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The Commercial Appeal from Memphis, Tennessee • 43

Memphis, Tennessee
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The Commercial Appeal Memphis Sunday March 8 1981 Section 9 To Discuss Ethics At Convention Conservation TjNKXUPULOUSOUTDOOREllIKSteagrowing problem that Wn boi the demtae public hunting unless It mprova ia the yean ahead Tennessa Conservation League leaden realize thii and will addrcai the subject at their 35th convention Friday and Saturday at Holiday Inn-Ri verson! Between 200 and 300 of tha Match feeding sportsmen and conservationisti have Indicated they will be inMeaphis for the twodayaesion being hasted by the West Tennessa Sportsman's Association visited Enid Lake in Mississippi last week and boated 20 bass in the two to six-pound clam from the mouth of Long Branch They were using new Memphisoade lure called BalsaKing The shad color proved most effective Unless heavy late season snows come to Canada's prairie provinca soon ducks and geese returning to mqjor breeding grounds this spring may be confronted with more of the dry conditions they suffered during the I960 nesting season That's the fear of biologists with the Canadian Wildlife Service HENRY REYNOLDS Campbell suggests that anyone or groups of sportsmen desiring to hear Kimball Saturday night call WTSA president Kent Pettigrew at 7265713 after 5 pan It's been about 10 yeers since TCL met in Memphis and WTSA is going all out to help Campbell make this me winner "Our crowd is going to be a little off from last year but we expected it" Campbell said "Memphis is at one end of the state and the com of travel and accommodations are rising almost daily" Campbell said the convention sets the tone for the league's future giving members sn excellent opportunity for input into TCL stands on conservation issues end in regard to the organization's future will be a great opportunity for sportsmen to meet and visit with representatives of all federal and state natural resources agencies If you have a pet peeve regarding conservation bring it with you to the Rivermont this Campbell suggests Headlining the program as the awards banquet speaker Saturday 7J0 ps will be Thoaus is ball of Washington executive vice president of the National Wildlife Federation the largest conservation organization in the world Kin ball expected to deal with the outdoor ethics problem while addressing the convention on conservation matters in gen- eraL Also scheduled to attend the banquet wlU be Rep Albert Gore (P-Tennessa) of the state's Fourth District who will be recognised as TCLh legislator of the yeer Registration will begin at 11 JO am Friday with the first general session set to start at 1 JO pm Shelby County Mayor BUI Morris will extend a welcome to the group The keynote address conservation issues Including the Obion-Forked Deer River Basin problems soil erosion in West Tennessee environmental quality management of Tennessee Valley Authority lands and the surface mine program Officers end directors of Tennessee Conservation Leegue will make their reports starting at 3 pm followed by the election of new officers and directors who will be introduced at the awards banquet Prior to the 7 JO dinner a reception and benefit auction will take place at 6 pm The auction will offer delegates and guests an opportunity to get some great bargains in outdoor equipment and wildlife art The original of TCL 1981 wildlife print of the year will be one of the main items offered This year's print a bobwhite covey rise is from the original work of Richard Gillespie 1981 winner of the Tennessee waterfowl stamp contest Proceeds from the auction will be used to support the league's wildlife conservation efforts during the year wUl be made by Robert Apple of Dirdanelle Ark a longtime regional leader in the National Wildlife Federation The rest of the day will be devoted to committee meetings until 7-JO pm when delegates and league members get together for final consideration of resolutions and 7 SHORT SHOTS: An article written many years ago by the late Nash Buckingham of Memphis has been reprinted in the SSth anniversary edition of Field Stream Magazine now on sale at newsstands The Buckingham article is entitled "So You Want To Be A Wingshot?" It covers two full pages Spring conference of District 31 United States Power Squadron ended last night at the Hyatt Regency with Sture Pierson of Memphis turning over the commander's post to Howard Holmes of Tulsa Okla at the annual change-of-watch dinner Dr Carl Sebelius of Memphis becomes administrative officer District 31 is made up of squadrons from Little Rock Pine Bluff Mountain Home (Twin Lues) all in Arkansas Tulsa and Oklahoma City and Memphis Dr and Mrs William Cockroft of 4280 Walnut Grove Road hosted a general membership meeting of Memphis Chapter Safari International Friday night After a buffet dinner of venison and all the trimmings Memphian John