Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 19, 1998 · Page 8
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Spring turkey and abalone seasons open soon Spring turkey season opens Saturday, March 28 and runs through SUnday, May 3. Limit is one bearded turkey per day, and two per season. Turkeys are not a native bird in California, and thanks to the efforts of Harold Harger, a retired wildlife biologist of Fish and Game, we have had a state-wide hunting season since 1977. Mr. Harger was the driving force in planting turkeys in this state, which has turned into the most successful planting program Fish and Game has ever done. The two most important things to remember for turkey hunting is to have proper camouflage and no movement. I watched a video on hunting that "showed a hunter and his gun completely covered in cammo. He was sitting in front of a tree and you really had to look hard •to detect he was there. He had called in a big torn to almost shooting range (40 yards tops). All of a sudden, the bird took off, even though the hunter had remained motionless. The reason? The hunter had an orange label on the bottom of his boot - that's all it takes to scare off a turkey - so be sure everything is camouflaged! Before the season starts, it's important to get out and find a concentration of birds. This time of year, the birds are mating and tend to stay in the same general ' area until mating is finished. To hunt public lands, stop by the B.L.M. office at 2550 North State Street in Ukiah and ask for the hunting package. This will show you all the areas open to hunting in our area. ' Once you find the general area you want to hunt, try to check it THE DAY IN SPORTS THE OUTDOOR REPORT BY JEFF JOHNSON out before the season opens. A box call or a crow call are all you'll need to find birds. Drive the logging roads and look for tracks. If you find some, get out and use the box call (it's simple to sound like an expert with one of these), and see if anything calls back to you. You should try to call from the highest points around. Keep calling in different areas until you hear a call back (early morning is the best time). Now you've located birds and it's time to plan your hunt. You need to be in the field and set up before daylight. Find a tree 200 to 300 yards from where you'd previously located birds, sit down in front of it and start calling with your box call. Be sure not to start calling until shoot time (30 minutes before sunrise), you don't want a bird coming at you before you can legally shoot. If you call is answered, answer back with two or three yelps. Keep this up until the turkey is about 100 yards away from you, being careful not to call too much. At this distance use you call to make a couple of quiet clicks. As the bird gets about 75 yards away, stop calling altogether. He is now looking for you and all you need to do is make sure you don't move and wait until he comes into gun range. It's also important not to shoot until the bird walks in front of your stand. If the bird is off to either side of you, by the time you move to pull you gun up he has his head down and is off to the races, making a good shot tough. It's much easier and more successful if you wait until the bird is directly in front of you. Recommended ammo for turkeys is 12 gauge 3,4 or 5's, coated premium shells. Coated shells will give you maximum penetration on these big birds. If you get a chance, pattern you gun to see which shot size works best. You should always aim for the head and please don't shoot over 40 yards. You could get lucky past this range, but more times than not it will result in a crippled bird that you'll never see again. I hope you get a chance to get out and try this type of hunting. For those who've never tried it, you'll find it different than anything else you've ever hunted. If you go with a partner, make sure you set up quite a ways apart from each other. Two hunters in the same place make cammo and movement that much tougher. Good luck! Abalone season opens up on April 1. Don't forget to purchase the new abalone stamp before you head out. Jeff Johnson is the manager of Long's Drugs in Ukiah. Bearcats Continued from Page 6 two hits and striking out eight for the win. The Potter Valley senior also led the way at the plate for the Bearcats, finishing with two of the team's five hits. Erin Austin, > Jolene Blondelli and Elizabeth Ray each finished 1x3. "We survived