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POW Turkey Shoot 10-27-12

After a threat of autumn sprinkles, the temperature warmed to the 70s on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as sharp shooters and friends gathered. This is the beginning of the drive up East Moffett Creek. Nice autumn colors from the cottonwood trees.


Yep, this is our camp in an open field near tiny Moffett Creek.

Scott Valley Protect Our Water Turkey Shoot

10-27-12 Winners

Mike March, Scott Valley, won the Grand Prize of dinner for six from the Dirty Driller Barbecue in Fort Jones.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Julie McQuoid for donating the Dirty Driller Barbecue!

There were many classes shooting at a “running deer” on a cable, 25 yard, 50 yard, 100 yard and 200 yard targets. There was varmint target and hunter shoots. Pistols and muzzle loader classes were also on tap. In all classes (events), the FIRST PLACE or closest to the bull’s eye on the target won a frozen turkey or ham or bacon or salami or cheese. Some shooters went home with their arms full of prizes!

Tied for the most first place wins were:

Gary Tickner and Trenten Hayden

Second highest: Cody Weldon

Third highest: Mike March

Fourth highest: Ken Berryhill

Fifth highest: Tony Rae

Sixth highest: Cliff West

Seventh highest: Mike Lyon

Eighth highest: Chad McWilliams

Ninth highest: Dana Simpson

Tenth highest: Steve Walters

Eleventh highest: Mike LaMarr

Twelfth highest: Mike Martin

Thirteenth highest: Jared Miller

Youth $25 Gift Certificate winner: Bryce Leach

NON-SHOOTERS participated (gambled) by rolling dice or purchasing a circle to be shot at with a shot gun (and the circle with the most pellet holes wins).

Dice winners:

Jared Miller won salami

Steve Walters won ham

Bryce Leach won ham

Sally LeVesque  won salami

Cookie Hunt won bacon and the turkey

Brody Spallino won cheese and the carrot cake

Jim McFadden triumphed by winning the coveted Cherry Pie


Shotgun spatter-board winners were:

Trenten Hayden won the frozen turkey

Tom Pease won the bacon

Elaine Dolcini won ham

Liz Bowen won salami

Scott Valley POW President Tom Pease welcomed the shooters and friends.

Cody Weldon gets ready to shoot.






Shooting at the Running Deer.

Ginny and Kathy take the class signups.

Joyce Landi is cutting up the onions for the chili and hotdogs.

Marellon Baird takes the signups for the non-shooters Dice games.

Chris O’Neil (red shirt)  calls the order of the next class of shooters.

Ranch owner, Mike Cramer, hosted the event with his wife, Pauline, (below). Mike ran the Running Deer Shoot. Pauline organized and purchased all the prizes, food, porta-potties and other extra important details.


Sarah Hayden takes aim at the Running Deer with her pistol.

Roy Hall Jr. and Trenten Hayden get ready.

Pat Swanson gives Jim McFadden the Cherry Pie he won in the Dice Roll Game.

Nope, no trouble with the law! Cal-Fire Law Enforcement Officer, Monte Whipple, stopped by and visited with friends during the Turkey Shoot. It was a very peaceful day. Everyone treats firearms with great respect. There is only one shooter at a time. It is quite safe.

Waiting for your turn.

Headed home after a long day at the 2nd Annual Scott Valley POW Turkey Shoot.


Turkey Shoot on 10-29-11 and 8-28-2010 Water Rally

(scroll down past Turkey Shoot picts for photos and info on Water Rally


Nov 1, 2011


Sara Hayden won a Turkey and New York Steaks.

Shooting at the running deer.

Mike Hood calls out the name of the next contestant.


Donna Bacigalupi takes her turn.

Sandy Craig loves to shoot and did so in many classes.


Ken Berryhill shooting.

Ken Berryhill with prizes.

Scott Valley POW supporters enjoyed the Turkey Shoot. Thanks to everyone to helped and to those who came to shoot.



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Scott Valley Protect Our Water

1st Annual

Turkey Shoot fundraiser

East Moffett Creek Rd – follow signs from Hwy 3 at bottom of Forest Mt. on Scott Valley side

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coffee and pastries all day

Lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coffee, pastries and lunch open to the public

Prices will be listed at event for food and event classes

 Bring all your guns to compete in the bench rest, free-style and standing (50 and 100 yard) and Black Powder, Running Deer, pistol, rim-fire and youth under 16 shoots.

Gene Duerr has just donated a HALF beef New York loin!

