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Before undertaking the program, WDFW con- tracted with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a two-year study to determine, in part, how often recycled hatchery steelhead released in the lower Cowlitz stray into small tributary streams, where they could compete with wild steelhead. The study showed hatchery steelhead rarely moved into these smaller streams in the lower Cowlitz. "We're excited to provide additional opportuni- ties for steelhead fishing while remaining true to our commitment to protect and conserve wild steelhead," said Cindy LeFleur, WDFW regional fish manager. The recycle study was funded through fees paid into the Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead En- dorsement program. Anglers who fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries pay an annual fee in addition to their fishing licenses. During July and August, up to 1,600 hatchery summer steelhead will be captured at the hatchery, marked to show they are being recycled, and released STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty com The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail in Olympic National Park's Elwha Valley will be closed to public entry for three weeks. Park trail crews and volunteers will make significant improvements to the trail, including construction of a new rock retaining wall, installa- tion of new railings and trail surface and revegetation of the work area. The trail was dosed July 7. This project, along with several others, is made possible through a $50,000 grant from the Washing- ton's National Park Fund awarded earlier this year. 'q~re are very grateful to the Washington's National Park Fund for their support of trails in Olym- pic National Park," Olympic Na- tional Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum said. "The Madison Falls Trail is one of the most popu- lar and accessible trails in the park - this project allows us to provide continued access for visitors of all mobility levels." The Madison Falls Trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible and culminates in views of the 60- foot Madison Falls. The small picnic area and accessi- ble restroom located at the Madison Falls Trailhead will remain open. Restrooms and short walk- ing trails are also available in and around the Elwha Campground, lo- cated a short distance away within the park. For more information on visiting Olympic National Park and current conditions of park roads, camp- ground and other facilities, people may consult the Olympic National Park website at www.nps.gov/olym. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons Madison Falls Trail will be closed until late July. back into the lower Cowlitz, where they can migrate up the stretch of river for a second time. "Tacoma Power funds the majority of the monitor- ing and evaluation work in the lower Cowlitz," said Keith Underwood, Tacoma Power natural resources manager. "This work will be used to measure any bio- logical risks associated with this program." S Non-Members Welcome AT THE RANGE Memberships Available July 10, Thursday Winchester .22 Pistol Marksmanship 100 plus rounds Any .22 pistol in safe operating condition. Self-paced awards based program. $6.00 members $8.00 non-members. July 11, Friday 6:00 pm Bullseye .22 Pistol at 50 feet on 6 targets. Skill building at it's finest. Shoot runs about an hour, 60 rounds. $3.00 for members $5.00 for non-members July 12, Saturday 10:00 am- 2:00 pln Open Range Day The indoor range is open to the public, $12.00 per lane. You may share a lane with another person, one shooting at a time. One paper target with fee, more available to purchase at $.25 a piece. Please bring all firearms unloaded and in a bag or box. July 15, Tuesday 6:00 P.M. Action Pistol League Move and shoot for .38 special, 9ram, and up. 48 rounds on a mix of targets, awards after 5 matches. This is a very popular event at the range, $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members. Spectators are welcome, bring eye and ear protection. July I0, Thursday Wmcbester Defensive Pistol Marksmanship Program Develop shooting skills with your concealed carry and]or home protection firearm. 