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Page 12 --The Gienville Democrat/Pathfmder -- Thu,'sda.v, Jan. 15, 2004 Results of Special Antlerless Deer Hunts Late Season Hunting Wise announces fourth annual , for Phvslcaliv Challenped Hunters TheWestVirginiaDivisionofNatu- 1.6 million acres of quality public 'lit ~l'h and bass challenge , ., o ral Resources reminds hunters that land that is available, to late season .y OUls S At Snowshoe Resort December 10- to the field after injury .or sickness, late season hunting opportunities are hunting opportunists. In the eastern Gov. BobWiserecendyannounced protect our hunting and fishing heft- ,, -- I 1,2003, the fourth annual Snowshoe One young hunter, Chris Arbogast, available throughout the Mountain region, more than one millioa~acres that entries are being accepted for the rage?" The contest is open to West -, Physically ChallengedHunt was held. harvested his first deer ever. State until the end of February, ac- are located inside the borders o the Fourth Annual Governor s Youth Virginia students ages 10 to 17. The Nineindividualsprovedthat, withthe Representatives from Snowshoe cordingtoCartisI. Taylor, Chiefof Monongahela, George Washingtom W!ld Turkey & Bass Challenge. essay has a 500-word limit and must ~i vC proper adaptive equipment, and the Mountain Resort, the Law Enforce- the Division of Natural Resources and Jefferson National Forests. In ad- This is an exciting program be- be typed, double-spaced and post- support of experienced and caring ment Section of the West Virginia Wildlife Resources Section. dition, more than 370,000 acres of [ th cause it encourages the contestants to marked no later than April l, 2004. partners, anyone can enjoy the out- Division of Natural Resources, the Poor mast crops and a hard winter Wildlife Management Arcas and State researchtheirsubjectmatterandprac- Information has been se.nt to each [:= to doors, regardless of physical chal- West Virginia Division of Tourism, last year contributed to poorer sur- Forests are distributed through the ticetheircommunicationskills,'Wise county school superintenaent and t L~2(, lenges. Participants were: and the West Virginia Hunter Educa- rival" rates and physical condition of State. These areas range in size from said. "The winners have a rare oppor- local sportsman s clubs. A committee 1. David N Arbuthnot, tion Instructors Association small game species. Nesting success a hundred acres to several thousand tunity to learn first-hand about our will select 10 winners and three alter- Morgantown, WV (WVHEA) co-sponsored the event and survival ofgame bird poults, such acresofprime, publichuntingland.A state s wildlife and fish management nates. Li 2. John E Barrett, Wilmington, DE and provided the volunteer labor, as ruffed ~rouse, unfortunately were Guide to Wildlife Management Ar- programs and to be exposed to career The winners will travel toFlatw .oods [i' #: 3. Kelly McCourt, WebsterSprings, Plans are being made for the fifth not very g~xml this past summer due to eas in West Virginia describes each of opportunities they might not see oth- May 13-15 for instruction ~rom tJWl- WV, annual hunL to be held in December, an abundance of early summer rain. these areas, and is available at all erwise." " sion of Natural Resources wildlife ~, o! 4. Harry Burgoyne, Tunnclton, WV 2004. For information about tbeDNR Numbers arc down around West Vir- DNR offices or online at Wise praised the West Virginia biologists and conservation officers I~ m 5. Paul Rice, Huntington, WV pro..gram, s for Physically Challenged ginia and grouse will he a bit harder to The free brochure Wild Turkey Federation, the West about wildlife management, turkey ~ V~ 6. Chris Arborgast, Monterviile, individuals, contact George Skinner, find this year. Some early season bird containsinformationonlocation, acre- Virginia B.A.S.S. Federation, Mossy trapping for study, fish population I-" at WV WVHEA at 304-584-4444, Randy hunters have reported finding a few age, topography, vegetation, facili- Oak and the Flatwoods Days Inn for surveys, wildlife ecology and hunter dc ! ot 7. Joseph Jones, Parsons, WV Chapman at 304-269-7311, or e-mail pocket areas with several grouse ties, and primary wildlife species oc- i,, cl 8. William Mills, Prichard, WV or Lt. Tim\ flushed. Mastconditionsforsoftmast c u~i'ng on the area. helping to make this event possible, safety education. The Youth Wild Turkey & Bass Winners also will participate in 9. Carl Hill Jr., Belington, WV Coleman, West Virginia Division of are good arourld the state this year. ' Late season small game hunting is Challenge is part of the