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TS in th ~k~itt ,,0ot i, °N O~ to be a classic duck hunt. "American Sportsman" two-pond circus for Amy and me recently. Seems now. in retrospect, it did turn up a first or three entertaining episode worthwhile. ago when I learned that the Dept. of Natural in a duckblind system at the McClintic Wildlife Blinds were built last summer but unfortunately a plan never got off the DNR desk in Charleston. teeth over decoys from pit blinds on the Barnegat on McClintic beconed like a beacon called Biologist Paul Matthews to make opening day plans. everywhere, opening day of duck season is just day of deer season is to huntsmen hereabouts. Wyoming." Paul announced when I called. "I won't be set up our own makeshift blind last year and with a decoys are called, successfully lured in teal and even a I had visions of doing it again. was October 1. at noon. But at McClintjc allduck hunting next day the official "opener" there. I loaded up my 4 P.m., Oct. 1. Without Paul as my guide I knew I'd never the early morning dark, so decided to scout it the out there overnight. I could almost see those birds and Amy, my German Shorthair pointer, leaping t~trieve her first duck. ~ded in fog when we arrived. As I stepped from the flew overhead. Even Amy heard the sound of their I leashed her up and we walked out to scout Pond 7. climbed. We hadn't walked a hundred yards when i ducks this time-zoomed by. Amy tugged at the into the woods Lining the road into the pond. Did she smell found Pond 7, but no duckblinds. At least couldn't fast fading light. We had arrived too late, Amy and I beat a hasty retreat. Then we met Roger Hall, a for a ride into town. He and a friend Car while scouting for deer. Roger knew Mc(Xintic like the by the time I dropped him off at his home. he had me night, Amy and I slept soundly, as the rein beat the Country Caddy camver. up decoys and gun, and we headed up the back road to hung in the sky, surrounded by shining stars. As at the end of Pond 9, I could hear mallards "talking" Our right. Loaded down with a beg full of decoys, my leash I had all I could do to keep from falling. It was blind. Frustrated, I stopped and took up a Amy kept trying to sneak off into the woods, so I had to a volley of shotgun fire broke the morning silence, up, but too late as six wood ducks winged out over of the guns, Amy strained at the leash. I just watched listened again as other hunters somewhere on Pond 9 my decoys: the water edging the pond was too deep we had more light, we moved and took up a new stand of the pond. On the way there, I finally sew a blind. It was Patient and stayed at my side as I scanned the sky for every direction, but so far I hadn't fired a shot il O'clock. Then the hunters in the blind fired. They missed winging down the "rain barrel." straight toward Amy the water I shot and it plummeted to the pond. But "Dead bird. Dead bird." I had to lead her to the pond. b~t wtm~t mt~.whm to go. t waded to the floating bird. Amy saw it then and began to t Cold water hit her belly she hesitated and looked back as /..urged her on; then she made her first retrieve. Pride as laid her first duck in my hand. to set out my decoys. The water at the edge of over my waders, but the further out I went the in place, I headed back to shore. Before I could reach Caught in the grass and I pitched forward landing almost and weeds. I fought to stand, stumbled again, then and managed to clamber up on shore, dripping wet. I Shorthair. I don't know whose teeth chattered the ~ter than I, and her warmth at my side was comforting Stick at our stand. An hour later, after having my license hadn't seen another duck. Cxfld. a bit dejecled, stumble into the water, I gathered up the for the truck. the road. I abruptly came to a halt. I couldn't believe to my side. hastily trying to unfasten her collar. had walked up out of the pond and onto the road. the brush as I could and inched up to within shooting been "resident" birds. *Amy spotted the ducks. As she flushed. I picked out a drake, swung with it. and the pond. Amy was beside herself at seeing so to and fro, not sure which way to go. "Fetch." Amy. t sniffed in the weeds at the edge of the pond. but still bird. Once again I had to wade in to show her the way. knees. I had to drag her into the water with the bird. I pulled her in further and pointed. "Dead then, and started out on her own. But as the deep she turned back. puzzled. This time I had to push head. She got the "message" then and swam out for had for a quail dog! to an end. Amy made one more retrlevo -another at the edge of the pond, apparently winged but in the blind. Both mallards were tagged with birds I've ever barged. Warm. dry clothes, Amy settled down on the camper the two-hour ride back home. It may not have been a Were learned - and it was fun! Rebounding from a lop-sided detest a week previous at the hands of powerful Wirt County. the Cilmer Titans unleashed an impressive offensive attack last Friday against the Hawks of South Harrison only to be outslugged, 27-12. It was. however, the most impressive offense the Titans have displayed all season, having regularly been held to under 100 yards running and passing in recent outings. The Titans picked up 144 yards in total offense. 70 rushing and 74 passing, but allowed the Hawks to score three first-quarter 74 passing. The Titans picked up 144 yards in total offense, 70 rushing and 74 passing, but allowed the Hawks to score three first-quarter touchdowns before catching fire themselves. South Harrison collected 245 yards total offense. 