The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 125
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 125

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968111 Good Hunting Season Predicted By ED BUCKOW fotkfu Heavy spring rains did not Interfere with the nesting season for birds and game in South Florida, therefore excellent hunting can be expected for the 1968-69 season. There Is such a variety of hunting in the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission's Everglades Area that even visitors who do not have special hunting vehicles can enjoy some form of shooting. Dove, snipe, duck and quail hunting seem to be favorites with visiting nimrods. Again this year a three-phase dove season has been set for Florida. The dates are Oct. 5-Nov. 3; Nov. 16-Jan. 1; and Dec. 14-Jan. 6. Doves are found over a widespread area, and hunters may shoot them in any place where public hunting is allowed. The game and fish commission again this season will operate a managed dove field for public shooting. This field, located south of Lantana, has been planted with brown top millet, whose seed Is a favorite food of doves. The crop, therefore, will attract a population of doves to the field. Hunters pay a special fee of $2 daily to hunt on managed fields. The fees collected are used to finance the managed dove field program. Shooters hunt for snipe along the coastal region, west 9 and ends Feb. 23. The fall turkey season runs from Nov. 9 to Jan. 19, and there Is a spring gobbler season that begins March 8 and ends March 23. The major hunting area for turkey, quail, deer and wild hog In Palm Beach County Is the sprawling J. W. Corbett Wildlife Area located west of West Palm Beach. This area is owned and managed by the game and fish commission. Vehicular requirements depend upon the condition of the ground Inundated or dry. Visitors who plan to shoot on public hunting lands will be wise to write to the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee, for the booklet that contains complete hunting regulations. There are also many special archery hunts In the state. The dates of these may also be obtained by writing to the commission. The statewide archery season Is Sept. 14 to Sept. 29. Many visitors to this area take advantage of the excellent hunting and facilities at Bonnett's Shooting Preserve, a short distance northwest of the Palm Beaches. Hunting for quail on this preserve is little different than hunting them in the wild state. Pheasant and chukar are available also. The special preserve hunting season is a long one, beginning Oct. 1 and ending April 20. of the cities, and no special hunting equipment Is required but a four-wheel drive vehicle Is a help. The snipe season begins Nov. 9 and ends Dec. 28. Most of the duck hunting occurs around the shores of Lake Okeechobee and In Conservation Areas 1 and 2 In Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Boats and motors can be rented, and hunting guides engaged In all three areas. One of the favorite hunting areas is the southeast portion of Conservation Area 1 in Palm Beach County. Area 1 Is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge, but the southeast portion is opened for duck hunting each season. The main access point is the Loxahatch-ee Recreation Area at the south Palm Beach County line. No dates have been announced for 1968-69. The Everglades Management Area, which consists of Conservation areas 2 and 3, is renowned for its deer and wild hog hunting. These areas usually are inundated during the hunting season, however, and alrboats, halftracks and swamp buggies are necessary equipment. The hunting dates on deer, wild hog and bear in the Everglades region are Nov. 9 to Jan. 5. Quail are extensively hunted in the coastal and inland areas in South Florida, and wild turkey may be encountered in some areas. The quail season opens Nov. Talk A GOOD DAY Bow hunting Is becoming Increasingly popular In Florida, Including Palm Beach County. ffl about a Fishing Paradise' Kennel Club Features Top Racers ' Try the INDIAN RIVER m in racing tracks, and many will return here, along with the possibility that another sensational newcomer like H.D.'s Berkshire might emerge from the puppy ranks. Berkshire quickly became the "superpup" at the local track, lowered the Royal Palm Course record to an exact 30 seconds on Feb. 17, during a win streak which started the After last season's record-smashing performances, there might seem nothing new in store for Palm Beach Kennel Club patrons, but officials anticipate even greater success when the new meet opens Jan. 3. Racing greyhounds who earned headlines here last winter continued to dominate the scene at many summer Ojei Waters Welcome That Sailboating Breed JENSEN BEACH and the SNOOK NOOK BAIT I TACKLE SHOP Johnfc Ion Crawford Uv. cm laii Complete Um Ratlin) !!. t lad 4 fttw ntpmit Sinclair Oat Oil Celtatol Phone: 287-2 145 State Road 707 nue, President John Bogglano has continued to make changes for customer comfort. Since he rebuilt the entire track a few years ago, annual changes have kept It up to the reputation In racing circles as a pace-setter. Biggest change