Outdoor Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2000

Tool and fire-making demonstration Saturday

The Captain Cook State Recreation Area will present a demonstration by Larry and Ethan Ford on how tools can be made from rocks and how to start fires without matches, as done by early Native Americans. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the interpretive center near site 15 at the Discovery Campground in Captain Cook State Recreation Area at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Homer halibut derby update

The Homer Chamber of Commerce has released June standings for the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby as of Tuesday.

First place: Gail Ann Cave, Riverside, Calif. 162.6 pounds, caught Monday on the Central Charters' Obsession with skipper Larry Croft.

Second place: Jack Cave, Riverside, Calif. 130 pounds, caught Monday on the Central Charters' Obsession with skipper Larry Croft.

Third place: David Davis, Houston, Texas. 105 pounds, caught Monday on the Lucky Pierre Charters' "Fishbuster" with skipper Norm Streb.

Fourth place: Cynthia Ann Cuevas, Falfurrias, Texas. 88.2 pounds, caught Saturday on the Lucky Pierre Charters' Fishbuster with skipper Norm Streb.

Fifth place: David Davis, Houston, Texas. 83.6 pounds, caught Monday on the Lucky Pierre Charters' Fishbuster with skipper Norm Streb.

The overall derby leader so far is Samuel J. LeGesene, Oakland, Calif., 261.4 pounds, caught May 30 on Silver Fox Charters' Mako with skipper Tom Bunnell.

Kenai refuge seeks loon watchers

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteer loon observers again this year. Anyone who spends time near Kenai Peninsula lakes is encouraged to report loon sightings to the refuge.

Biologists are concerned that loons are losing breeding habitat as Alaska's human population grows and are monitoring their numbers. The refuge has information for anyone interested in learning simple ways to be a good neighbor to loons.

For more information, or to report loon sightings, call Liz Jozwiak at the refuge at 262-7021.



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