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Page B-8 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 \\;. Week-long razor clam dig approved for late October STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com State fishery man- agers have approved a week-long razor clam dig beginning Oct. 22 on evening tides at various beaches. The Washington De- partment of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) ap- proved the seven-day dig after marine toxin MCSA This Week AT THE RANGE Non-Members Welcome Memberships Available October 23, Thursday 6:00 P.M. Winchester Sporting Rifle Marksmanship Bring any safe sporting .221r rifle and 60 plus rounds of amino, eye and hearing protection. Runs about 2 hours. $6.00 members $8.00 non- members. Award based program ending with a certificate and a medal. October 24, 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 21, Tuesday 6:00 P.M. PPC Series, a club competition for beginning to advanced shooters. Revolver friendly, 48 round count. You may shoot revolver and semi-auto. $6.00 members, $8.00 non-members. October 28, Tuesday 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Range CLOSED for law enforcement training. COMING UP: November 5, 2014 6:00 P.M. MCSA presents a public welcome program at PUD # 3 auditorium with guest speakers Assistant Commander Lt. Tim Coley of the Washington State Patrol Academy and Corporal Cagle, the Lead Firearms instructor, also of the Academy. Club business meeting to follow at 7:00 P.M. Coffee & Cookies will be served. 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 webs|to for the application and further information. $40.00 deposit. 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 pro-class qualification. See our webs|to for more information. Cost is $175.00, lunch is included both days. Didyou know: Over the past 50 years, gun owners have been responsibk for over $2 billion in wildlife conservation in the United States due to a 10% tax on guns and amino. MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION w. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 1  www.masoncountysa.com test results showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. No dig- ging will be allowed before noon on those days. Dan Ayres, WDFW shellfish manager, re- minds diggers they're required to keep the first 15 clams they dig under state law. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. "Most diggers were able to harvest their 15- clam daily limit fairly easily during the sea- son opener earlier this month, except for one evening when some rough weather blew in," Ayres said. "Some dig- gers noticed smaller clams at a few beaches, but those clams are "Most diggers were able to harvest their 15-clam daily limit fairly easUy during the season opener earlier this month, except for one evening when some rough weather b|ew in," growing quickly." Digging days and eve- ning low tides during the upcoming opening are: 7:07 p.m. Oct. 23, -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors 7:44 p.m. Oct. 24, Hundreds of small woodland owners have taken advantage of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Family Forest Fish Passage Program. Call us today. 0 3G0-902-1404 O dnr.wa.gov/fffpp ra"l'l Dan Ayres, WDFW shellfish manager -0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks 8:22 p.m. Oct. 25, -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mo- crocks, Copalis 9:03 p.m. Oct. 26, -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks 9:47 p.m. Oct. 27, -0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors 10:36 p.m.,Oct. 28, -0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors The best results typi- cally occur one to two hours before low tide, Ayres said. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2014-15 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. Looking ahead to next month, WDFW will an- nounce the final word on a tentative dig to begin Nov. 4 after marine tox- in tests have been com- pleted. That dig is tenta- tively scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides: 4:26 p.m. Nov. 4, -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors 5:14 p.m. Nov. 5, -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors 5:59 p.m. Nov. 6, -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors 6:42 p.m. Nov. 7, -1.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks 7:24 p.m. Nov. 8, -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mo- crocks, Copalis 8:05 p.m. Nov. 9, -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks 8:47 p.m. Nov. 10, -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors 9:31 p.m. Nov. 11, 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors Comprehensive in- formation about razor clams - from updates on tentative digs to how-to advice on dig- ging and cooking - is available at wdfw. wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/ razorclams. Your Local Tides for the week of October 23 through October 30, 2014 ALLYN [Case Inlet 23 12:02am 0.7 24 12:32am -0.1 Thu 6:27pm 13.2 Fri 7:05am 13.7 12:14pm 5.0 12:52pm 5.5 5:42pm 13.6 6:11pm 13.6 27 2:23am -1.5 28 3:08am -1.4 Mort 9:13am 14.5 Tue 10:03am 14.4 3:02prn 6.8 3:56pm 7.0 7:56pm 12.9 8:43pm 12.3 25 1:05am -0.8 26 1:43am -1.3 Sat 7:44am 14.1 Sun 8:27am 14.4 1:32pm 6.0 2:15pm 6.4 6:42pm 13.5 7:17pm 13.2 29 3:57am -1.0 30 4:51am -0.3 Wed 10:58am 14.3 lhu 11:28pm 14.2 5:OOpm 7.1 6:15pm 6.7 9:41pm 11.6 10:57pm 10.9 SHELTON [ Oakland Bay 23 1:08am 0.6 24 1:38am -0.1 25 2:11am -0.7 26 2:49am -1.1 u 7:05arn 13.2 Fri 7:43am 13.7 Sat 8:22am 14.1 Sun 9:05am 14.4 l:20pm 4.3 1:58pm 4.7 2:38prn 5.1 3:21pm 5.5 6:20pm 13.6 6:49pm 13.6 7:20prn 13.5 7:55pm 13.2 27 3:29am -1.3 28 4:14am -1.2 29 5:03am -0.9 30 5:57am -0.3 Mon 9:51am 14.5 Tue 10:41am 14.4 Wed 11:36am 14.3 Thu 12:36am 14.2 4:08pm 5.8 5:02pm 6.0 6:06pm 6.1 7:21pm 5.8 8:34pm 12.9 9:21pm 12.3 10:19pm 11.6 11:35pm 10.9 UNION[Hood Canal 23 5:36am 11.3 24 6:19am 11.7 25 12:00am -0.2 26 12:41am -05 u 11:12am 4.8 Fri 11:54prn 5.3 Sat 7:02am 12.0 Sun 7:47am 12.1 4:49prn 11.3 5:11pro 11.2 12:36prn 5.8 1:21pm 6.4 11:32pm 0.2 5:34pm 11.0 6:00pro 10.7 27 1:18am -0.6 28 2:00am -05 29 2:46am -0.1 30 3:40am 0.5 Mon 8:36am 12.1 Tue 9:28am 12.0 Wed 10:23am 11.9 Thu 11:20am 11.9 2:11pm 6.9 3:09pm 7.2 4:14pm 7.1 5:23pm 6.7 6:32pm 10.3 7:11pm 9.8 8:01pm 9.2 9:10pm 8.5 THE SUN and THE MOON 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Sunrise 7:43am 7:44am 7:45am 7:47am 7:48pm 7:50am 7:51am 7:53am Sunset 6:lOpm 6:09pm 6:07pm 6:05pm 6:04pm 6:02pm 6:00pm 5:59pm Moonrise 7:27am 8:31am 9:35,m 10:38am 11:37am 12:31pm 1:19pm 2:02pm Moonset 6:15am 6:49pm 7:28pm 8:14pm 9:07pm lO:OGpm 11:12pm New moon October 23, first quarter October 30 thejournal MORE PERMITS AND LAND TO EXPLORE 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.  ........ Tidal Information courtesy NOAA I Astoflomical Data courtesy g S.-Naval Observatory ....