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11 ' m ' » iiiiiiiiiiimiiii i in i H · · w Aubrey Shepherd Games And Mhoon Take Miller Title On Injurious Wildlife Hearing Planned By AUBREY SHEPHERD ' Of The TIMES Sports Staff To fishing fans in this area · i t is beginning to seem that .their names should be Moon : a n d Stars -- so brightly do they shine, lighting the Northwest Arkansas Fishing sky. In reality they are Roger · Mhoon and Bob Carnes -winners of last week's Miller ; at Lillle Rock on what 'a few years ago would have been very unlikely fishing waters -- the Arkansas River. Today, the Arkansas is increasingly known as the top fishing " water in the state -- rivaling Beaver, Millwood and such out-of-state giants as Toledo Bend. Much maligned for its -' destruction of scenic rivers in " this slate, the U.S. Army · Corps of Engineers has created a winner in its sys- · tern of locks and dams · designed to make the Ar. kansas a navigation canal. ' Ironically, Roger and Bob never had fished the river .'before and were without r benefit of even one practice . day before starting out on the ' Sunday tournament. A late night study session in Carne's ,, bedroom, using a set of · borrowed topographical maps, was the key to success for 'I marking areas of the river ·' channel which appeared to "have a lot of structure -- that ' is which had areas of diverse terrain with frequent breaks ' from the very regular shore- · line patterns characterislic of . navigation canals and other s tamnered-wilh streams the two men were able to limit - their search for fish to rela- : lively small areas, while 'covering a good deal of water. stock-in-trade. The majority of men willing to risk anything like the $50.00 per man entry fee for the City Classic are quite capable of easting accurately, giving appropriate action to a variety of lures and playing a hooked fish to the boat* So when the action starts for money, a secret bass concentration is all-important. But is it any different in fishing for fun? Trying to get a truly informative fishing report from a group of successful anglers is difficull hi any situation. Lures to use, time of day to fish, how to fish the lure, how lo hold your mouth while setting the hook -- all sorts of advice is easy to get, including a vivid description and exact weight of the big one that got away;- but no one ever seems to remember the exact spot where all those fish want the lure to fall. Speaking of the big one that .got away, Roger pointed out that fully 30 pounds of bass escaped the two after being hooked and played a bit. Mhoon attributed his having 20 pound test monofilament broken to the impatience that often comes to even the most experienced of anglers in a tournament situation. . In his rush to boat a good fish, many a man has pressed a bit too hard and tried to land his bass still "green" or unbeaten. Carnes has recently developed an interest in ultra- light tackle and so was nol so surprised to have his line snapped. H o w e v e r, these fellows don't often suffer broken lines, so it would' he easy to speculate that maybe It is often impossible to get some beasts other than plain ATLANTA -- Proposed regulations governing the importation of wildlife which are injurious to human beings, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and native wildlife will be the subject of public hearings in Washington, D. C., Miami, Kansas City, and San Francisco in early August, Lynn A. Greenwait, Director of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. "Current information shows that injury caused by imported wildlife is more widespread and serious than previously believed," Greenwalt said. An estimated eight people a year are bilten by imported venomous snakes. Exotic pets in 1972 bit at least 163 people in New York City alone. Small turtles bought in pet stores are estimated to cause 40,000 an nual cases of salmonella pois oning. Impohled monkeys can infect humans with tubercu losis and hepatitis. Venomus fish set free in the wild have poisoned and paralyzed people Newcastle's disease, brought in by parrots and myna birds, kill over 11 million chickens in California in 1973. The African clawed frog, formerly used as a pregnancy test or humans but displaced by more sophisticated methods, las become established in Southern California, presumably b e c a u s e excess supplies were r e l e a s e d into ,he wild or sold to pet stores. Thousands of t h e s e creatures have been discovered in 5an Diego County's Sweetwater Reservoir and in drainage ditches in Orange Coonty. These exotic frogs, which grow to a ength of 10 inches, are repuled to have vorariods appetites, with diets including crayfish aquatic insects, small fish, anc other amphibians. T h i s frog first showed up in the wild in 1971, and it may have been re sponsible for the decline of the local populaton of tree frogs It is feared they might read the Colorado River waterwaj where they could do much more damage. Numerous other ex amples of injurious wildlife ar cited in a draft environments impact statement. The proposed regulation -ere first published in the Fcd- ral Regisler in December 1973. Availability of the draft cnvir- nmental impact statement was