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Page B-8 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 .SSIO, STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com A new six-year plan that will be used by the state to develop hunting seasons and guide man- agement of game spe- cies was approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission during its meeting Dec. 12 and 13 in Tumwater. The commission, a This AT THE RANGE Non-Members Welcome Memberships Available December 18, 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 style shooting program. All skill levels welcome..380 caliber and up. $6.00 members $8.00 for non-members. December 19, Friday 6:00 P.M. Bullseye .22 Pistol Target Shooting Firing 10 rounds on each of 6 targets from 50 feet. Excellent skill building for beginners and pros alike. $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. Runs a little over an hour. December 20, Saturday 10:00 am New Member Applicants Ori- entation. Persons interested in joining MCSA meet at the range for approximately an hour and half safety and range operations session. File applications.- December 23, Tuesday 6:00 P.M. PPC Series, a club friendly competition for beginning to advanced shooters. 48 round count event. You may shoot revolver ,semi-auto, or both in .38 or 9mm and larger. One of MCSA's most popular events. $6.00 members, $8.00 non-members. ! December 25th Christmas Day Have a great Holiday. i Safety Tips from the National Shooting Sports Foundation 1. Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction 2. Firearms Should Be Unloaded When Not Actually In Use 3. Don't Rely On Your Gun's "Safety" 4. Be Sure Of Your Target And What's Beyond It 5. Use Correct Ammunition 6. If Your Gun Fails To Fire when The Trigger Is Pulled, Handle With Care! 7. Always Wear Eye And Ear Protection when Shooting 8. Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting 9. Don't Alter Or Modify Your Gun, And Have Guns Serviced Regularly 10. Learn The Mechanical And Handling Characteristics Of The Firearm You Are Using MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 www.masoncountysa.com citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washing- ton Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), approved the 2015-2021 Game Management Plan after an extensive public process. The management plan outlines strategies to address a variety of issues, including: Hunter recruit- ment and retention: establish a new citizen advisory group to help identify and implement methods to encourage greater participation in hunting; Predator/prey in- teractions: follow new guidelines to help de- pressed deer and elk herds that are below population objectives due to predation by black bears, cougars, bobcats or coyotes; Access to private timberlands: work with private timberland own- ers to develop programs that maintain recre- ational access to their properties while mini- mizing direct costs to hunters; Wolf recovery: con- tinue to follow the Wolf Conservation and Man- agement Plan, and work with the wolf advisory group to develop a new plan to manage wolves after they are no longer listed for protection; and Non-toxic ammu- nition: consult with hunters to develop vol- untary programs that reduce the use of lead ammunition, which can poison raptors and other birds that may in- gest spent ammunition when feeding on the carcasses of animals that were shot. The final plan will be posted in the next week on the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov/ publications/01657. In other business, the commission conducted a public hearing on draft options for a new policy to address conservation and fishery objectives for Willapa Bay salmon fisheries. State fishery managers plan to de- velop additional draft options in the next few weeks. Key principles of the draft policy include: Promoting the con- servation and restora- tion of salmon and steel- head by working with partners, such as the Regional Fishery En- hancement Groups, to protect and restore habi- tat productivity, imple- ment hatchery reform, and manage fisheries consistent with conser- vation objectives; Developing fishing opportunities that are fairly distributed across fishing areas and reflect the diverse interests of fishers; Structuring rec- reationaland WDFW- managed commercial fisheriesto minimize conflictsbetween the two gear types; Seeking to enhance the overall economic well-being and stability of Willapa Bay fisheries; and Ensuring salmon management is timely, well documented, trans- parent, well communi- cated, and accountable. To review the current draft policy options,visit WDFW's website at wdfw.wa.gov/ conservation/fisheries/ willapa_bay_salmon. The commission is scheduled to hold an- other public hearing on draft policy options dur- ing its January meeting, and is tentatively sched- uled to make a final de- cision in February. Also during the De- cember meeting, the commission held a pub- lic hearing on proposed sportfishing rule chang- es. The rules are specific to the mainstem Colum- bia River, its tributar- ies and lakes within the basin. The proposals -- which cover fishing seasons,daily limits and other rules -- are available online at wdfw.wa.gov/ fishing/regulations/ rule_proposals. The commission is scheduled to take action on the proposals during its January meeting. The commission also discussed the recruit- ment for a new director of WDFW. Commission- ers completed an initial set of interviews for the position last week, and are scheduled to consid- er hiring a new director during their meeting in January. The current direc- tor, Phil Anderson, an- nounced in August he is resigning from his posi- tion at the end of the year. However, at the com- mission's request, he has agreed to remain on as the head of the agen- cy until a new director is in place. In other news, Rollie Schmitten, whose term as a commissioner ex- pires at the end of the year, announced he is he not seeking reappoint- ment. However, he said will remain on the commis- sion until a new director is hired. I for the week of December 18 through December 25, 2014 ALLYN [ Case Inlet 18 3:49am 12.019 4:36am 13.120 5:16am 14.021 5:52am 14.8 Thu8:40pm 7.6Fri9:38am 7.9SatI0:28am 8.0Sun 11:15pm 8.0 2:01pm 14.1 2:40pro 14.1 3:20pm 14.34:02pm 14.3 9:21pm 0.0 9:59pm -1.1 I0:38pm -1.9 11:19pm -2.6 22 6:29am 15.423 12:01am -2.8 2412:46am -2.725 1:31am -2.1 Mort 12:01am 7.7 Tue 7:07am 15.9 Wed7:47am 16.2 rhu8:28pm 16.4 4:46pm 14.3 12:49pm 7.3 1:39pm 6.8 2:33pm 6.1 5:35pm 14.1 6:28pm 13.6 7:27pm 12.9 SHELTON l Oakland Bay 18 4:27am 12.019 5:14am 13.120 5:54am 14.021 6:30am 14.8 Thu9:46pm 6.6 FriI0:44am 6.8Sat11:34pm 6.9Sun 12:21am 6.8 2:39pm 14.1 3:18pm 14.1 3:58pm 14.34:40pro 14.3 I0:27pm 0.0 11:05pm -0.9 11:44pm -1.7 22 12:25am -2.2 23 1:07am -2.424 I:52am -2.325 2:37am -1.8 Mon 7:07am 15.4 Tue 7:45am 15.9 Wed 8:25am 16.2 rhu 9:06pro 16.4 1:07pm 6.6 1:SSpm 6.3 2:45pm 5.8 3:39pm 5.3 5:24pm 14.3 6:13pm 14.1 7:06pm 13.6 8:05pm 12.9 UNION ] Hood Canal 18 2:45am 9.9 19 3:33am 11.020 4:17am 11.921 4:59am 12.7 rhu 7:30am 7.2 Fri8:28pm 7.5Sat9:23am 7.6Sun I0:14pm 7.5 12:53pm 11.5 1:29pm 11.5 2:07pm 11.6 2:49pm 11.5 8:18pm 0.1 8:58pm -0.9 9:37pm -1.8 I0:18pm -2.3 22 5:40am 13.223 6:20am 13.624 7:02am 13.725 12:23am -1.6 Mon 11:04pm 7.4Tue11:53pm 7.1Wed 12:44am 6.6 Thu7:43am 13.7 3:33pm 11.4 4:19pm 11.15:10pm 10.6 1:38pm 6.0 I0:58pm -2.5 11:40prn -2.3 6:08pm 9.9 THE SUN and THE MOON 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Sunrise8:55am8:55am 8:56am 8:56am 8:57pm 8:57am8:S8am8:58am Sunset 5:24pm5:24pm 5:25pm 5:25pm 5:26pm 5:26pmS:27pm5:27pm Moonrise 5:02am6:07am 7:12am 8:13am 9:09am 9:59am10:42am 11:20am Moonset 3:18pm3:58pm 4:46pm 5:42pm 6:46pm 7:57pm9:10pro 10:25pm New moon December 21, First quarter December 28 Tidal Information courtesy NOAA [ Astronomical Data courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory DIAMOND RESOURCE COMPANY Selling the Standard in Working Forests"