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Issue 223 October 2012BEARTIPSB.A.S.S.NewsDNRUpdates

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to grow and reproduce.“Many brook trout streams werealtered by dredging, installation ofrailroad culverts and bridges, andearly-century logging itself,” Jezioroexplained. “When you changethe streams that way and take awaythe trees that help keep them cool,it’s hard for trout to live in themyear-round.”Because this will be a work detail,passengers will not be able to ridealong on Shay #5’s historic trip.The public is encouraged, however,to visit Cass for the train’s 9a.m. departure as well as to recordits progress at normal viewing locationsalong the track. More informationon this special event isavailable from Cass Scenic RailroadState Park at 304-456-4300.Oats Run is located near the remote,historic logging town ofSpruce. The Shavers Fork watershed,located high on Cheat Mountainin Randolph and Pocahontascounties, has suffered at the handsof progress, but is now undergoinga remarkable makeover. Nativebrook trout which inhabited thesestreams once attracted famoussportsmen like Thomas Edison,Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford.Kayla & Ben Masters are pleasedwith this catfish. Photo courtesy ofBackwater Bait in Newport, Ohio.WVWM Topo MapsAvailable OnlineSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.– Topographical maps of 23 WestVirginia Wildlife Management Areasare now available online, accordingto Frank Jezioro, directorof the West Virginia Division ofNatural Resources. The maps, featuringboundaries, contour lines,water features, roads and trailswere produced by the DNR WildlifeResources Section.“These maps should be a greathelp to hunters this fall when theyhead out into the woods,” saidJezioro. “Anglers and those justinterested in getting outdoors andexploring one of the areas shouldalso find them useful.”Maps for areas around the stateare available in different formatsand resolutions to accommodate100 Count Bags Of Berkley Power Worms 4" & 7"BACKWATER BAITJust South ofNewport, Ohio on Rt. 7Numerous Tube ColorsCatfish Rods & SuppliesIn StockYear-RoundLIVEBAITMinnows - ShinersMeal & Wax WormsNightcrawlersGoldfish• Off the Ohio River• Dock Your Boat While You Shop• In The Dana Backwater740-473-BAITOctober 2012 ~ Page 8R&S SPORTS & PAWN INC.BUY • SELL • TRADE • PAWNGUNS - ACCESSORIESTOOLS - JEWELRY304-275-1112Mon to Fri 10AM - 5PMSat 10AM to 2PM901 Court St..ELIZABETH,WVSTOP BY & CHECK US OUT!HUNTING SEASON IS HERE!different Internet speeds. To viewor print a map, go to the DNR and click on“New WMA Topo Maps” under“Hunting.”~ ADVERTISE HERE ~W. Va. SportsmanDetails On Page 3Reach CustomersSt. Croix RodsTHISWave Worms Yo-Zuri• SliderSmallie BeaversBUSINESSVenom Venom • Cabin CreekFOR Senko -• SALEKinamiGarrett • Jones CALL Magnum FOR Musky DETAILS Baits TubesSpro Crane Crankbaits Musky Baits & More!Zoom - YumQuantum - OkumaBoogerman - BanditsCatch 'Em SpinnerbaitsOwner - GamakatsuRods & ReelsCustom PlasticsJigs & TrailersDipping DyeDo-It MoldsSplash-itsSnacks & BeveragesBrowning Rods & Reels

COMING SOON - for the upcoming 2012-2013hunting season a revolutionary skinningdevise enabling an animal to be virtuallyhairless after hide removal. It’s a very simple3-step process taking a whole lot of work andmess out of meat preparation.This unit is all aluminum constructed andpins together and will collapse into a verycompact space. Also enables one person tohandle this chore without having to rely on ahunting buddy for any assistance in any way.A 12 volt DC wench powers the device withmore than enough strength to do the job.SKIN EZ Game Cleaning System is lookingforward to help taking the muss and fuss outof game preparation for you.Look for another advertisement in thismagazine next month for detailedinformation along with ordering info.Proudly Made In The USAHave A Safe & Successful Hunting SeasonGod Bless And Take CareOctober 2012 ~ Page 9