announced in the Federal Register on June 5, 1974. The pro- losal would prohibit the import of injurious wildlife except as permilled by the Secretary of he Interior for scientific, educational, zoological, or medical purposes. The proposal includes a list of "low risk" wildlife, vhich means that all species not listed as "low risk" would ic prohibited from iniportation ixcept under a strict permit system and for the reasons indicated above. These regulations could have a significant impact on the pet industry in the United States. The ornamental aquarium fish and accessories trade is likely to suffer the greatest economic hardship. The proposed regulations would reduce bird importation by about 50 percent. Trade in mammals would be reduced by about 45 percent and imports of reptiles would be reduced about 95 per cent. Importing of amphibians would be curtailed by about 15 percent. Trout Permit Contest Brings 56 Drawings Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., July 28, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS · SB Basslands Of Mexico Lure Anglers From U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service To Use Live Transplanting *' very much exact information from any successful fisher^ man; h o w e v e r , Bob and , Roger are e s p e c i a l l y ^' cooperative -- and why not? *.' After \yinning $1800.00 for a ' day's fishing most any pair of anglers would be feeling ' generous. The only catch is ' t h a t questioned separately . they tell slightly different 'stories. On mcst key points, · . however, they agree. They ; tell the same stories about lures -- the brown Arkie jig ··''with pork frog trailing was ' "their most effective b a s s ' catcher -- and about the ; number of fish each caught -- they say they landed equal v shares of the over 56 pound ;· string of 19 bass. Despite the i- fact that 954 largempuths per ' : man is a strange total, their ''stories jive pretty well so.far. -.'Their 'claim that crank baits V were their second most ef- ' fective producers is also easy .to believe. Their assertion "that the jig and eel worked "best around jellies while the ·'crank baits worked best " against smoother banks -..-like sand bars -- also is consistent. H o w e v e r , when asked for the location of their fishing waters the two seemed confused. 'JIGGING BY A JETTY " More than half asleep, Roger said that only a relatively small distance was covered in the day's fishing. Wide awake at midday, Bob maintained that the two put quite a few miles on t h e beautiful new bass boat which Roger shares with his . old- $ro-dad, Gordon, Sequoyah L a k e concessionaire and Baldwin's · resident fishing authority. .But if the fellows sound a bit vague about where they found their fish, remember that locating fish is the professional bassman's old largemouth black bass were interfering with the two champions in their quest for victory. merly huge drum, and other aquatic o d d i t i e s are reputedly Such things as for- ocean-run stripers, inhabiting the Arkansas River these days and an Arkie jig fished close to the bottom is the kind of device that folks all the way up the river to Kerr Lock and Dam and beyond are using these days to fill their stringers. FISHING WAY OF LIFE B i g time fishing is becoming a way of life for Bob and Roger. They have represented Northwest Arkansas well In several events this year -- the B.A.S.S. national on Beaver Lake in March was a showcase for Mhoon; the State Federation Team of five included the two men later in the spring and Carnes finished pretty high in that one on Table Rock Reservoir in Missouri; the Farmington Jaycees Tournament on Beaver Lake found Mhoon running not too far behind champion G o r d o n Davis. But the Miller High Life City Classic was their top finish of the year. Having won this contest as a team, the men seem to confirm a lot of people's belief that the luck of the draw . in the choosing of partners is extremely important in bass tourneys. Saddled with an unpleasant or wrong-headed partner, either of these men might have fared poorly in this event. But together they worked as a team, doing their homework ahead of time .and equally important on t h e water using all their senses to spot the movement of shad and other signs which made it possible for them to identify fish concentrations. ATLANTA -- Live trapping and transplanting techniques will be used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lo remove depredating golden eagles from a 30 - square mile area n e a r D i l l o n , Montana, Regional D i r e c t o r Charles Loveless announced today. "A group of approximately 20 juvenile golden eagles have been responsible for considerable lamb losses in the area," Loveless said, "and it is our responsibility to not only protect the interests of the sheep rancher, but the eagles as well. This is a unique opportunity to document livestock losses to these birds." Loveless announced a two- point p l a n to deal with the situation. First, a damage assessment study by means of ground surveys will be conduced continually through the area jy Service personnel to confirm losses to the eagles. Second when a pattern for the preda L i o n s becomes apparent trapping procedures