this year Is on the lower level of the grandstand, where new mutu-el windows have been added in an area directly under the clubhouse, along with a bar and snack bar, with Increased seating near the finish line. The season will extend from Jan. 3 to May 6, with 12 races nightly except Sunday, and there will be 19 Saturday H.D. Beckner ace to a record of 19 victories and 23 in the money finishes In 28 races. At the longer mile distance, Doc Hammer also broke the track record with 38.40 seconds on March 30. While the greyhounds chasing the mechanical bunny were establishing all-time marks, so were the fans. A record 456,218 turned out to watch the races, and wagered $20,645,758, a sizeable record since the track had never surpassed the 17 million handle before. For the 38th season In the plush puppy palace on Belvedere Road at Congress Ave Swim Minus Salt-In Lakes And Pools JENSEN (EACH, FLORIDA Persons crossing the causeway to Singer Island at Riviera Beach might be astounded at the migration of Sunflsh across the lake. No, they're neither a bony fish nor an ocean delicacy. They are a lightweight sailboat that Is very popular in the Palm Beaches. Just as sailing in this area Is not limited to Sunflsh, boating is not limited to the causeway area. Depending on the size of the vessel and the wanderlust of the skipper, boaters In the area have an awesome choice of routes. Countless miles of waterways are open to pleasurable cruising In the area, and several sailing organizations are available. The Palm Beach Power Squadron and auxiliary, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary of West Palm Beach, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary of Lake Park are all organizations concerned with safe The tourist considering the attractions to and of Florida's east coast usually rates the state's sandy beaches and azure seas at the top. There are days, though, when swimmers look for a change of pace. On such days, visitors to the Palm Beaches and surrounding areas, can still go swimming. All that will be missing Is the tang of salt In the water and the white caps. boating, no matter what type craft. Some of the sailing organizations Include the Prop and Sail Club, the Flotilla Club, Flotilla Club Women's Auxiliary and the Buccaneer Yacht Club. Each February the Prop and Sail Club features their Washington's Birthday Regatta. This event has been held for more than 60 years. In June the Palm Beach Lakes Sailing Club Regatta Is held on Lake Mangonta for Windmills, Flying Dutchmen, Sunflsh and other classes of sailboats. The Fourth of July Safe Boating Week Regatta Is an all-day affair combining sailboat races with OPC and hydroplane competition. The Commodore's Cup Race Is the most important event sponsored by the Palm Beach Sailing Club, which Is held on Labor Day. This event tops off a well-rounded year of Intermittent racing between club members. A new event was sponsored by the North Palm Beach recreation department this year in the sailing field. Sailing Coach Al Franklin of Florida Atlantic University taught beginners sailing classes on Mondays and Wednesdays off the viilage lake front park. IVAN L. VAN HORN AGENT No Action Come by Land - Air - Or Sea... Enjoy Gracious Dining Pictured below ore two of five spacious dining rooms where you can enjoy succulent seafood and prime ribs, in the surroundings of a magnificent exhibit of rare ivory, Jade, semi-precious stones ond famous oil paintings. On display also, are the world's largest tusk and the world's largest topaz. ENJOY THE EXCITING AND DIFFERENT MOROCCAN ATMOSPHERE OF THE CASBAH COCKTAIL LOUNGE. Accommodations are the finest, too . . .you have your choice of modern tastefully decorated cottages or beautiful motel units . . . air conditioned, heated, with television . . . and a large, modern swimming pool. Most cities have municipal swimming pools. In West Palm Beach, Howard Park Pool and Roosevelt Pool are the places to go. In Lake Worth, It's the Casino Pool, right opposite the ocean. In addition there are several private pools operated at country clubs in the area. Maybe the relatives or friends you're visiting hold membership at one of these, or better still, maybe they have a swimming pool of their own. Other fresh water swimming facilities include Lake Osborne and Lake Okeechobee and at spots along the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Capital Idea Tradition credits Octavla Walton, young daughter of George Walton, Secretary of the Territory, with suggesting that the capital of Florida be called "Tallahassee." The name Is taken either from the Tallahassee Seminoles, who occupied the area, or from one of their villages. The word "Tallahasses" Is of Creek derivation, meaning literally "old town." Serious consideration was given once after the Civil War to a proposal to annex West Florida to Alabama. The question was submitted to a referendum In the area to be affected and a majority voted In favor of annexation. Governor Harrison Reed transmitted the agreement to the Legislature of 1870, but no further action seems to have been taken In Florida. 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