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en Di; Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 -Mason County Journal - Page B-7 STAFF REPORT are open for free use," said Pat- during daylight hours, life's hunting regulations." mation leading to arrest and news@masoncoun com ti Case, public affairs/regulato- An orange sign indicates Visitors to Green Diamond prosecution of criminal activity ry manager, in a news release, harvesting or other activity is land are encouraged to report on Green Diamond land. Green Diamond Resource Green Diamond gates are taking place. All recreation illegal activity, she said.Targeted activities include Co. representatives announced typically orange with signsaccess to these areas is prohib- "Anyone who witnesses il- littering, dumping, trespass- Tuesday that it has opened mounted next to them to show ited. legal activity should call 911 ing, timber or other forest many gates and lands for the type of access allowed in "An open gate may be a signimmediately," Case said. products theft and unlawful hunting and recreation, effec- that area, Case said. that forest management activ- Those who learn about un- use of off-road vehicles. tive immediately. Recreation Access Permit ity is taking place," Case said. lawful activities can also call For more information about With the company's expan- areas are posted with signage "Visitors should be cautious ... the Green Diamond Rewards the program, go to www. sion of its Recreation Access showing that entry is limited to We ask that recreation seekers Program at 427-4090, a secure greendiamond.com. Permit program, about 60,000 those with permits. In all oth- wear high visibility clothing message phone. Callers are Green Diamond is a pri- acres of land in Mason Coun- er areas, a sign with a red dot for safety and that visitors exit asked to leave method of reply vately held forest products ty are reserved for those who means motor vehicles are not al- Green Diamond's forest landso that leads can be followed company that owns and man- purchase permits, lowed; and a green dot indicates within one hour of sunset as up on. ages working forest lands in "Many more acres of Green licensed, street-legal motor ve- indicated in the WashingtonGreen Diamond offers a cashWashington, Oregon and Call- Diamond's private forest lands hides are allowed on roads only Department of Fish and Wild- reward of up to $500 for infor- fornia. How should Washington manage its wolf population? STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com The public will have an opportunity to discuss wolf management ac- tivities in the northeast portion of the state with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) leaders dur- ing a meeting Oct. 7 in Colville. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Colville Ag Trade Center at the North- east Washington Fair- grounds, 317 W. Astor Ave. WDFW officials will provide information on recent wolf attacks on livestock in the region, and on the packs in- volved in those incidents -- the Huckleberry pack in Stevens County and the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County. Meeting participants will be able to share their views on wolf manage- ment and recovery and to ask questions of WDFW Director Phil Anderson, Eastern Regional Direc- tor Steve Pozzanghera, and other department staff. WDFW actions this summer to protect sheep from the Huckleberry pack are described in a question-and-answer document on the depart- ment's website at wdfw. wa.gov/conservation/ gray_wolf/huckleberry_ faq.html. More recently, WDFW officials con- firmed that wolves were responsible for killing a cow and calf at a cattle grazing site in Ferry County, within the range of the newly dis- covered Profanity Peak pack. WDFW wildlife conflict specialists con- tinue to monitor that situation. In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re- moved gray wolves from the federal list of endan- gered species in the east- ern third of the state, but the species is still pro- tected under Washington state law. The state Wolf Conservation and Man- Photo courtesy of WDFW This gray wolf, found in Pend Oreille County, was equipped with a satellite tracking collar. agement Plan and state vides input to the depart- laws set the parameters ment on wolf plan imple- for responding to wolf mentation. More infor- predation on livestock, mation on that group is The department has available on WDFW's also established a Wolf website at wdfw.wa.gov/ Advisory Group that pro- about/advisory/wag/ This Week Non-Members Welcome AT THE RANGE MembershipsAvailable October 2, Thursday 6:00 P.M. Steel Target Shoot The popular steel shoot is back on a new day, expect to shoot 100 plus rounds on all steel targets. 