Mosquitoes and ticks are back in season. This year is expected to be worse for them because of damp and warm weather. Mosquitoes with the Zika virus like to bite ankles and lower legs and are out all day. If you get a bite and have a rash fever and joint pain, contact your doctor immediately. Lyme disease is also a concern, nymph mosquitoes are found in cool moist environments, such as in leaf litter or on logs, tree trunks or fallen branches in oak woodlands. The adults are found on the tips of grass, and shrubs, often alongside trails. Lime disease bites develop lesions and a rash. A new comer to the tick worries is one that carries the Powassan (POW) virus. This is most commonly found in the…
We encourage you to take a look at these two articles published by the California Rifle and Pistol Association: http://crpa.org/battle-begins-sacramento/ http://crpa.org/breaking-appeals-court-says-lawsuit-challenging-californias-microstamping-law-can-proceed/
AGSC friends Joel Wilson and Ben Potter made a film about a big horn sheep hunt in Montana. Sitka describes the film: Four lifelong friends set out on an archery sheep hunt in the Tendoy Mountains of Montana, and they find themselves in a wild stalk. But the hunt is bigger than them. Repeated pneumonia-related die-offs have led biologists to employ hunters to wipe out the entire herd, in order to restore it. If the program works, if the hunters are successful, it could become the blueprint for wild sheep restoration across North America. TENDOYS - SITKA Gear from SITKA Gear on Vimeo.
Congrats to our Junior Hunt winner, Amelia Ferguson! AGSC Jr. Hunt winner, Amelia Ferguson, came away with a nice forkie in late August. It was an exciting two-day hunt interrupted several times when bears wanted in on the action. AGSC members Dick Dasmann and Frank Spane guided the hunt. Many thanks go to Steve and Linda Spencer, owners of Arrow H Ranch for offering their property for the hunt and for serving up a great lunch and breakfast. Member Dennis Berry of Wildlife Arts donated a European mount for Amelia and Gary Viera of Phil's Catering processed the meat. Frank and Christine Spane provided accommodations for the two days. The nearly $1500 generated by the raffle will go toward the club's mission of providing educational opportunities for local youth.