Brandon Blake reeled in a whopper47” flathead that weighed an impressive45 pounds. It was hookedat Burnsville Lake. Photo courtesy ofBurnsville Docks.OLD & NEW SPORTSJACKSON COUNTY’SOLDEST SPORT STOREBUY • SELLTRADE • PAWNWe Do Gun TransfersLarge SelectionLIVEBAITMossberg Bolt Action $249Assorted CalibersBOWSARCHERY SUPPLIESRIFLES•SHOTGUNSPISTOLS•AMMOHARD TO FINDAMMUNITIONIN STOCKGAME CHECKINGOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKNew Fishing Tackle In Stock!Rods • Reels & Tackle For:Bass • Musky • CrappieTrout • Catfish & More813 Washington St.RAVENSWOOD, WV304-273-5855Looking For Hunting Equipment?Dodd’s Sporting Goods FeaturesQuality New And Used Guns.Weatherby • Browning • Kimber • CooperRuger • Remington • WinchesterThompson Center • Glock • SpringfieldS&W • Walther • Taurus & MoreReloading Supplies • Scopes • HolstersLarge Selection of .22 Ammo • KnivesKel Tec Pir 16 223SALEMSR $665 95$529 95Champion Safesdoddsports.com11- 6 Mon to Fri11- 5 SatArchery SuppliesDiamond • HortonCustom Arrows & TuningEaston ArrowsFishing TackleRods • Reels & MoreDODD’S SPORTING GOODSJust Off Rt. 50Between ParkersburgAnd ClarksburgOctobber 2012 ~ Page 10Buy • Sell • Trade • Pawn103 North Maple St.ELLENBORO, WV304-869-320090 DayLay-Away20% Down

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304-622-8440THE BOW SHOPHOYT • MATHEWS • DIAMOND • BOWTECHRepair string and cables for most bowsCustom Arrows - Servicing Bows - Tuning“Home of The World Champions”October 2012 ~ Page 1350 Yard ShotINDOOR RANGEOPENINGOpen 12PM to 9PM M-F12PM to 6PM Sat.Harold Cogar, OwnerFour Miles North Of Clarksburg On Rt. 19 & 20 (Just By RR Tracks) HEPZIBAH,WVWinding deep crankbaits, especiallytoday’s mega-deep runners,can be a chore for anglers whoaren’t accustomed to it.Deep cranker Tim Horton says anglersoften either give up becauseit’s too tiresome or they strugglewith catching and landing fish.“It’s a technique that can be veryeffective when the bass are on offshorestructure,” he offered. “However,it’s a lot different than theshallow cranking that most anglersare accustomed to doing.”Deep Crankbait Success Methods~ WANTED ~Game Photos From 2012Send In Your Photo (or email)Deer (big bucks - no does), Bear or Other GameAnimals Taken During The 2012 Season.Clip out and Mail InName______________________________________________Address____________________________________________City_______________________________________________State_____________ Zip_____________________________Animal____________________________ Deer Points_____County_______________________________Gun___Bow___Bass tend to scatter on deep structurein late summer and deep crankingnot only catches them, but ithelps you cover more water tryingto locate them.Horton says there are five commonmistakes that novice deepcrankers make — mistakes that areeasily corrected.Mistake #1: Using heavy lineHorton recommends 10- to 12-pound fluorocarbon line. “It’s reallyimportant for deep diving plugsto achieve their maximum depth,”No DOES!PHOTOS WILLBE RETURNEDthe Alabama pro noted. “When acrankbait dives, it has to pull thatline with it. Smaller diameter linecreates less resistance, and thatW. Va. SportsmanNow On Facebookcontinue to the next pageIsaac Cooley, from Lost Creek,hooked a 34 pound catfish.It’s FREEHave your photo publishedin this magazine this year.Either Mail in Or E-MailTo This Magazine.W.Va. SportsmanP.O. Box 5521Vienna, WV

