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4C Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ,In a green-side buni00:er, could it be a gift? It's pretty rare to see a tour :i player leave a shot in the bunker, or even worse, blade one over the green onto the next tee box. In fact, most tour players would rather play the green side bunker over chipping, , especially in high grass around the green. When the green side bunker is broken down, we ." i realize there is room for : error. When executed properly, the green side bunker shot is the only shot in golf in which the ball never touches the clubface. PRO'S CORNER JON JARESS PGA Professional, Director of Golf Nakoma Golf Resort Technique Repeatedly, we've all done our research -- either from lessons or reading the latest technique on how to be a better bunker player. Start with a slightly open stance and open clubface. Our weight should be slightly forward in stance for better balance. Ball position, in general, should be placed in the center of our stance with our hands slightly closer to our bodies in the address position. Keeping our wrist firm, take the club back on a slightly outside path and then bring the club slightly inside on the downswing. Hit a couple of inches behind the ball, dig deep and make sure you follow through. Got all that? Now relax and make a good swing. "Mrs. Havencamp, it looks like our 30 minutes are up. Work on it and let me know how it's going. Oh -- I almost forgot, today's lesson will be $65." How familiar does that sound? The gift Everything mentioned above is mechanically true. What we're trying to accomplish here is making the sand push the ball out of the bunker so the face of the club never touches the ball. The key to this shot is getting comfortable and relaxed. Tour players know there is room for error here. For the most part, we have 2 to 4 inches where the club can penetrate the sand and end up with the same result. If we hit 2 inches behind the ball (less sand), the ball will fly farther with more backspin, making the ball stop more quickly. Let's say we miss our mark and hit 4 inches behind the ball (more sand). The ball will have less air time and spin, but will release or roll to the pin. If we can approach this shot with the idea that we don't have to be perfect toget good results, I think we can all agree that this is a gift. Work on your technique. Get yourself into a position where you can make a relaxed swing that will allow you 2 to 4 inches behind the ball. Jon Jaress is the PGA head golf professional at Nakoma Golf Resort in Clio. To inquire about private lessons or to ask him a question, email him at jjaress@nakomagolfresort.com. i00"00Fxplosive. numbers of wil{00 turkeys can cause havoc Wild turkeys Question: I live in the San Francisco East Bay and in my neighborhood there has been an explosion in the numbers of wild turkeys roaming freely and they are causing havoc wherever they go! These birds destroy flower beds and yards with their endless search for food. They relieve themselves frequently, leaving a mess able to be tracked into peoples' residences and family vehicles. A small child's toys may even come into contact with their biological waste. These turkeys travel in large groups. I have even counted two separate groups numbering 25 large turkeys. They don't have many natural predators except maybe larger dogs, but the turkeys steer clear of those yards. Cats only fear them. The only predator that can make a difference is man. Any suggestioris? limmy W. Answer: There are a few things that you and your CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS CARRIE WILSON California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov neighbors can do. First of all, do whatever you can to discourage them from getting too comfortable on your property and becoming permanent residents. Talk to all of your neighbors to make sure no one is feeding or providing them water (e.g., via fountains, dog dishes, birdbaths, etc.). Also, make sure no one is leaving pet food out. You and your neighbors can always try hazing them with nonlethal methods, such as a quick spray with a hose or a motion-detecting sprinkler. To curtail the problems with unwanted droppings under their roosts, remove the areas where they perch or else use bird spikes to make perches inhospitable. You can also try stringing visible lines to disrupt their flight paths. If none of these actions prove effective and the turkeys continue causing substantial property damage, and if you've exhausted all other methods, your last option may be to contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for issuance of a depredation permit to authorize the lethal removal of the turkeys. Relocating turkeys is not an option. Dropping baited lines Question: While my wife and I were camping at Lake Comanche last week we observed two young men arrive in a pickup with a small kayak in the back. As they prepared to fish in the pond section, one of the guys took I COUNTY OF PLUMAS NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS I The Plumas County Department of Social Services (PCDSS) invites responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide and I operate an Independent Living Program (ILP) to assist eligible County foster youth age 16 to 21 and young adults up to age 21, who i were formerly in foster care as dependents or wards of the juvenile court system, in the transition to independent living and self- sufficiency. " " The County anticipates funding of approxirnate$48,000 per..ounty Fiscal Year (July 1- June 30) for the provisioa and operation of an Independent Living Program. The initial funding period Will be irom september 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. The provision of I the ILP may be extended for up to four additional one-year periods at the discretion of the County and contingent upon available funding. I The Request for Proposals (RFP) document will be available to the public beginning June 19, 2015, from PCDSS, 270 County ! Hospital Rd., Ste. 207, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-7045, FAX 530-283-6368, or by emailing your request to: I mara.solomon@countyofplumas.com. I Notices of Intent to submit a Proposal must be submitted to the Plumas County Department of Social Services by July 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST; only those who submit a timely Notice of Intent will have their Proposal considered. The tentative ILP contract start date will be September 1,2015. All Proposals must be submitted via US Mail or hand-delivery by July 31,2015, no later than 5 p.m. PST to: County of Plumas, Department of Social Services, ATTN: Leslie Mohawk, Program Manager, 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 207, Quincy, CA 95971. Postmarks will not be accepted in lieu of actual receipt. Late proposals will not be considered. SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES IS HIRING Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is a third generation, family owned business that provides thousands of jobs in the wood products industry throughout the western United States. SPI is committed to its employees, and to the future, by managing its nearly two million acres of forest lands on a sustained yield basis. SPI continues to be a company where over 4,000 crew members are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become a part of our team. Are you looking for employment with a stable and progressive company? 