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cove. On the mountainside behind our campsite, a loud, hollow-sounding reveille on an old dead tree to tree in the bowl-like setting where Lois for a four-day rest and restreat from civilization. We Pop tent on a grass slope beside Warden Lake off the nearest paved road. Except for one other overnight campers, our only neighbors were the world of wildlife that called this motmtain lake big bullfrog and the vigorous, continuous cry of in the tree right beside our tent} that had lulled replaced by the sounds of the early risers like the hacl kingbird that had staked out his bug feeding hillside. He had a reg~dar route. I discovered after his meal the first day we arrived. He was religious routine until some intruder-a redwing or sassy Then, like a house dog protecting its master's out and drive the stranger from his feeding grounds. fishing tackle for a before breakfast try for the I soon began to call my West Virginia "Walden over the mountain ridge east of camp; a gentle clearing the lake of a still lingeVmg fog-like haze. I the canoe to the weedy, shallow shoreline the lake. I had my bass bugging flyrod rigged with my feathered popper. In the still water near rings of feeding fish-minnows and sunfish, I a prowling largemouth bass. weedy, some anglers might say. But it is to provide ideal habitat for bass and bluegills and for in 1974. It's a flyrodder's paradise; a deep plug are stocked and channel cats, too. with some 10 pounds and more. We didn't see bank fishermen take the "cats" from the one on the southeast side of the lake. and had a water-splashing hit cast. But I couldn't connect. Forced to peddle in to on a stump protruding from the water a feet from classroom of juveniles had been bouncing my Soccer ball. I unsnagged the lure and paddled on. the shoreline cover for some evidence of a larger I neared the earthern dam that forms the lake, a me out of my lazy-like reverie, and I laid the bug Widening ring. Where! My first bass was on. It lept jungle off the bow of the canoe. Seconds later. I but a good eating-size bass that graced area. for lunch,' Lois asked later that morning. (The bass for two.} "How 'bout some bluegill fillets," I cornmeal we brought, and fried?" I slipped on my t from the camp, and 15 minutes later brought back six caught on a pepper. This is living, I thought, as I With a cold can of beer. area may be closed new-'for improvement," the state campground has none of the plusber, as p mitive. No f'es g G hand-pumped well water, and few pit-type toilets. to use. Apparently. thoughtless hunters last year and the Dept. of Natural Resources hasn't them yet. Word is they will begin campground could be unfortunate, for plushe.r facilities could Campers and thus turn a nature wonderland into a Right now, Warden is a true sportsmen's haven, canoe up the tiny creek that feeds the lake and t brown trout from under his rocky home in a : 20 inches long. We sat in the shade of our dining fly a deer work its way along the shoreline. Sitting we saw a shadowy figure slinking along the line A flashlight beam revealed who our visitor was: creature when left in the tent at night and listened to muskrats splash the hills, watched a hawk soar high over the soar sparrows, indigo buntings, cardinals and l ..an outdoor symphony seemingly conducted just | Cau~t fish-never enough of course! I experimented. lain in my tackle box unused for years. One a West Virginia first for me-a nor*hero pike had to be released: 26 inches is legal size. what they are to be ca Ued, will come, I suppose. improvements mean only new tables, perhaps mud-slick road and shoreline'sites, and little usual campers' conveniences, that West Virginia L radise lost. 4a2-g m June 26, 1975 Th,~ Glenville l~mocrat/Pathfinder - GSC hosts s mer grid camp a secondThepurp°se°fthecarnp'whichhaSsession this week, is to teach GSC b.d, gr|dder, A re pp ximatel~ ~)~,oun~ me 'lye ended Friday. Participants have junior and senior high boys the finer Five high school gridders have ~ attended the firs~ session of the 4th experienced quality instruction from points of the sport. ? been selected for admission to | Annual GSC Football tamp wt,ich the Pioneer coaching staff, areDUrin~busiedthebytw°learningweeks thethe camperSvarious Glenville State College and will ¢ participate in the school's football ~,i~ o ..... drills and' techniques demonstrated program, according to Coach Whitey i~ :~:~ ; ~ ~ .... : . daily by different coaches. Also. Adolfson. ~.