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T ~MDm last week, a love affair that began nearly 10 Shore of Maryland and that bloomed into undying of southern New Jersey. The affair almost the love lingered on....and my wife is as happy ta bird - the majestic Canada goose. Once on its way staged a comeback and now flies the skyways in before. The Canada. more than any other bird, is management and hunter support can do for fitting, I believe, that those who helped bring of the program in enjoyment of the sport - i~hllire. I at Remington Farms, a model game management 15,000 Canada geese and for ducks of many lhere to try my novice hunting hand at pass-shooting to down my limit of geese that first year. but I more educated to true sportsmanship and all game. I have been yearning ever since to go time arrived. lOCated near Chestertown, Md., on the Chesapeake from the gooseless hills and hollers of central West afternoon at 3, was greeted by my host, Richard and Clark Webster, genial, soft-spoken manager to warm up on 'Aw Shucks' and a little peculiar me. I hadn't even unloaded my gear from the of the trap shooting house (not behind it}, an shells in my hands and "muffs" on my ears. while and writers waited to see how I'd do. I called for my first bird. It came right at me and !You call for the first clay pigeon: the others come I nicked one out of five on my first regular trap, then moved to the woods game shoot at clay pigeons released from a The first bird for me flew through the trees We shot at those whizzing disks from five different hit more than 6 or 10. We retired to Broadnox, a house, now a hunting lodge. paid off early the next morn. Stationed in a hearing distance of a sanctuary where 10.000 a continuous honking roar, I waited for a rising frost. "When it's gone." my guide said, "the don't like to get their feet wet!" Sitting in that most exciting sounds was like sitting in a for the curtain to go up. over the horizon, geese began to lift from over the tall corn 200 yards out from my blind. honking all the time. they rose, flying east, into the "I heard the guide say, and I scrunched down coming geese. They have uncanny hearing and the tiniest of movement, even the flickering of a as they winged overhead I raised up and fired. target! I shot my three shells. All the birds flew my now smiling guide said. "You shot behind the waiting and watching. Soon more came my way. bird put me on edge and tensely I waited I birds came. This time I swung my shotgun with the I stopped_to fire. A mistake, I knew. I swung back to automatic with it as it flew. As my sights passed the ground, hitting with a solid sounding thud. '.to retrieve and brought my first goose to the blind. the sky fined with Canadians returning from winged in from. afar, then circled the sanctuary As they descended they'd execute a clownish flip to release the air from under their wings much his chute. So many geese flew in - a flock every 3h, swoosh of their wings as they sight every hunter should see at least once in his rer Snow geese flew overhead too. Hundreds of raced about everywhere and their unmistakable a thrilling footnote to our hunt. But duck hunting into the pond, still others lifted and left. By and in the blind, l left then for lunch and - ringneck pheasant pointed by a quick, eager had won my love and I returned to a blind /limit of three. My hunting partner. George Reiger. L SOciety. called "mark" from his blind before I was by untouched, but within minutes another group I picked out that third bird, swung with it and from my blind and Rocky, Reiger's Golden bird. These Canadians average about 6 pounds dog had his work cut out bringing in the goose. ) with the sun for a final try. I was entitled to night thwarted our hunting efforts. The flow. I had only one chance for a bird. The flock I swung with my favorite Who can say. But I scored, apparently with a full best shot yet and that goose will be on our end to my love affair renewed. deer kill for big bucks November 27. 1975 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder Fire truck chassis delivered State hunters may set a record for Hunters Can Win deer kills this season. Dan E. Cantner. Awards for Big Bucks wildlife resources chief, predicts that The Department of Natural more than 26.000 bucks will be killed if Resources and the state division of the the weather is mild during the 1975 Izaak Walton League will sponsor a big season, buck contest Nov. 24 Dec. 6. Deer herds have increased in the according to wildlife resources chief mountain and western counties and Dan E. Cantner. have remained stable in the eastern Any hunter who kills a deer with panhandle. Cantner says that largeantlers which have eight to ten points. herds have been spotted in several25-inch main beams or eight to ten-inch areas, points may have a winning buck. Cantner points out that with a To enter the contest, hunters must possible kill of 2,500 antlerless deer, have antlers judged by one of the 26,000 bucks and 2,000 or more by bow following persons from Nov. 24 - Dec. hunters, the total deer kill for the year 19: C E. Lyons, Bluestone Museum, may exceed 30,000. Hinton; George Lanham, 2639 Furlong "The increasing deer herds in the Ave., St. Albans; Don Good, Box 404, state and the potential for a record kill Parsons, or by game biologists at the are a tribute to modern wildlife Department of Natural Resources practices and good law enforcement," district offices between 8:30 a. m. and says Cantner. 