Vol. 1 Issue 173 September 2007 - Wvasportsman.net

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Vol. 1 Issue 173 September 2007 - Wvasportsman.net

Vol. 1 Issue 173 September 2007FishingTIPSFLWNewsDNRUpdates


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stJARRETT'S• Large Selection Of Muskyand Catfish Baits• Cold Beer • Ice • Snacks• Hunting Supplies • AmmoParsonsOne Stop3-D Archery - 32 TargetIndoor Archery RangeHunting SuppliesBeverages - Food - GroceriesBuckeye FeedRt. 16 North OfGRANTSVILLE, WV304-354-6941GameCheckBait andCarry OutLIVE BAITCorner of Rt. 5 & 53Elizabeth, WV304-275-3574U.S. Hunting & Fishing SurveyAccording to preliminary stateby-statedata from the new 2006National Survey of Fishing, Huntingand Wildlife-Associated Recreation,Montanans were on averagemost likely to hunt, Alaskansand Minnesotans were most likelyto fish; and residents of Maine aremost likely to observe, photographor feed wildlife, during 2006. Interms of total numbers, Texas ledthe nation with 1.1 million residentshunting at some point duringthe year, while Florida led in totalfishing participation with 2.8 millionanglers. California saw 6.2million of its residents observewildlife in 2006.“The National Survey is an importanttool that measures in economicand participatory terms the valuethat wildlife has in Americansʼhearts and to the nationʼs economy.Wildlife related recreation rejuve-nates our spirit, connects us withnature and gets us outside pursuinghealthy activities,” said U.S. Fishand Wildlife Service Director H.Dale Closeouts Hall. OnIn 1999 2006, Models more than 87 millionAmericans, or 38 percent of theUnited Statesʼ population age 16and older hunted, fished or observedwildlife. They spent $120billion that year pursuing thoseactivities. Further broken down bycategory, 30 million (or 13 percent)fished and spent a total of $41 billionon their activities, 12.5 million(or 5 percent) hunted and spent atotal of $23 billion, and 71 million(or 31 percent) observed wildlifeLori Darymple caught a 33 1/2”catfish on the Ohio River. Photocourtesy of Backwater Bait in Newport,Ohio.Sept. 2007 ~ Page 4BOWTECHDIAMONDBEN PEARSONBEARBOW-LISTICARCHERY SHOPCOMPLETE BOW SERVICEBOW & HUNTING ACCESSORIESYOUTH BOWS•CUSTOM ARROWS15105 MacCorkle Av. SECHELYAN, WV304-595-2699MON-FRI 11AM TO 8PMSat. 9AM to 2PMOUTDOOR 3-D RANGENew Building Tin3ʼ x 8ʼ - $12 per Sheet263ʼ x 10ʼ - $14.25 per Sheet3ʼ x 12ʼ - $16.75 per Sheet Ga.All Types of New & Used SteelSquare Tubing & PipesPlywood3/4 - $231/2 - $16www.bow-listicarchery.comand spent a total of $45 billion.The National Survey of Fishing,Hunting and Wildlife-AssociatedRecreation has been conducted every5 years since 1955 and is one ofthe nationʼs most important wildlife-relatedrecreation databases.It is considered to be the definitivesource of information concerningparticipation and expenditures associatedwith hunting, fishing andother forms of wildlife-related recreationnationwide.O.S.B.3/4 - $225/8 - $19T-1115/8 - $26Luan - $9.252x4 2x6 2x8 2x10 All SizesRRHAMCORt. 2 Box 484We Buy GinsengCopper • Brass • Iron& Other MetalsGrafton, WV 304-265-0026Stocking Treated LumberPrices Subject To Change