allows the bait to dive easier andfaster to its maximum depth.”Fluorocarbon will help, as it hasa better sink ratio than braid ormonofilament. And because of thereduced stretch in fluorocarbon,you will get better hookups.Mistake #2: Making short castsThe longer the cast, the more timea bait has to dig deeper, achieve itsmaximum depth and stay there longer.Anglers should make sure theirreel spools are full and the tensionknob adjusted properly to maximizecasting distance.“I like to position my boat so thatI’m throwing with the wind at someangle, whenever possible,” explainedHorton. “Many of the deepdivers are heavy enough that youcan really launch them, which is toBill Nichloson, from Buckhannon,shot a 49 1/2” spread caribou.Get Ready For Hunting Season With Our Large Selection OfNow HandlingFranchiReloadingBenelliSuppliesNew 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. 3410 3408 Emerson Dudley Av. Av.Parkersburg, WV Parkersburg, WV304-428-7298 304-428-7296your advantage when trying to getthe bait down and keep it there.”Mistake #3: Using the wrong equipmentThose 7:1 or faster baitcasters aregood for a lot of techniques, butdeep cranking isn’t one of them.Reels that are geared at 5.4:1 to 6:1will not only make turning the handleless of a chore, but will allowthe bait to work effectively.“The fast reels create a lot of torqueunder the load of a big crankbait,and after a few hours, your arms aregoing to get tired,” said Horton.Rods matter, too. Horton prefersrods with a minimum lengthof 7 feet, and 7 1/2-foot rods areeven better. Longer rods (he usesa Duckett 7-6 medium action) notonly help launch the bait, but theycontinue to the next pageAnthony Clay caught a 22 poundflathead catfish. Photo courtesy ofThree Rivers Edge in Hinton.BOONE’S BOW SHOP3-D RANGE - PRACTICE RANGEINDOOR ARCHERY RANGELocated On Larkmead RdParkersburg, WV 304-863-6962ParkerOctober 2012 ~ Page 14BEARGame CheckingStation•Archery Shoots•Leagues•GroupDiscounts

catching and landing quality bass.WV DNR Seeks Paintings For 2012 Calendartake up more line and load the rodfaster during a hook set.SOUTH“You don’tCHARLESTON,want a heavyW.Va.action–rod;The WestyouVirginianeed somethingDivisionwithof NaturalResourcesaslower tip,” he added.Wildlife“I likeResourcesa mediumSectionorismedium-heavyrequesting originalactionwildlifethathas goodart forbackbone.”the 2012 edition of theaward-winningThe longer, softerWVDNRrod absorbsWildlifetheshockCalendar,of a bigaccordingfish makingto WVDNRa lungearoundWildlifetheResourcesboat. ThatSectionunexpectedChiefhardCurtisplungeI. Taylor.can ripThethedeadlinehooks free,forbutsubmissionNov.a softer24 – Dec.rodofwillartwork11helpand Dec.dampenis February29it–and31. Bagkeep15, 2011.limitsthe hooksA highvary amongburied.resolutionelectronic image or a 35-mm counties colorMistake and will #4: be one, Maintaining two or four a poor antlerlessdeer. 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Additional deer maycan cause hearing damage, andnot be taken until all previouslythe debris and hot gas that is oftentaken deer have been checked.emitted can result in eye injury. Alwayswear ear and eye protectionGUNS AND CHILDREN--HAND-GUN OWNER RESPONSIBILI-Summary of Safe Storage LawsRecreational anglers tend to fishthetles,samesalamanders,stock hooksbats,throughoutsongbirds,thesmallseason.mammals as well as nongamefish“It’sarereallyalso encouraged.critical to watch thatfrontArtiststrebleare remindedhook whenthat thefishingcalendararound anythingformat ishardhorizontal(rocks, riprapwithormeasurementsshellbeds),” heofsaid.14 inches“Thatbyhook11willinchesdullandaftershouldextendedkeepscrapingthis ratioonhardin mindbottoms.”when creating paintings.Paintings not chosen in previous2013 2011 Boats Now In StockGreat Selection Of Used Bass BoatsJon Boats For 9.9 Lakes AvailableRanger Boats5 Star DealerTop 100G 3 BoatsHorton periodically “touches up”the point of hooks after a few hoursyears may be resubmitted. “Justof fishing, and if he notices thebecause the artwork is not selectedone year doesn’t mean it willshank slightly bent, he will replaceit immediately.not be selected in the future,” said“It’s not uncommon for me toTaylor. “Often, there are severalchange the front hook on a crankbaittwo or three times during a daysubmissions of a particular speciesand only one can be used in a givenof fishing,” he added.year.”Good luck and go cranking!continue to the next pageYou may be guilty of a misdemeanoror a felony if you keep aloaded firearm within any premisesWayne that Harper are under shot your a 13 point custody buck. orBrandon Plumley caught a 19 1/2“ New River smallmouth in Feb.control Johmn Photo courtesy Crum, and a of child of from Reese’s PC under Bait Logan, Country & 18 Tackle reeled years Store inin Hinton. a 35” carp.•G 3 AluminumOctoeber Dec. 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Bear HuntingGame Commission officials pointout that one of the biggest mistakesbear hunters make is failing to locateareas with good fall food supplies– acorns, beechnuts, apples,corn – before the hunting seasonand overlooking areas of densecover where bears like to hide.“Signs to look for while scoutinginclude droppings; bedding areas,which are scratched out depressions,usually at the base of a tree orlog; and active trails with tracks,”said Mark Ternent, Game Commissionblack bear biologist. “In beechstands, look for fresh claw markson tree trunks indicating that bearsare feeding in the area, and in oakstands look for fresh droppings thatare almost completely composedof acorns bits. Either of these signssuggests bears are feeding nearbyand, if food conditions are right,they will likely still be there comehunting season. A good time toscout is early November, so youcan assess local mast conditions.”CHAINSAW SCUPTURESWABASH TRADING POSTDeer CornChainsawCarving On Site101 Front StreetWEST UNION, WV(304) 873-2319E-Mail: wabashtradingpost@gmail.comHunting & Fishing Supplies• Rods & Reels (Reel Repair)• High End Air Gun Rifles• Ammunition• Knives - Handmade Knives• Fishing Tackle - Lures• Live Bait - Consignment SalesOPEN 9am-6pm Mon - Fri9am to 5pm Sat Sun 1pm to 4pmOther bear hunting tips include:Look for bears in the thickest coveryou can find, such as: swamps andbogs, mountain laurel/rhododendronthickets, north-facing slopes,regenerating timber-harvest areas,wind-blown areas with lots ofdowned trees, and remote sectionsof river bottoms. Bigger bears arenotorious for holding in thick cover,even when hunters pass nearby.Organized drives are effective.continue to the next pageGUNS• Buy or Sell• Gun BrokerMUSKYLURESOver 170Cobb’s• Jones & MoreBrian Craig, from Rivesville, useda bow for a nice black bear.RD Walters shot a nice black bear..Photo courtesy of Middle Mountain SportingGoods in Elkins.www.newadventurerv.comOctober 2012 ~ Page 16Jayco2456 Route 21 SouthRIPLEY, WV866-372-1323

MON, TUE, THU 10-5, WED 12-6, FRI 10-6, SAT. 10-NOONJACKSONCOUNTYPAWNNEW & USED GUNSBuy - Sell - Trade - Loan506 WALNUT ST.RAVENSWOOD, WV304-273-5961Gold - Musical Instruments - AmmoTools - Electronics - Archery - Guns - And More!Hunters working together oftenincrease their odds of taking bears,especially those bears holding outin thick cover. Develop plans tosafely drive likely bear hideoutsand follow them to the letter. A minorslip-up by a driver, flanker orstander is all a bear needs to eludeeven the best-planned drive.Hunting on-stand early and latein the day gives hunters a greatchance to catch bears traveling toand from feeding and bedding areas.Hunt areas that provide coverto traveling bears and ensure thereis either a good supply of mast