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Page 7 Hells Canyon Journal September 10, 2003 by John Garrigus Sponsored by: ~,~i~ Mark Wil|ia~s - ,% C+,ms~,_',et~'an Renovation :: Restoration Oregon ("( "B ~ / / 248 ] Tel: 541-742-7019 Fax: 541-742-7015 u, I hope that readers took tion. Wing barrels will be vival also was quite good. Sumpter units. Because ofthe advantage of the summer placed at the junctions of Hunting should be good with large amounts of private weather this past week to get many roads or other conve- mixed populationsofquailand lands in the Lookout Moun- out in the field after doves, nient locations, chukar available on public tain and South Sumpter ar- There have been plenty of Upland gamebirdproduc- land. With continued dry eas, all elk hunts arelimited birds available in most par- tion in the Umatilla District weather, the birds will concen- entry and hunts are designed tions of Central and Eastern was somewhat uneven with trate near water sources,to reduce elk populations. In Oregon, and limiting out may rains in mid-summer affect- Pheasant production has been the other units, the first sea- be accomplished in rather ing brood survival. Califor- fair, but habitat and numbers son hunts are limited entry short order. However, due to nia quail production was ex- are limited in this area.with an "any bull" bag limit. a cold front moving across cellent and high survivalBrood surveys in Malheur Second season will be spike the state this past weekend, rates point to good hunting. County indicated fairly good only. As the post-season bull birds will be moving on to Chukar and Hungarian par-hatch and survival rates for ratios in all units are near or warmer climes, tridge counts were similar to chukar and quail. Huntingabove the current manage- For those who wish to con- last year, but production was for these species should be a ment objective of 10 bulls per tinue to pursue upland game down slightly overall. Forest bit better than the previous 100 cows, success should be birds and waterfowl, rest as- grouse production was good year. good. Tag numbers are simi- sured that many more oppor- throughout the district, and Pheasant populations re- lar to last year. Above-nor- tunities are possible. Bird there should be lots of birds main low here with the ma- mal rainfall this spring im- survival and brood produc- in many Blue Mountain ar-jority of birds located on pri- proved range conditions at tion was good or better this eas. rate lands. The ability to ac- higher elevations. year, and most units will of- Around Heppner, counts cess these lands will have Deer populations in these fer all the hunting one may were completed and bird lev- much influence on the units have leveled out al- desire, els are consistent with last hunter's success. Dove sea- though fawn survival im- Grant County brood sur- year's production. Chukarson will be good here until proved this spring. Hunters veyshave been completed and and hun hunting will be fair cold weather moves the birds should find good opportuni- they suggest a very good sea- or better in most areas and south. The best hunting for ties at the higher elevations. son for chukar as well as Call- quail hunting should be above doves will be around desert If you plan to be in the field fornia quail. While it may be average. In those areas with water holes, agriculturalfor deer and elk, be aware hard to gain access to private good habitat, pheasant popu- lands and weedy areas, that many cougars taken this lands to hunt, there are good lations are good and hunting Sage grouse hunting time of year