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6 Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 THE JOURNAL www.journalpress.com ~L¸ •:, , Outdoor MARK AND MISSY FIKE wild animal, including nuisance species, on the landowner's property on Sunday, Due to the intense rain and flooding of except within 200 yards of a house of wor- local waters, there is no fishing report this ship or any accessory structure thereof. week. Fishing reports will resume next "Landowner" refers to all private land- week. However, we have a few reminders owners (including persons and entities). for hunters. Public lands are not included. IMPORTANT OUTDOOR REMINDERS It also allows for waterfowl (dncks, coot, Archery season for turkey and deer be- geese, brant and swans) hunting on Sun- gan this past Saturday. There are a few days subject to restrictions imposed by things that should be carefully consid- the Director of the Department and except ered by hunters and landowners regarding within 200 yards of a house of worship or hunting, ally accessory structure thereof. SUNDAY HUNTING Continues to allow raccoou hunting un- Sunday hunting may only be done on til 2 a.m. Sunday mornings." private lands. Here is what is on the VD- Anyone hunting on Sunday under the GIF website regarding this matter: above restrictions MUST have permission "Allows a landowner and his family or a from the landowner that specifically states person with written permission from the that they may hunt on SUNI)AY on that landowner to hunt or kill any wild bird or land. If you don't have a permission slip that states you may hunt on SUNDAY you are in violation of the law. DOG HUNTING AND TRESPASSING King George, like many localities, is be- comingmore and more fragmented. This is making it tough to find a place to hunt. Dog hunting for deer, in particular, has become almost a thing of the past due to lack of large blocks of land to use hounds. Over the past few years there has been quite a bit of frustration by landowners about a few bad apples that have unethi- cally dropped dogs on adjoining lands or even on POSTED land to run the deer off so that some so called hunters could hopefully get a shot. Accusations have flown back and forth about the matter and unfortunately a good solution may be un- obtainable as there simply is not enough land to run hounds after deer in our area without some sort of conflict inevitably does not get a bad impression of hunters. arising. As a result, a piece of legislation A camera to capture bad behavior is very was passed in 2016 that punishes.as a helpful. Class 3 misdemeanor the intentional re- Trespassing is another growing issue. lease by a person of hunting dogs on the POST your lands if you want to be able lands of another to hunt without the con- to put the pressure on•those that are com- sent of the landowner. The bill punishes ing across the line onto your land. Many a second or subsequent offense commit- people are paying good money to have ted within three years as a Class 1 misde- meanor and provides for the revocation of a lease to hunt. A POSTED sign that is clearly visible to a trespasser carries a the person's hunting license for a period of one year upon conviction. Full language heavier fine than simple trespassing. Per- of the bill and resulting law can be found haps some hidden trail cameras in areas at: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604, where trespassing is a problem might be exe?161+sum+HB1329, good evidence in court. Also, our local Clubs or groups that "lease" a few acres Conservation Police Officer has a four next to a large block of land and are caught legged partner that is an excellent tracker letting dogs go on that tiny parcel to "hunt" and back tracker. will likely face the consequences. Perhaps Let's work together to make this season we should police ourselves so the public a good one and a safe one! PATTY KELLY LONG e Westmoreland County Public Schools Thirty seniors and their families attended the annual Washington & Lee High School senior night on September 22, 2016. Sponsored by the W&L Guidance Department, the families were introduced to a myriad of activities and resources that will be offered to seniors in the upcom- ing months. Each student received a packet with a calendar of upcoming events, an Opportunity book, SAT and ACT information, an updated transcript form, GRASP informa- tion, FAFSA data, a student survey, and a military ASVAB data sheet. Guest speakers included Stefanie Payne, W&L Registrar who spoke about college searches and visits; Sue Straughan, GRASP advisor and Sarahbeth Vernon, College Advisor, Rocks program. Patty Kelly Long, Home & PR Specialist at the school board office, brought additional in- W&L guidance department works throughout the year in offering stu- dents information on college and #9-20-16-5 "CHLOE" Am Staffordshire Terrier short coat 6yo female, energetic, gentle, spayed Hi there, Chloe here. I'm a little 6 y/o bundle of energy and enjoy running around and playing. Don't let my age foul you, irun faster than a pup- py :-) In addition to that, I also love rolling on my back and getting belly rubs. They say I'm a very loving and funny girl, I think I would have to agree with that. I am very gentle when taking treats, know sit and rm already spayed. Please come visit me at the King George Animal Shel- ter. rm available for rescue or adop- tion now. who presented a program on FAFSA, formation on the College Rocks pro- career planning. The College Rocks Scholarships, Ms. Payne; ASVAB, gram for the families. Carmen Crisco program begins October 6 through, Patricia Eddings, counselor; FAFSA also reminded students and parents November 10, every qhursday from Saturday, Carmen Crisco, counselor; that College Application Week will 3:30 pm to 5:15 pro. For additional and Ms. Vernon and Mrs. Straughan be November 14-November 18 at information contact the W&L guid- spoke about the upcoming College Washington & Lee High School. The ance department at 804-493-8015. '6ur mbv, ng m,e in ,h. call Bonnie at Visit us at 11377 CITIZE NS" WAY (OFF Rt 3 AT GOVERNMENT CENTER BLVD.) or visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelterslVA53.html for a complete listing Pest irol AT THE KING GEORGE ANIMAL SHELTER 540-775-2120 This advertisement spon ¢,b2/PermaTreat Pest Control : ! PROT[CTO,$ OF YOU. 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