The National Survey is conductedat the request of state fish andwildlife agencies, and is fundedby grants from the Wildlife andSport Fish Restoration Actsʼ MultistateConservation Grant Program.A wide range of individuals andgroups depend on the National Surveyto analyze participation rates,as well as the economic impacts ofexpenditures, demographic characteristics,and trends in participationand activities.It is important to note that theNational Survey counts only participantswho actually went hunting,fishing or observed wildlifein 2006 and does not represent thetotal number of anglers, hunters,and wildlife watchers in the UnitedStates. Many people who considerthemselves hunters, anglers orwildlife watchers do not participateevery year. For example, examinationof survey data shows that overthe five year period from 2002 to2006, a cumulative total of 44.4million people fished and 18.6 millionhunted.This 2006 National Survey ofFishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-AssociatedRecreationStateOverviewreport, as well as previous surveysDennis Smith, from Upper Tract,caught a 6 pound, 5 oz. bass.CarharttClothingPSE ARCHERY• Live Bait • Licenses • Game Check • Guns & AmmoRod and Reel Repair Service Joy Dog FoodHours: 9 to 9 Daily 304-445-2551Just a few minutes off I-64 in Alderson, WVPawnServiceOverlooking The Beautiful Greenbrier River304-445-2550and reports, can be found at .The Service expects topublish the final National Survey inNovember 2007.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceis the principal federal agencyresponsible for conserving, protectingand enhancing fish, wildlife100 Count Bags Of Berkley Power Worms 4" & 7"BACKWATER BAITJust South ofNewport, Ohio on Rt. 7Numerous Tube ColorsCatfish Rods & SuppliesHobieSunglassescontinue to the next pageIn StockYear-RoundLIVEBAITMinnows - ShinersMeal & Wax WormsNightcrawlersGoldfish• Off the Ohio River• Dock Your Boat While You Shop• In The Dana Backwater740-473-BAITSept. 2007 ~ Page 5WaterfrontSporting GoodsRiverview MotelROCKYBOOTSBeer & AlcoholBassProShopUNCLE TOMʼS LOANSBUY • SELL • TRADE • PAWNAchery SpecialistsMatthews • Parker • PSENew & Used GunsRt. 10 - Cook ParkwayOCEANA, WV304-682-5002GAME CHECKINGSt. Croix RodsWave Worms Yo-Zuri• SliderSmallie BeaversVenom Venom • Cabin CreekSenko -• KinamiGarrett Jones Magnum Musky Baits TubesSpro Crane Crankbaits Musky Baits & More!Zoom - YumQuantum - OkumaBoogerman - BanditsCatch 'Em SpinnerbaitsOwner - GamakatsuRods & ReelsCustom PlasticsJigs & TrailersDipping DyeDo-It MoldsSplash-itsSnacks & BeveragesBrowning Rods & Reels


and plants and their habitats for thecontinuing benefit of the Americanpeople. The Service manages the97-million-acre National WildlifeRefuge System, which encompasses548 national wildlife refuges,thousands of small wetlands andother special management areas.It also operates 69 national fishhatcheries, 64 fishery resourcesoffices and 81 ecological servicesfield stations. The agency enforcesfederal wildlife laws, administersthe Endangered Species Act, managesmigratory bird populations,restores nationally significant fisheries,conserves and restores wildlifehabitat such as wetlands, andhelps foreign and Native Americantribal governments with their conservationefforts. It also overseesthe Federal Assistance program,which distributes hundreds of millionsof dollars in excise taxes onfishing and hunting equipment tostate fish and wildlife agencies.Hunting - Age 16 and OverMontana – 19%North Dakota – 17%South Dakota, Wisconsin – 15%Arkansas, Maine,West Virginia – 14%Minnesota, Missouri,Wyoming – 13%Fishing - Age 16 and OverAlaska, Minnesota – 28%Montana, Wyoming – 24%Wisconsin – 23%R&S SPORTS & PAWN INC.BUY • SELL • TRADE • PAWNGUNS - ACCESSORIESTOOLS - JEWELRY304-275-1112Mon to Fri 10AM - 7PMSat 10AM to 5PM100 Midway St.ELIZABETH,WVSTOP BY & CHECK US OUT!HUNTING SEASON IS HERE!We Buy, Selland Trade“The BoyWithAll The Toyz”Arctic Cat & Kawasaki ATV’s & MotorcyclesSteve & Deuce BurnsideOwners19 East Main St.White Sulphur Springs, WVOpen: 10-5 Tues.-Fri. 9-1 Sat.Closed on Sunday & MondaySpinnerbaits • Jigs • BuzzbaitsBuy Online At:www.catchemlures.comArkansas, Maine, Mississippi,Missouri, North Dakota,West Virginia – 21%Idaho – 20%Nature WonderWeekendForty years of the popular NatureWonder Weekend will be celebratedwith the theme “Connecting Peoplewith Wild Food” September 21-23at North Bend State Park near Cairo,West Virginia. Participants willlearn the identification and uses ofwild plants while honoring the wildfoods featured in various state festivalsand those who prepare them.continue to the next page1521 DuPont RoadParkersburg, WV 26102304-861-0449866-266-6855SalesServiceServicing All Brands of ATVʼs - Motorcycles - TractorsSept. 2007 ~ Page 6Large SelectionNew & Used GunsRt. 60 E. Main St.Mtn. GunPhone304-536-36061st TrafficLightBankWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVTubesWormsLizardsFloatersand MoreSt. Albans, WV304-722-3241Mike Barr, from Pomeroy, Ohio,caught 13” yellow perch at StonewallJackson Lake.


