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Hike through North Star Mine

The Bear Yuba Land Trust’s next Treks Through Time will feature a hike at the North Star Mine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19.

The moderate hike will feature relics, ruins and remarkable stories through what was once the second largest producer of gold during California’s Gold Rush. The mine shut down during World War II after it consolidated with the Empire Mine. It is now owned by Newmont Mining Corporation. The trek will be lead by North Star Mine property manager Jim Simmons and provides the opportunity to hike on private property through one of the most famous mines in the area.

The hike is $12 for land trust members, $17 for not-yet-members. For information or to register, go to or call (530) 272-5994, ext. 200.

Anglers, divers can report harvest online

Anglers and divers can now go online to more easily submit their abalone, lobster, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon report cards required by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). These report cards provide important harvest data critical to helping fishery scientists better manage these fishing programs.

Reporting requirements for anglers and divers have not changed, but this online submission option makes the reporting faster and easier. By providing harvest details more quickly, fisheries managers can more promptly put the information to use.

Standard mail reporting is still available and can be done through the address printed on the report card.

To report online, just go to DFG’s Online License Service ( page and search for your profile by entering your last name, date of birth and ID Number, which can be a driver’s license number, a GO ID or other form of identification. When the system finds an exact match, it automatically logs the user on to his profile, where he can purchase a license or complete a harvest report card.

Confirmation numbers will be provided to those who report online, so there will be no need to mail in the report card. Write the number on the report card and retain it for 90 days for survey purposes. Once a report card has been reported, it is no longer valid.

The law requires sport fishing report cards be submitted by Jan. 31 even if divers and anglers were unsuccessful or did not fish at all. Please refer to your report card for specific reporting requirements. For information on harvest reporting requirements, please visit

Dept. of Fish and Wildlife partners with International Sportsmens Expo

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will participate in the annual International Sportsman Exposition (ISE) this weekend at Cal Expo in Sacramento. The event is the largest outdoor sportsmens show of its kind in Northern California.

Fisheries and wildlife scientists and game wardens will be available throughout the show to answer questions from the public and provide information regarding fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the state. A full-service license booth will sell licenses, tags and report cards.

CDFW’s wildlife officer recruitment trailer will have information for anyone interested in pursuing a career in fish and wildlife enforcement. In addition, there will a free laser shot game in the trailer.

Wildlife officer K-9 detection teams will also be at the show conducting demonstrations in the Sporting Dog Arena. The demonstrations are scheduled: from 2:30 to 3:30 today and 10:30 to 11:30 Sunday.

California wildlife officers featured in the popular television series “Wild Justice” on the National Geographic Channel will be on hand for a presentation in the Adventure Theater from 3:30 to 4:30 Saturday.

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The Union Updated Jan 10, 2013 06:52PM Published Jan 10, 2013 06:52PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.