Prizes for shooting: Turkeys, hams, bacon, cheese and salami

Gift certificates for the youth



Turkey Shoot rules

When: Saturday, October 29, 2011

Time:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: East Moffett Creek Road – follow signs

All day coffee and pastries.  Lunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring your rifle (scopes adjusted to 12 power max)

Pistol: Open sites only

Black Powder:  Open sites only




Shoot: Running deer target, bench rest, free-style, standing at 50 and 100 yards.

Shoot for: Bacon, hams, salami, cheese and turkeys.


Hunter Rifle: Barrel muzzle OD less than ¾ inch (can shoot hunter and target rifle).

Target Rifle: Barrel; muzzle OD ¾ inch or more (can shoot target rifle only).

Rim fire: 22 and 17 cal. Rim fire (can shoot rim fire and target rifle).

Black Powder: Shoot all classes

Running deer: Shoot any rifle or pistol

Any questions call Mike Hood: 530-465-2086

Addition info: 530-468-2680;

Liz Bowen – 530-467-3515








Oct 25, 2011

A large crowd of nearly 1,000 showed up for the premier showing of Kirk MacKenzie’s documentary on Siskiyou County and its people; and a panel of eight sheriffs and Wyoming property rights attorney Karen Budd-Falen.

Photos by Liz Bowen

Reported by Katherine Lehman

October 23, 2011

If you weren’t in Yreka Saturday night for the Defend Rural America (DRA) event at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds you missed a highly informative, well attended and very rousing event.

Originally scheduled to be held in Winema Hall, which holds 400 people, the event was moved to an exhibition hall when organizers realized attendance was going to exceed the capacity of the Fair’s regular meeting venues. They were wise to make the move as it appeared over 1,000 people came, including a group of 150 from the San Francisco bay area.

Marine Corp League presented the colors.

Susan Marshall gave the invocation and Iraq Veteran Jessie Oliff sang a moving National Anthem. To the left is Katherine Lehman and far right is Anthony Intiso.

Rex Cozzalio served as MC and Kirk MacKenzie is in the background by the redneck movie screen.

Earlier in the day, Fred Scott and friends built a frame with paneling measuring 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide covered with bright white butcher paper. This was our “redneck” movie screen. It worked!

Kirk MacKenzie, Founder of Defend Rural America (www.defendruralamerica.com), filmed the “Summit on the Scott River” conducted by Scott Valley Protect Our Water (www.pienpolitics.com) on August 23. Scott Valley POW is a group that “shares information regarding government issues that are affecting the agricultural land, irrigation water use and, ultimately, private property rights in Scott Valley.”

The Summit shared facts, history and science on the Klamath River and Scott Valley. The Siskiyou Water Users Association then gave MacKenzie a three-day tour of Iron Gate and Copco dams.

After interviewing local ranchers, scientists, foresters, landowners, local business leaders, and the Shasta Tribe Historian, MacKenzie realized that the destruction coming to Siskiyou County will be far more significant than just destruction of the four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. Fish and wildlife will be destroyed, as will be the economy, livelihoods and culture of Siskiyou county residents.

MacKenzie started producing a documentary from his film clips, which he shared with friends in San Francisco and various tea parties. This lead to a bus tour to Siskiyou County organized to see the situation first-hand, and that grew to the launching of Defend Rural America’s first event.

Kirk MacKenzie, left, received several awards of appreciation from Siskiyou Water Users Association Treasurer Anthony Intiso.

The premiere of MacKenzie’s film (available through DRA) ran about an hour. It investigates many of the issues surrounding the proposed removal of the Klamath dams. The Klamath River Basin encompasses nine counties – five in California and four in Oregon. This issue directly impacts an area the size of Maryland. Space does not permit detailing the information in the film, is selling film DVDs, and offers free downloads and audio files of much of the background information used in producing the film.

Following the film, an address was read from Fred Kelly Grant, Counsel and Lead Negotiator for Trademark America (www.trademarkamerica.org). Grant is well known to Siskiyou county residents, but was unable to attend Saturday’s event. Grant has been mentoring and assisting local governments, including many local entities, to understand and utilize their coordinative authority with federal and state agencies for over twenty years.

Constitutional Sheriffs are frustrated with the problems facing their rural citizens, no more so than within the State of Jefferson. Sheriff Lopey is a leader among rural sheriffs, many of whom have taken workshops from Grant on coordination. Lopey is now leading coordination meetings, so he decided to hold a Panel of Sheriffs during the DRA event.

Those attending were Grant County Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer, Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney, Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson, Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growden, Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, and Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson sent his regrets from Hawaii.