Four decades ago the annual weekendevent began and was called oneof the most unusual and enjoyableweekends in outdoor West Virginia.This is still true today, and it providesan opportunity to share wildplant lore within the setting of twonights at North Bend State Parkcabins and campground, with fiveconventional meals and wild foodssocial hours and parties.Participants will get to meet SamThayer of Wisconsin, the youngauthor of The Foragerʼs Harvest,during the Friday evening program.Thayer was a participant during the2000 Nature Wonder Weekend, afterwhich he organized a similarevent in Wisconsin and publishedhis well-received book.Other special guests include DianneAnestis of West Virginia, aNative American program presentercovering all phases of early wildplant usage, including medicinaluse; and Dr. John Tomikel of Pennsylvania,a participant in the weekendssince the days of the late wildfoods personality Euell Gibbons(who attended from 1968-75), andwho has written a comprehensivebook about the history of the NatureWonder wild foods weekends.Other leaders during the weekendA 3 1/2 pound crappie was landedby Gary Chenowith. Photo courtesyof Jerryʼs Sporting Goods in HornerMurrayʼsLures & Trapping Supplies304-275-TRAPwww.murrayslures.comUPS Service AvailableTrapping • Lure Scents • Oils • Urine • Traps • TriggersBaseplates • T-bar Springs • Links • Trapline SuppliesTrap Holders • Trap Bedder • Trap Tags • Snaring BooksFleshing Tool • Push Pins • Sure Locks • Boots & ClothingGame Calling Supplies • Assorted Books • Videos and Much MoreHawbaker • Carmanʼs • Burkhartʼs • Sleepy Creek • Duke • BridgerCall or Visit Our Website - Shipments Will Be Sent UPSinclude Edelene Wood of the NationalWild Foods Association; EmilyFleming, Assistant to the directorof the West Virginia Division ofNatural Resources; and Supt. SteveJones and Asst. Supt. Kathy Metzof North Bend State Park.Popular activities include a wildfoods cooking contest (with two$50 prizes), a wild cake contest(with a $50 prize), a wild drinkcontest (with a Friendship Cup asthe prize), wild food hikes, andNow SellingLIVE BAITNEAR CORNING RAMPOUR STAUNTON AVE. STORE IS NOWPARKERSBURG’S SOURCE FOR LIVE BAIT• SHINERS • GOLDFISH • MINNOWSMEALWORMS • NIGHTCRAWLERSTERMINAL TACKLEC H E A P E S T T O B A C C O P R I C E SSept. 2007 ~ Page 7BEVERAGESAMISH DELIHOT DOGSBEER &MOREworkshops related to the identificationand cooking of wild foods.Although wild foods are featuredthroughout the weekend, five conventionalmeals will be providedby North Bend Lodge Restaurant.Reservations for cabins and campgroundsare available. For registrationand reservation information,call the DNR Directorʼs Office at304-558-2754 or Edelene Wood at304-428-9590. Registration deadlineis September 10.5 AM TO 12 PM7 DAYS A WEEKKOMPAC1400 STAUNTON AV.PARKERSBURG, WV304-428-8461


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Trophy FishWanted For ShowCHARLESTON, W.Va. – Lookingfor the big fish? So are the WestVirginia Wildlife Federation andthe Division of Natural Resources,which are currently seeking anglerswho own trophy-size fish thatwere legally caught from West Virginiawaters. These trophy fish willbe included as part of a trophy fishdisplay for National Hunting andFishing Days, which is scheduledfor Sept. 22 and 23 at StonewallResort State Park.“Fishing in West Virginia is verypopular and more anglers are catchingcitation-size fish,” said KevinYokum, district fisheries biologistwho is overseeing this display.“Because of the attraction to bigfish, we wanted to develop a displayto showcase some of the trophy-sizefish that have been caughtin our own backyard. This will bethe first year for this display andwe believe it will be very popular. Iam sure that a lot of people will besurprised when they see the size ofthese fish.”Anglers interested in having theirfish displayed must meet the minimumqualifications, which are postedon the DNRʼs Web site at www.wvdnr.gov. Click on “NationalSEARSEXXONOver 47 YearsIn BusinessHunting and Fishing Days” underthe Special Opportunity icon, orcontact Kevin Yokum at (304) 924-6211 for additional information.DNR would encourages anglersinterested in participating in thedisplay to register their fish early,since the display will be limited tothe first 25 qualifying trophy en-2007 RHINO ® 660 AUTOMATIC 4x4STUMPTOWN, WVUS HIGHWAY 33GAME CHECKINGHUNTING/FISHING LICENSEGas - Tires - Groceries - HardwareAIN’T NOTHING TOUGHERFOR GOING THE DISTANCE!tries received, and no more thanfive individuals of the same specieswill be accepted. As an incentivefor participation, each angler whodisplays a trophy fish mount at thetwo-day event will receive a doorprize, and four randomly pickedparticipants will receive a substantialprize.• Rugged liquid-/oil-cooled five-valve 660cc four-stroke engine. • Industry-exclusivefull-auto Ultramatic ® transmission is the most advanced drive system available. Industryexclusivethree-position On-Command ® In/Out 4WD feature lets you switch between 2WD,limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD, with the simple push of a button. • Fullyindependent four-wheel suspension and over a foot of ground clearance provide amazing comfortand terrainability. • That stamped steel dump bed is rated to haul 400 pounds of gear.Charles Bias landed a mess of fish.Photo courtesy of Christyʼs Trading Postin Mt. Nebo.Yamaha Motor Corp.6555 Katella Ave.Cypress, CA 90630435 West Myles Avenue(304) 659-2917 or Toll Free (866) 659-2917www.hayhurstequipment.comAlways wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.Sept 2007 ~ Page 13


