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E-6OutdOOrs, digest TI IK CINCINNATI! NQl'IRl R Thursday. September 26. 1991 F UTDOORSRECREATION Hunting woes get laughs pr " - - -1 I " - "r r .,4 'r j r j ' -t ' I X .: "l : . ! i ' "" r jjim - Montaomerv WVi Jimmy Connors Monica Seles are taken on private land. Next step: Walk the land. If you picked likely country, it will have woods on it. Look for trails. Look for bedding grounds. Visit again and again. Sit and watch. Don't pay much attention to rubs, where bucks have scraped antler velvet on a tree, Tilly cautioned. But recognize scrapes, where bucks have left their rut season calling cards. As the season nears, scrapes mean deer. Tilly said he does most of his actual scouting in bow season. He's not a great archer, but he'll have his bow with him in case there's a shot he can't pass up. And bow season is near enough to gun season for the signs to be valid. On opening day, be in the stand or on the chosen spot well before daylight. Sit tight. "If nothing's happening, stay where you are," Tilly said. "Most guys get itchy, especially if they hear shooting over the next ridge. But if you've studied the land and seen deer and picked your spot, stay with it. "If you still get skunked, wait till next year, as long as you're sure the deer are there. If you get a deer, try the same place again next year. But the same places won't be good every year." We were nearly home when the man from Michigan added a postscript. "I've been known to fall asleep on a tree stand too," he said, chuckling. Jim Montgomery covers Outdoors for The Enquirer. But what about getting deer? veteran asks A small gathering around the charcoal grill the other day was a chance to tell stories of my many failures at deer hunting. They're tales I tell pretty well because of much practice. There was the time I went to sleep in the tree stand, and the time I didn't go to sleep in the tree stand but two guys with chain saws showed up just as a nice buck edged out of the woods. There was the time the cord broke as I was pulling the shotgun up to the tree stand, and when I climbed down to fetch it another nice buck broke cover and disappeared. There was the time I didn't see any deer, but six turkeys came by five months out of season. Mostly, though, there were all the times I just didn't see any deer or turkeys or much of anything. I know just when to pause for everybody to laugh during these stories, and everybody did laugh. Except Arnie Tilghman. He didn't laugh. He was a nice enough guy, though, to take me aside before he asked a question. "Don't you ever wonder why you're not seeing deer?" he wanted to know. Arnie is from Flint, Mich. He's usually called Tilly, not Arnie. He was visiting the owner of that charcoal grill and he does a lot of Promoter hypes his hope for Connors-Seles match THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Eighteen years after Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs, a Hollywood promoter is hoping to stage a second Battle of the Sexes. David Krieff would like to pair Monica Seles, the 17-year-old winner of three Grand Slam events this year, with 39-year-old Jimmy Connors, who reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open. The plan is to offer a $1 million winner-take-all pot and stage the event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas next March. Krieff's company, Destiny Productions, would produce the match for pay-per-view television. "Nobody is hotter than Jimmy and Monica," said Krieff, who has produced several celebrity tennis tournaments. "Vitas Gerulai-tis has proposed that the 100th man can beat the number one-ranked woman. This would be the perfect test of that theory, and we're willing to put the cash on the line to let the world find out." Krieff said the rules would be altered to give Connors just one serve and have Seles play on an expanded court. The promoter said he hoped to have a deal next week. "We really believe it will happen," he said. deer hunting . . . successful deer hunting. So I said sure, tell me why I don't see any deer most of the time. "You're not where the deer are," Tilly said. I thought of Chip Hart's Ohio farm, which is full of whitetails, only none dropped by the times I hunted there. I thought of Owen County, Ky., and Brown County, Ind., top producers in deer season. "That's good," Tilly said. "How much time did you spend scouting for deer before the season?" Not enough, evidently. So we agreed to join the charcoal grill owner to scout some land where he has permission to hunt. "You start scouting for next year the day after the season ends," Tilly told us. He went on. We listened. First step: Find a place to hunt. Drive the country roads. Look for likely land. Knock on doors. Politely ask permission. Take no for an answer and try another door. Always ask if deer have been noticed. The process may take a while or it may not. Many farmers are losing crops to deer and aren't averse to having them hunted. If all you get is refusal, there are the public lands, but most deer NHL talks halt; sides far apart ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES TORONTO: The NHL Players' Association ended a day early the latest round of talks with the league on a new collective bargaining agreement. Bob Goodenow and the rest of the players' negotiating team walked away from the table Wednesday and said little progress had been made to find a