will be used to decrease the numbei of eagles in the area, and trans plant them in an area whicl can provide a more natura food base. "Due to the apparent lack o rabbits in the D i l l o n area,' Loveless said, "the group of juveniles, have concen trated sheep a r o u n d a largi flock now lambing ii open pasture. Since very !E\ chances arise to documen losses to eagles, we hav quickly established a researc procedure to not only lear .ore about the reasons for the rcdations, but to also alleviate trapping of the he problem. "The live _ _ _ r agles will be supervised by Dr. lavid Ellis of the Montana iame and Fish Department. Eagles from captivity will be ethered in sites where roosting nd flying eagles can spot them asily. A lamb carcass will be ct nearby. Steel traps with one pring removed and wrapped vith rubber inner tube will be oncealed near the carcass. The lecoy eagle will attract the pre- [ators to the roost, where the trapping will t a k e place, and he eagle will be quickly masked and placed in a dark bed. "There is no danger to the .rapped eagles when handled in his way. The eagles will remain calm in dark structures and harm to the birds is minimal. "The young golden eagles will be released \yithin 24 hours in a remote section of the Beaver- tiead National Forest, 150 miles from Dillon. The Montana Game and Fish Department has given approval for the transplant to ail area where the natural food base is stable." Loveless said that to date the behavior of the eagles has been erratic. "On some days they will not prey on the lambs at all, on others, the losses are quite heavy. We want to find out as much about their habits and the existing natural conditions as possible, while lessening the problem by trapping and transplanting." Marine Events May Require U.S. Permits ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Is your organization planning an upcoming marine event? Are the persons in charge aware of the State and Federal regulations concerning marine events? Without this knowledge, they may be holding an illegal event. The U.S. Coast Guard issues Federal permits for those activities on Federal waters which include, among other things inherently hazardous competitions, possible impediments to navigable channels, or potential accumulation of spectator craft. The Coast Guard is basically In this year's Trout Permit Contest, which ended June 20. there were 56 drawings and paintings entered and t h e y came from 5 stales. The winner was a pen and ink sketch by Patricia J. Wynne of Detroit, Michigan. It will be used in an overlay effect to produce a strikingly different trout permit for 1975. The first place winner will receive a check for $100 contributed by Jim Gaston, owner of Gaston's White River Resort, below Bull Shoals Dam at Lakcvicw. A leaping trout in oils by George S. Fox (Popa Geore) of Little Rock was selected as first runner up. The second runner up was an underwater trout in watercolors by James Siegers of Shirley, Arkansas. Third runner up was an oil minting of a group of trout done by John Moore of Rogers, and the fourth runner up was a watercolor of a fly fisherman with a leaping t r o n t on the end of his line by Jerry D. Poole, Chairman of the Art Department of State College of Arkansas at Conway. The four runners up along with the first place winner will be featured in an issue of the Game and Fish Magazine later this year. Judges for the contest w e r e Miss Pearl Downs, legal secretary for the Commission, Bill MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- With the growing interest in bass fishing. Mexico's untouched basslands are becoming more and more a lure lo anglers in the United Slates. Names like Domingucz, Guerrero, Novillo ngu Obt and Obtegon are becoming as famous as Eufaula, Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend. The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), a 170,000 m e m b e r fishing-conservation organization, headquartered in Montgomery. Ala. has launched a new fly-in fishing service for bassmen interested in discovering bass fishing in Mexico. B.A.S.S. Fishing Tours to Lake Domingucz, located ill the state of Sinaloa on the western side of Mexico, will begin on August 31. These special five- day trips include round-trip air transportation aboard B.A.S.S.'s twill engine prop jet, lodging American-style meals, dislillec drinking water, comfortable bas sboat with padded swive seats, trolling motor and exper icnced Mexican fishing guide You bring only your lacklc anc clothing. Trips will be scheduled foi interested anglers from a cen trally located rendezvous city. \ flight will depart Little Rock n October 21 and return Oclo- ier 25. The package cost from ittle Rock is $605 per angler. ?he flight is limited lo eight ishermen. Dominguez has been a consistent producer of good size )ass since it was impounded by the Mexican government in 1979. The lake was filled by a canal fro mfamous Lake Hidalgo. The average bass runs between 3 to 5 pounds. Topwater fishermen will enjoy the largemouth action. Plastic worm dunkers and spinnerbait chunk- ers will find plenty of stick-ups for targets. The angling party will fly from its rendezvous city to historic El Fuertc, Mexico, a