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.. ,o00,00_2o77 Giimer opens ioop season Friday SPORTS in e : o ,2 STAN . .  l){,cember 1{, I97; Fhe Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder 5 against Wirt ago, I took Amy, my now six-year-old German shorthair den apple orchard country around Martinsburg, W.Va. admirably. But since that two-day open-field excursion, I have to put the big liver-and-white into her favorite birds. Amy to hunt bobwhite quail, and she received her grammar school field classrooms at a Columbus, Ohio gun club, Last year I post-graduate schooling and tried converting her to the goofy County. That&apos;s almost akin to taking a student with a degree and putting him into graduate work in electrical engineering. ago I decided to yank Amy out of her hilly, woodland classroom fiat, open weed-and-grain fields of Virginia to see if she still Y of her earlier education. got to keep putting your dog into birds ff you want her to be any told. I had some doubts about his admonition. These days I With words and grammar, not numbers, yet when the occasion add2 and 2--even multiply and divide--and I learned that in more than 40 years ago. I figured Amy'd remember her too. you could call the bobwhite quail a democratic bird, it can be }many ways and in so many places, but because folks hereabouts farmland more for cattle and timber than crops, the feathered are a lot more scarce than their human counterparts. So when a forester for Westvaco, offered to host Amy and me for a quail ln farm cmmtrv surrotmding his Hermosa. Va. (about an hour home, I lept at the chant to go. Not only would this give me to disprove that old admonition, but because Charlio'd arrange. other veteran quail dogs along, I'd be able to find out how my wking pointer would react in a classroom of atraight-A students, add to my outdoor education, too. I like to hunt with someone shot than I and who knows more about the sport than I do. I from his experience and his batter shooting tends to help me ball. frost covered the ground when Char{is and I mot Bob Twinkle (I name right; I failed to write it down) at a general store in the llillg Virginia farmland country, The Dominion State door season and because hunting the antlered animals with dogs is legal trlie chose s(me quail hunting habitat where we'd have tha territory s. "I put up three coveys there last year," Charlie said as we laid "They ought to still be there." As we stepped from Bob's blue turned the dogs loose, the sun already had started to melt the frost, fields a sparkling, silvery sheen. The English pointer setter and Amy want through their sniffing then just as if a school bell had signalled the start of class, took their bird-finding chores, lm before I learned my first lesson. Bob and Charlie walked the open field of weed cover and laspedaza; I pushed my way the middle of the field. Amy, too, learned a lesson in the first field. little behind, re-checking cover instead of staying ahead as the did. The pointer and setter picked up scent, but for soma reason pin it down. "Something funny," Bob said as we approached Is. Suddenly birds were everywhere. From my position in the field I didn't even get a shot. My companions each downed a in her tracks, surprised but at the same time excited over beats and shot. It was as if she suddenly remembered what it the quaff flew into the woods to our right: three winged out over r tJ e edge of the woods to my loft. Amy, I knew, works single birds L a bunch, so when we decided to go for the three and pick up the d' on a later swing, she wont eagerly to work. It was a dream to minutes her stubby tail started up, wiggling like a wheat straw a hard-blowing wind, As suddenly as that taft started up, it Amy locked up on a solid point, iust two yards into the first real point any of the dogs made that day. Nervously, and pride, I walked up, flushed the bird, than ombarassingly flubbed had done her job; I had not, and I apologized to her on the spot. up eight coveys of quail thai Saturday. I learned a dozen lssons by watching two po's--they got all the birds--but more Mot about my dog. My shooting, I'm afraid, left much to but then I was so intent on watchin work I sometimes t t TITAN BASKETB,%I3 IL  .... Members of the 1976-77 Gihner County basMqhait tm ar: front row, [l-r] Steve Marsh--manage'c: 0 li  i i?, { ]iff Fr3 mier, Kevin Kennedy, Buzz Rob{{.,, :: Kuht, Randy Maxwell anti Pat Minneb --st :iMh,iam Gihner )nul ii,: basketball mare : ; Friday, Dec 17 Ht hm,P ; : Counlv. 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