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PAGE 12A THE KALONA NEWS, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 6 by John Gingerich Dr. David Neal of Your Dental holds his Kalona Area Chamber of CommerCe membership plaque. It was presented to him by Chamber of Commerce officials last week. Loft to right arc= Heal, Doug Yotty, Gr :e Schumann, David Hochstetler, Chamber Praident Gloria Hoch, stedler and Jan P rseim. Kalona Sale Barn SWap 121 9th Street, Kalona Saturday, November, 26= 8am- 3pro Craft Show Downtown Kalona 3 Blocks Away Vendors Inquire to: Rochelle Mullet 10 X 10 Spot. $10. Larger Spot- $25 The 56th Annual Benefit Sale fort with many making, donating tioneering. for Pleasantview Home was at-or purchasing auction or bakeThe proceeds go toward the tended by over 700 people on Fri- sale items, giving monetary con- Resident Caring Fund at Pleas- day, Nov. 11, and over 400 people tributions, serving on commit- antview which helps fill in the on Saturday, Nov. 12. Organizers tees, helping with the meals and gap between Title 19 funding and said it was a great community ef- the auctions, cashiering, or auc- actual costs for residents unable Hunters Finding pheasants in better habitat A quick scan around Lower Morse Wildlife Area in Wright County yields more pheasants than hunters, which is saying something given Iowa's current pheasant population. Three weeks into the 2011 pheasant season and hunters are scarcer than roosters. "There is not much competition on public land, which could be a good thing for hunters who still plan to hunt," said Todd Bogen- schutz, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natu- ral Resources. "A lot of hunters went out opening day and didn't see much and now they are done for the year." Bogenschutz has been out a number of times with mixed results. Some trips he finds no birds and others a bird or two and on good days, he has shot a three bird limit twice. He said areas with excellent winter cover - cattails or switch grass - hunters have a chance to see some birds, and currently, the best cover is primarily on public land. "People who are seeing birds are hunting the excellent, well man- aged habitat," he said. "Hunters looking for birds and are flexible should identify public land with good winter cover in north cen- tral, central or northwest Iowa. Those regions have the better pheasant numbers and the winter cover - switch grass, cattails - that hold birds. They should expect the birds to be scattered after being hunted for a few weeks, which is typical. "But hunters need to set real- istic goals of a bird per hunter or so," Bogenschutz said. "There are not a lot of guys shooting lim- its, but we do have those too. The key is good habitat and good dogs. Flush a bird or two and put one in the bag." Otter, Bobcat Quotas Filling Quickly After 10 days in to the furbearer season, Iowa furharvesters have reported 372 otters and 114 bob- cats as of Nov. 15. Furharvesters must call a con- servation officer or designated DNR employee within 24 hours of capturing an otter or harvest- ing a bobcat. The animal will be included in the daily updates of harvest totals and remaining quota provided on the DNR's recorded hotline 515- 281-5918 or on its website iowadnr. gov/Hunting/TrappingFurHar- vesting.aspx. Once the quota is reached, trap- pots may keep any otter or bobcat captured within the 48 hour grace period. Otters and bobcats acci- dentally captured after the grace period and bobcats captured in an area of the state closed to bobcat harvesting, must be turned over to the DNR without penalty The river Otter season is open statewide with a quota of 650 ot- ters, plus any that are trapped by midnight of the following day after the quota is reached. The season limit is three otters per li- censed furharvester The bobcat season is open in the southern three tiers of coun- ties, plus Guthrie, Harrison, Monona and Woodbury counties. The open zone quota is 350 bob- cats, plus any that are trapped by midnight of the following day after the quota is reached. The season limit is one bobcat per li- censed furharvester, regardless if it was hunted or trapped. The harvest quota numbers are updated regularly by calling the Iowa DNR at 515-281-5918. I Licenses on Sale for November Antlerless Deer Season Licenses are on sale for Iowa's three day November antlerless deer season Nov. 25, 26 and 27. No- vember antlerless season licenses are valid only on private land in the 42 counties were the antlerless quota has not filled. Party hunting is allowed and all hunters must wear blaze orange. Hunting hours are one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. For a listing of counties with anflerless licenses available, go to iowadnr.gov/Hunting/DeerHunt. ing/Deerlnformation.aspx and click on quota numbers. All deer taken must be reported using the harvest reporting sys- tem by midnight the day after the deer is recovered. Accurately re. porting the harvest is an impor- tant part of Iowa's deer manage- ment program and plays a vital role in managing deer populations and future hunting opportunities. For hunters with Internet ac- cess, the online harvest report- ing is the easiest way to register the deer. Hunters can report their deer online at www.iowadnr.gov by calling the toll free reporting number 1-800-771-4692, or at any license vendor. STILL HAVE A BALANCE IN YOUR FLEX SPENDING? Many of our goods and services are eligible for reimbursement. UI HEALTH CARE -RIVER CROSSING 3056 River Crossing Court Riverside, IA 52327 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday B a.m. to6 p.m. 319.467-8335 alh~kml IwlmkW/Im=~ Plmnmw Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 .m. 319-467-8383 L ~ UNIVEIb-TIYov IOWA HEALTH CARE to pay. Checks will continue to be accepted at Pleasantview Home, PO Box 309, Kalona, IA 52247. Iowa City lake to receive trout Nov. 18 The Iowa Department of Natu- ral Resources will release 1,500 rainbow trout in Sand Lake, at 11:30 a.m., on Nov. 18. This is a first time the Iowa DNR has stocked trout in Iowa City. Anglers will need to have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a posses- sion limit of 10. Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly li- censed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit. us on Wednesday Eve g night before Thanksgivin Bring your "out of town" guests for Citrus Chipolte Ribs along with our regular menu. Saturday, Movie in on Rec Cev 16ft HD Screen Children under 4 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. PARENTS. SHOP KALONA STORES while your children are at the movie. 3:30 Santa arrives with goodies for children arofiny in a ona 4.'30pm /o 6.'OOpm Chamber Bldg. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm $6 Adults - $3 Children/10 & Under HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES 5:30 pm to 8 pm- $5