As you might be aware, most of the Los Padres is currently in A-Zone South
hunting season. One of the hot local hunting topics over the past decade has been trying to ban lead bullets and instead use copper. The use of lead bullets is directly related to condor mortality. You can browse online for days and days about this topic but real quick:- Hunter shoots deer with lead bullet.
– Deer runs away before dying in bushes.
– Hunter is unable to find dead deer.
– Condors feed on dead deer.
– Condors ingest lead bullet fragments.
– Condors get lead poisoning.
– Condors get sick or die.
It is strongly encouraged for hunters within the Condor Range to switch to copper instead of lead. For those who want to learn more or make the switch, Salinas based Ventana Wildlife Society has tons of information online and they even host a monthly free copper ammunition giveaway. You enter your name into the drawing, fill out a few questions and each month they raffle out free copper ammunition. It’s a great program, to say the least. You can learn more on the Ventana Wildlife Society’s page here.
Finish Line, Santa Barbara 100 Endurance Run
ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO!
Are you an athlete? Runner? Mountain Biker? Just like to get out, exercise and participate? Well, chances are you’ll be interested in one of these upcoming events:
SANTA BARBARA 100 MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE: October 3, 2015
This 100 and 50 mile ride crosses the SB Backcountry utilizing a series of dirt roads and single tracks. This will be the 2nd annual running of the event and it got rave reviews last year. If you are a mountain biker, be sure to check this out. More information:
BIG SUR RIVER RUN: October 24, 2015
Now in its 35th year, the Big Sur River Run offers a 5k walk and 10k run through the redwoods at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Proceeds from the event support the Big Sur Health Center and the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade.
PATAGONIA SALMON RUN: November 8, 2015
This year marks the 22nd year of the Patagonia Salmon Run in Ventura. The Salmon Run is a fun spirited 5k race that follows the banks of the Ventura River. Don’t let the fun spirit foul ya, there are some fast runners in the field as well.
Hope to see you at one of the upcoming races…….
An all-star crew of Los Padres VWR’s took a summertime field trip to work the
Manter Meadow and Woodpecker Trails in the Southern Sierras’ Domeland Wilderness.
September 25-27: LPFA NPLD Alamar Trail Crosscut Sawyer Project
September 26-27: VWA Pico Blanco NPLD Trail Project
September 26: NPLD Frontcountry Santa Barbara, Location TBD
October 9-11: LPFA Madulce Trail Crosscut Sawyer Project
More details on each event in coming e-newsletters………
Be safe everyone and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, where right now we’re discussion best ways to wash your down sleeping bag. Amazing the things you can learn on the internet.
Thanks for the read……..