Each of these lawmen spoke of their frustrations dealing with the overreach of the federal government. Mostly they spoke of problems with the U.S. Forest Service and its Travel Management Plans. After each man spoke their huge audience thanked them with a loud and standing ovation.


Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey


Grant Co,. Oregon Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer; Tehama Co. Sheriff Dave Hencratt; and Lassen C. Sheriff Dean Growden.

Trinity Co. Sheriff Bruce Haney; Shasta C. Sheriff Tom Bosenko; Siskiyou Co. Sheriff Jon Lopey; Plumas Co. Sheriff Greg Hagwood.

Del Norte C. Sheriff Dean Wilson; and Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney.

I’ve listed some of the sheriffs’ more poignant messages below.

Sheriff Dave Hencratt (Tehama): “I’ve experienced battles with the Forest Service…I’ve experienced those personally.”

Sheriff Dean Growden (Lassen): “All the small towns are dying. We use to have two timber mills and a large gold mine. They’re all gone now, and it’s sickening.”

Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer (Grant): “Our schools are down about 50% in enrollment. We are one of the richest timber counties. How asinine and uncalled for is this?”

Sheriff Bruce Haney (Trinity): “In the last four weeks we’ve had four major search and rescues. Without these roads we cannot reach people.”

Sheriff Greg Hagwood (Plumas): “The Plumas School District used to be one of the wealthiest…because of the timber. But it’s gone.” Sheriff Hagwood also was quoted a number of months ago by stating, “I’ll be damned if I’m going to enforce the Travel Management Plan. I will not criminalize citizens for just accessing public lands.”

Sheriff Jon Lopey (Siskiyou): “We have a 26% unemployment rate. What the agencies are doing is not constitutional and it’s not lawful. We’re broke. Why won’t they let people work?”

Sheriff Dean Wilson (Del Norte): “The Travel Management Plan was implemented without the knowledge of the Sheriff or the County Board of Supervisors. It has a direct impact on public safety. We have an assault on our community. Self-sustainability is being denied us and is crippling our community.”

These sheriffs support each other, and they support their communities. They called for citizens everywhere to support their constitutional sheriffs as well. The sheriffs’ overriding message to attendees was probably best summed up by the following:

Sheriff Wilson said, “The shame is our own. We have allowed this to happen to our country. Our Founding Fathers foresaw this and gave us the tools to fix our country.”

Sheriff Haney stated, “We are more than county sheriffs. We are a united group.”

Sheriff Hagwood stated, “As bleak as things are, as challenging as they are, this hasn’t happened before. We are SO united in addressing these issues.”

Sheriff Tom Bosenko stated, “This is where it starts. This is where we fight. The government’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens.”

Plumas Co. Sheriff Greg Hagwood; Wyoming private property rights attorney, Karen Budd-Falen; Grant Co. Oregon Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer.

Wyoming Attorney Karen Budd-Falen sat with the Sheriff Panel. Budd-Falen told the audience that the U.S. Constitution does not give them rights; their rights come from God. The Constitution protects them from their government.

Among the many organizations represented with booths were Liberators 11, the Jefferson Mining District, the Siskiyou Tea Party Patriots, the Constitution Party of California, Brandon Criss for Siskiyou County Supervisor, the Libertarian Party of California, Wake Up America (Southern Oregon), My Outdoor Buddy, Scott Valley POW, Siskiyou County Water Users Association, Operation Green Out!, Freedom Jewelry, Etc., State of Jefferson, and the Klamath Bucket Brigade.

More photos from the event:

Debbie Bacigalupi, right, was a major organizer of the Bus Tour and event; she received appreciate award from Intiso.

Jim Burney, right,  opened his restaurant to the Bus Tour for lunch on Sunday.

Erin Ryan, right, is pictured with her husband, Bill. Erin was a major organizer from the Redding Tea Party Patriots.

Andrea Carson stuck out the entire evening manning the Scott Valley Protect Our Water table. The pumpkins were sent around for donations to pay for the event.  Thanks to generous folks, $1,900 was raised and the event was completely paid for!

Holly Swanson and husband traveled down from Medford, Oregon area to sell her “Set Up & Sold Out” books and participate in Defending Rural America.

Also Jefferson Mining District traveled down from Grants Pass to share  its message.

Brian Petersen with Jefferson State.com sold items.

Registration Table

Klamath Bucket Brigade supported Defend Rural America by bringing its huge bucket to the event!

Here is the video of this event.


Also on last Thursday the CA DFG had a so called meeting at Turtle Bay in Redding.

