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Posted on August 24 at 11:30 a.m.
Beach Fan -
When was Brian Roney let go ... and will that 'certain Deputy CAO' be following him?
On Proposed Beach Parking Fees All but Dead in the Water
Posted on April 27 at 12:54 p.m.
From the California Fish and Game website:
Why can't mountain lions be hunted in California?
With the passage of Proposition 117 in 1990, mountain lions became a "specially protected species," making mountain lion hunting illegal in California. This status and other statutes prohibit the Department of Fish and Game from recommending a hunting season for lions, and it is illegal to take, injure, possess, transport, import, or sell any mountain lion or part of a mountain lion
Animal Specimen Salvage Issues
No one, even a holder of a Scientific Collecting Permit (SCP), can pick up road kills, native bird feathers, or collect owl pellets or other animal parts without a SCP authorizating the salvage of dead amphibians, reptiles, birds, and/or mammals
Although Fish and Game Code section 2000.5(a) states the accidental taking of game by a motor vehicle is not a violation of the law, it does not authorize the possession of animals taken by a collision with a vehicle. You may wonder why this is the case since it seems like it would be a waste of a deer to not be able to place a tag on it and perhaps save another from being taken. The reason is that some poachers would use the “collision” excuse to take deer at night with their vehicle and just attach their tag to justify the action."
Poaching, especially of large carnivores, is on the increase due to the value of their body parts - especially overseas since it is believed that the consumption of certain organs enhances sexual performance. Claws are also used in the jewelry trade. The first reports I saw indicated that the animal's genitals had been removed.
On Paws Sawed Off Dead Mountain Lion
Posted on March 11 at 9:08 a.m.
A minor correction: "All California sheepheads are female until they are seven or eight years old when they morph into males, which they remain for the rest of their fifty year life span ..."
On The Coastline's New Rules
Posted on February 4 at 8:54 a.m.
“We need to find it within ourselves to contribute to the whole,” he said, “and we can most effectively do that by first making the best possible contribution to our own selves, through education, questioning, and personal growth. Then, stay on the path that leads to your goal. In fact, head for a goal that is so far out of reach you cannot even imagine what it is.”
Inspiring! Thank you for your service Mr. Hicks.
On Real-Life <em>Red Tails</em>
Posted on January 19 at 5:04 a.m.
Please look at the obituary for Diane Winkleman over on Edhat:http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?...
She was one of the victims of this outrageous behavior on the part of these 'dedicated public servants'. Her family claims she died of exposure following following the theft of her bedding and belongings. I hope she gets justice. RIP Diane.
On Sheriff's Office Investigates Two Deputies
Posted on January 3 at 1:21 p.m.
Thanks for the info and maps. I stand corrected. I just got off the phone with Tom Mason (DFG - 562 342-7179) and he confirmed your information. Didn't realize you could enlarge the map to see the actual area better.
On New No Fishing Zones for California
Posted on January 3 at 12:53 p.m.
Boundary: This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Goleta Slough northward of latitude 34° 25.02' N. Permitted/Prohibited Uses: Take of all living marine resources is prohibited except for take pursuant to routine maintenance, dredging, habitat restoration, research and education, maintenance of artificial structures, and operation and maintenance of existing facilities in the conservation area per any required federal, state and local permits, or activities pursuant to Section 630, or as otherwise authorized by the department.
In waters below the mean high tide line inside the Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve as defined within Section 630, the following restrictions apply:
1.Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited. 2.No person shall enter this area and remain therein except on established trails, paths or other designated areas except department employees or designated employees of Santa Barbara Airport, City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Sanitary District and Goleta Valley Vector Control District for the purposes of carrying out official duties.
You can also verify the details and map at the link posted in the article.
Posted on January 3 at 8:05 a.m.
The Goleta Slough has been fished for smelt to be used as bait for pier and shore anglers. There has also been a few mullet and halibut caught as well. It is important to note that these closures also prohibit swimming, wading,and kayaking in the Slough as well.
Posted on December 27 at 7:26 a.m.
Aebleskiver, not Aebelskiver, appears to be the correct spelling ...
On Akvavit, Aebelskiver, and Ogden
Posted on July 7 at 7:31 a.m.
Just a minor correction - the term 'snagging' refers to hooking a fish in the body and not in the mouth. The better term is 'caught'. The definition of the term angling refers to the fish voluntarily taking the hook by mouth. Although snagging is not illegal (in this circumstance) ethical anglers generally release snagged fish (except for baitfish) if they are otherwise in good condition.
On Man Catches Record-Setting Halibut