160 on the ground and 85 through the air. and. leading by only eight points during the second half, scored the game-clinching touchdown with just 37 seconds left. For the Ti~ns. now I-4 on the season, Don Wilson led the way with a spectacular 95-yeard romp on a kick-off return and a 39-yard scoring reception from quarterback John Fox. Gilmer scores came after the Hawks unleashed a potent and sudden series of first period scores to lead 20-0. Trailing their LKC rivals by only one touchdown and a two-point conver- sion. the Titans collected themselves and battled the Hawks evenly Facing Fairmont on Homecoming weekend one week after the Lions' humiliating upset by W. Vs. State proved a disaster for Glenville Stte College last Saturday as the Pioneers were crushed, 46-7. The WVIAC Northern Division leaders (5-1} unloosed "a devastating offense, picking up 458 total yards, 330 rushing and 158 passing. Mike Maximin led the Falcon attack with three touchdowns and 10g yards rushing and league-leading quarter- back Terry Galambus ran for one TD and passed for another. Galembus hit seven of nine passes for 89 yards in the first half, sitting out the remainder of the contest while Falcon reserves continued the rout. Glenville picked up only 64 yards rushing but gained a respectable 157 yards through the air. Relying on their air attack, however, the Pioneers suffered two intercepts. Fairmont attacked the vaunted GSC defense successfully, combining pin- point passing with crunching power sweeps io pound out long, sustained drives against a seemingly dispirited -Pioneer squad. Fairmont's first tally came moments after tacking GSC up against their own 1e-yard line. Fielding a short Caste punt at the GSC 47. the Falcons scored after three, quick running plays. In the second period, again after a short punt by Caste. who kicked nine time for a 3e-yard average, the Falcons found paydirt after two. successive passing plays. * The Pioneers unleashed their most impressive offensive series after the second Falcon score. Sophomore quarterback Tom Cowan rolled out and cut back through a slim opening in the Falcon forward wall to scamper 35 yards to midfmld. The young field general then hit flanker Bob Shaffer over the middle at the Falcon 18. Cowan went to the air a second time. looking for Shatter in the flat, but an alert Falcon intercepted and raced 88 yards along the sideline for the third Fairmont score. Moments later, the Falcons struck again with their air attack, covering 43 yards in two strikes, allowing Galembus to sneak over from the one seconds before the half to make the score, 27-0 lust prior to the end of the first half. GSC's Dan Clevenger and Randy Hudson collided, resulting in a bizarre injury. Clevenger's forearm became ensnared on a metal portion of Hudson's facemask. The All- Conference tackle walked calmly to the sidelines holding Hudson's helmet and a physician was summoned to carefully pry his arm free. Clevenger 6LINVILLt throughout the remainder of the contest, struggling through a scoreless second half until the last-minute ttawk score put the contest out of reach. With the victory. South Harrison is now 2-4. Gilmer travels to Williamstown this Friday for an 8 p.m. contest under the lights. Gilmer jv's picked up their second consecutive win with a 44-0 thumping over Harrisville, led by fullback Bobby Kirkpatrick's four touchdowns. Kirkpatrick scored on rnn : ~Jf 5, 25, 35 and 75 yards to lead the little Tih~ns. Also scoring were Jerry Duc!ley on a 15-yard scamper and Brad McPherson on an eight-yard burst. Points-after were turned in by Duelley on a run. Danny Smith on two passes from McPherson, and McPherson on a run. Players cited for special defensive plaudits were end David Cottrill, linebacker Pat Minney and linebacker James Jordan. In addition. Titans Duelley and Smith were cited for an interception each. Greg Adolfson's block of a Harrisville punt and ensuing recovery early in the first period set up Gilmer's first score. In their opening contest of the season, the little Titans blanked Cairo, 2043, again led by Kirkpatrick. who scored on runs of 30 and 35 yards and contributed an extra point conversion. The third score came on a 3e-yard pass and run play from McPherson to flanker Jeff Furr. The Titan jv's face Calhoun on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Red Devil Field. 9 suffered a deep gash and did not return to action the second half. Fairmont returned to score with just 11 seconds expired in the third period, to make it 34-0. Rick Lemley scored GSC's lone touchdown soon after, but the Falcon's continued their onslaught. • Maximin scored on a five-yard run • after a long. Falcon drive, and Clayton • pulled in a 51-yard TD pass. Both • scores came in the finl period. GSC, now 1-2-1 on the season, faces • West Virginia Wesleyan {1-4} this • Saturday at Rohrbough Field with the • opening kick-off at 1:30 p.m. This is • Homecoming weekend at Glenville and • the Pioneers will be struggling to• improve their Southern Division standing against a Wesleyan team • which notched their first victory of the • season last weekend. 6-2 over W. Vs. • Tech. October 9, 1975 Th,, (,lenville I~mocrat/Pathflnder Ailg/ers to eiljoy fall trout stockiq ~v~'~;si Virginia sportsmen will enjoy a Creek, Cranberry River, special fall stocking of trout in 35 state Reservoir Taflwaters, Summit L~, waters October 5-18. The exception is Williams River. Beaver Creek in Pocahontas County GREENBRIER RIVER SYSTEM which will be stocked only during the Anthony Creek. Beaver Creek, week of October 13. These stockingsFork Lake, Knapps Creek, are made to coincide with the opening Lain. West Fork of Grmmbrier. of small game season statewide in GUYANDO3q'E RIVER SYSTEM West Virginia which is on October 11 Pinnacle Creek. this year. POTOMAC ~ SYSTEM Following is a list of streams to be Edwards Run and Pond, stocked: New Creek Dam #14, Opequon Rock Cliff Lake, Rocky Marsh CHEAT RIVER SYSTEM - Blackwa- Trout Pond. ter River, Coopers Rock Lake, Shavers SOUTH BRANCH Fort [Lower Section}, Shavers Fork RIVER SYSTEM-Hawse Run [Upper Section], Spruce Knob Lake. North Fork of South Branch, ELK RIVER SYSTEM - Elk River Branch (Franklin Section), [Webster Springs], Elk River [Whitta- Branch (Smoke Hole Section). ker Falls], Sutton Reservoir Tallwa- TYGART RIVER SYSTEM - ters. harmon River, Mill Creek, GAULEY RIVER SYSTEM- Big Clear Tyggrt River (Headwaters). Closed Columbus Oct. 13, OAW$ON Tutti & Supply Saddles Horse Blanlmt Bridles All Horse Care Products Available. 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