Viser ID discussed housing plans at Memphis State University for the Berry Brooks Collection erf African Game The 70 members in attendance were introduced to two high school-students selected by the chapter to attend the American Wilderness Leadership School in Wyoming June 22July 1 They are Wendy Lumm 16 of 2656 Green Mill Junior at Hutchison School and Clay Bethell 16 of 5046 Sanderlin a junior at Memphis University School Memphian Ted Carpenter and his son Ralph and Ducks Unlimited Alter 25 years of serving hunters and fishermen on Highway 70 earn of West Memphis Sportsman's (me- Slop has moved to a new location at the Club Lake Road exit of Interestate 40 The store is owned and operated by Floyd Jeanette and Ttaa Graham and will offer everything sportsmen need except live fishing bait Dwain Taylor of Memphis president of the Mid-South Paralyzed Veterans Association is bating the drum for Senate Bill 668 which would give free bunting and fishing licenses to all persons confined to a wheelchair not just veterans The bill ha been introduced by State Sens Curtis Person Jr and John Ford Paraplegics classified as 80 per cent disabled already get free licenses according to Taylor The Memphis Knife Collectors' spring show will be held March 28-29 at Ramada Inn Ml Moriah and Interstate 210 starting each day at 9 am Knifemakers and dealers from throughout the Mid-South will have kniva and related items on sale to the general public according to Memphian Judy Hales secretary of the collectors SATURDAY'S GENERAL SESSION is scheduled to open at 9J0 am with outdoor ethics the theme The panel will include representatives of the forest industry A Fish and Wildlife Service and other state and federal agendas dealing with the outdoors Stewardship reports Iran the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be made at 10:45 am Roy Anderson assistant director of TWRA will attend along with Wilbur Vaughan of Jackson manager of Region 1 Anderson will discum the proposed resident license increase package which has created quite a controversy across the state Charles Howell of Nashville commissioner of the State Department of Conservation will address the luncheon meeting Following with be another general session devoted to Tennessee THE CONVENTION IS open to any sportsman in the state and from surrounding states Those who cannot attend all the sessions will be allowed to purchase Saturday luncheon and banquet tickets separately would like to see a number of sportsmen attend from Mississippi and Arkansas" said Tony Campbell of Nashville executive director of TCL they will make a reservation by Thursday night we can take care of them Saturday BRIEFS OUTDOOR PROFILE White River Refuge Is Open To Business Cartwright The Fading birds and squirrels in the beckyard of his home at 1232 Old Hickory is a daily pleasure for Cartwright who can look back on one of the most colorful careers in the outdoors of any man in this part of the-country Now 77 with tailing eyesight Cartwright is leaving the huntingand fishing to younger sportsmen although he still is a strong a a mule ha a quick mind and can reminisce with the best of them Cartwright played a big tole in changing the lifestytes of many people in the Mid-South when in the late 1950s he decided to build takes end all homesita on them This Ida spewned from 1940 endeavor when the Memphian built 22 fishing cabins on East Lake near Holly Grove Ark Then came another project with its 600 surrounding acta near Eudora Ark partner in one of the projects wa Memphian a Bratton" Cartwright White River National Wildlife Refuge new DeWitt Ark with its dozens el fine fishing lakes ha reopened for public fishing after being closed since Oct 31 Although anglers may And gates at sever al refuge entrance points closed due to poor rood conditions this doesn't man that the ansa is closed to fishing according to Raymond McMaster refuge manager Camping will be allowed but only in designated campgrounds where chemical toilets have been installed Boats left over night in refuge laka must have the owner's name placed on the craft where it can be plainly seen Unmarked boats will be impounded 1 Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge nor Brownsville Tenn will open for public fishing on April 1 and continue through Nov 14 according to Bryant refuge manager Regulations that apply to White River Refuge will be in force et Hatchie Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge new Turrell Ark just acron the Mississippi River from Memphis hu been engaged in a lake improvement program since early last yew and will not open for public urn until around April 30 according to-Mike Riley Recalls Ole He listed among his hunting friends back in the 1950s sun of tha caliber of the late Walter Stewart sports editor of The Commercial Appeal Nash Buckingham Frank Vestal Cliff Green Sr and guide George Lewis Cartwright ha continued his longtime friendship with Tommy