are shot by hunt- numbers of birds on public will be fair or good. Pheasant should be good after a fairly ers inpursuit ofotherquarry. lands. Blue and ruffed grouse populations are still below good brood season. Sage Cougarsightingsandprob- are scattered throughout the average. While there is no grouse hunting is by limited- lems have seen a notable in- district with surveys show- formal survey conducted for entry only. crease in Baker County this ingmore grouse than the pre- forest grouse here, hunting As always, be sure to askpast year, and most hunters vious year, particularly blue should be fair or better here for and receive permission should welcome the chance grouse, as well. before venturing upon private to assist in getting a handle The surveys also noted an Over-winter survival of land. on this growing problem. increasing number of moun- chukar, California quail andDeer and Elk num- Hunters' chances will in- tain quail in many parts ofsage grouse was very good bers are similar to last year's crease during the fall big the district. There is no open this year in Harney County. in the Keating, Pine Creek, game seasons and againlater season on this species in Brood production and sur- Lookout Mountain and in the year when winter con- Grant County, and hunters are urged to properly identify , ' their target and report any mountain quail sightings to ditions concentrate the elk Oregon as well as the contin- and deer on winter ranges uedhigh fire danger through- where the cougars will follow out the state has led to many this abundant food source, roadclosures.TheODFWweb Hunters' success will improve site has phone numbers and in the winter when snow fa- links to the needed informa- cilitatestracking, tion. The web address is Bear hunters will most www.dfw.state, likely find their prey near old 2003-fire-drought-htm. orchards on abandoned home- In general, the ODFW does steads, near huckleberry not close seasons due to fire patches, and along riparian danger. However, hunters areas where berries are plen- may need to find another area tiful, if their favorite spot is the As plans are made for these site of an active fire or if the and other outdoor recreation, private landowner has closed be awareofODFW'sreminder access due to fire danger. to check with the appropriate Hunters need to be prepared land management agencies to walk in to some areas and about road closures and fire as always have fire safety restrictions. Active fires burn- equipment in their camps and ingin Central and Northeast vehicles. You May Qua/if/for a FREE Annual Exam and Mammogram Breast and Cervical Cancer Early detection and screening Family Size Maximum Income Monthly $1,677 2 2,260 3 2,844 4 3,427 5 4,010 If you are 40 to 65, call to check your eligibility for a women's health check and mammogram at NO charge. Women's health check with CHD Public Health or private physician. For more information, call 962-8823 or our new toll-free number, 1-877-962-8823. Center for Human Development, Inc. Public Health Services 1100 K Avenue La Grande, OR 97850 SERVICE DIRECTORY Serving the John Day Field office. Be reminded to please sub- GI AY'S' WEST & CO Baker mit wings and tails of forest grouse to the Oregon Depart- ' County ment ofFish and Wildlife for 'PIONEER CHAPEL . -- ]C0 C0 CONSTRUCTION] I[ELKHORN TITLE CO, t] the collection of biological CREMATORY Since 1887 I I I TffLEINSURANCEaESCROWS data. : In the Wallowa District, 1500Dew, Avenue Ba erCi , 0R97814 L ..=,,.try=k. , I FAST FRIENDLY SERVICE I I " I ], LOCALLY0WNED&0PERATED 11 hunting should be good due _:.