California Outdoors

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Is a duck still a duck once it becomes sausage?

Q: My question is about possession of waterfowl when processed. A friend shot more than 250 ducks in the just-completed waterfowl season, so I asked him if he was breaking the law by having more then 14 ducks in possession. He said no because he had them regularly processed into duck sausage, and once processed they’re considered out of your possession. Is this correct? Another friend saves all his ducks throughout the 100-day duck season and then gives them all to a butcher to process into sausage. He contends if you process the meat through a meat grinder, then it’s not considered part of the possession limit anymore because it’s now processed.

If you smoke your ducks or process them through a meat grinder and put them in your freezer, are they then out of your possession? A clarification of the “in possession” rule would be greatly appreciated.

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Golf season is underway

5/11/2011 -

Graeagle Meadows Golf

The golf season at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course has finally started.

It’s been a long, cold, snowy, wet winter but true life is starting to emerge in the community of Graeagle. The birds are flying, the squirrels are climbing, the deer are grazing, the coyotes are roaming and real golfers (both men and women) are surfacing from their winter shelters to reunite at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course.

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The Spring bite is on

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

Small streams

Spring runoff is still going full throttle. Some of the smaller streams, however, are starting to show signs of clearing and becoming more fishable. If stream fishing is your thing, focus on the small streams and creeks.

The fish will be conserving energy by staying out of the faster water. Try drifting an egg or a small stonefly imitation through pocket water.

Look for the seams in the current where the fish can stay in slower water but grab their food as it drifts past in the faster current.

That faster current is like a food conveyor belt, but the fish will stay just to the side of it in slower water to conserve energy.

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On bloodsucking leeches, cowcod and sanddabs

Carrie Wilson
California Department Fish & Game

Bloodsucking leeches?

Q. My daughter and I love to swim and play in waters wherever we find them.

While in French Gulch (Shasta County) last year, we decided to play around in Clear Creek. The creek was running pretty high, but when my daughter and I got out we had these black, worm-like things hanging off us.

Our first thought was leeches, which got us out of the water quite quickly! Someone told me they were rock worms and wouldn’t hurt us. We haven’t returned there though because we’re still too scared they were leeches.

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Chester's Bereznak throws no hitter

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Chester pitcher Ryan Bereznak rifles the ball toward a Hayfork batter. Bereznak threw a no hitter for the Volcanoes in their 6-1 victory at Hayfork last Friday, April 29. In the second game of the doubleheader, Hunter Morris pitched seven full innings to earn the win for Chester. Photo submitted


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