Bronson owner of a Memphis sporting goods ston Like most duck hunters Cartwright hated to bring home a bunch of ducks and have to clean them So he decided in 1953 to established Duck Pickin' Unlimited on Crump Boulevard just east of the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge to catch all thoa Memphis hunters coming home from Arkansas In 1954 he recalled that he and his workers cleaned 2SJM0 birds at 25 cents apiece even bought duck feathers from other people who wen cleenlng them in this area paying SO cents a pound I didn't tell them that I had an outlet in Chicago that wa paying me SI 50 a pound" Cartwright said with a smile Fishermen anxious to get certain feathers from ducks to make fifes paid the Memphien 5450 a pound for them "and I sold every pound I could get my hands on" Realizing in the late 1950s that duck picking was too tough Cartwright sold the equipment to Bill Abernathy of West Memphis Cartwright was one of the eerly members of the West Tennessa Sportsman's Association and remembers the good old days with fellows like Gilbert Wilson Herb Parsons Frank WUson Uncle By Henry Reynolds Cartwright also built another development just south of the first development followed by another one to the north all in the Eudora area He had tha laka stocked with fish and today they provide residents and guests with fine sport Cartwright Tend To Hii Bird Feeders Cartwright was born in Fayette near Somerville and came to Mem- this when he was just a boy He started unting at the age 11 and remembers create a 520000 payoff The entry deadline is midnight tonight Telephone entrtes will be accepted by Hamblin at 601-842-11 or 842-6503 or by Bailey at 501-735-7699 The 25 leading anglers at the end of the circuit will be Invited to the DBA championship flshofl scheduled for Sept 19-20 Gene Huczaba of Memphis is DBA top angler after the earlybird tournament in October at Pickwick Huckaba ha 59 points Wild Card Does Well In Trials By HENRY REYNOLDS OuMMrt ESHir DANCYVILLE TENN Seven bird dogs made a bid for the National Amateur Quail Championship title Saturday on running grounds near here Only Wild Card owned and handled by Darrell Privet! of Frog Jump Tenn turned in a creditable pefor-mance and he did most of it without the handler in charge The Tennessa Dog had a bad beginning and wa out of judgement for 28 minutes White the handler wa looking for Wild Card it returned to the front and Dempsey Williams of Brownsville the marshall took over the handling reins Wild Card's bracemate Pat's Little Amy owned and handled by Clint CSllicott of Franklin Tenn had an unproductive at 25 minutes then pointed at 1:15 and misbehaved Callicott lifted the dog from action at that point Wild Card backed Amy on her undefined bird work then moved ahead to score beautifully on birds that may have been from the Amy covey The Privet! entry finished extremely strong The morning started with Florida Bob running a a bye dog when Harry Town-shend of New Haven Conn scratched Rollaway Bob owned and handled by Dr Wheat of Clarwater Fla ran the full 90 minuta without birds Oldhra of Pittsburg Kan ant his Good Cheer out with High Fidelity owned and handled by Dr Jack Huffman of Memphis Good Cheer ran the full time but failed to point birds High Fidelity was birdless ran big but was absent from the front several times Plantation Wind owned by Perry Gray of Somerville Tenn and defending champion Santa Ron owned by Jack Fiveash of Pensacola Fla made up the last brace of the day Wind had no bird wak and Ron was taken up at the 50-minute mark after a pair of unproductive points and another piece of wak not dearly defined There'll be no running Sunday The four-brace finale is scheduled to start at 8 Monday morning Most of the mechanics of the amateur running have been directed by bird dog fen-den from all sections of West Tennessa Will Allen and Ray Strong just to name a few Cartwright developed and sold many duck hunting clubs in Arkansas including several in the Wynne and DeValls Bluff arm "Over cm the White River near DeValls Bluff I used the Griffin boys Tooter Golds Harry and Dick aides They were hard to he The Memphian recalls that the last time he went duck hunting it wis difficult for him to sa a duck in range "I was hunting near Biscoe Art and some ducks came over the blind My guide Wayne Fanner raised up and shot et the same time I did One duck fell and Wayne said I killed it and laughed I picked the duck up and laughed too" going fox hunting i timers who would rather sit around a ire and sip corn whiskey He mixed trapping with hunting and during the depression he a lot to provide food for my family" are now hand-size or better but that bam are small "We don't want a lot of bam fishermen coming over here expecting to catch lunkers They Just haven't grown that fast" Riley mid Seminar Set Tomorrow Fishermen with depth finders and graphs but with little knowledge of how to accurately read them are invited to a