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Mourning DoveSeason DatesThe September 1st opening ofmourning dove season marks thebeginning of traditional fall huntingfor many West Virginia hunters, accordingto Curtis I. Taylor, Chief ofthe Division of Natural ResourcesʼWildlife Resources Section. The2007 season will open at noon onSeptember 1, and the first of threesegments will continue throughOctober 6. The two remaining segmentsare October 22 through November3 and December 17 throughJanuary 5. Shooting hours, after thefirst day, are from one-half hour beforesunrise until sunset. The dailybag limit is 12 with a possessionlimit of 24.“Mourning dove seasons are setto maximize hunting opportunity inrelation to other hunting seasons,”Taylor said. “The bulk of the seasonfalls in September when few otherhunting seasons are open and thesecond and third segments targetlate crop harvests and the Christmas/NewYear holiday period, respectively.”“Doves are found throughout thestate, but the greatest concentrationswill be associated with farmingareas,” according to Taylor. “Arecently-harvested grain field withwater nearby is almost sure to be ahotspot for dove hunting.” HuntersGet Ready For Hunting Season With Our Large Selection OfFranchiBenelliNew and Used GunsGlockKimberLeupold - Zeiss ScopesGold - Platinum - Silver - Jewelry - WatchesTools - Electronics - Archery - Safes - And More!Buy - Sell - Trade - LoansLay-Aways AvailableTwo Locations To Serve Your Needs515 Division St.3408 Dudley Av.Parkersburg, WV Parkersburg, WV304-428-7298 304-428-7296should be contacting landownersnow for permission to hunt on privateland. Scouting areas immediatelyprior to when you plan to huntis very important.Federal regulations require all licenseddove hunters (including lifetimeand senior citizens) to registerwith the Migratory Bird HarvestInformation Program (HIP) andcarry proof of registration whilehunting. HIP registration is free andavailable from DNR offices and allhunting license outlets. Huntersmay not hunt migratory birds witha shotgun capable of holding morethan three shells unless the shotgunSAFESis “plugged” with a one-piece fillerthat cannot be removed withoutdisassembling the gun.Several hundred doves are bandedwith leg bands each year in WestVirginia for monitoring and researchpurposes. If you harvest abanded bird, you can report it bycalling1-800-327-2263 or onlineat www.pwrc.usgs.gov (select birdbanding lab). Hunters may keep theband and will receive a certificateof appreciation that includes thebanding information for the bird.Information can be found in the2007-2008 West Virginia MigratoryBird Hunting Regulations .BOONEʼS BOW SHOP3-D RANGE - PRACTICE RANGEINDOOR ARCHERY RANGELocated On Larkmead RdParkersburg, WV 304-863-6962ParkerSept. 2007 ~ Page 15BEARGame CheckingStation•Archery Shoots•Leagues•GroupDiscounts


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Doug & Craig Ratliff caught a nicefish . Photo courtesy of Outdoor Specialtiesin Winfield.Jim Cavendish landed this 41pound catfish on his 67th birthday.Photo courtesy of Outpost COnstructionin Burnsville.Darrell Brown, guide for Burnsville Docks, and Jake Stewart landed thiscatfish at the lake. Photo courtesy of Outpost Construction in Burnsville.FISHHESSANDTACKLELive Bait and TackleMinnows - Nightcrawlers - Wax WormsGoldfish - MealWormsLocal Area Gifts • Maps • Patches • ApparelTru Tungsten • G. Loomis Rods & Clothing • PicassoCase Plastic • Ardent Reels • Basstrix - Drop ShotsBass Pro Brand Products - Ordered Weekly - No Shipping Charge100 Rods • 50 Reels • Berkley Baits • Mustad HooksOpen 7 Days Mon. to Sat. 8AM to 6PM Sun. Noon to 4PMLocated On Rt. 16South Of Ellenboro, WV304-869-3311www.hessfishandtackle.netemail - hessfishandtackle@yahoo.comHUGE SELECTIONStay with us while you enjoy the Stonewall Jackson Lake area. Minutesfrom the state park which offers the Arnold Palmer Golf Courseand boat rentals. Also, 1 1/2 milesfrom Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Area(public hunting & fishing). Only 6 miles fromI-79 exit 96 or 4.5 miles from Rt. 33 - Corridor H - near Weston, WV• A/C• TV - VCR• Barbecue Grill• Large Porch AreaLAKE VIEW CABINSOverlooking Stonewall Jackson Lake~ 100 Yards From The Boat Ramp ~• Easy Access• Great View Of Lake• Fully Equipped KitchenIncluding DishwasherSept. 2007 ~ Page 20NOW BOOKINGFOR SPRING & SUMMERSEASON RENTALSEasy Access To PublicHunting Areas. 15,000 AcresOn Stonewall Jackson & 3,000Acres On StonecoalFor More Info & Reservations304-269-5813


