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Photo submission for the calendar contest has closed and it’s time to
start voting! We will be taking votes through October 15th.
Since we need 12 photos for our calendar, you can vote for up to 12 different pictures! (Please do not vote more than once for the same photo.) You are allowed to vote for your own photos. Please pick no more than two photos from each album so that more people have a chance to get a photo in the calendar.
In order to vote, sign into your regular Yahoo!/Flickr account and go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133750117@N08/
+1 your favorite photos by clicking the star in the bottom right corner.
If you do not have a personal Yahoo!/Flickr account you may sign in on the NAPgA account and vote using the comments section.
If you use the “napgaphotos” account, please sign your name by your +1 in the comments. This way we have a record if you accidentally vote for the same photo twice or cast more than 12 votes (it’s very easy to lose track of which photos and how many you vote for if you don’t sign your name!).
Time to look through this year’s trips and submit your best photos
for the NAPgA calendar contest! Photos submissions will be takenthrough Septemer 30th. Here’s how to do it:
Rules of the contest:
– Participants must be current NAPgA members.
– Participants must put their name in their photo’s description field.
– Each participant may submit up to five photos.
– To qualify for voting, photos MUST be in landscape orientation and high resolution. High resolution means at least 3300 x 2550 pixels.
– If these qualifications are not met, your photo cannot be used for the calendar no matter how many votes it receives!
Here’s how to enter:
Go to Flickr.com
Sign in at top right with:
(You may have to sign out of your current Yahoo! account or use an incognito window in order to do this).
Upload photos by clicking the little cloud and arrow icon in the top right corner.
Each person may upload up to five photos.
After your photos are uploaded, click the “Albums” link in the middle of the page. Click the “Create new album” link found to the right of the existing albums.
A line of photos will appear along the bottom of the page. Drag your photos into your album. Put your name in the album title so we know who submitted the photos.
Once your photos are in the album, click on each photo and add a title and description. In the description field please put the location where the photo was taken. You may also add names of goats, etc. if you like.
If you have any questions or trouble using the Flickr site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Now let’s see those awesome packgoat photos!
Marc Warnke of GotHunts.com has gone “all in” with using packgoats on his elk hunting trips. He has made some fabulous videos. Check this out!
If you missed this year’s Rendy, you can still watch Marc’s presentation on elk hunting with packgoats right here!
By MATT ENTRUP
PENDLETON — As far as locations for holding a national convention go, the tiny eastern Oregon town of Ukiah may seem like an odd choice.
But to the 100 or so “heartbeats” gathered for the North American Pack Goat Association’s annual rendezvous at a campground on the fringe of the John Day Wilderness, the region lies at the heart of the largest issue facing them and their kind…
Read the FULL ARTICLE
All the information you need is RIGHT HERE!
The Rendy site for NAPgA Rendy 2016 is 6.8 miles south of Ukiah, OR, on NF-052/County Rd 1475.
Google Maps Coordinates: 45.079792N, 111.893402W
This area is located (as the crow flies) 6 miles southsouthwest of Ukiah, OR, at 4450′.
If you have questions please contact Curtis King (Primary Event Organizer):
- Pictures of Rendy Location
- Directions & Maps
- Google Earth Hyperlink to Site
- 2016 Rendezvous Fact Sheet
Please consider bringing items to donate to the Country Store. This is NAPgA’s biggest annual money maker. If you cannot attend but would like to help out, please send your donated items to Curtis King or Carolyn Eddy.
IF YOU PLAN TO BRING GOATS TO THE RENDEZVOUS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LINKS AND INFORMATION CAREFULLY!
You must have a HEALTH CERTIFICATE from your veterinarian. The destination address for the certificate is:
Umatilla National Forest
Forest Service Office
401 Main St.
Ukiah OR, 97880
IMPORTANT: This is a NAPgA sanctioned event and we are promoting responsible management practices. Therefore, we strongly encourage that goats coming to the Rendezvous be MOVI tested by a Vet at least once prior to coming. There is still time to do so. You will have an opportunity to have nasal swab #2 taken by Dr. Maggie Highland at the Rendezvous, “FREE OF CHARGE.”
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendy!!
The NAPgA Newsletter is here!
In this newsletter:
- Update on the US Forest Service’s legal settlement with NAPgA
- Cascade Packgoat Club promotes packgoats at OSU’s Pet Day
- “Packgoats 101” presentation at REI store in Kennewick, WA
- Rendezvous! Rendezvous! Rendezvous!
CLICK HERE to read the complete newsletter!
Some exciting updates in this newsletter!
- Information on NAPgA’s recent court win with links to important articles
- A word from the president about how your membership dues contribute toward keeping public land access open to packgoats
- Information on the website update and restructuring of NAPgA’s membership classes
- Article about getting positive PR with the USFS in the Brider-Teton NF near the Wind River Range with information about possible trail maintenance opportunities
Download the complete newsletter HERE
Casper Star Tribune – “Judge holds Forest Service in contempt over Wyoming goat and sheep ban”
An Idaho federal judge found the U.S. Forest Service in contempt of court Tuesday, concluding the Forest Service used a flawed study as the basis to ban domestic sheep and goats from some of its lands…. full article.
Jackson Hole News & Guide – “Goatpackers Score Win Over Shoshone”
High-ranking federal officials are being held in contempt of court for using invalidated reports to support a Shoshone National Forest prohibition against packgoats…. full article.
Capital Press – “Idaho Judge Holds Forest Service, Top Leaders in Contempt”
BOISE — An Idaho federal judge has held U.S. Forest Service Director Tom Tidwell, his agency and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in contempt of court for ignoring his 2009 order against heeding conclusions of a questionable report on disease transmission from domestic sheep to wild bighorn sheep…. full article.