9 mm or larger. Show up early and help set up targets. $6.00 members, $8.00 non-members. October 3, Friday 6:00 P.M. Bullseye .22 Pistol Target Shooting Firing 10 rounds on 6 targets from 50 feet. Excellent skill building for beginners and pros alike. $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. October 5, Sunday 9:00 A.M. USPSA Fast paced move and shoot, runs into the afternoon, not revolver friendly. lmm semi-auto or larger. Bring your eye and beating protection and check out the action as a spectator. $20.00 Equipment list on our website. October 7, Tuesday 6:00 P.M. PPC Series Begins, a club competition for beginning to advanced shooters. Revolver friendly, 48 round count. $6.00 members, $8.00 non-members. October 9, Thursday 6:00 P.M. Winchester .22 Pistol Marksmanship 100 plus rounds Any .22 pistol in safe operating condition. Self-paced awards based program. For beginners on up, shooters under 21 must have an adult present. $6.00 members $8.00 non-members. COMING UP: November 1, 2014 NRA First Steps Pistol class at the range. Firearm and ammo provided. 4 hour plus course teaching proper handgun safety and operation. Cost is $50.00, age is not a barrier. See our website for more information. November 6, 2014 4:30 P.M. Multi-State Concealed Carry Class Utah, Arizona, Florida, and Oregon possible. Base price of $80.00, see our website for the application and further information. November 15-16, 2014. Personal Protection in the Home NRA Course. This is an 8+ hour course teaching basic defensive shooting skills. Prospective students must be 21 years of age and show proof of prior training or demonstrate skill in a pre-class qualification. See our website for more information. Cost is $175.00, lunch is included both days. Didyou know: MCSA's popular airgun booth will be at Oysterfest, October 4 & 5 at the fairgrounds, profits raised at this event will be donated to local causes. MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 www.masoncountysa.com "- Most Puget Sound areas re-open for crabbing STAFF REPORT Sport crabbing will not reopen at news@masoncoun com this time in marine areas 10 (Seattle/ Bremerton Area) and 11 (Tacoma- Most marine areas of Puget Sound Vashon Island). was slated to reopen for recreational The daily catch limit in Puget Sound crab fishing yesterday, the Washing- is five dungeness crab, males only, in ton Department of Fish and Wildlife hard-shell condition with a minimum (WDFW) announced earlier this week. carapace width of 6 inches. In addi- The openings were approved by fish- tion, fishers may catch six red rock crab ery managers after summer catch as- of either sex per day, provided those sessments by WDFW indicated more crab measure at least 5 inches across. crab are available for harvest, said Rich Additional information is available Childers, shellfish manager for the de- on WDFW's website at wdfw.wa.gov/ partment, fishing/shellfish/crab. Waters that were scheduled to re- All dungeness crab caught in the late- open to sport crabbing at 8 a.m. yes- season fishery must be recorded on win- terday included marine areas 4 (Neah ter catch cards, which are valid through Bay), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Dec. 31. Winter cards - free to those Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), with crab endorsements - are available 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and at license vendors across the state. Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Winter catch reports are due to Gardner), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 12 (Hood WDFW by Feb. 1, 2015. For more Canal), and 13 (South Puget Sound). information on catch record cards, In each area, crabbing will be allowed visit WDFW'S website at wdfw.wa.gov/ seven days a week through Dec. 31. fishing/shellfish/crab/crc.html. ALLYN I Case Inlet 2 6:23am 0.3 3 12:31am 11.2 4 1:53am 11.4 5 3:08am 12.0 Thu1:33am 12.9 Fri7:31am 0.6Sat8:37am 0.7Sun9:39am 0.9 7:38pm 6.8 2:37pm 13.3 3:28pm 13.8 4:lOpm 14.3 8:53pm 5.9 9:50pm 4.6 10:37pm 3.2 6 4:14am 12.87 5:14am 13.5 8 12:01am 0.5 9 12:42am -0.5 Mon 10:34am 1.2 Tue11:25am 1.8Wed 6:09am 14.1 fhu7:02am 14.5 4:47pm 14.7 5:23pm 15.012:14pm 2.6 1:02pro 3.4 11:20pm 1.7 5:59pm 15.1 6:36pm 14.9 SHELTON I Oakland Bay 2 7:29am 0.3 3 1:09am 11.2 4 2:31am 11.4 5 3:46am 12.0 lhu 2:11pm 12.9 Fri8:37am 0.5Sat9:43am 0.6 Sun10:45am 0.8 8:44pm 5.9 3:15pm 13.3 4:06pro 13.8 4:48pm 14.3 9:59pm 5.1 10:56pm 4.0 11:43pm 2.7 6 4:52am 12.8 7 12:26am 1.5 8 1:07am 0.49 1:48am -0.5 Mon 11:40pm 1.1 rue5:52am 13.5 Wed 6:47am 14.1 Thu 7:40am 14.5 5:25pm 14.7 12:31pm 1.5 l:20pm 2.2 2:08pm ,3.0 6:01pm 15.0 6:37pm 15.1 7:14pm 14.9 UNION I Hood Canal 2 5:19am 1.0 3 6:27am 1.14 12:46am 8.9 5 2:15am 9.5 Thu 12:57am 10.9 Fri 1:51pm 11.3 Sat7:31am1.2 Sun 8:31am 1.3 6:39pm 6.7 7:42pm 5.8 2:37pm11.7 3:18prn 12.0 10:47pm 8.8 8:36prn 4.6 9:24pm 3.2 6 3:23am 10.3 7 4:24am 11.8 8 5:20am 11.8 9 6:13am 12.3 Mon9:26am 1.6 Tue10:18am 2.2Wed 11:08pm 2.9 Thu 11:56am 3.7 3:56pm 12.2 4:33pm 12.35:08pm 12.3 5:43pm 12.1 10:09pm 1.7 10:53pm 0.511:36pm -0.4 THE SUN and THE MOON 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Sunrise 7:13am7:14am 7:16am 7:17am 7:18pm 7:20am7:21am7:22am Sunset 6:50pro 6:48pm 6:46pm 6:44pm 6:42pm 6:40pm6:38pm6:36pm Moonrise 3:21am4:02pm 4:40pm 5:14pm 5:47pm 6:20pm6:54pm7:30pm Moonset 1:21am 2:34pm 3:49pm 5:05am 6:21am7:37am8:51am Full moon October 8 th@i Tidal Information courtesy NOAA I Astronomical Data courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory