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i ! Last opening to dig razor clams this week STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty.com Clam diggers can re- turn to coastal beaches through Sunday to dig 7:38 p.n.; -1.0 feet; Twin razor clams during the Harbor, Long Beach, last of three openings Mocrocls, Copalis. this month. Feb. 12, Sunday, 8:20 The Washington state p.m.; -0.5 feet; Twin Department of Fish and This 'ATVTHe,:kANG00 Non-Members Welcome Memberships Friday Jan. 31, 6:00 pm Available Bullseye .22 Pistol 6 targets, runs about an hour. $3.00 for members $5.00 for non-members 60 rounds Sunday Feb. 02, 9:00 am USPCA Match runs into the afternoon Tuesday Feb. 04, starts at 5:30 pm PPC league shooting .38/9mm or larger pistol Revolver friendly, 48 rounds, see website for equipment list $6.00 for members $8.00 for non-members Wednesday Feb. 05, 7:00 pm MCSA General Membership Business Meeting Public Welcome ****We now have infrared HEAT in the range**** ***See our WEBSITE for more information*** Coming up: Open Range Day 10am-2pm Saturday February 8, 2014 Public welcome to shoot, 2 may share a lane. $12.00 per lane..221r rifle and/or pistols up to .44 mag. Other restrictions may apply. Targets may be purchased at the range, one is provided with fee. CRSO and BIT Instructor class February 15-16 First Steps Pistol Class March 1, 2014 Firearm and ammunition provided with fee. Applications and payment information on the club website Gallery .22 rifle will start up again in March. Febuary 16, 2014 New Member Orientation 10:00am to 11:30am at the range MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1 102 1 www.masoncountysa.com III Wildlife (WDFW) ap- excellent low tides this proved the latest dig time around," Ayres after marine toxin tests said. "Success rates showed the clams are should be much im- safe to eat. proved during the next As in previous open- opener." ings, all digs are sched- Upcoming digs are uled on evening tides, scheduled on the follow- No digging will be al- ing dates, beaches and lowed on any beach be- low tides: fore noon. Dan Ayres, WDFW Jan. 30, Thursday, shellfish manager, said 6:11 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin conditions for the up- Harbors, Long Beach, coming dig should be Mocrocks. much better than during Jan. 31, Friday, 6:55 the last opening in mid- p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin January. Harbors, Long Beach, "The surf has calmed Mocrocks. down, and we have some Feb. 1, Saturday, Harbors Mocrock Unde gers ca1 clams p requirec 15 they , Long Beach, S. : state law, dig- t take 15 razor er day and are to keep the first dig. Each dig- ger's clakns must be kept in a separate container. All dlggers ages 15 or older must have an ap- plicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Li- censes, ranging from a State plans public workshops for Ea STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty.com The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will have a public workshop Feb. 6 to discuss the development of a new management plan for the Swan- son Lakes, Reardan Audubon Lake, and Revere wildlife areas in Eastern Washington. The workshop is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at WDFW's Eastern Region office, 2315 North Discovery Place in Spokane Val- ley. WDFW staff will describe the planning process and invite participants to share their views about how the areas should be managed and used. WDFW manages 33 areas across the state, c ing about 1 million acres cal fish and wildlife habit lands include nearly all of and wildlife species and found in Washington and for conservation and recl Each year they attract million visitors who hunt, t observe wildlife in their environments. Clay Sprague, WDFW stern wildlife )mpris- )f criti- t. The ;he fish abitats rovide 'eation. bout 4 ish and aatural Lands Division Manager, said th Swan- son Lakes Wildlife Area Manage - ment Plan is the first of 33 wild- life area plans statewide that will be revised over the next tecade. Plans are revised every six to eight years to reflect current conditions and the progress of past activities, i three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing li- cense, are available on WDFW's website at fish- hunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. One additional razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled in late Febru- ary during a season that is expected to extend into spring. For more in- formation about upcom- ing digs, see WDFW's razor clam webpage at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/ shellfish/razorclams/ current.html. Washington areas and to identify new management priorities and actions. He said the plans typically ad- dress the status of wildlife species and their habitat, habitat restora- tion activities, public recreation, weed management, and other ac- tivities to meet the department's mission of preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems. Each plan is developed through a public process that takes about nine months and includes signifi- cant public participation. For more information on WDFW wildlife areas and the management planning process, go to wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_ areas. Your hunting or fishing lodge should include: The Hunter's Recliner, Loveseot & Sofa Rustic Dinner Table & Chairs Chest Freezer (always prepared for success!) 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