Prenatal yoga classes are everywhere these days. And with American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stressing the importance of regular exercise for the health of both mom and baby, it's no surprise that the practice is on the rise.
If you're a fan of real off-the-grid adventures, cell reception is going to be sketchy at best, which makes investing in a quality GPS tracking device good practice. The SPOT Gen3 satellite personal tracker allows you to send for help to local emergency response teams, check in with friends family members and let them track you in near real-time to ensure you're safe.
Franklin Becker knows fat. Wait, before you think I'm insulting the man, he's a former "Top Chef Masters" and "Iron Chef America" contestant, a renowned restaurateur, and the author of a new cookbook called "Good Fat Cooking" that's centered around, yep, fat.
With all due regret, I must ask you to come along with me on one of those touristy train rides featuring a steam-belching locomotive that chuffs and jerks at a painfully slow pace as it traverses a landscape clear-cut by rapacious lumber companies in days of yore.
After a shark bit his thumb, a fisherman ended up killing the shark to avoid further injury. The question then became – when a shark dies for reasons due to a threat to a human, is one allowed to keep it? Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife answers that question.
Question: With waterfowl season approaching, I was wondering if you could clarify Regulation 507 regarding duck decoys that move? That regulation specifies moving wings or blades are prohibited until after Nov. 30, but I cannot find a prohibition regarding motor-powered decoys that simulate swimming (clamp on propeller), or water movement to simulate feeding (magnate type) or battery-powered jerk string. In short, are only moving wing decoys prohibited during the first six weeks of the season? James Scott, Oakley
After making a trip over to the eastern slope of the Sierra last weekend, it’s clear there will be beautiful fall colors to enjoy for at least the next two weekends. It’s not one of the better years I’ve seen over there, but it’s not bad and it should be getting better over the next two weeks.
Question: I am preparing for my deer hunt and planning to hike 21/2 miles one way into a place to try to harvest my deer. If I am successful, I will need to pack the animal back out by myself, and this may be an all-day project. If this animal is large enough, I am probably going to have to quarter it and hump it out. If this is the case, do I take the head and antlers out with the tag on them, then make successive trips back in, or how do people normally do this? I don’t want to take the head out and put it in the back of my truck, risking someone might take it, and then bring another load out and find I have no evidence. Do you have a suggested protocol? Thanks. Rick L.
Question: I have a house on five acres in Northern California and have some really nice bucks on my land. Every day, they come within a few feet of my house and graze on my garden and plants. If I purchase an A Zone tag this year, can I legally shoot a deer on my land from my house or porch? My house is situated more than 200 yards from any other property or house and it is outside the city limits. Thanks. Brian T.
Question: I recently caught a number of trout that had what I believe to be parasites called Lernaea attached to them in various places. I know after reading another posting from this column titled “Parasites and Trout” that these “are killed during cooking, effectively eliminating any possibility of infecting humans eating the fish,” but I am considering smoking them. Would these parasites pose any threat if the trout were cold-smoked rather than cooked, or would the curing eliminate any threat as well? Presumably, if they were hot-smoked, there would be no threat because the fish are then cooked. I appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks. Keith R.
Question: A while back, I was fly fishing for steelhead on the Klamath River. While on the river, I was approached by a boat of wildlife officers and asked to present my fishing license and steelhead punch card, and to show that my flies were not barbed. All was good, and the officers were friendly and professional.
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