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Hibdon Rallies For FLW WinPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – At theday-four weigh-in of the Wal-MartFLW Series BP Eastern Divisionevent on Lake Champlain, GuidoHibdon of Gravois Mills, Mo.,demonstrated to the bass-fishingworld why he is a legendary figurein the sport.Despite claims from the “youngpups” (a term Hibdon uses to affectionatelydescribe his competition)that smallmouths would bethe winning ticket on Champlainin September, despite battery andtrolling-motor woes that plaguedHibdon for two days of the eventand despite having to contendwith severe wind conditions duringthose two days, the 61-year-oldveteran hoisted up 20 pounds, 5ounces of largemouth bass to takeback his day-one lead in the finalmoments of the event.His three-day total of 56 pounds,1 ounce gave him over a 2-poundmargin of victory worth $125,000.As Guido and his wife Stella enjoyedtheir first FLW Outdoorsvictory on the stage, FLW SeriesTournament Director Chris Jonesdescribed Hibdonʼs unwaveringwinning drive as “perseverance,”to which Stella jokingly remarked,“You mean stubbornness.”“This is not about the money,” saidthe fishing legend as he paused tohold back his emotions. “This isabout proving to myself that I canstill do this.”Many consider the Hibdons to begodparents of the FLW Tour. Overthe years the Hibdons have helped,housed and fed dozens of young,struggling bass pros on tour. Someof those “young pups” owe theircareers to the Hibdons.Onstage, Gain pro Koby Kreigernoted that when his own father diedfive years ago, he started lookingup to Hibdon as a father figure.And of all the great anglers whocrossed the FLW Series stage thisweek, there are quite a few whohave learned a thing or two frombass fishingʼs patriarch, either directlyor indirectly.ATVʼsMotorcyclesRt. 33 EastBuckhannon, WV304-472-4824www.supersmittys.comWANTED: OLD FISHING LURESMADEBEFORE1960continue to the next pageCourtney Samples landed a 7.43pound rainbow trout. Photo courtesyof Christyʼs Trading Post in Mt. Nebo.• FOR LARGE PERSONAL COLLECTIONContact: Galen “Grumpy” AshRt. 2 Box 353 Salem, WV 26426304-782-2324IT’S ATV SEASON AT MID-STATE MARINAMID - STATE MARINARoute 19 NorthSutton,wvPhone: (304) 765-7325 (800) 640-7329Sept. 2007 ~ Page 23SuzukiHondaYamahaATVʼs


"Get ready forfall hunting &trout season"KILE'S GROCERYGUNS - AMMO - CLOTHINGFISHING TACKLE - GROCERIESExactly how the BP pro won theChamplain Series event is a classicfishing lesson itself.From the start, Hibdon concentratedon two types of cover forlargemouths – grass and docks inthe Malletʼs Bay area.He flipped and pitched isolatedpatches of “clean, pretty” milfoilin 6 to 10 feet of water for a betterpart of the tournament. He used a3⁄4-ounce chartreuse and pumpkinjig, trimmed with either a Zoomchunk or Guido Bug to seine thehealthy grass patches.Once he got a solid limit from thegrass each day, Hibdon moved toshallow docks to do what he doesbest: stalk big largemouths in hardto-reachplaces by skipping a jig.His skipping jig was a 3/16-ouncejig teamed with a brown GuidoBug trailer. The jig was tied to 15-pound-test Trilene braided line ona spinning reel.“I use bright yellow braid so I cansee my line better up under thosedark docks,” he revealed. “I colorthe first few feet of the braid justup from the jig with a dark greenT&T Gun ShopJolynne Addition(off the Tallmansville Road)Buckhannon, WVGuns • Ammo •AccessoriesTURKEY DEER HUNTING SUPPLIES4-8 Tu&Th12-6 SatLocated on Rt. 220UPPER TRACT, WV304-358-7321472-AMMOON THE 5 - LANEELKINS, WVTROUTFISHINGSUPPLIESmarker, but the rest of it is brightyellow so I can see when one ofthose big suckers starts swimmingoff with it.”Hibdon caught his kicker largemouthtoday on the very last dockhe fished at 2:30 p.m.Wolak relies on largemouths forsecondHefty Lake Champlain largemouthsalso helped propel DavidWolak of Wake Forest, N.C., tosecond place with a three-day totalof 53 pounds, 12 ounces, worth$47,671.Wolak estimated that he spentabout 80 percent of his time fishingfor largemouths during the event.“The largemouth bite was best inthe afternoons,” Wolak said. “SoI would fish for smallmouths untilabout 9 oʼclock and then moved tolargemouth water. Any good smallmouthsI caught in the morningwere just a bonus.”continue to the next pageHUNTERʼS HAVENWhose Got Your Next Bow?NOW STOCKINGSept. 2007 ~ Page 24• 18 Fully Equipped Log Cabins• 2 Motels - Indoor Heated Pool• Log Cabins With Fireplace• Horseback Ride To Senaca Rocks• Indian Village With Tee Pees• General Store With Food & More• Campgrounds With Hook-Ups• Restaurant - Great Meals800-772-8342304-567-2352Seneca Rocks, WVhttp:/wvoutdoors.com/yokumsMike Redman caught a 21” rainbow.Photo courtesy of Christyʼs TradingPost in Mt. Nebo.HOYTBOWTECHPARKER• Bow Repair• 70ʼ Practice Range• Complete Archery Shop• Custom Made Arrows & Repair• Fishing/Trapping Supplies - Live Bait304-636-9001


