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+ Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-7 STAFF REPORT news@masoncounO/ corn State wildlife officials plan to capture and re- move eight bighorn ewes in Southeast Washing- ton this week to curb the spread of a bacte- ria deadly to other wild sheep in the area. A contractor for the Washington Depart- ment of Fish and Wild- life (WDFW) and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will attempt to cap- ture the animals near the confluence of the Grande Ronde and Snake rivers in southeast Asotin Coun- ty using nets launched from a helicopter. The sheep will be transported in slings under the heli- copter to a staging area near Heller Bar on the Snake River, and then loaded into a trailer. The sheep will be tak- en to a captive facility at South Dakota State Uni- versity where bighorn re- search is already under way to learn more about how to manage the bac- terium Mycoplasma ovi- pneumoniae that causes fatal pneumonia in sus- ceptible bighorns. Any animals evading live capture will be hu- manely euthanized. Rich Harris, wildlife manager for WDFW, said the bacteria has no ad- verse effects on humans and there are no appre- ciable risks of exposing other animals during the capture and transport operation because it has poor survival beyond the population with little chance of recovery, but a threat to other bighorn herds throughout Hells Canyon," Harris said. The sheep are a ub- group of the Black Butte herd, said Harris. The Black Butte herd histori- cally included as many as 215 animals. But it has suffered from pneu- monia-related poor lamb survival on and off since an all-age outbreak in respiratory system of-1995 reduced the herd sheep and goats, significantly. The ongo- "We believe these ewes ing pneumonia in lambs are not only a remnant has prevented popula- STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com Olympic National Park will of- fer free admission on nine days in 2015. The 2015 entrance fee-free days are: Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Feb. 14-16: Presidents Day weekend April 18-19: National Park Week's opening weekend Aug. 25: National Park Ser- vice's 99th birthday Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day Nov. 11: Veterans Day "Our public lands protect and preserve our most treasured and significant places for the Ameri- can people," said Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. "Dramatical- ly beautiful and diverse, Olympic National Park boasts some of the greatest ecological variety in the country. Fee free days offer an ex- tra incentive to visit and discover this amazing place." Olympic National Park protects 922,651 acres encompassing three different ecosystems -- glacier- capped mountains, more than 70 miles of Pacific coastline and mag- nificent stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest. Olympic National Park has an entrance fee of $15 per car. On fee free days, other park fees, including wilderness camp- ing and campground fees, will re- main in effect. A National Park Service (NPS) report issued in July showed in 2013, 3,085,340 visitors to Olympic National Park spent $245,894,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,993 jobs in the local area. This year's visitation may ex- ceed last year's, with 2,949,254 recreation visits recorded through the end of August. tion recovery. Over the past 20 years, bighorn sheep in the Hells Canyon region along both sides of the Snake River have suf- fered from pneumonia. Typically adult big- horns surviving initial outbreaks of bacterial pneumoma have normal survival and reproduc- tion, but few lambs sur- vive to adulthood. This Non-Members Welcome AT THE RANGE Memberships Available October 9, Thursday 6:00 P.M. Wmchester .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. October 10, 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 11, Saturday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Open Range Day The indoor range is open to the pubic, $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. October 14, 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 16, Thursday 6:00 P.M. Winchester Defensive Pistol Marksmanship Program Develop shooting skills with your concealed carry firearm. 50 rounds or more, self paced awards based shooting program. $6.00 members, $8.00 for non-members. Coming up: November 1, 2014 NRA First Steps Pistol class is FULL. November 6, 2014 4:30 EM. 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. Did you know: MCSA has informative programs before our business meetings when held at the PUD #3 auditorium. Our next such event will be the November 5th 6:00 pm meeting with guest speaker Lt. Tim Coley of the Washington State Highway Patrol Acadamy. MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 www.masoncountysa.com "- for the week of October 9 through October 16, 2014 Our recreation permit program is now open to more acreage and access during hunting and fishing seasons, plus year-round exploring. Secure your access to over 60,000 acres of private forest land less than 30 minutes from Olympia. Motorized permits are only $250. 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