60 rounds or more, self paced awards style shooting program. $6.00 members, $8.00 for non-members. COMING UP: August 2, 10:00 am-3:30 pm First Steps Pistol Class. Firearm and ammunition provided. Applications and payment information on the club website. Don't put off sending in an application, classes fill fast. $50.00 per person. July 19-20, Range Safety Officer Class 10 am- 3 pm $100 for members $120 for non-members. This 9 hour class over two days is intended to develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. We have fund raising gun raffles, tickets are $2.00 per ticket. See the Ruger Camp rifle or American Classic 1911 and buy tickets at Renegade Guns in Shelton, they are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or contact a club member. Didyou know: Kathy Jackson, national author and hand gun trainer, will be giving an hour talk at 6:00 pm at our August 5th meeting in the PUD 3 meeting room. Kathy is considered an expert in concealed carry and personal protection, she specializes in empowering women. MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 In www.masoncountysa.comlib for the week of July 10 through July 17, 2014 S 3 :t Your hunting or fishing lodge should include: The Hunter's Recliner, Loveseat & Sofa Rustic Dinner Table & Chairs Chest Freezer (always prepared for success!) Sturdy Bar & Barstools Bean Candles (to put out for company) A Large Store with Small Pricesl 77 Years in Shelton Same Family Ownership Fine Furniture for Your Home 414 Franklin, Downtown Shelton OPEN Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30 Sat 10-5:30 360-426-4702 I I I I I r~ II k ALLYN I Case Inlet 10 3:25am 14.0 11 4:14am 14.1 12 12:12am 7.1 13 1:02am 6.5 Thu 10:49am -2.2 Fri11:34am -3.0 Sat5:05pm 14.2Sun5:59am 14.1 6:05pm 13.7 6:46pm 14.4 12:20pm -3.4 l:07pm -3.3 11:20pm 7.5 7:25pm 15.0 8:04pm 15.5 14 1:54am 5.815 2:46am 5.016 3:41am 4.117 4:38am 3.2 Mon 6:54am 13.8 Tue7:53am 13.2 Wed 8:56am 12.4 rhu10:05am 11.5 1:54pm -2.8 2:41pm -1.7 3:29prn -0.3 4:19prn 1.4 8:44pm 15.8 9:25pm 15.9 10:07pro 15.9 10:50pro 15.6 SHELTON I Oakland Bay 10 4:03am 14.011 12:26am 6.512 1:18am 6.113 2:08am 5.6 Thu 11:55am -1.9 Fri 4:52am 14.1 Sat5:43am 14.2 Sun6:37am 14.1 6:43pm 13.7 12:40pm -2,6 1:26pm -2.9 2:13pm -2.8 7:24pm 14.4 8:03pm 15.0 8:42pm 15.5 14 3:00am 5.0 15' 3:52am 4.316 4:47arn 3.517 5:44am 2.7 Man 7:32pm 13.8 rue8:31am 13.2Wed 9:34am 12.4 ThuI0:43am 11.5 3:00pro -2.4 3:47pm -1.54:35pm -0.3 5:25pm 1.2 9:22pm 15.8 10:03pm 15.9 I0:45pm 15.9 11:28pm 15.6 UNION I Hood Canal 10 2:05am 11.1 11 2:58am 11.1 12 3:53am 11.1 13 12:05am 6.3 Thu9:46am -2.2FriI0:31pm -2.9 Sat11:17am -3.3 Sun 4:49am 11.0 5:11pm 11.8 5:54pm 12.5 6:35pm 13.0 12:02pm -3.1 I0:19pm 7.2 11:13pm 6.8 7:16pm 13.3 14 12:55am 5.615 1:47am 4.816 2:41am3.9 17 3:37am3.1 Mort 5:46am 10.6 Tue6:47am 10.1 Wed7:55am 9.4 Thu9:12am 8.7 12:47pm -2.5 1:33pm -1.4 2:20pro 0.1 3:10pro 1.8 7:56prn 13.3 8:36pm 13.2 9:16pm 12.9 9:56pm 12.5 THE SUN and THE MOON 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Sunrise 5:27am5:28am5:29am 5:30am5:31am5:32am5:33am 5:34am Sunset 9:08pm9:07pm9:07pm 9:06pm9:05pm9:04pm9:04pm 9:03pm Moonrise 7:22pm8:17pm11:05pm9:46am10:22pm 10:54pm 11:25pm 11:56pm Moonset 3:48am4:51am6:01am.7:17am8:35am9:52am11:08am 12:20pm Full moon July 12, third quarter July 18 Tidal Information courtesy NOAA I Astronomical Data courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory