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California Outdoors for the week of 1/23/2015

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Habitat issues biggest factor in California pheasant decline

Question: Wild pheasants in the Sacramento Valley have been in steep decline for many years and very little effort, if any, is being made to help this once-abundant game bird make a comeback. Improved habitat conditions, a reduced season and lowered bag limits could help them recover. What was the Fish and Game Commission thinking when they raised the limit and extended the season to what it is today?

Wally S.

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Los Molinos looks to join eight-man football

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
1/23/2015
 
A proposal that would allow Los Molinos High School to play eight-man football in 2015 is being considered by California Interscholastic Federation Northern Section officials, even though enrollment at the campus is far greater than the limit allowed by the athletic agency.

In the Northern Section, schools with an enrollment of more than 150 students are required to play 11-man football. At Los Molinos, the enrollment is 189 students — more than 25 percent over the limit.

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California Outdoors for the week of 1/16/2015

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Hunting from cattle blind

Question: I am in a duck club and we get geese in the field between our blinds. It is impossible to sneak up on the geese without being seen. We made a life-size cow silhouette and painted it black and white just like the cows in the field. We are planning on hiding behind it to sneak up within shooting range of the geese. Is this a legal decoy to use?

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Two Plumas County golf courses make top 25 friendliest nationwide

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Mother Nature smiles down on Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle. Maybe for coming in at No. 5 on GolfAdvisor’s top 25 friendly list? Photo courtesy Plumas Pines Golf Resort

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/23/2015


Out of thousands of golf courses nationwide, two in Plumas County are among GolfAdvisor’s top 25 courses for staff friendliness in 2014.

Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle is No. 5, and The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa in Clio ranks 25th. GolfAdvisor amassed last year’s ratings and reviews by golfers in determining who made the list.

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Greenville getting ready for Herlong

GreenvilleSGreg Knight
Sports Reporter
1/16/2015


Greenville senior Christian Beres works on his free-throw skills during a recent Indians varsity practice session. Beres and the Indians, who currently maintain a 6-3 overall record, will return to action this week when they host Herlong on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. Photo by Greg Knight


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