~ "~;~; i .~ ~ included in the daily activities are Ed Donatell, a 6-2 split end and | ...... ~ • 4~.W~ ~ ~;.~ blackboard sessions and the use of the cornerback from Stow H.S., Ohio, an .'~;~~ .....~ ................. -~ .-~p many recreationsl facilities on All-Metro league selection, will be "~;:~ • ~ I ~ ~ campus, tried at defensive back. Visiting coaches are on hand to help Robert Probus, a quarterback from ~t with the instruction. Coaches from Southern H.S., is from Louisville, Ky. GSC assisting in the supervision of the Chris Stephens, a 5-9 speedy running i campers are Earl "Whitey" Adolfson. back from James M, Bennett, H.S., was GSC head football coach, Jim Riffle. a first team All-Conference halfback Bob Summers. Jerry Milliken, a~nd Bill and most valuable team player. Hanlin, the camp director. Stephens also captained the All-State squad. , This Week Only "7~"~ :i GSC assistant grid coach Bob Summers tests defensive lineman Jeff Miller. Gtlmer Titan soph from Normaatown. at summer grid camp. B for Gary Butts flicked his screech owl-foot earring out of the way and raised his .50 caliber Sam Hawkins percussion camp muzzle-loader to his shoulder. After a few deep breaths, he squeezed off a deafening shot. The short barreled rifle kicked sharply upward and Butts smiled broadly. Bullseye. The young Moorefield man. dressed in buckshm breeches and with full beard and droop}~ leather hat, clutched his "possible" bag and cinched up his patch cutter. "I reckon I was iust born 150 years too late,'" he said. "I belong to Allegheny Mountaineers Shooting Club at Bayard and have been target shooting and hunting with my Hawkins for about five years." he said. Butts, who finished second in the bullseye (or3est. used 65 ~rains of owl-foot earing was pierced through his ear. "Oh no." he laughed. "I work for the State Department of Welfare. They probably wouldn't go for pierced ears," Twenty-one persons entered the muzzle-loading contest, including two ladies, Patty Manley and Meg Gross. Winners were: First Match [Bullseye]: Bradley Crites, French Creek: Butts (second}: Ed Zetler, Pittsburgh, Pa. (third), Second Match: Eugene Miller. Buckhannon: Richard McCartney, French Creek (second}; Steve Ostoff, Clenville {third). Third Match [two shots]: Meg Gross, State College. Pa.; Eugene Miller (secondl: Dr. Louis Manley. Glenville (third). Fourth Match [five shots]: Eugene powder to p~¢~ !~ .50 lead bali. tie Miller, ~adley G;'ites (second): Ed said ~e used ~ grains of powder for Zetler {third.) ' hunting purposes and that ~-ds Hawkins is aCcurate up to 100 yards. The short barreled Hawkins was invented for use between 1820 and 1840 to bring down big game on the plains, according to Butts~ one of the more celorhdly dressed shooters on a sweltering hot Saturday afternoon near the Recreation center. Visiting coaches include: Homer Timothy N, Michael, an offensive Criddle. head coach at South and defensive back, is from South ? Charleston H.S., Frank Ellwood, head Harrison H.S. coach at Marshall University; DaleLarry Klosterman, a 5-11. Evans, assistant coach at the 22e-pound lineman, is from Southern University of South Carolina; BillH'SAII five are rated by Adolfson as : Jarrett, head coach at Stonewall Jackson tt.S.: Paul Lanham, assistant coach of the Washington Redskins; Cecil Perkins. head coach at Potomac State College; Marshall Taylor. head coach of the Shreveport Steamers; Cranville Zopp, head coach at Buckhannon-Upshur H.S.: and Gene Alkire. head coach at Washington Irving H.S. fine prospects. WEDDING OR Bayard Young 616 Mineral Road - 462 34 TOM'S GUNS and BOW • New & Used Guns IN STOCK NOW Bear Bows • Pistols l dar Arrows • Ammo a Accessories • Quivers a Accessories GUN REPAIR • Custom Ordering Service :~* REFINISHING Stop in. 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