Governor's spring gobbler hunting and a bass ~, or These enthusiastic hunters braved NaturalResources, Law Enforcement Cottontailrabbithuntersshouldfind an excellent opportunity to get out- Youth in the Outdoors program, which fishing trip, accompanied by experi- ~ de the snow and icy winds with their Section, State Capitol, Building 3, similar to slightly hetter numbers this doors and get some exercise during ~, c~ partners and enjoyed a 100%harvest. Room 832, Charleston WV 25305, year, compared to last year. The abun- the winter months, said Taylor. iSactivitiesdesignedfortOthedeveloPstate,sSkill-orientedyouth. This enced turkey hunting and bass fishingguides. ~ a~ In just four years of this hunt, there phone 304-558-2784 or e-mail dant rainfall that hurt game bird brood ' Scent conditions are often excellent programpromotesabetterunderstand- For more information, please call have heen27hunters, and all of them production resultedinmorecoverfor for birddogs.andrabbithoundsdur- ing and appreciation of conservation Marshall Snedegar, West Virginia !:~gdlc have harvested a deer. Some of the rabbits, ing this time of year. The hunting for of the state s natural resources. Division of Natural Resources Sec- hunters wereabletooncea[ainreturn Hunters should be reminded that game birds and rabbits can be the ,,-, _ _ ~-_ ,~,n,r~ ,t wT _ __~._" .... ,,.11 much of this cover is gone by late finest of the year, provided that snow The theme for the essay contest is tion at 304-558-2771. tu "What can I, as an individual do to ex . easons Ior 2;UU~ llUIlglIlg allU season and they will need to hunt in conditions are not too deep. The late -- ot o,,,,,~,,,! ,rod fisher ._,. ,. t-~. very thick cover to find good cotton- season hunt can also provide many 2004 Trout Stocking li, =--- 1snlnl~ ~[~]IIDS tail numbers, tasty meals for the family as both ola~.~ ]~nll~,rw ~1 ...o -. ~ ,,,,, While cottontail rabbits and game game birds and rabbit are noted table West Virginia s 2004 trout stock- construction through Hurricane has~!I -it ~,.vo~, oMa-u--= d --- Due to pnnung proolems, z~ L:..~ .............. :a. :_. ~ :_.. a.~ .... ,, ",---~tr~.w;-..;.-;or~vid~,nofNatu ....... : ........ willnotheu,u~ ~,,.~.ut ~tau~wm~ 1, v.,,ym~ u~- tin,., ing season has begun, according to greatly restricted access to the lake. ~ff--~,--"s-'"?'-'; 7". '~ nununganoI.|sm.||~u~-v%, .... grees of abundance, the snowshoe For complete information on the Mike Shingleton, Assistant Chief for Hurricane Lake isusually stocked rat ttesources remlnas nunters ann availableuntllnuaaanuary zutm. t n t..... 2 ..... : ............ to, ...... n dates hunPrs ~h,,uld oh ! "muu~-vup'zuaav~Ayal-m'~'"tt-t"t- .................. - Coldwater Fish Management. Alibi- once in January and again in March ax trappers that the seasons for squtrre approximate ship date of the 2004 u ......... t.;.... I. .......... ; ....... nna "man w=o, and fisher will end January 31, 2004. s-~amps to license agents will he Janu- ,'~,7',%*~"2;~%%--::~",,~Lo*%;= v.r",,inia un in " ndTr' '/ ;in' Re" u-' annual, weekly, and monthly waters Stocking should resume in 2005. ~]~ [(~ Trappers are required to tag all.fisncr ary 16,20(M ...................... r .......=- o - .... stocked January through April, will Anglers fishing in January are gen--- !~ ,~lt~r ....... o, on ,-fficial ~,oame checking .1- ......... ...... "that license~ ,~,. avail- thickets above 3,500feet in elevation ..... lations Summary. This brochure is receive one stocking in January. eraily most successful using salmon '.ii station within 30 days of the close of able for all hunters and anglers, a on the Monongahela National Forest. available at all Dw]smn of Natural Stockings will be completed as early eggs, worms and powerbait. These the season, limited number of stamps from a pre- Hares are numerous and are an excit- Resources' offices and license agents in the month as weather, road condi- baits should he fished near the bottom , g Trappers, hunters, and fur dealers are reminded that furs shipped out of West Virginia must have a fur ship- ping tag that is available at Division of Natural Resources district offices and most checking stations. One part shall he attached to the outside of the package or container and the other part completed and returned to the DNR within 24 hours of shipping furs out of state. For more information on hunting and trapping season closing dates, please consult the 2003-2004 Hunt- ing and Trapping Regulations avail- able at license agents or DNR offices or visit Turkeys raised in West Virginia during 2003 totaled 4.3 million birds, up 19 percent from 2002. Growers' intentions