__ +.:. l-eLD-5LD-3677 IJ + SeptiCRoodSystemSBu~lr~ .Installedltlght~.W4:~ & Repared Ii i to excellent grouse pro~l~ff-+ - Ill 54]-523-6477 |111 " " ~ I ~tching ~renc~n~ Drain Fields- Dem~i+ton I ,ASSIFIE[ ' +0o.o , i , +, II FAX 523-9372 /I |Licen=~:~, bonded & insured C,CB. #113"108"1691 i I D OL,NEIS WE BUY & SELL USED CARS Wanted" Place in Richland area ...- o..,.. ~~ OCI~ ~'re F,.,. o0,,= - I Complete auto body, paint and for retiring couple, reasonably Cl~r Cr~k F~rm ~ ~61gll~r01tl61t glass. 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Call r00msw/privatebathr00ms, ren0vatedguest L,, j [ j I PINE VALLEY INTERIORS 4"5 12 Tons 2nd cutting AL- 893-6341after5pm. cabins, expansive fruit uchard, watnutt ees, I TY--CARE--I I 742-6797 ' FALFA, small bales, $85/ton. 742 ...... ~-- "7019. ClearC~ek.P.:$1,130,O00. ~1 ""~"~' I "BOAT- 13'Gregerw/trailer, 10hp Bachelor Realty, Inc. Ifl;'UJ J~,GZ~. I I AnnieKoger I Merc, Minkota troling mtr, asking ,,541-389-5,,,5,16 I~.U~" ~2'.'79~%~2~1 I Independent Beauty Consultant I . LaRuc . eide '850" ames,One Pa re c.2-drawercond. 2sbed'for two Bdrm, = ath updated 980 I I Sanitary Scrvlcc Iouble wide on 100'x 75' lot. !~~~;,,~,=~,~i ] La Grande, OR 97850-1956 I both. 893-6031. New shop, garden space, fruit~b]t~l[ILI]llt, iJt~l I (541)663-1939 I :] .Anniversary i trees. S69,500. 541-893-6031or I SeplicSytemsl=talleda0dRepaimd I I wwwanniekger@marykay'Cmmarykay com/annlekoger I Serving Pine Valle 503-421-3676 cell. J I)mpTnJck,Bacl0e.Tracl 0e.T0pS0ill I " " J and the Snake River Areas i':l .Birthdays'Funerals II I HE NT-ED--I [Sand'Gr vel pitRun FarmE uiment i i JulieKoger541-742-8259, I] 742-6857 il I We will pay 1% of the J FabulousFemalesJ ;] j selling price to whomever [ , refers THE buyer. Ca,II Re steredorCommerdoll I E] O[JN J wPl ! I ,, _, ,, .o., Go-boy Co,, l I come, Cycle 0re0n i Kert orBobbieat 742-7018. ] . . _. ,, , R0..t, , OE O,E,o,,,., ,, .o.+.++o~. , r~~~ r~.,=,o,~l, I'~,+ II ,,:30.. I ~- o~,-.,, ;i .~ .AntiQues .c~.a. I -~ ~ 800-824-5298 P~.. Up o. Da~.=.y I ,.il ..... ....... I HORSES-H-OEING& TRIMMING, 119 II Phone 208-257-3727 Colts started. Stewart Reid, 742- i new kitchen in '96. Garage, !1 | 208.257.37201 ......... =. ........... o. f~/~ #ff/ 7552 s/27 I barn. studio & workshop a. II l ...... I ]Dennis Amzen beorge b0ver brag HscnerI MoadaT-C,llV.,a.r7.t2 7777 "~'' PM I i IferedatSSZ lmlZm+sll , - ...........I I= ~=,=,= C~"ll ~:~ tESTOCK ,~.UC 42321 New Bridge Rd, Richland ]6H~~ ~8--~ (Ron Halley place): Furniture, F~ tools, horse tack, clothes, house- ~ Office (208) 365-50161.800.59%5016 Fax (208) 365-5017 ~Eagle Creek Orchard has hold items, 75 hp Evenrude mtr, JnJ R T-A ChadLowry, Owner ',Peaches. Hours Sun-Thur 8 a.m truck canopy, a lots of good stuff, and STORAGE SHEDS 454-9335 MISC. FOR SALE CONSTRUCTION BEAUTY CARE SANITATION SERVICES HELP WANTED LIVESTOCK PI2 ZA REAL ESTATE HORSESHOEING YARD SALES EMMETT VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION REFRIG. & HEATING PRODUCE S" 3RAG E to 5 p.m. 541-893-6790. T/F HELP WAN'FED :tell them we love them more than ',anything. 523-6482. Dad & Mom C. Yard Sale Sat, Sept 13, 8- 4, Sum- WE DELIVER TO YOUR LOCATION mit Creek Rd, New Bridge (Mary Buy or Rent any size, 8'x8' to 14'x28' 963-7285 or 1-888-398-7286 Jane's) follow signs - much stuff. Multi-family Yard Sale, Sat&Sun, COOK WANTED. Call Jerry at Sept 13, 8- 5, 206 Main, Richland Hells Canyon Inn, 785-3383. 861-3325 Beef Sale - Every Monday 12:00 noon Dairy Sale - Every Tuesday ]2:00 noon Scooter Lacrone Cliff Biedsoc Jerry Cada Emmett Yard 861-3325 973-2520 585-3966 365-5280 880-9616 Ill I