special seminw tomorrow at 7 pm at Schlitz Belle 5151 East Raina Road Doors will open at 6J0 according to Wilson Frazier coordinator for the seminar Dave Johnson of Nashville a representative of a national firm out of Tulsa Okla will conduct the program and answer any questions anglers nave regarding depth finders and graphs Kirk Holds Walleye Lead Jama Kirk Arkansas fisherman from Clinton is leading the third National Walleye Fishing contest on Green Ferry Lake with a 19-pound 9-pound specimen just two pounds shy of the state record Kirk aught his walleye at 3J0 am on Saturday Feb 28 in the Middle Fork ana of the lake using a longbill lure that runs extra dap Jama Farley of Cedar Rapids Iowa tossed a scare into Kirk by checking in a 19-2 walleye on the same Saturday Farley boated his fish at WILDLIFE 1 GOURMET Although the duck season ha closed in the Mid-South ly hunters have a supply of plump mallards in the pteudtryt Thaw out a couple i its recipe for a pleasant freezer Memphians Lawrence Migliara (In Stern) Jim Surprise Battle Big Piney Creek Beware Of The in wild game cooking HONEY OF A DUCK 2 mallard ducks 1 teaspoons lemon pepper 4 teapoons salt 2 teaspoons ground basil 2 teaspoons ground ginger cup 2 cups honey teaspoon dry mustard 4 femon Juice 2 teespoons grated orange pal 6 teblespoons orange Juice 2 oranges cut in slica Combine pepper salt besil and ginger inside the ducks Heat together margarine ht juices and orange peel Rub about 4 tablespoons of this mixture inside oucks Stuff ducks with Dancyvilte just happens to be where the Quail grounds are located Dr Billy Butter a Brownsville veterinar- set in the first National Walleye Fishing contest two yean ago the Clinton angler would have picked up 510000 The contest which ends March 31 has attracted a field of 761 anglers Fishing is allowed anytime day or night The entry deadline was Feb 15 and the competition began Feb 2a Dick Bailey is director of the tournament still looking for someone to beat the state mark" Bailey said "And there's chance we might sa the world record of 25 poundss broken before the end of the Foxhunters Group To Meet Fox hunten in Mississippi will gather at Bruce Wednesday for the start of the annual Mississippi State Foxhunters Association program including a bench show and running through Saturday The show is scheduled for 6J0 pm Wednesday at the National Guard Armory at Bruce At daybreak the next morning betwan 200 and 300 foxhounds wiU be turned looa in the Reid community ebout 12 mites from Bruce Jim Taylor of Meridian president of the i tan ha been the lead workhorse on the grounds ably assisted by Williams the marshall Jim McConnico Currie IV and Herbert Mulherin all of Brownsville Mul-herin according to other grounds committee members wasn't much good the first few days of the trial "He became a first-time grandfather on Sunday night March 1 and drifted around like he wa on Cloud 9" Butter said Judga Jimmy Hinton of Birmingham Ala and Richard Boeder of LaureL Miss have scored 49 of the 59 dogs drawn Two were scratched The men in the judicial sad-dtes have their work cut out for themselves There's been only a minimum of acceptable bird work to this point Most of the officers of the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America sponsor of the national have ban in this area since the start including Tate Cline of McArthur Ohio president Pete Frierson of Clinton Miss via president Jack Fiveash we president and Leslie Anderson of Hernando Mus executive secretary During the first day of the West Tennessa Open All-age held here a wak before the amateur 17 coveys were moved or seen adequate birds to run a classic field trial and cut into tk-inch slices and pour four honey mixture into birds Truss and rub remaining season-ling mixture over outside of ducks Place ducks on a rack In a roasting pan rad cover with remaining honey mixture Cover and bake for about two hours at 350 degrees Uncov-er baste with drippings and bake until brown (about 20 minuta) Placed on a platter Thicken drippings with wa-- ter and cornstarcvh mixture Stir heat to boding and serve 1 over sliced duck placed on a mound of long grain and wild rice mixture Serve a green vegetable of choice Enough for -four servings Catfish Stocking Completed An about a see Wildlife 'ingwa striking of ljOOO catfish weighing each na been completed at the Tauten jea Agency take at Humboldt The stock-to tty and reduce the numbers of small assodastion ha obtained some of the finest foxhound Judga in the nation to score the hounds Running Thursday through Saturday will consume five hours each day according to Suber of Calhoun Ctty Bass Tourney Sets Dates The newly restructured Dixie Baa Association with headquarten in Tupelo Miss will begin its 1981 tournament trail Saturday and Sunday at Enid Lake in North Mississippi DBA now owned and operated by Ray Hamblin of Tupelo and Carl Bailey of West Memphis will offer a minimum of 510000 for each