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Feed available for game birds


A quail plows through deep snow Sunday while looking for seeds to eat. - Scott Hunter photo

Feed is available for POWER game bird feeders, the president of the organization, Carl Russell, said last week.

Russell said the feed is available at his barn. Those feeding game birds are advised to only take two sacks at a time and to feed only as long as there are several inches of snow on the ground.

POWER (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) also is in charge of feeding and releasing game fish into Banks Lake.

Russell explained that the group does not have any fish in the Electric City fish pens this winter because the water was too warm in October. So the fish the group normally gets in October were released directly into the lake.

Russell said POWER needs volunteers. The group plans to get its next group of fish in April but needs new volunteers to take care of them.

Russell, who has been president of the organization for several years, plans to retire in June 2017, so POWER is looking for someone to take over the duties of president and fish pen manager.

Anyone interested can call Russell, Ken Miles, Bob Kelton or Charlie Long.

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