Dept. of Fish and Game Hunting Link

Posted on February 28, 2007 by Stephen

DFG Hunting Site

Private Land Management in California
go here

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hollister Area

Posted on February 28, 2007 by Stephen

Hunting
There are three main types of hunting available, including upland game bird, small game, and big game (deer and wild pig). Varmint (non-game) hunting is also allowed. Look at the table below to find the publicly accessible places in this resource area which support the different types of hunting. Animals listed in parenthesis indicate that success for that species is marginal to extremely marginal. For maps and more information about these areas, you can purchase an information packet ($4.00), which includes maps and resource area information, or call us
at (831) 630-5000, and ask to speak to the recreation planner. Click here for a questions and answers page about pig hunting, and legal guns and weapons.

Livermore-Pleasanton Rod and Gun Club

Posted on February 26, 2007 by Stephen

Livermore-Pleasanton Rod and Gun Club
4000 Dagnino Road
PO Box 786
Livermore, CA 94551

Chabot Gun Club

Posted on February 26, 2007 by Stephen

Chabot Gun Club is located in the East Bay in the heart of the Anthony Chabot Regional Park.

Address: 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2246, Castro Valley, CA 94546-0246.
Phone: (510) 569 - 0213

First Day Shooting my Reminton 870

Posted on February 24, 2007 by Stephen

Today I assembled my shotgun and cycled the action a couple of times to get a feel for the smoothness. I went to WalMart to pick up some clays and shotshells. I bought a case (250 shotshells) for about $60.00. WalMart was out of clays, so I went to 2nd Amendment Sports where dad bought two cases of clays (about $12 each).

Today I picked up my Shotgun

Posted on February 23, 2007 by Stephen

Well today was the day I finally picked up my shotgun
(picture). I will head out to the range later to give it a go. It took 45 minutes to finally be handed my gun, but it was worth the wait.

E-Book reader

Posted on February 20, 2007 by Stephen

I am really interested in a good E-Book Reader that supports PDFs and other formats that are not DRM protected. It looks like Sony has a nice reader called the "Sony Reader" or
PRS-500
(about $350.00).

Also check here.

Sony_Reader

Prometheus Award Winners from 1979 to 2006

Posted on February 13, 2007 by Stephen

In 1979, science fiction writer L. Neil Smith created the Prometheus Awards, to honor libertarian fiction. A panel selected F. Paul Wilson's Wheels Within Wheels as the best novel, and a gold coin then worth $2,500 was presented to Wilson. Due to the cost of the award, and lack of a formal organization, the Prometheus Awards fell into limbo the following year.

Founded in 1982 to provide encouragement to science fiction writers whose books examine the meaning of freedom, the Libertarian Futurist Society revived the Prometheus Award for best libertarian novel of the year. LFS began in 1982 sponsoring the annual Prometheus Award for Best Novel, and in 1983 a second annual award called the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award was added. The Prometheus Hall of Fame Award is designed to honor classic libertarian fiction.

The prize for both the Prometheus and the Hall of Fame awards is a gold coin, representing free trade and free minds, mounted on an engraved plaque. Originally, for the Prometheus Best Novel Award the coin was one-half ounce, for the Hall of Fame it was one-eighth ounce. Starting in 2001, the Prometheus Best Novel Award coin became one ounce.

Locus Award Winners for 2006

Posted on February 08, 2007 by Stephen

The winners of the the 2006 Locus Award have been announced:

Remington 870 Express Purchase

Posted on February 02, 2007 by Stephen

I started the process to purchase my first gun. I bought a shotgun on Feb 2nd 2007 through Second Amendment Sports. I chose the Remington 870 Express Laminated Stock with 28 inche barrel 12 guage. It ran me about $355.00 new, plus $26 for the DROS and $4 for a California Approved gun lock. I will be able to pick it up as early as 2/13/07 or as late as 3/4/07.

A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge

Posted on February 01, 2007 by quashnsa

ISBN 0-812-53635-5

Winner of the Hugo Award and Prometeus Award.