orcornfields or cover near where youplan to hunt.Use the wind to your advantage.If a bear gets a whiff of you, you’rebusted as a hunter. Bears have anoutstanding sense of smell. Theyoften let their noses guide the wayas they travel. Always place yourselfdownwind of expected travellanes when hunting on-stand ordriving. Bears are cagey enoughwithout giving them more advantages.Stay focused and assume nothing.Black bears blend in well inforest settings at dawn and as duskapproaches. Spend too much timelooking one way and you can missMaverick Williams, from Belington,shot a 4 horned ram.October 2012 ~ Page 17a bear. Even though bears are quiteheavy, they often are surprisinglyquiet moving through the forest.You may see a bear before youhear it coming. Staying alert andremaining vigilant are critical.Young Clayton Lee got his 1st archerybuck. Photo courtesy of TrappersDen in Cowan.HOUSE FOR SALE3 Bedroom HouseExcellent Condition. Turkey Bone Roadand Route 15, Monterville.WVRandolph County. Less than 1 mile tonew Elkfork Lake opening in 2012.5 miles to Elk River at Elk SpringsResort. 4 miles to 9,000 plus acreKumbrabow State Forest. New roofand vinyl siding. 4,000 ft. elevation.Outside dimensions 30x110 ft on 1/4acre. $49,900. Contact Jim orBetty Wilson.

WV Big Buck Contest BeginsFRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – TheSeptember 29 opening of the bowhunting season for deer also marksthe beginning of the annual WestVirginia Big Buck Contest. Antlereddeer taken between September29 and December 31, 2012, areeligible to be scored and entered.“During this time, any hunterwho bags a deer in West Virginiawith antlers having eight or morepoints, a 26-inch beam length andpoints that are more than eightinches long may have a winningbuck,” according to Gene Thorn,chairman of the West Virginia BigBuck Contest Review Committee.“Antlers will be measured accordingto the official scoring systemfor North American big game animalsestablished by the Boone andCrockett Club.”Plaques will be awarded to eightoverall first place winners for typicaland non-typical bucks in gun,bow, muzzleloader and crossbow(physically challenged) categoriesat next year’s National Hunting andFishing Day Celebration, whichwill be held at Stonewall ResortState Park on the fourth weekendin September.Gun and muzzleloader hunterswhose bucks score more than 140points typical or 165 non-typicalwill receive certificates commemo-rating the entry of their bucks intothe West Virginia Big Buck Contestand Records Keeping Program.Bowhunters or physically challengedcrossbow hunters whosebucks score more than 125 pointstypical or 155 non-typical will alsoreceive certificates.There were 105 new entries intothe Big Buck Records last year thatwere taken during the 2011 season.The season total showed 28 buckstaken by gun hunters, two by muzzleloaders,23 by bowhunters andtwo by crossbows (physically challenged).Bucks taken in previousyears may still be scored for a certificateand entry into the records,if they meet the minimum score.FEDERAL VALLEYPHEASANT FARM16171 E. KASLER CR. ROADAmesville, Ohio 45711HUNTING PRESERVESeason OpenSept. 1For Questions andReservationsCall: 740-448-6747Gene & Roseanna HinesAn Official Measurers List ismaintained on the DNR’s, or contact anyDNR district office.21 Country MarketLive Bait & Tackle* Minnows ~ Crawlers*Mealworms ~ Shiners* GAME CHECKING* HUNTING & FISHING LIC.Everything you need fora day on the water!372-9697Rt. 21 North Ripley, WVScott Bayless & Wayne Payne won the 2 day Ohio River Team Championship.They brought in 22 pounds, 11 oz. and recieved $1,310.GLADY FORK ARCHERYElite • Bowtech • Diamond • Hoyt • AlpineBowtuning - Custom Arrows – Accessories30 Years ExperienceGuns • Ammo – Scopes – Targets2539 Glady Fork Road3.8 Miles Off I-79 Exit 96 - Turn LeftWESTON, WV 304-269-6292October 2012 ~ Page 18Mon-Fri-Sat10-5Tue-Wed-Thur3-9VisaMastercardDiscoverAccepted