deal to replace the one that expired Sept. 15. "We're so far apart, it just wasn't getting anywhere," said Sam Simpson, spokesman for the union. "We were disappointed," NHL president John Ziegler said. No date has been set to resume talks. Ziegler, the lone spokesman for the owner's bargaining side after imposing a gag-rule on the other members, would only offer "no comment" when asked if he was hopeful if a strike and-or lockout could be averted. The regular season the 75th for the league begins Oct. 3. There has never been a strike or lockout in the NHL. Magic fumes over remark DETROIT: Magic Johnson has asked for the resignation of the school board member who described the NBA star as "a big, dumb black kid" during his school years in Lansing. William Carter made the statements during a Sept. 12 board meeting. He said he deeply regretted them, but added they were taken out of context and he will not resign. Johnson said Wednesday that he and his family have been hurt by Carter's remarks. "Not only were his comments hurtful to myself and my family, but especially to the children of Lansing, Michigan, if not everywhere," Johnson said in a statement released by the Lakers. School board president Nancy Erickson reprimanded Carter in a letter Tuesday. Blood tests clear Johnson ROCKVILLE, Md.: Blood tests ruled out Lakers star Magic Johnson as the father of a 2-year-old boy who was the focus of a paternity suit, officials said. The results of DNA blood tests performed last month excluded Johnson as the biological father, according to documents filed recently in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Seles, Martina easy winners ESSEN, Germany: Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova breezed to victories on the opening day of the Nokia Masters exhibition Wednesday. Seles, No. 1 in the world, beat Conchita Martinez, 6-2, 6-2, while Navratilova defeated Judith Wiesner, 6-3, 6-1. In other matches, Mary-Joe Fernandez outlasted Anke Huber, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and Jana Novotna beat Arantxa Sanchez, 6-1, 6-1. Watson still on life support LONDON: British boxer Michael Watson, who suffered brain damage in a fight last weekend, was on a life support system for the fourth day Wednesday. Watson, 26, has undergone two operations to remove a blood clot on his brain since being knocked out by Chris Eubank in a World Boxing Organization super-heavyweight fight. INDIO, Calif.: Bantamweight boxer Fernie Mo- Chart your course to lower scores BY JAMES A. FRANK Gannett News Service Not all improvement comes from swing changes, new shots, and extra yards off the tee. Add control and confidence by knowing your game golf will provide Charting how and where you play rales remained in critical condition at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Morales, 25, underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain after losing a 12-round decision to International Boxing Federation champion Orlando Canizales on Saturday. Hawks sign rookie Monroe ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Rodney Monroe, their second-round draft pick, to a two-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. Hall spot at stake for pair BUENA PARK, Calif.: Pat Bradley and Amy Alcott are on the verge of joining the LPGA Hall of Fame. One could become the 12th member of the honored group this weekend. Bradley and Alcott are among the 144 players entered in the $350,000 MBS LPGA Classic at the Los Coyotes Country Club. A victory by either in the 72-hole event, which begins today, would mean immediate entry. Both have 29 tour victories. and how to aim your insight to which club to use when shots tor a lower score. and your course. CHArVT YOUR GAME: Af ter every shot, jot down what club you hit, how far you hit it, '.V.'Vlv. Information to ? 1 136 v LA -TT-V- track after shot: This data can be jotted down in short form on your score card in blank space next to your score. Club: Label which club you use with each shot on each hole. Distance: Write down how far you hit the ball both in the air and after the roll. I Where your ball ends up: Mark down if your ball settles to left, right or elsewhere on fairway in reference to pin. v.JP. LUJI W II U I 013 and where it landed right, left, fairway, rough, green, sand, etc. (Devise a notation system so you can do this quickly.) On the green, don't simply count the number of putts, but note the length so you know if you had a realistic chance. After a few rounds, you'll start seeing trends. Look for strong and weak holes and find the differences: Does hitting the driver usually put you in the rough? Try the 3-wood or a long iron. Does a greenside trap force you to lay-up, yet you still make par? Maybe you should play short on other holes. Do you regularly three-putt from more than 20 feet? A lesson could help. CHART YOUR COURSE: If you play most of your golf on one course, you'd better know it well. On a quiet afternoon, measure the course from where your shots usually land. It's especially important if you often find the same trouble: Know the precise yardage from under that tree to the green as well as to a safe lay-up spot. Pace off the greens, back to front and side to side, so you have a sense of the yardage if the pin is forward or back. Note which greens are fast and slow and where the breaks are. 