sportsman's paradise, where once much of the world's gold and silver wealth was mined. The over 400 year old town is still rich in tradition and folklore. It is a dead ringer for a Clint Eastwood movie. Headquarters will be the El Pescador Club, a 100-year old structure, that has been transformed by American sportsmen into a first-class lodge. Dave Bing Voted Maurice Stokes Award For Courage concerned with the safety of everyone involved in such event. For this reason, permit applications are required to be made at least 30 days in advance of the event. This allows the Coast Guard time to properly inform interested State, Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard, and commercial marine personnel of the event. It also allows time to provide a proper safety patrol by the U.S. Coast. Guard Auxiliary, if requested. Additionally, the Nations! Environment Policy Act of 1969 requires event sponsors to complete a form assessing the event's impact on the environment. All forms are available from Coasl Guard Boating Safety, 1520 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri G3103, (314) 6224611. It should be remembered that State and local governments should be contacted to ensure the fulfillment of their require- menls. Coast Guard approval grants no immunity from the ordinances of these other entities. Keith, Fisheries Chief, and George Purvis, Chief of the Commission's Information and Education Division. This is only the second year contest has been held to determine the design for the annual $2'00 trout permit which has been in effect since 1971. Last year there were 85.04G trout permits sold and all of the revenue produced was put hack into the trout program to make Arkansas trout fishing even better than it is. The Trout Permit Contest for 1976 next year. WFL Provides Open Game be announced early Lobo Area Paved PANGBURN - The Lobo access area on the Little Red iliver above Fangburn has been Daved recently and this should provide easier accessibility for the trout fishermen who use the area. In . three years the reduced maintenance cost on Ihe sleeper areas will have paid for the paving according to Carl P e r r i n, District Fisheries Biologist. There are now four Game and Fish public access areas and landing ramps on the trout portion of the Little Red River. By The Associated Press The fans are getting more offense from the new World Fool- ball Lea'gue. As it enters its fourth week, the WFL is beginning to fulfill the promise of promoters that it would provide "wide-open" football. Last week, in six games league teams scored 285 points, quite a jump from first-week competition, when 161 points were scored. In fact, Birmingham Memphis exploded for a total oi 91 points during Memphis 58-33 victory Wednesday, while the Hawaiians beat the Detroil Wheels 36-16. Contrast that scoring with some 'baseball score 1 perform ances opening day when the the Florida Blazers beat Hawaii 8- and Birmingham scored an 11-7 triumph over Southern California. That Birmingham-Memphis lawaii Sunday and 15,729 at Orlando, Fla., home of the Blaz- ·s. After 18 games, the WFL baa drawn 624.094 fans for a league .verage of 34,672. In their two games, Philadelphia has averaged 60,128 ans while Birmingham has drawn an average of 57,275 for its two encounters. The lowest attendance figures for two home games belongs to Florida which is averaging 17,177, and which announced Friday it was lowering attendance figures on its opening game lo 11,484--more than 7,00 less than previously reported- Club officials said some 4,000 persons slipped into the game while about 3,000 received complimentary tickets. MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) Dave Bing, the Detroit Pistons' veteran who recovered from a detached retina, has b e e n named the 1974 recipient of the M a u r i c e Stokes Memorial Award, it was announced Saturday. The award is presented annually to the National Basketball Association player who best -ypifies the courage and determination of the late Stokes. Bing, one of only four guards ever to win an NBA scoring title, receive the award here Aug. 13 at the annual benefit game for Stokes. Hawaa'ans Wi// Try To Douse Fire Fishing Value Told According to an Economic Survey of Wildlife Recreation just completed by the Environmental Research Group; Arkansas anglers place an average value of $39.16 on each day of fishing. The Arkansas Hunters ant Burton Resigns LITTLE ROCK -- Charles Burton, Game and Fish Information Specialist and Editor of Arkansas O u t d o o r s weekly newsletter has resigned to take a position with a Little Rock based advertising agency, Mr. Burton joined the Information and Education Division in May of 19G9 and according lo Cam- mission Chairman Joe D. Scott of Nashville, "Chuck has d o n e a good job for the Commission in the past five years and we hate to see him leave. We wish for him every success in his new endeavor." game Wednesday was seen by 51,319 fans at Birmingham, breaking the opening-day attendance mark of 59,112 set at Jacksonville, Fla. But Birmingham was able to hold the attendance record for less than 24 hours as-Philadelphia drew 64,719 to mam- mouth John F. Kennedy Stadium to watch the Bell lose to the