NEWS & NOTES
Youth Archery class offered
Registration ends Dec. 23 for a series of archery classes the Bow Rack in Springfield is offering for youngsters interested in participating in the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program. No prior experience is necessary and all equipment is provided by the program, which is offered through the National Archery Association. Classes, open to youngsters ages 10 to 17, will be held at the Bow Rack on Friday nights for 10 weeks starting Jan. 9. The registration fee is $75. Details: Alan Gerard, 937-2250.
BLM sites added to system
Three popular Bureau of Land Management recreation sites in Western Oregon will be added to the National Recreation Reservation System next month. The Loon Lake, Wildwood and Fishermen's Bend sites may be reserved through the system starting Jan. 12. The system now provides recreation reservation services only for the Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but the BLM, National Parks Service and Bureau of Reclamation are adding selected sites. Reservations may be made at www.ReserveUSA.com, or by telephone (toll-free) at (877) 444-6777.
Museum plans winter program
The High Desert Museum south of Bend will offer a "Winter Wonders" program on Saturday, Dec. 27. Special interpretive talks scheduled throughout the day at the museum's various animal habitats will explore winter survival techniques including migration and hibernation. Topics covered will range from "What makes each snowflake a work of art?" to "Which animals leave tracks and traces in the snow, and where do they go during High Desert Winters?" Visitors will learn to identify animal tracks and then make a plaster cast to take home. And, following special readings of "The Mitten," kids can make their own "mittens" that serve as a place for forest animals to gather for warmth. "Winter Wonders!" activities will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and are included with the regular museum price of admission.
Raffle hunt tickets available
Tickets for a chance to win one of nine "raffle hunts" offered by the state Access and Habitat Program are now available at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife license agencies. Nine deer and/or elk hunts are offered for 2004, including: Statewide Deer, Northeast Oregon Deer, Southeast Oregon Deer, Central Oregon Deer, Northeast Oregon Elk, High Desert Elk, Western Oregon Elk, Statewide Elk and a Statewide Combination Deer and Elk hunt. Winners of the special raffle tags get an extended 91-day season across multiple hunt units. Ticket prices for deer hunts are $4 for one ticket, $11 for six, $21 for 15. Elk raffle tickets are $6 for one, $21 for six, $41 for 15. Combination Deer and Elk Hunt
tickets are one for $11, six for $31 and 15 for $61. In addition, packages of 40 and 100 tickets are available from ODFW's Salem headquarters office. See the 2004 big game regulations or call (503) 947-6087 for an order form. The winning tickets will be drawn May 22 at the Oregon Hunters Association State Convention at the Portland Airport Holiday Inn. Money raised from the raffle is used to fund wildlife habitat improvement and hunter access projects .
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|Title Annotation:||Recreation; NEWS & NOTES|
|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Dec 18, 2003|
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