Here is a video address by Gary Cadd http://www.ShastaCoordination.com

If you would like me to send you video releases, be sure to contact me.
Robert – Videographer for the Redding Patriots

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We cannot remain a sovereign nation, or a prosperous nation, if we become dependent upon third world countries for our very sustenance. Rural America is not covered in the news, in TV shows, or Hollywood. So it is easy to forget about, and become disconnected from our roots.


  1. •90-95% of our land mass.

  2. •the source of our food, water, energy, building materials, metals, and other natural resources.

  3. •the last major reservoir of family, family values, faith, nationalism, and hard work ethic.

  4. •the backbone of our nation, in fact.

AND IT IS UNDER ATTACK … from within. Siskiyou County and the other counties throughout the Klamath River Basin ― already decimated by the spotted owl debacle and directly in the crosshairs of the Wilderness Project ― are at ground zero in the battle to defend the nation’s food supply and natural resources.

Big Government has already pushed itself to the 99-yard line, with expectations of making the final play in the imminent future. Yet like most of Rural America, Siskiyou County does not have the population, financial resources, or media support to fight this battle by themselves. Underemployment is already around 30%, and will get worse if Big Government has its way.


Attend October 22, 2011


Defend Rural America

Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds

Yreka, Siskiyou County, California

6 p.m.

Premier of Kirk MacKenzie’s DVD documentary on Siskiyou citizens overburdened by regulations and under attack by bureaucratic agencies and officials.

Powerful PANEL of County Sheriff’s led by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey

Gate opens 3 p.m. — come and network our common grounds

Inside seating is limited to 400

Please bring warm coats,




just in case weather does not cooperate!










Successful 8-28-2010 Water Rally in Yreka, CA

What a great turn-out for the RESTORE HONOR WATER RALLY held by Scott Valley Protect Our Water on Aug. 28, 2010 at the fairgrounds in Yreka, California.

Scott Valley POW Treasurer, Cyndi Baird, showed up with her trusty U.S. Constitution in her holster.  Cyndi stands on the Constitution, which gives her the right to property and her Water Right.

Photos by Pam Thomas

Craig Chenoweth getting the pig ready for the BBQ spit early Saturday morning.

Jim Sutter, right, tended the pig all day, ’til he was done.

Just starting to cook.

Nice hot coals add smoke to the pig.  The pig was cooked by evening and removed from the spit, then sold during the Live Auction.

Starting to decorate on Saturday morning.

14 tables to seat 280 were set up.

Plenty of picnic tables were set up outside for the overflow, even if it was sprinkling and cool.  Just three days earlier, the temperature had hit 100!

Kathy Varnell making the center piece bouquets from flowers cut in her yard and in Liz Bowen’s.  She was our resident florist.

The Winema Hall is starting to fill up.  It was overflowing during the speeches.

Tomili Dews, Dominic Schenone and Karen Dunford organize the auction buyers.

We fed over 400 people tri-tip barbecue beef dinners cooked by Chaplain Keith Bradley in about 45 minutes and counted over 500 folks there. Thank you to Gene Duerr for donating a box of tri-tips.

In the kitchen hustling were Elaine Dolcini, Verna Pease, Joyce Landi, Liz Bowen, Pauline Cramer and Bev Platt.

Chaplain Keith Bradley barbecued tri-tip roast beef and organized the beans, salad and bread. Below shows the folks in line.

Doc George Schaap supports Scott Valley POW and has attended meetings throughout the summer and showed up for the Water Rally.

The rally was held to share information and that is what we did.

The information was about how and why we should stand up to government agencies and officials that are trying to take away our rights or de-value our property.

A highlight of the Rally:  Scott Valley POW Vice President, Mark Baird; President Craig Chenoweth; and visiting attorney Rich Ross discussing saying “NO” to government agencies and officials.

President of POW, Craig Chenoweth, conducted the meeting with much input and discussion from Vice President Mark Baird.

Raquel Schenone started the meeting at 5:35 p.m. by singing our National Anthem. She has a gorgeous voice and the sound system caused a few glitches, but she sang right through them and then sang “O America,” with Marlene Martin as accompanist.

Holly Swanson, author of “Set Up & Sold Out,” enlightened many people about the Green movement that has infiltrated into our governments. The bottom-line is that a change from standing on our Constitutional rights has specifically occurred, because of the Green movement’s strategy. It ties into the Progressive movement, both of which move away from the Bill of Rights and Constitution and into Socialism. Actually, Holly calls it Green Communism. Her book is well-worth reading.