of the five qualifying tournaments this year regardlea of the size of the field A full fieldof 250 anglers will Hall wa a financial aid administrator at UT-Knoxvtlle before he and his family wife Wsnda and sons Eric and Brandon came to UT-M in 1978 Born and brought up in East Tennessee Hall said be was fascinated a boy by the tumbling mountain strains in the Smokies "My grandfather Andrew Creighton HalL would take me trout Ashing in streams on the land in the Smoky Mountains National Park that used to be the Hall how jdace in Swain County (NC)" Settled by Hall's great-great-grandfather the land now encompassa Fontana Dam but the cemetery where Hall relativa are buried is still in the area The Nanfehala River called by one current guidebook author "the most delightful canoeing river of them is near Fontana Lake Hall said that when be was growing up this river wa not considered navigable there is intermediate dam white water canoeing on the Nanfehala in rapids that were considered a threat to life 20 years ago New boats and new skills taught at university dassa like Ross Elder's at UT-M and at professional outdoor centers have helped canoeists master white water" Hall adds that regulatory agenda in state-protected scenic rivers and required safety gear also have reduced the dangers of white water canoeing The Hiwassa Ocoa and Little Pigeon rivers in East Tennessa and the Nantahala in North Carolina are favor ita for white water canoeists says HalL and he maka three or four trips a yeer to one of these rivers many of them with UT-M canoeing class It's a pleasure trip for HalL but he also serva hi unofficial capacity a instructor helping to teach dn-thespot white water skills to students who have learned to canoe in the UT-M Olympiceize swimming pooL For the beginner Hall stressa the importance of proper training and ad visa joining a dam or canoe club to acquire the knowledge and skill needed to navigate rapids Still a member of the Choota Cana Club he plans to Join the Rapids Transit Canoeing Club in Jackson (Tenn) offer both basic and advanced canoeing dassa at UT-M and I recommend them for the person who enjoys water sports Canoeing is a life-long pleasure When I've been out in the wilds all wak all my day-today problems vanish and I come back refreshed and relaxed" MARTIN Tenn If you're a "gunnel clutcher" who ha been bitten by the mighty "haver shark" perhaps you had better take some advice from one whoi been there where the white water flows thst it When it coma to white water canoeing Randall HalL director of financial aids at the University of Tennessa at Martin is in a championship class He ha placed in a number of national and state competitions and won first place in his dam in the Eighth Hiwassa River Canoe and Kayak Competition in 1976 Hall won second place in 1977 in the same competition which is sponsored by the Tennessa Scenic Rivers Association and the Tennessa Valley Canoe Club That year Hall also took part in the National Open Canoe Championship Raca on the Nanfehala River near Bryson City NC placing eleventh As an old pro Hall belfeva the best advice for beginners (who may panic stop paddling and clutch the "gunnels" or sida of the canoe) is this your faith in your peddle and your paddle in the He says he lifted the thought from a textbook used in the UT-kf white water canoeing class taught by Ron Elder in the physical education department Hall who goa on many class field trips says the course is "unequaled to any other canoeing class offered by university in the southeast end a good a any taught by professional outfitters in the area7 The "beam is a creature HaU Mama when a canoe flips over Hall says a canoeist can learn to handle the situation righting' a covered "decked" canoe while he's still in it or swimming few of an open canoe that has flipped over He says it's all a matter of technique and the type of canoe youro In Hall ha been a dedicated white water canoeist since 1969 when he and a college friend et the University of Tennesoe at Knoxville tackled the foaming white rapids of the Little River Gorge in the Smoky Mountains Although he had been canoeing in lakes be had never attempted the white water sport which is more dangerous and requlra Bare skilL "It taka experience and skill which coma with experience to master techniqua In white water canoeing As in any sport if you don't knqw what you're doing you can get hurt" Hall aid cripple and bluegUl in Humboldt Lake The flathead spectes of catfish wa stocked because it's tier predator than channel catfish and also grows to larger met according to Eugene Cobh TWRA laka hatchery biologist in West Tennessee i Cobb said that people who fish for the flatheads will need to ax large minnows or sunfish in order to catch any number of the catfish -a better much LEASE ese 20 C7F GMKXMNONKS OstxfaCMOM $K3caie BOAT MOTOR MART CmpmCm Solunar Tables oeebq mitt URFELD! 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