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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-7 Cascading in the Olympics Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Several days of torrential rain and hail last week made the creek surge at the head of the Mount Rose trail in Olympic National Park as it empties into Lake Cushman. MCSA This Week AT THE RANGE Non-Members Welcome  Memberships Available Thursday Feb. 27, 6:00 pm Winchester Marksmanship Program .22 sporting rifle 60 rounds Friday Feb. 28, 6:00 pm Bullseye .22 Pistol on 6 targets, runs about an hour. $3.00 for members $5.00 for non-members 60 rounds Saturday March 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pro. USPSA Match $20.00 Tuesday March 4, 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 March 5, 7:00 pm Membership Business Meeting Coming up: March 8 Open Range Day 10 am- 2 pm March 15 New Member Orientation 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the range No RSVP needed. First Steps Pistol Class April 5, 2014 Firearm and ammunition provided with the fee. Applications and payment information on the club website Two fund raising raffles, a Ruger .308 Scout Rifle and a Ruger .221r Mark III Hunter in Stainless. $2.00 per ticket at Renegade Guns, they are open Monday-Friday 10:00am- 5:00pm Did you know: Fatal firearms accidents have dropped by 20 percent in the last 10 years, now constituting less than 1 percent of all fatal accidents nationwide. (National Safety Council 2013 Report) MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 I I www.masoncountysa.com ill Feed your bra!nn00 S'" Spo0000. lit ubscribe to i 227 W. Cola St. Shelton, 98584 360-426-4412 "M Bivalves await diggers at upcoming clam dig STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun corn Plenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Feb. 26 through March 3 on various ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. As in previous openings, all digs are scheduled on evening tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon. Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shell- fish manager, said razor clams sam- pled in recent days are noticeably heavier than those tested earlier in the season. "With all the plankton in the wa- ter, the clams seem to be 'fattening' up earlier than usual," Ayres said. "Those clams will make for some tasty meals aider the next opening." Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, followed by the time of the low tides and locations: Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:04 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks Friday, Feb. 28, 5:49 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks Saturday, March 1, 6:32 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis Sunday, March 2, 7:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks Monday, March 3, 7:53 p.m.; +0.3 feet; Twin Harbors Ayres noted that beaches open on the most days are those with the most clams available for harvest. Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each dig- ger's clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers ages 15 or older must have a 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual com- bination fishing license, are avail- abIe at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. For updates on upcoming digs, at wdfw'wa'gv/fishing/shellfistd razorclams/current.html. 00IVGREEN DIAMOND RESOURCE COMPANY