a good game," Fred Austin said. "Our hitting was okay, we had five hits and some walks. Being the first outing, I think we're going to improve on .that.' "I thought we.'played; a tough game defensively. Wejrnade a nice double play in the last inning that was the key to the win." The Bearcats made fouf errors for the game, but mental mistakes were kept to a minimum. The Potter Valley girls return to the .diamond this-afternoon, when they host Fort Bragg. I iv a f- A A 1 NCAA 1 ^^^^^^^•"^i^""ise™Baaaaaaaaaaaaaamaammmaa*ammmmiammaammmmmmmiammmmmmmmmmmmiaiijBmmmmmmmi NCAA Basketball Tournament At A Glance By The Associated Press AfiTlmeePST EAST REGIONAL At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Regional Semifinal* Thursday North Carolina (32-3) vs. Michigan State (22-7). 4:39 Connecticut (31-4) vs. Washington (20-9). 6:59 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday, March 21 Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. SOUTH REGIONAL At HropfCflUltl Ftwfl Si Petersburg, FIs. Regional Semifinals Friday Duke (31-3) vs. Syracuse (28-8), 4:39 p.m. Kentucky (31-4) vs. UCLA (24-8). 6:59 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 22 Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. MIDWEST REGIONAL At The Kiel Center St. Louie Regional Semifinals Friday, March 20 Purdue (2B-7) vs. Stanford (28-4), 5:05 p.m. Rhode Island (24-8) vs. Valparaiso (23-9). 7:25 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 22 Semifinal winners, 11:40 a.m. WEST REGIONAL Al Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, Calif. Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 19 West Virginia (24-8) vs. Utsh (27-3), 5:05 p.m. Arizona (29-4) vs. Maryland (21-10). 7:25 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday, March 21 Semifinal winners, 12:40 p.m. THE FINAL FOUR At The Alamodome San Antonio National Semifinal* Saturday, March 28 First game starts at 2:42 p.m. East champion vs. West champion South champion vs. Midwest champion National Championship Monday, March 30 Semifinal winners, 6:18 p.m. I NBA National Basketball Association At A Glance All Times PST By The Aaaoclated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet GB Miami 46 21 .687 — New York 36 29 .554 9 New Jersey 34 32 .515111/2 Washington 34 32 .515 11 1/2 Orlando 33 32 .508 12 Boston 29 36 .446 16 Philadelphia 25 40 .385 20 Central Division Chicago 49 17 .742 — Indiana 45 20 .692 31/2 Charlotte 42 24 .636 7 Atlanta 39 25 .609 9 • Cleveland 35 30 .538131/2 Detroit 30 36 .455 19 Milwaukee 29 36 .446191/2 Toronto 14 50 .219 34 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pet GB x-Utsh 48 17 .738 — x-San Antonio 45 21 .682 31/2 Houston 34 31 .523 14 Minnesota 33 33 .500151/2. Vancouver 15 50 .231 33 . Dallas : 15 51 22733 1/2 Denver ' 8 59 .119 41 Paeffte Division x-Seattla 50 15 .789 — x-LA Lakers 46 19 .708 4 x-Phoenlx 44 22 .667 6 1/2 Portland 36 28 .563 13 1/2 Sacramento 26 41 .388 25 LA Clippers 15 51 .227351/2 Golden State 14 81 .21$ 36 x-cllnched playoff berth. Wednesday's Gsmes Mlsml 94, Vancouver 91 Philadelphia 104 Detroit 96 San Antonio 92, Minnesota 76 Charlotte 111, Utah 85 SMiitW 99, L.A. Clippers SO LA. Lakers 99, Phoenix 93 Thursday's Games Indiana at Washington, 4 p.m. D00W it Toronto, 4 p.fflt Portland at New York, 4:30 p.m. Orlando at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee st Atlanta. 4:30 p.m. Golden State M Dallss, 5:30 p.m. Boston st Houston, 5:30 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 7:30 p.m. Friday* Game* New Jersey at Indiana, 4 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 4:30 p.m. Utath flit PtiilfldototiiB 4'3Q D tn Portland at Oriando/4:30 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 5 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Charlotte at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. Seattle at LA. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. •TRANSACTIONS 1 Wednesday's Sport* Transaction* By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS— Named Bruce Crabbe manager of Pulaskl of the Appalachian League. Assigned INF Wsrren Morris to their mlnor-lesgue camp Optioned OF Mark Little to Oklahoma City of the American Association snd INF Rob Sssser to Tulsa of the Texas League. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES— Named Ed Wade vice president and general manager, Susan Ingersoll executive assistant to the general manager, Dave Buck vice president of advertising sales, Debbie Noclto manager of client services, and Ron/ McNeil director of broadcasting and video services. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-Optloned LHP Ricky Picket! to Fresno of the PCL. Assigned OF Jalal Leach, IF Jeff Ball, C Henry Mercedes and RHP Jeff Darwin to their minor-league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETS— Signed F David Vaughn to a second 10-day contract. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS— Released C William Cunningham from a 10-day contract. Activated OF Scott Williams from the Injured lilt. UTAH JAZZ— Activated C Greg Osterlag from the Injured list. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS— Failed to match the New Orleans Saints' offer sheet lo S Chad Cola. CHICAGO BEARS-Slgned G Mike Zandofsky to a two-year contract. DETROIT LIONS— Signed G Eric Beverly and TE Eric Slocz. — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Matched the Chicago Bears' offer sheet to OT Tony Mandarich. Terminated the , contract of LB Stephen Grant. Waived WR Levl ^ Kealaluhl, DB Dedrlo Mathls and OL Clay Williams. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS— Named Jack Rellly . quarterbacks coach and DeWayne Walker defensive assistant. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEEHS-Slgned DT Warren Sapp to a six-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL— Suspended Dallas Stars D Craig Ludwlg for two games and fined him $1,000, for elbowing Anaheim Mighty Ducks RW Teemu Selanne In a March 1 3 game. Suspended Detroit Red Wings RW Martin Lapolnte, pending a hearing, for cross-check., . Ing Edmonton Oilers LWRem Murray In a March 17 game. • DETROIT RED WINGS— Recalled G Ryan Bach frr Houston of the IHL LOS ANGELES KINGS-Asslgned RW Wat! Yachmenev to Long Beach olThe IHL. NEW JERSEY DEVILS— Assigned C Brendan Morrison toAfcany of the AHL „. , NEW YORK RANGERS-Asslgned C P.J. Stock to Hartford of the AHL „_, , PHOENIX COYOTES-flecalled C Daniel Bnere fi Springfield of the AHL ST. LOUIS BLUES— Signed G Grant Fuhr and G Jamie McLennan lo muftlyesr contracts. Signed RV Kelly Chase. NHL National Hockey League AtAOIanee All Time* PST By The Aaeodated Prate EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division _ _ „„ , W L T Pis GF ( jm m r 1 3A New Jersey 41 17 9 91 191 131 Philadelphia 35 20 10 80 193 148 Washington 31 25 11 73 179 172 N.Y. Rangers 22 29 17 61 169 188 N.Y. Islanders 22 34 10 54 171 186 Florida 16 36 12 48 157 £ O3 Tampa Bay 15 43 9 39 129 214 Northeast Dhrlalon W L T Pts GF OA Pittsburgh 35 19 14 84 192 158 Montreal 32 26 9 73 194 169 Boston 29 24 13 71 174 160 Buffalo 27 24 15 69 168 156 Ottawa 27 29 11 65 160 168 Carolina 26 33 7 59 160 178 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L T Pts GF GA x-Dallas 41 16 10 92 204 136 Detroit 37 19 13 87 207 OJ St. Louis 36 24 8 80 202 161 Phoenix 26 29 12 64 181 189 Chicago 26 30 11 63 167 165 Toronto 24 35 8 56 157 193 Pacific Division W L T Pts OF QA Colorado 34 19 16 84 203 172 Los Angeles 31 25 11 73 194 177 Edmonton 26 33 10 62 176 190 San Jose 27 33 7 61 164 179 Vancouver 21 37 11 53 193 240 Calgary 20 34 13 53 176 205 Anaheim 21 37 9 51 158 208 x-cllnched playoff berth Wedneaday'a Games Pittsburgh 4, Edmonton 2 Washington 1, Carolina 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Ottawa 4, lie N.Y. Rangers 2, Montreal 1, OT New Jersey 3, Anaheim 0 Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 2 Detroit 5, Toronto 2 Dallaa 3, San Joee 1 Stare-Sharks Sums Dallas 0 1 2 San Jose 0 10 First Period— None. Penalties— Ragnarsson, SJ * 1 —3 ^1 (Interference), 12:36; Ntouwendyk, Dal (Interference), 2:39. Second Period— 1, San Jose, Granato 13. 1:19. 2, Dallas, Keczmer 1 (Carbonneau), 3:37. PenaHles- Buzek, Del (Interference), 5:56; Errey, Dal (Interference). 10:37; Granato, SJ (holding), 15:21. Third Period-3, Dallas, Wright 2 ICarbonneau, Muni), 1:19. 4, Dallas, Lehlhen 22 (Marshall, Langenbrunner), 10:37 (pp). Penalties— Nolan, SJ, double minor (slashing, roughing), 10:30; Verbeek, Del (slashing). 10:30; Matvlehuk, Dal (holding), 15:47. Shots on goal— Dallas 7-3-3—13. San Jose 9-1510—34. Power-play Opportunities— Dallas 1 of 3; San Jose 0 of 4. Goalies-Dallas. Turek 11-5-1 (34 shots-33 saves). San Jose, Hrudey 3-14-2 (13-10). A— 17,017 (17,443). Referee— Bill McCreary. Linesmen— Wayne Bonney, Shane Heyer. 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