'm LLLP i izi - , , DISCOUNT Frank Pompa, Gannett News Service V NOW OPEN IN KINGS GOLF RANGE ANNUAL Finally, periodically chart the yardage for each club both carry alone and total yardage (including roll). Nothing builds confidence like knowing you can carry a pond with room to spare. James Frank is editor of GOLF magazine. '"rJi.'SiXl PrvK3S A i V JJ Li U Things to do in and around the Tristate: Bill BANQUET Moeller, executive sports y V , Let us know SAVE 1 0 20 400 gymnasts compete at Winton Woods High More than 400 young gymnasts will compete in this weekend's Blue Chip Invitational Gymnastics Meet at Winton Woods High School. The regional competition, sanctioned by the U.S. Gymnastics Federation, features gymnasts, ages 7 and up, from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The Tristate will send 22 teams to the meet, including USGF National Elite Team members Amanda Borden and Karin Lichey. Borden is training for the 1992 Olympics. Sessions are Saturday at 10 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.; Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Admission is $4. Winton Woods High, formerly Forest Park High, is at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Forest Park. y o YOU CAN SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 30 ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED The Enquirer publish information about sports and activities of interest to Tristate residents. Send information to: Sports Schedule, Sports Department, The Enquirer, 617 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202, or fax it to us at 852-8419. Include details such as fees, entry deadlines, directions and telephone numbers to call for additional information. YOU CAN SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 20 OFF OUR GUARANTEED editor and columnist for the Hamilton Journal-News will be honored by the Linden-wald Kiwanis Club at a sports banquet Nov. 2, Hamiltonian Hotel. InformationReservations: Call 887-3044 or 896-4978. BASEBALL: Baseball Card & Sports Show, Saturday-Sunday, Towne Mall, Middletown. Show hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Cincinnati Reds Billy Hatcher and Marianao Duncan will sign autographs Saturday from noon-2 p.m.; Bengal quarterback Erik Wilhelm will do the same Sunday from noon-2 p.m. Information: Call 399-1152. BASKETBALL: YOU CAN SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10 OFF OUR GUARATEED LOWEST PRICES LOWEST PRICES LOWEST PRICES n 1 OLM1CE WEEK OCVDD-V SALE RUNS THUR SEPT. 26 THRU THUR OCTOBER 3 Youth Basketball Organizational Meeting, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Covington Youth Basketball League, City Commission Chambers. Coaches interested in entering teams in the league should attend. The age limit for Class "D" is 10 years of age and younger. Class "C" age limit is 12. Information: Call 292-2151. BICYCLING: "Live a Legend Tour," Saturday-Sunday. Tour begins at South Shore, Ky., and follows the Jenny Wiley Trail's established bicycle route through the hilly regions of Greenup and Carter counties to Carter Caves State Resort Park. Fee: $10. Information: Call 606-932-4770 or 606-932-4126. BICYCLING: Mountain bike competition, "Mud, , Sweat & Gears," Sunday, General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton, Ky. The tuneup for Oct. 19-20 Kentucky Mountain Bike Championship includes beginner, expert, sport and women's classes in cross country, dual slalom and stump pull and limbo. Registration: 8 a.m. Cost: $20 men; women race free.Information: Call (502) 484-2998. BILLIARDS: Billiards for Beginners, starting Oct. 1. Class will teach novice players Eight Ball, and how to break, hold a bridge, stroke the bnll, and terminology and etiquette. Cost: $48, plus $18 for BCA Rule Book. Information: Call 556-6932 or 793-6908. BOXING: U.S.A.A.B.F. amateur boxing at Old Safety Lane, Walters Drive and Mills Avenue, Norwood. Sunday, 8 p.m. Admission: $3. Huntington, W.V., Lexington, Ky., and Findlay Street Neighborhood House clubs participating. Information: Call 931-4389. GOLF: Tri-State Shootout and Pro-Am, Oct. 3-4, General Electric Employees Activities Association Park, 12110 Princeton Pike. Cost: Pro-Am, $35; Shootout, $125. Information: Call Marc Conter, 243-5120. POLO: Player Cup, Saturday, Cincinnati Polo Club, 2 p.m. Admission: $5 per person or $10 per carload. Information: Call 723-9808. ROWING: University of Cincinnati Rowing Club freshman recruiting meeting, 7 p.m. today in room 525 of the Old Chemistry Building on UC's Clifton campus. Information: Call Nick Powers at 861-5632. RUNNING: Cincinnati 14K Brewery Run, Sunday. Walkers, runners and helpers welcome. Benefits: Over-the-Rliine Senior Center and Clifton Track Club running programs. Information: Call 396-7866. RUNNING: Ricky King Run & Walk, Oct. 5, Coney Island. Run: 9 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Benefits: Ricky King Research Fund at Children's Hospital Medical Center. Pre-register by Friday or register at Moonlite Gardens race day, 7:30 a.m. until race time. Cost: $10. Information: Call Don or Carol Connolly, 474-1399. TENNIS: Four Seasons Sports Country Club accepting applications for its Junior Tennis Development Scholarships. Information: Call 341-3687. KINGS ISLAND AREA EXIT 25 OFF-71 398- 2400 NO PHONE ToJ(on nz ORDERS FOR ON RT. 741 TbtallyGolf. Totally Discount. THIS SALE Upon Monday rhlay 10-8 Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-5 1 'f

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