New York Stars. However, total attendances during the third week was lower than that of the inaugural week by nearly 30.000, but still was about 217.000. Part of the reason for the lower figure last week came from the crowds of 10,080 in HONOLULU (AP) -- The Ha-, waiians, buoyed by their first! World Football League victory, will ty to end the Chicago Fire's three-game winning streak Sunday in the only World Football League game scheduled. The game pits the Fire's Virgial Carer, a National Football League quarterback for ·even years, against Hawaiians' rookie Norris Weese. Weese threw for two 'touchdowns and ran for another last week as the Hawaiians, 1-2, beat Ihe Detroit .Wheels 36-16. Carer passed for three touchdowns and 206 yards Wednesday as the Fires beat Portland 29-22. Fire coach Jim Spavital isn't complaining, but he admits he is puzzled by his team's early showing. tIKE ROLLER COASTER "We've played well on defense but we haven't been consistent," he said. "We've been like a roller coaster, up and down." A l t h o u g h encouraged by W e e s e ' s 223-yard passing performance last S u n d a y , Hawaiians Coach Mike Giddingf is still worried about the club's anemic running attack, which averages 76 yards a game. "We're going to make team: itop our passing game am depend a lot on our defense,' Giddings said. Although the' Hawaiians hai a winning debut on the field they didn't do well at the bo? office, with only 19,080 fans 01 hand. -Ticket prices had been $8 anc $0.50, but the Hawaiians quick! put 5,009 tickets on sale las week at $5 each. Team official orecast a crowd of 15,000 for unday although only 12,009 eats were sold by Florida at- Indians Edge Cold Detroit CLEVELAND (AP) -- John Lowenstein, Jack Brohamer and George Hendrick hit successive run-scoring singles in he he o defeat the reeling Detroit Ti- lers 3-2. Singles by Frank Duffy ow, 7-19, preceded the singles by Lowenstein and third inning Saturday and Cleveland Indians held on Buddy Bell and off Lerrin LaGr- :o center Brohamer. Ilendrick's RBI hit off third baseman Aurelio. Rodriguez' glove capped the burst hat sent the Tigers down to ;heir 17th loss in 20 games. Detroit scored two runs in Ihe sixth inning to chase winner Jim Perry, 10-8. John Knox led a drive lo left that a triple when Low- off with went for _ enslein failed to make a diving catch. Knox scored on Ben Oglwie's single, Jim Nettles forced Oglivia at second, then Norm Cash walked and Gates Brown drove in Nettles with a single Larry Adams Denied License NEW YORK (AP) -- Larry Adams, who rode such stakes winners as Damascus, Moccasin, Jaipur and Cicada, has been denied a jockey's license by the New York Stale Racing and Wagering Board. The Board's denial was based on the fasification of Adams' .iccnse application in which he failed to list two prior arrests. Adams was arrested last October while in possesion of an unlicensed handgun, four bullets, marijuana and codeine sulphate. He pleaded guilty to the drug charges resulting from his arrest, and was placed on probation. However, the handgun possession charge is still open. Adams also was arrested in 1961 in a marijuana raid in New York and charged with loitering. That charge was dismissed. The New York commission's action, announced Friday, could end Ihe career of the 30-year-old Adams, who rode his first winner in 1954 and who built a reputation at New England tracks before moving on to New York. Adams is not likely lo get a jockey license elsewhere unless New York lifts its ban. Bing, tne Pistons all-time eading scorer, almost had his areer ended in 1971 because f the detached retina, suffered luring an exhibition game igainst the New York Knicks. But midway through the 1971?2 season, he was back playing. And last season, he appeared n his fifth All-Star Game, made he All-NBA second team and ed the Pistons to their best regular-season record in history. Fishermen estimated that the monetary benefits of hunting anc! fishing amounted to §724.2 million in 1971 ( t h e only year for which figures are available). Actual expenditure of hunters and fishermen for hunting a n d fishing amount to §113.3 million. This makes the benefits (enjoy- menl, pleasure, recreation, etc.) worth S7 for every SI spent. 1 r Fr CO thi clc bu er th la Franco Recovering MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Gen. Francisco Franco is reported continuing his recovery from thrombo-phlebilis. or blood clotting, acording to a medical bulletin issued Saturday. The 81-year-old Spanish leader was hospitalized July 9 with Ihe illness and had a serious re- July 19. 6%% We have a savings program and interest rate to meet your needs, Fayetreville Savings Loan Association 201 N. East Avenue Best Muffler Price and Quality in Fayetreville EQof Fayetteville Hiway 71 South Locust Fayetteville, AR (phone 52 1-5422) before Perry. Tom Buskey replaced Record Arrests A record number of arresls were made in June by Arkan- to Wildlife Officers according the Enforcement Divi6ion's Foster h Fastest NICE, France (AP) -- American Charles Foster won the 110-meter hurdles S a t u r d a y during the French field championships. track and monthly fine report. 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