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen

Assemblyman Jim Neilson was next to speak. He is championing the problems that the Scott Valley owners of Water Rights are having by taking our frustrations to the state director of the Department of Fish and Game. Thank you Assemblyman for your support, it is truly appreciated.

Mark Baird also stands on the U.S. Constitution and showed up with one in his holster.

He explained how Scott Valley Protect Our Water group formed. It is still an ad-hoc organization, but the central committee has 14 people that are serving valiantly for no reason, except that believe this is the right thing to do.

Two State Permits regarding coho salmon and water diversion have been revised by two agencies. One is the Department of Fish and Game, which is the driving force of additional regulations that will drastically infringe on a landowner’s use of his legal Water Right and property use.

The other agency is the Siskiyou Resource Conservation District, which has received a significant amount of grant money in the past seven years to develop an umbrella Permit.

This Permit was expected to have a cheaper fee for the landowner, but now has such strict restrictions that many landowners are choosing not to sign up not to mentions the cost of the fees to sign up.

Anthony Intiso and Frank Tallerico are in the middle.

Frank Tallerico spoke about the Siskiyou County Water Users Association and its fight against the removal of the Klamath dams.

Louise Gliatto manned the Siskiyou County Water Users Association table and shared information.

Bio-diversity map showed where the “people” are to be removed. Yep, Siskiyou County is in red and using the federal Monument designation, people will have less access to our own backyards.  Literally.

Anthony Intiso shared about the loss of land use, if the Cascade-Siskiyou Monument is mandated.

Attorney Rich Ross won the highest bid on the buffalo robe and walked home with it.  Mark and Cyndi Baird donated the buffalo robe, which came from one the buffalo they raised on their ranch.

Attorney Rich Ross was dynamic in talking about the problems the cattlemen are having and he later purchased the buffalo robe that was in the Auction.

Thanks to Mike Matherly for doing a great job as auctioneer. Rebecca Schenone-Chase organized the auction with lots of help from her mom and son, Dominic, and daughter, Raquel. Folks kept donating to the auction and Rebecca was up all Friday night revamping the auction lists. So thank you to all those who donated. The Auction brought in over $6,000.

Nick Jenner and his musician friends played good music later in the evening. Cyndi Baird organized the tickets and money end.

Others that helped were Nancy Carver, Virginia and Jim McFadden, Don Gutleben, Bev Slaughter, Ann Illian, Jim Scala, Bill Micke, John Menke, Jess Bigham, Tom Pease, Dick and Tomili Dews, Jeff Maddox, Karen Dunford, Frankie Rizzardo, Jerry and Donna Bacigalupi.

Louise Gliatto and Rick Butler for the use of buntings.

Pam and Tracy Thomas jumped in wherever they were needed; and Jeanette Loudon and Pauline Cramer tried to keep the huge table of desserts organized. Whew!

Oh, and to the many cooks, who brought the wonderful desserts — thank you so very much those five tables full of desserts was fabulous.

If I missed someone who helped us, I apologize. We really do appreciate all those who supported this cause; and also the businesses that sold pre-sale BBQ tickets.

Blanche Chase won the bid on the gardening tools package donated by Etna Hardware.

Jennifer Menke packed home two of several items she and husband, John Menke, purchased at the auctions. One was a U.S. flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol in WA. D.C. donated by Congressman Wally Herger. The other was four water-color paintings of wildlife made in 1937 and donated by Don Baird.

Gift basket by Joyce Landi and a 12 pound cabbage grown by Liz Bowen were in the Silent Auction.

Siskiyou Sheriff’s Posse sold beverages on a cool summer evening.  Didn’t expect that one to happen after a 100 degree day 3 days earlier.

David Van sold T-shirts touting our State of Jefferson.


  1. carol dobbas  •  Sep 3, 2010 @5:43 am

    Keep up the good work!
    Our area, Plumas-Sierra Counties, face similar concerns.

  2. Mark Johnson  •  May 19, 2011 @9:23 pm

    Our local Sheriff in Josephine County is threatening to pull the charter for USFS law enforcement. We have had problems with the USFS harassing the mining community, as well as road closures…. and basically…. preventing the public from enjoying their public lands. The North side of the proposed monument has a “State Flag” of Do Not Tread On me. The BLM has been much more like family. The USFS will not even listen to e-mail, answer letters…. they have some marching orders..that do not seem to include the citizens that border the public lands.

  3. Liz Bowen  •  May 20, 2011 @8:57 am

    Thanks Mark, please keep us up-to-date!

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