfowl and upland game bird hunting regulations Aug. 7. Possession limits were increased from double to triple the daily bag limit for waterfowl, band-tailed pigeon, doves, snipe, pheasant, quail, sooty/ruffed grouse and chukar.A new late-season hunt for white-fronted geese and white geese was established in the Northeastern Zone, as well as a new early archery season for pheasants statewide.
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Twice a year the California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers the opportunity to try your hand at fishing without having to invest in a fishing license. The second and final Free Fishing Day for 2013 is Sept. 7.
If you are not an angler, this is your chance to give it a try. If you are an angler, this is your chance to introduce a nonfishing friend to an activity that can become a lifelong pursuit that offers satisfaction on many different levels.
Question: I caught a couple of sturgeon recently that were golden around the edges of the fins. I called them “golden sturgeon” but have never heard of sturgeon being this color. They were 40 – 45 inches in length. Could they just be young white sturgeon, or are they something else?
Jay Skow’s 1952 Ford Victoria sits outside his house in Quincy. Skow’s car won him the Best in Show and Grand Marshal Award at Hot August Nights earlier this month. Photos submitted
When Jay Skow bought his first car at the age of 15, he knew he had something special. Fifty-six years later, that same car would win him Best of Show and the Grand Marshal Award at the Grand Sierra’s Hot August Nights in Reno.
Skow went to a dealership in his hometown of Bethesda, Md., with his parents when he was just 15. His parents were trading their car in for a new Plymouth. At that same time, someone else brought their 1952 Ford Victoria in to trade. Skow saw the car and immediately fell in love.
During a weekend filled with more events in Plumas County than one can possibly attend, the Running with the Bears Marathon stood out as a gem. Athletes from across the country showed up to the Goss Ranch in Indian Valley to take on the Boston Marathon qualifier Aug. 17.
This was the second year Running with the Bears was a Boston Marathon qualifier. This year, like last, sold out in registration with a total of 334 runners. One hundred registered for the full marathon, 153 for the half-marathon and 81 for the 10K.
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