CHEAT TROUT TRIPSGuide Trips From Rowlesburgh Up& Including The 5 Forks Of TheCheat River Through TheMonongalia National Forest• Catfish TripsRt 1 Box 113AIndependence, WVWest VirginiaHunting Properties26374For Info Call:304-864-3390Wolak used a unique Title-Shotjig by Fin-Tech Tackle in a 1⁄2-ounce size to catch his largemouthsin the northern New York arm ofChamplain. He focused his effortson “hard structure” in about 8 or 9feet of water.“Largemouths here really seemto like some form of hard structure– wood, rock, pilings, tires oranything out of the ordinary that issituated around grass beds. Theyʼllstay in the grass in the morning, butonce the sun gets up and starts creatingshadows around hard structure,theyʼll set up on it to ambushprey.“A lot of my largemouth spotswere just one or two cast-typeplaces, and I would swim or hopthe Title-Shot jig around the darkestparts of the cover for the largemouthbites.”Correia thirdDay-two leader Danny Correia of112 AcresPleasants County$98,000Wooded Hunting LandFOR SALEFor Info Call:330-359-5210www.wvhuntingland.comSept. 2007 ~ Page 25Letʼs Go MountaineersGo Team - EquipmentWVU & MarshallHeadquartersRoot on your favorite team with oneof the largest selections of college andPro merchandise in the valley!Jerseys • Caps • T-shirts • Polo ShirtsCar Flags • Car Magnets and Much More1418 MacCorkle Ave.Charleston, WV304-744-1200Marlborough, Mass., stayed withhis smallmouth game plan to finishthird with a three-day total of 52pounds, 11 ounces, worth $38,137.Correia used a big 1-ounce spinnerbaitripped on the surface over 8to 10 feet of water around the middleportions of Lake Champlain todo most of his damage.While he did use a drop-shot Senkoon the earlier days, he committedto the spinnerbait today.“The best quality fish really cameon the spinnerbait, so thatʼs all Ithrew today,” Correia said. “Thistime of year, the bigger fish startto feed on yellow perch, and thatʼswhat I was trying to emulate: aperch fleeing near the surface.“I donʼt have any regrets aboutWe Are Marshallfinishing third,” he added. “I fishedthe way I love to fish for three daysand had a flawless tournament interms of decision-making and execution.There is not much else Icould have done to win.”Wendlandt fourthClark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas,finished fourth with a three-daytotal of 51 pounds, 13 ounces for$28,603.Wendlandt also committed tosmallmouths north of Plattsburghfor the duration of the event.His two primary lures were aLucky Craft jerkbait and a 3⁄4-ounce Santone spinnerbait in aperch color, fished over flats.“I really enjoy fishing for smallcontinueto the next pageHillbilly Hunting BeaglesAKC Pups & Hunting DogsComplete Line of Dog SuppliesDiamond Deluxe, Regal, Easy Loader & Summer BoxesDavid Dewees (304) 988-3137 Curt Casto (304) 988-04822178 Fishers Ridge, Kenna, WV 25248


Coyote SeminarAt ShowNationally-recognized predatorhunter Tom Bechdel of CambridgeSprings, Pennsylvania, will returnfor the tenth consecutive year topresent his popular coyote huntingseminars during the 2007 West VirginiaCelebration of National Huntingand Fishing Days, to be held atStonewall Jackson Lake State Parkin Lewis County (Interstate 79 exit91) September 22nd and 23rd.“There is a lot of interest in coyotehunting in West Virginia,” Bechdelsaid. “Typically, more than 500people attend my seminars to learnwhat it takes to become successful.However, my seminars are a littledifferent; I try to educate hunterson the life of a coyote, how to findthem, how and when to call them,how to use electric and mouth calls,and how to use decoys. I cover all12 months of the coyoteʼs life,what he does, how he does it, andwhy. I will explain the differentcolor phases of the Eastern coyoteas compared to a Western coyote.This will be time well spent to learnof your new neighbor.”National Hunting and Fishing Daysis sponsored by the West VirginiaFEDERAL VALLEYPHEASANT FARM16171 E. KASLER CR. ROADAmesville, Ohio 45711HUNTING PRESERVESeason OpenSept. 1For Questions andReservationsCall: 740-448-6747Gene & Roseanna HinesSTURGEON GENERALSPORT FISHING CHARTERSLake ErieWalleye - BassPerchJune - OctoberDivision of Natural Resources andthe West Virginia Wildlife Federationand is like no other event, withhands-on learning opportunitiesfor youngsters and families in thearea of wildlife and outdoor recreation.The objective of the event isto educate the non-hunting/fishingpublic on the benefits of huntingand fishing and how these activitiessupport DNRʼs efforts in wildlifeconservation.This event provides activities thatSept. 2007 ~ Page 26Lake OntarioSalmon TroutApril - MayCaptain Hank Cocain6914 Nassell Rd.Sharpsville, PA 16150Phone:724 - 962-4725724-301-1340www.sturgeongeneral.netRiley Freeman, 15 years old, and fishing guide, Darrell Brown, brought ina big lake catfish on a trip. Photo courtesy of Burnsville Docks on the lake.RV Sales of Crossroads RV - Zingers - Sunset TrailsLivin Lite All Aluminum Pop-Ups❋ RV & CAMPER RENTALS ❋Motor Homes & Travel TrailersCamping TripsFamily VacationsMake Your Reservation TODAYinclude everything from archery,shooting, fly-fishing, and kids fishingderby, to list only a few. Inaddition, attendees will also haveopportunities to sit in on severalother wildlife demonstrations orvisit one of the hundred-plus vendorson hand. Admission is $3 foradults, $1 for children under age15, and children 3 and under free.For more information call (304)558-2771, or visit the DNRʼs Website at www.wvdnr.govKANAWHA VALLEY RV3230 PENNSYLVANIA AV.CHARLESTON, WV304-546 -8975www.kanawhavalleyrv.comwww.KVRVrentals.com


