Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 44
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July 27, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 44

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«D --J uiv 27,197 5 Sunday Catette-MaU ' w : Ctarn». Aetf Wain* Hunters, Fishermen Urged ToPolice Their Own Ranks A movement is under way to enlist hunters and fishermen in an army of Informers that would report on the illegal activities of fellow hunters and fishermen. · Would you be willing, for example, to re.~port someone you observe killing a doe illegally during bucks-only deer season, or 'exceeding the trout limit? According to Sports Illustrated, the Izaak Walton League of Oregon has become sufficiently alarmed over violatinns of game and fish laws and widespread vandalism in public parks that it's circulating wallet cards on wich citizens are urged " to write information about offenses they , witness and forward the cards to the pro"per authorities. The cards were prepared in cooperation with the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Com- · ^mission and the state police, and contain space for description of the violator. Hunt- "ers and fishermen who return the cards ;are being asked to testify in court, if need; ed, or at least to mail the card in unsigned. · ; - It's too early to gauge the success of the ;'. -Orgon campaign, and the same is true of a · "violation report card sponsored by the Na' tional Rifle Assn. - ;The law enforcement division of the .West Virginia Department of Natural Resources received a number of the NRA cards and has sent 10,000 o of to its conservation officers for selective distribution to hunters and fishermen. Capt. Harry Shaver Jr., head of te DNR's hunter safety program, said the WOODS WATERS By Skip Johnson tion officers specially deputized by the Department of Natural Resources would be helpful, particularly in deer season. Field Stream's Petzel doesn't think hunters and fishermen have any choice but to take a more active part in policing their own ranks. He pointed out there are 5,900 state and federal conservation officers in the United States, compared to 16 million licensed hunters and 23 million fishermen. JCPenney FLVEM AIRPLANE SPECIAL cards will be distributed by Sept. 1. "We are going into this cautiously at first," he added, "because the public has a traditional reluctance to 'get involved.' If we get back one card out of 10,1'l consider it a good start." Shaver believes that ultimately the cards should be distributed to every license holder in the state. Field Stream magazine has been crusading editorially for nationwide adoption of the violation card, or something similar to it. The magazine also proposed that hunting licenses be made tougher to get. "Hunters can no longer afford the licensed fools, criminals and vandals," wrote managing editor David E. Petzal in the August issue. In an article on deer spotlighting in the July issue, author Joel Vance said that "it matters not a bit that the game-law violator is your neighbor or your buddy of many years. A crook is a crook." West Virginia has its share of the "li- censed fools" alluded to in the Field Stream article. They shoot road signs, trespass, tear dosm fences, kill livestock, litter roadways and pay little or no attention to game laws. These people are particularly prevalent 'during deer season, and they are growing in numbers. It would be helpful if th Izaak Walton League or West Virginia Wildlife Federation would get behind a violation report campaign in this state, although the Department of Natural Resources should properly take the lead. Oregon wildlife officials believe that the mere carrying of such a card would make a few more hunters and fishermen aware of the conservation ehtic. Dan Cantner, chief of the widlife division of the state Department of Natural Resources, said he is willing to see such a system tried in West Virginia but he is skeptical that it would work. "The big problem," he said, "is that most people don't want to get involved. This is regrettable, but true." Cantner believes that citizen conserva- The first meeting of DNR advisory commissioners since the legislature gave them authority to set game and fish seasons was held recently at Pipestem State Park. The commissioners decided that the DNR should hold a new series of sectional meetings in September so hunters and fishermen can present their views on season dates and other matters. Such meetings were held in April, but this was prior to the effective date of the bill that put season dates and bag limits in the hands of the commissioners. "The commission felt that the recommendations should be presented again as those of the commission," said DNR director Sandy Latimer. The