15 facilities in the Western United Sates and 2 facilities in Wisconsin A renewable energy supplier Opportunities for career advancement Competitive pay Full benefit package A drug and tobacco free workplace Sierra Pacific Industries, Quincy division is adding production hours to its planer mill to support the newly constructed large log sawmill, and needs to add 15-20 new crew members. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. A verifiable Social Security Number is required. An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans. the kayak out to look for fish using his polarized sunglasses while the other set their rods up on the bank. Once the guy in the kayak found where the fish were hanging out, he went back to the bank and prepared four very large baits. One of the baits looked like roe and three others looked like chicken intestines. He then loaded them one at a time into his kayak and rowed back out to drop the baited lines over the fish he'd found while his friend held the rods on the bank. They repeated this action until all four baited lines were fishing. We didn't stay around to see what they caught, but when they were leaving in the dark I asked them how they did. Their reply was that they'd caught several fish. Were these men fishing legally? If not and we observe this action again, should we call CalTIP? --Robert H. Answer: Each angler could use bait to fish with two rods if they both had second-rod validations. If one of them handled all four rods while the other dropped the baits, it could be a problem because one person would then be angling with four rods. To comply with the letter of the law, they would have to switch roles after two of the lines were set. They could also only use up to three baited hooks on each line. Define wanton waste Question: What would be considered deterioration or waste offish? I understand that leaving them on the shoreline or in a garbage can would be waste, but would it also apply to using the whole fish as fertilizer or something like that? --Zach T. Answer: Anglers are expected to make reasonable efforts to retrieve and utilize any fish taken. It is unlawful to cause or permit any deterioration or waste of any fish taken in the waters of this state (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 1.87). Although most fish taken under the authority of sport fishing licenses are utilized for human consumption, the regulation does not prescribe how fish are to be used. Sturgeon cards Question: If I am taking fishermen that are under 16 who do not yet need fishing licenses sturgeon fishing, do they need sturgeon tags? --John B. Livermore Answer: Yes. Anglers under 16 are exempt only from having to purchase a sport fishing license. However, they must still purchase and carry report cards for any fishery with report card requirements and follow all other sport fishing regulations. Carrie Wilson is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department ofFish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone's questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Contact her at CalOutdoors@ wildlife.ca.gov. CDFW recruits wildlife officers TheCifornia Department : said CDF.W Law Enforcement :' academy is expected to open ofFish find Wildlife is Division Chief David Bess:  in September orOctobeK recruiting current peace officers who are interested in a career as a wildlife officer. Applications are open only to those who meet the requirements in 1) or 2) below: 1) Successful completion of a California POST-accredited law enforcement academy, possession of a valid California POST basic peace officer certificate and current employment as a peace officer within the state of California. 2) Successful completion within the last 12 months of the CDFW Law Enforcement Academy, and possession of a valid California POST basic academycertlficate. Applications must be postmarked by June 26. "We are particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a passion for conservation of California's fish and wildlife resources," The CDFW Law Enforcement Division expects an overwhelming number of inquiries and asks prospective candidates to extensively review materials on the website before contacting CDFW with questions. To read more about law enforcement careers with CDFW, go to dfg.ca.gov/enforcement/ career. To view the official job bulletin and detailed information on how to apply, visit jobs.ca.gov/jobsgen/ 5fg07.pdf. Those who are not currently working as peace officers but who are interested in a career as a wildlife officer may apply to attend the full 31-week Wildlife Officer Academy as a wildlife officer cadet. The application period for the California wildlife officers are charged with ensuring public safety, enforcing fish and wildlife laws, investigating illegal sales of wildlife, protecting the state from pollution, enforcing habitat protection laws, fighting illegal drug trafficking, keeping the homeland secure and responding during natural disasters. As peace officers, they have the authority to enforce all California laws, such as the Vehicle Code and Penal Code, and are federally deputized to enforce federal fish and wildlife laws. The experiences of a typical day for a California wildlife officer are as diverse as the state's fish and wildlife. Wildlife officers patrol ocean, desert, mountain and valley environments, as well as urban areas. ur 00rformance and Trucks. $UV's, Imports  G Cars C.stom Dual ts, Cat Converte, Stainless SteeITIps andTuWq Needs Collision Repair, Restoration, A/C Work, Bedliners, Detailing & Steel Sales l