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5 RAC MEETINGS SET

Those interested in reviewing and providing input on the 1996 Upland Game, Live Game Bird and Nongame Mammals Proclamations are encouraged to attend their Regional Advisory Council (RAC) meeting in May.

Meeting dates, times and locations are:- Southern Region, May 14, 7 p.m., Delta City offices, 76 N. Main.

- Central Region, May 17, 7 p.m., Heber City offices, 75 N. Main.

- Northeastern Region, May 20, 7 p.m., USU Exxtension building, 1680 W. Highway 40 in Vernal.

- Southeastern Region, May 21, 6:30 p.m., John Wesley Powell Museum , 885 E. Main, Green River.

- Northern Region, May 22, 6 p.m., Bear River High School, 1450 S. Main, Garland.

Those with questions about the RAC meetings can contact their regional Division of Wildlife Resources office or Clair Jensen, Division RAC coordinator, at (801) 586-2455.

SHARPEN HOOKS - By now, the fishing bug has probably bitten. You've checked all your equipment, put new fishing line on your reels and you're ready to fish.

But what about the hooks on your lures? Are they sharp enough to hold onto a trophy catch?

"A lot of the hooks you buy may feel sharp, but they really aren't all that sharp," said Tom Pettengill, sport fish coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "Believe it or not, just pulling the hook through the water, casting all day or trolling through the lake, will dull a hook. Almost all the professional anglers sharpen their hooks, and that makes a big difference as to whether you catch fish or not."

So to give yourself an advantage at catching fish, sharpen your hooks. After doing so, check your plastic and rubber grubs, and crankbaits, too.