DNR Seeks PaintingFor CalendarThe West Virginia Division ofNatural Resourcesʼ Wildlife ResourcesSection is requesting originalwildlife art and related outdoorscenes for the 2009 edition of theaward-winning DNR Wildlife Calendar,according to Curtis I. Taylor,Wildlife Resources Section Chief.The deadline for submission of artworkis February 16, 2008. A 35-mm color slide or a high resolutionelectronic image of each entry mustbe submitted by this date. Artistsmay send in multiple entries.“This is our 24th calendar and itoffers a wonderful opportunity forartists to feature their work. Besidesdistribution in West Virginia,our calendars are enjoyed by peopleall over the United States andare sent to countries around theworld,” Taylor said.Artists are encouraged to submitpaintings of a wide variety ofwildlife topics. These may depicthunting, fishing, landscapes, orfeature the stateʼs diverse array ofwildlife and plants. Paintings depictinglesser-known animals suchas snakes, frogs, turtles, salamanders,bats, songbirds, insects, smallmammals (including mice, shrewsand moles) as well as nongame fishare all encouraged. Practically anyrendering of some aspect of WestVirginiaʼs natural resources -- animals,plants, landscapes, waterways,hunting, fishing and or naturestudy experiences, can qualify.Artists are reminded that the calendarformat is horizontal with new,larger measurements of 14 inchesby 11 inches and should keep thisratio in mind when creating paintings.Paintings not previously chosenmay be resubmitted. Just becausethe artwork is not selectedFamily Fishing and Camping4 LakesHybrid Striped BassRt. 50Between Bridgeport & Grafton304-265-1000one year doesnʼt mean it will not beselected in the future. Often thereare several submissions of a particularspecies or season and only onecan be used in a given year.Paintings are chosen based onoverall composition and quality,along with anatomical and contextualaccuracy. The quality of thesubmitted slide and electronic imageis very important for judgingthe artwork. A $50 prize is awardedfor every monthʼs painting and$250 for the cover.The 2008 West Virginia WildlifeCalendar, featuring a youngSept. 2007 ~ Page 27Catfish • Trout • Bass• BluegillCamping Daily or Year RoundOpen 7 Days A WeekCabin & Camper RentalsDOUBLE “DD” RANCHORIGINAL OWNERS HAVE RETURNED“A Hunting Preserve Unlike All Others”(740) 596-9013 FAXSaturday CatfishTournaments• Cash PrizesHybrid Bluegillblack bear on the cover, will soonbe available at newsstands, conveniencemarts and retail food storesthroughout the state. To obtain 2009calendar art rules or to purchase a2008 calendar, please contact theWest Virginia Division of NaturalResources, Wildlife Calendar Art,P.O. Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241:phone (304) 637-0245. Makechecks payable to WVDNR in theamount of $9 for each calendar,which includes shipping and handling(WV residents add $.48 forstate sales tax). Visa, MasterCardand Discover are also accepted.(740) 596-4711• Wild Russian Hogs• Exotic Rams and Goats• Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Red Stag & Elk• African & Asian SpeciesPrices include animal, guide & caping.Lodging, meals and meat processing available.58501 US Rt 50, McArthur, OH 45651e-mail Dannie@DDRanch.comWeb Site www.DDRanch.com