for 2004 are to raise the same number of birds. TUrkeys raised in the United States during 2003 totaled 274 million birds, up 1 percent from the 272 million raised in 2002. Minnesota ranked first in the hum- her raised with 45.0 million, followed by North Carolina with 42.5 milion, Arkansas and Missouri each with 26.5 million, Virginia with 23.0 million, California wiht 17.3 million, and South Carolina with 13.0 million. These States accounted for71 percent of the turkeys produced in the United .States during 2003. Turkey growers in 23 States intend to decrease the number of birds raised by four percent in 2004. These states produced over 99% of the turkeys raised in 2003. Intentions for the top seven producing states compared with 2003, are as follows: Minnesota down four percent, North Carolina down 11 percent, Arkansas down two per- cent, Missouri down four percent, Virginia down four percent, Califor- nia down seven percent, and South vious year will he over-stamped with ing challenge for dogs and hunters, across the state, or visit the DNR Web tions and manpower allow, and with a very slow retrieve. Warm, *' 1; 2004. At least 250 agents including Deep snows can seriously affect the site at Hunters may There are two changes for the 2004 dry clothing will make fishing more -- one or two in each county and all Wal- access to good hunting areas. Hunters also purchase hunting licenses at stocking season. Burches Run Lake enjoyable and will reduce the danger Mart and Kmart stores will carry the are advised to check on weather and agents around the state or online at in Marshall County will no longer be of hypothermia. 2004 over-stamped license, alongwith road conditions prior to hunting, stocked with trout because the dam Because ofpossible icy conditions, all county clerks' offices. The DNR West Virginia offers approximately was determined to be unsafe. The anglers should exercise caution along ", r lake's water level has been lowered the edges of streams and lakes, t would also like to encourage the use I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.- ofgoVglLD! Jefferson and stocking and angler access are no For daily stocking information, an- -' i longer available. Trout anglers are glers can call 558-3399 or visit the "' t ". llc~llt Legislative Update encouraged to fish Wheeling Creek DNR Web site at, i or Dunkard Fork and Middle Wheel- The 2004 Fishing Regulations bro- : ( Legislators return to duty this week ing Creek lakes,chute, now available at all DNRof- ~. Also, at the request of city officials, rices and license agents, has a listing Hurricane Lake in Putnam County, of stocked waters and the frequency will not be stocked this spring he- they are stocked. cause of safety concerns. Highway By Delegate Brent Boggs As I write this week's column, House and Senate members are be- ginning to move their be- longings to Charleston for the next several weeks. For some, home is only a few min- utes away; for others, it is a Six hourdrivetothe easternpan- handle. By next week, we will have a clear picture of what legislation the Governor will he advocating in this, his final year of office. Also, once again this year, the House will continue to use technology in a productive and innovative manner. An in-house wireless network is in place, which will allow for additional efficiency with a lower cost. E-mail will continue to assist con- stituents in contacting their respec- tive legislators to quickly make their views known. I was one of the first legislators to publish and widely use -mail to communicate with constitu- znts in the district. This has become more and more popular as computers are now the norm in most homes instead of the exception. Remember when references to spare mean t Spare; the all-purpose and much maligned canned meat that has fed many hungry hunters, campers, and families, just to name a few, When and its contents run from the ridicu- ume would be overwhelming. lens, to inappropriate, to obscene. If A more strict and consumer effec- you have a computer and an e-mail tive method would he if the federal address, you know that a tremendous law had an opt-in feature. In other amount of time is devoted each day to words, unless spammers had your per- separate the legitimate messages from mission, you would he off limits. the garbage. This alone costs busi- Failure to do so would result in a stiff nesses a fortune in lost productivity penalty and fine. The law does re- by employees, quire the Federal Trade Commission In response, many states have to set forth a plan and timeline for passed legislation to deal with this establishing a 'do not spam' registry. spam landslide. Unfortunately, well This would be similar to the recent 'do intended legislation by the Federal not call' list that now prohibits most government that was signed into law telemarketers fromcallingyour home. last December may preempt and over- However, the law does not require the ride better, more effective provisions FTC to actually set up the registry. already in place in some states. Whether any law, state or federal, The federal action does add heft to can stop the tidal wave of spare is the nationwide fight against spam by another question. By far, spam is the bolstering the rights of Internet users cheapest way to bombard people with inthel4statesthathavenospamlaws sales messages. The percentage of ali at this time. It may also help those e-mail traffic that is classified as spam states that have weak, ineffectivelaws has risen from 40% in 2002 to over against unsolicited commercial e- 50% in 2003. Unfortunately, it alsois mail. the biggest nuisance to computer us- Until preempted by the federal ac- ers. As one source puts it, ultimately, tion, the California law would have the battle may he won through a com- been a real deterrent against unsolic- bination of laws, technological fixes ited spam. It allows individuals to sue and education of e-mail users. spammers. Under the federal law, Please contact me if I may be of individuals may not sue. While it assistance. Please address your mail may be preferable to have one na- to myCapitoloffice:Building 1,Room tional law verses 50 different ways to 220 East, Charleston, WV 25305 or deal with the problem, this new law to my home office: PO Box 254, seems to weaken several existing laws Gassaway, WV 26624. By telephone, that take a more hard-line approach you may contact me at 340-3137 at against unsolicited junk e-mail, the Capitol. For those with Internet In the federal Can-Spam Act is the access, my e-mail address is opt-out provision that allows Boggs34@aoLcom. You can obtain spammers to send messages until the additional legislative information Carolina unchanged, you opened a can of Spam; you knew The number of turkeys actually" what to expect. raised in 2004 may vary from grow- Actually, I kind of like it. ers' intentions shown in this report What I do not like is the spam that depending on feed costs, supply of :omes via the computer each day to hatching eggs, cost of poults, and millions of e-mail users. This spam prices growers receive for turkeys pollutes e-mail in-boxes and is dis- during the next few months, liked by virtually everyone. Open it Ten flowering tress from Arbor Day Foundation Ten free flowering trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation dur- ing January 2004. The free trees are part of the non- profit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. "Thee compact trees were selected for planting in large or small spaces," John Rosenow, the Foundation's presi- dent, said. "They will give your home the beauty of lovely pink, white, and yellow flowers -- and also provide winter berries and nesting sites for songbirds." The trees will he shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between February 1 and May 31 withenciosed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members also receive a subscrip- tion to the Foundation's bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foun- dation and to receive the free trees, send a contribution to TEN FREE FLOWERING TREES, National Ar- bor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Av- enue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by January 31, 2004. Or go online to for the amount of the contribution. recipient contacts the spammer to stop from the Legislature's web site at http:/ sending unsolicited e-mail. In other /www.legis.state.wv.usd words, spammers could bombard your As always, please remember our in-box with mail until they responded troops - at home and abroad - and to your request to stop. And, consid- keep them and their families in your ering there are 25million businesses thoughtsandprayers. Until next week, in the U.S., if each one sent you just take care. one spam message next year, the vol- REACHING THE READERS OF WEST VIRGINIA FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER or Call 1.800-235-6881 | FINANCIAL $$CASH$$ Cash now for struc- tured settlements, annuities, and insurance payouts. (800)-794- 7310. J.G. Wentworth .... JG. WENTWORTH MEANS CASH NOW FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS. FO___RR SAL__..EE Sawmill $3895. NEW SUPER LUMBERMATE 2000. Larger capacities, options. 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