commission's major proposals for 1976-77 will be a split turkey season, with the first half starting with small game season, and a spring gobbler season beginning one week later than usual. The commissioners favor the continuance of a three-week gobbler season, however. Hansel the Bear Eludes Pursuers Joe Rieffenberger and Collar Dogs Appear Sad That Chase Is Over By Ferrell Friend ELKINS - Game biologists of the Department of Natural Resources went looking for a bear on Cheat Mountain last week, but all they found was its collar. The bear, an 18-month-old called Hansel, is the only one that has been trapped and fitted with a transmitter collar so far this year in the DNR's bear research program. The game biologists wanted to put a new type of transmitter on the roving Hansel. First, however, they had to catch him. The bear would be located through the steady beep, beep of his transmitter, and then, they theorized, he would be chased with dogs and treed. Then he would be demobilized with a tranquilizer gun. DNR personnel were equipped with nets and other gear in case Hansel tumbled unconscious out of a tree. * * * THE TRANQUILIZING of Hansel would serve as a trial run for possible future demobilization of sheep-killing bears, DNR game biologists said. Odell Johnston, a local bear hunter, came with his pack of dogs, including Walker, Buck, Red, Spence, Sparkplug, One-Eye and Beulah, and the chase began. Softball Tourneys There will be a double-elimination tournament Aug. 8-10 at Little Creek Park. For more information call 768-7254 or 768-0520. POINT PLEASANT -- The eighth annual Point Pleasant Women's slow-pitch Softball tournament will beheld Aug. 30-31, 5ept. 1. Entry fee for the triple-elimination tournament is S45 plus two new Dudley SB12L balls. Deadline for entering is Aug. 15. Contact Wallace Smith Jr., 1419 Kanawha Street, Point Pleasant, W. Va. 25550. Or call 675-2210. The game biologists picked up the transmitter signal quickly, and in a short time the transmitter collar was found lying in a dense laurel thicket amid a jumble of boulders. However, Hansel wasn't in it. Joe Rief fenberger, a game biologist who heads the bear research project, theorized that Hansel had somehow shed the collar the previous night. It was a new ending to the old saying, "sometimes you get the bear and sometimes he gets you." It can now also be said that sometimes you just get the bear's collar. No. 4101 SOPWITH CAMEL F1 No. 4001 P40 WARHAWK EXTENDED FLIGHT KI1 ENGINE FUEL Ry'em plane requires Fly'em accessories. Make sure you have enough supplies for many hours of uninterrupted enjoyment. Starts fast in all weather. Bums clean, stops wear, keeps compression up. Specially formulated for complete positive lubrication. I CHARGE IP. Shop PeTM Hon. andfrl 9:30 'til 9. Other we ,000 in Prises At Fishing Event yircstonc eUcLJc SERVICE Very Important Protection at Very Inexpensive Prices! ; . SUMMERSVILLE-A total of $4,000 in prizes is being offered at a bass fishing : -tournament to be held Sunday, Aug. 24. at "Summersvilie Lake, it was announced Sat' urday. ;. The West Virginia Open Bass Tournament is being sponsored by Coast to Coast Sporting Goods of Lansing, Fayette County, and Butch Harris Professional Bass Lures of Charlotte, N.D. · '. Long Point Boat Dock will serve as host ; 'and tourney headquarters for the event. · Pishing hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. · -! First place will be worth $500 in cash, : $500 in merchandise and a 38-inch trophy. · ; Second place will be worth $300 in cash. · '$300 in merchandise and a 36-inch trophy. ; - Third place will be worth $200 in cash, ;$200 in merchandise and a 34-inch trophy. - _Cash and merchandise prizes and trophies will be awarded through the first 15 places, the sponsors said. WINNERS will be determined on the basis of the total weight of bass (no more than eight) caught per fisherman. A lunker award of S200 in cash and $100 in merchandise will be given for the biggest fish caught, and a bonus of $100 will be added to the lunker award if the fish is caught on a Harris lure. The firm will also add a $150 bonus to the first place winner if the fish were caught on a Harris lure. Entry fee is $25 and deadline for entry is 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. All entry fees will be returned in prize money. Except for entry fees, the bulk of the prize money is being put up by Coast to Coast Sporting Goods. Entries can be mailed to Coast to Coast Sporting Goods, P.O. Box 71, Lansing, W. Va. 25862, or to Bob Hess Drive-In, 5620 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston, W. Va. 25304. Only the first 120 entries will be accepted. All other money will be returned. 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