Trophy WhitetailRed StagBuffaloRamDoeNow Booking HuntsAt Our Hunting PreserveHunt Whitetail Deer& Other GameSeptember Through April14 AcreFishing LakeMountain MeadowShooting PreserveP.O. BOX 120GREENVILLE, WV 24945Call or Write For Info:304-832-6635WILD BOAR HUNTSSpring GobblerHunts Booking NowLodging Available AtOur Lodge - With MealsWest Virginiaʼs 2007-08 waterfowlseasons will began statewideon September 1 with the openingof the early Canada goose season,which will end on September 15,according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chiefof the Division of Natural ResourcesʼWildlife Resources Section.Shooting hours are 1⁄2 hour beforesunrise until sunset. All other generalwaterfowl hunting regulationsapply to the September season.Hunters must possess a federal waterfowlstamp and a free MigratoryBird Harvest Information Program(HIP) registration card in additionto their regular hunting license. HIPregistration is free and availablefrom DNR offices and all huntinglicense outlets.“We continue to maintain a relativelyhigh Canada goose populationCanada Goose Season Opensdespite our liberal hunting season,”said Taylor. “Consistently successfulhunters are those who maintaingood relationships with landowners,scout regularly and adjust theirtactics based on what the birds aredoing.” Canada geese are wary andwill change feeding and loafing areasquickly due to hunting pressureand food availability.Waterfowl hunters are reminded oftwo important toll free numbers.Federal waterfowl stamps may beGUNSMITHpurchased with a credit card by calling1-800-782-6724. Also, hunterswho harvest a banded bird may call1-800-327-2263 to report the birdand find out when and where it wasbanded. Banded birds may also bereported online at www.pwrc.usgs.gov and select bird banding lab.Hot Bluing • Creakote • Trigger Jobs • Muzzle BreaksGeneral Repair • Custom Guns Built • Full Machine ShopObsolete Parts Made - 28 Years ExperienceFirearms & Bows Ordered 10% Over CostCustomers Needing Repairs - Call For Shipping InstructionsSept. 2007 ~ Page 28Advertise In TheW. Va. SportsmanDetails On Page 3MOUNTAINSTATE MACHINE & GUN5173 Moore Rd. - Lavalette, WV - 304-523-5455


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emove them just before you eat.SkinningRemoving the skin improves thetaste of many fish. It also removesa layer of fat just under the skin.Catfish are usually skinned.To skin a catfish or bullhead, holdits head firmly on a flat surface witha clamp. For safety, it is a good ideato snip off a catfishʼs spines beforeskinning. Then, cut through theskin behind the head and the pectoralfins. Use pliers to remove theskin from the body, pulling fromthe head toward the tail. Grasp thehead of the fish with one hand andthe body with the other. Break thebackbone at the head. Pull the headand guts away from the skinnedbody. After you wash the fish inclean water, itʼs ready for cooking.You remove the fishʼs bones justbefore you eat it.FilletingFilleting means getting the meatof the fish without the bones. Largerfish, such as largemouth bass,northern pike, salmon, and walleye,are usually filleted. A filletedfish has its skin and all of its bonesremoved before cooking. Scalingisnʼt necessary. Fillet knives havea long, thin, blade thatʼs very sharpand specifically designed for filletingfish.Have an adult help as you learn toCUSTOM ARROWS$69 Doz. Gold Tip Carbon$64 Doz. XX75 AluminumJ & R SPORTINGGOODS & PAWNOne Block Off Main Street34 Rebecca StreetSHINNSTON,WV304-592-1302HUNTING - FISHING - ARCHERYBIG BUCK CONTESTGAME BIRDS FOR SALEA.I. TestedWHITE OAK FARMELLAMORE, WV(304) 472-6207Sept. 2007 ~ Page 36PAWNJIMʼS GUN SHOPRT #6 BOX 248Buckhannon, WV304-472-1037FISHING TACKLE CAMPING SUPPLIESARCHERY TRAPPING SUPPLIESfillet. A fillet knife is dangerous andmust be handled safely. If you haveany slime on your hands or the knifehandle, wash it off to prevent slipping.Always keep your hands inback of the blade. For added safety,wear metal-mesh “fish-cleaning”gloves to protect your hands.To fillet a fish, lay it on its sideon a flat surface. Cut the fish behindits gills and pectoral fin downto, but not through, the backbone.Without removing the knife, turnthe blade and cut through the ribstoward the tail. Use the fishʼs backboneto guide you. Turn the fishover and repeat the steps.Next, insert the knife blade closeto the rib bones and slice the entirerib section of each fillet away.Then, with the skin side down,insert the knife blade about a 1/2-inch from the tail. Gripping this tailpart firmly, put the blade betweenthe skin and the meat at an angle.Using a little pressure and a sawingmotion, cut against - not through -the skin. The fillet will be removedfrom the skin.Wash each fillet in cold water.Pat dry with a clean cloth or papertowel. The fillets are ready to cookor freeze.SteakingA large fish is often cut across thebody into thick steaks. First, cleanthe fish and skin or scale it. Usually,a fish is scaled only if the scalesmake it difficult to cut the steaks.Before steaking, chill the fish orput it in a freezer until it is partlystiff.For most fish, cut through thebody, working from the tail towardthe head. Make each steakfrom 1/2-inch to 1-inch thick. Aftersteaking, trim away any belly fat orbones that you can see, but not thebackbone.6 year old, Ben Masters, hooked afish. Photo courtesy of Backwater Bait inNeweport, Ohio.WILDBob White QuailSALE - Aug. 1 to Sept. 15only $3 Each When YouBuy 100 Birds Or More(Place Your Order Early)


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