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Youth Outdoor Day signup set

Registration is under way for the third annual State Youth Outdoor Day, a carnival of fun and educational recreation conservation workshops and activities for youngsters. The 2005 event will be held Saturday, June 11, at the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area north of Corvallis. Registration will end June 1 or when 600 signups have been received, whichever comes first. The $5 registration fee includes lunch, a T-shirt and a raffle prize. Adults accompanying their children also pay $5 for lunch. The format this year will allow participants to wander the grounds and take part in any activity or workshop that catches their eye. In the past, participants signed up for six events in advance. Registration forms may be downloaded from: Or, for more details, e-mail: or call (503) 375-2814.

'Urban Ape' here for screening

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will show the rock climbing film "Return2sender," featuring "Urban Ape" Timmy O'Neill, next week. The screening is set for Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in 177 Lawrence Hall on the UO campus. Also featured in the film are Cicada Jenerik, a 10-year-old climbing phenom, and Biscuit, the rock star climbing dog. O'Neill and Peter Mortimer, director of "Return2sender," are scheduled to be on hand to answer questions. Tickets are $9 general admission ($7 for UO students and co-op members).

Equipment swap scheduled

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will hold its annual Spring Equipment Swap next week. The outdoor gear flea market begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ballroom of the Erb Memorial Union. Free table space is available on a first-come basis to private sellers only. Details: 346-44365.

Hunters in military get break

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is going to reinstate "preference points" lost by Oregon residents whose active military service commitments prohibit them from participating in or applying for controlled hunts. However, service personnel (or members of their family) must apply for reinstatement of the lost preference points; it will not occur automatically. Also, documentation confirming that active duty obligations resulted in lost hunter preference points is required from a supervising officer.

ODFW offers women new class

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced open enrollment for programs teaching spearfishing and scuba diving off the Oregon Coast.

The course, a pilot program of the ODFW's Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will allow participants to earn basic open-water scuba certification. Graduates of the program, held in Salem, are invited to join other certified divers for a spearfishing training session at a freshwater high mountain lake on July 30 and an Aug. 27 spearfishing outing at Cape Lookout.

Participants can choose between a seven-week course beginning Saturday and meeting on the six following Saturdays or a five-week class which begins May 10 and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit the ODFW Web site at
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Title Annotation:Recreation; NEWS & NOTES
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 28, 2005
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