4:30 p. m.. Dec. 15-19. Appointments Hunters are urged to wear blaze should be made with any of the above orange clothing for safety. "Deer are persons. biologically unable to detect color but The Izaak Walton League will have a keen eye for motion," said present awards at its state convention Cantner. next spring. Bowling league unchanged lead Dedication of Bailey Lake cofferdam WASHINGTON - U. S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.} today, Nov, 17. announced that the permanent cofferdam at R. D. Bailey Lake in Wyoming County will be officially The "Left-Overs" continued to dedicated on Saturday. Nov. 29. lead the GSC Faculty and Staff Bowling "The permanent cofferdam is an League after matches rolled on integral part of the overall construc- November 17, with the "Has Beans" and "Bombers" close behind and tied for second place. The first place team has a record of 21V2 wins against 11V2 losses, while second place teams show a 21 and 12 record. The "Misfits" are in third place. The "Left-Overs" include Colleen and Bantz Collins: Elsie Kirkpatrick, president of the League: and Bob Reed. League-leading bowlers, after last Monday's matches remained the same as the previous week with Bantz Collins holding high average (174) for the men and Elsie Kirkputrick {168} for the women. Collins also holds high game honors {244-231) along with Sandy Waggoner (239). Collins and Waggoner continue to hold high game handicap and high series honors, while Junior Boggs and Glenna Miller hold high series handicap honors. Board el Regents college mrallmeats tion at R. D. Bailey," said Byrd, who will attend the Nov. 29 ceremonies along with U. S. Sen. Jennings Randolph, U. S. Rep. Ken Heckler, and officials from Wyoming. Mingo, and Logan counties. Byrd noted that the cofferdam "is designed to contain the size of flood which could be expected to occur once in 20 years." and called its completion "a milestone in the work being done at R. D. Barley Lake." The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers told Byrd that hands from the area high schools will perform at the dedication ceremonies. 8Dine people believe that if you skmp with your elolet door open, it's bad luck*. The West Virginia Board of Regents announced today the FullTime Equivalent (FIE} enrollment at state colleges and universities shows an overall increase of 7.64 percent for Fall 1975 compared to 2.59 percent for Fall 1974. The FTE statistic is derived by dividing the total student credit hours per semester by 15 in the undergraduate and first professional degree courses and by 12 for the total graduate student credit hours. The most dramatic change over last year is an increase in the eight four-year colleges from an .8 percent decrease in 1974 to a 7.06 percent increase for 1975. In other categories, the 1975 percentage FTE increase for the state's two universities w~Is 3.2 percent while the three community colleges indicated a gain of 35.99 percent. For 1974, the respective increases of the universities and community colleges were .33 percent and 36.83 percent. West Virginia College of Graduate Studies showed an FTE increase of 12.31 percent in 1975 compared to 5.82 percent in 1974. Potomac State College experienced a hike of 6.14 percent compared to the 1974 figure of 15.82 percent. The total FTE student enrollment for 1975 was 50,734 compared to 47,133 for 1974. This represents an increase of 3.601 FTE students. The total headcount enrollment in 1975 at the state's colleges and universities totaled 69,273 compared to the 1974 total headeount of 61,660. t Aluminum Table & Chairs Colorful, plaid laminated vine. foidlng table. Non- marring ptasllc tips on legs of tal:~ and chaim. c1~n7 i,41un I L-R: Bill Moneypenny of McKnight Truck Agency, New Philadelphia, 0.. accepts a check for the chassis for Gilmer's new fire truck from County Clerk Mary Davidson as Assist. Fire Chief Greg Nicho/son looks on. Bill Moneypenny of the McKnight The chassis is a 1976 model Ford Agency. New Philadelphia. O., LN-750 Ford unit with 389 engine, five visited GlenvilleThursday to receive a speed transmission, and two-speed check for $9,862.80 for the chassis for rear axle. It is to be delivered to the the new Gilmer pumper truck, on Allegheny Fire Equipment Co., order. Mrs. Mary Davidson. GilmerHuntington. W. Va., where they will County Clerk. and Greg Nicholson,build the body and pump. Their Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Depart- contract calls for completion in 320 ment assistant Fire Chief. presented working days. Hence. GCVFD fire- him with the check, fighters should have their new pumper in about a year. DAWSON Tack $apply Saddles Horse Blanket Bridles All Horse Care Products Available. 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