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.22 Special Purpose AmmoThere are several ways to organizeany ammunition “roundup.”It could, for example, be listed bymanufacturer. Organizing the various.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire(WMR) loads by manufacturerhas one obvious advantage, in thatnot all brands are available in allareas, so the reader can skip to thebrand(s) he or she can actually purchase.Reese Bennett landed a 4 poundsmallmouth bass.The most difficult way to presentthe information, unfortunately,strikes me as one of the most useful.That is, to list the various loadsby the purpose for which they aremost useful. So I am going to try todo both. I will list each brand, andthen in sub headings the purposesfor which the various loads are bestsuited.In the case of .22 WMR ammunition,that is basically varmint hunting,small game hunting, plinking,and self-defense. Those are thepurposes I will address in this ammunitionsurvey.Varmint/Predator huntingVarmints are small animals thatare usually not eaten, and are oftenshot at comparatively long range.Examples of varmints includemarmots (groundhogs and rock~USED PARTS~ATV and CYCLESpecialistsNew & Used Parts - Most BrandsNationwide Salvage Hotline(800) 648-5306BUTCHER BEND ROADMINERAL WELLS, WV304-489-1377SuzukiPolarisMon - Fri 9 to 5:30 Credit CardsSaturday 9 to 3 AcceptedWe Ship UPS DailyBuying ATV’s - Any Conditionwww.lemonandbarretts.comchucks), gophers, jack rabbits, rats,continue to the next pageTrophy WhitetailSpanish GoatWatusi CattleFallow DeerBlackbuckWild BoarRed StagMore....14Acre LakeNow Booking HuntsAt Our Hunting PreserveHunt Whitetail & Other Gamewww.mountainmeadowhunting.comMountain MeadowHunting PreserveWild Boar HuntsP.O. Box 60GREENVILLE, WV 24945Call Or Write For Info:email Hunt@mountainmeadow.net304-832-6635October 2012 ~ Page 23Lodging Available AtOur Lodge - With Meals

and ground squirrels. Some of thesecreatures are larger and tougherthan most small game animals andpreserving an edible carcass is nota consideration.The small predators include coyote,fox, bobcat, opossum, raccoon,and similar size carnivores. Theseare tougher and harder to put downthan varmints, but are still withinthe capability of the .22 WMR cartridgewithin its maximum pointblank range of about 125 yards ifthe right bullet is used.The loads most commonly recommendedfor shooting varmintsand small predators are the 30-40grain jacketed hollow point (JHP)bullets. This type of ammunitionprovides the greatest killing poweravailable in .22 WMR caliber.Small game huntingSmall game refers to edible creaturessuch as squirrels and rabbits.The key ingredient in small gameammunition is adequate killingpower to insure a quick, clean killwithout blowing the game apart.Headshots are best when huntingSPENCER'STAXIDERMY304-824-3745OVER 44 39 YEARSEXPERIENCEBIRDS, FISH, ANTLERSLIFE-SIZE MOUNTS, GAMEHEADSWEST HAMLIN,WVACCROSS FROM THE POST OFFICEFULL TIME TAXIDERMY SERVICEATV’sMotorcyclesRt. 33 EastBuckhannon, WV304-472-4824www.supersmittys.comsmall game, as no edible meat isthen wasted. Most 30-40 grain JHPbullets can be very destructive ifbody shots are employed.I don’t recommend the 40 grainfull metal jacket (FMJ) or total metaljacket (TMJ) bullets for huntingsmall game, although some manufacturersdo. These bullets do notexpand at all, and often zip rightthrough the animal’s body, creatinga fatal wound but allowing the animalto escape before it succumbs.Those collecting fur bearing animalssometimes use these loads,as they do minimal damage to thepelt.Good choices for small gamehunting include the Remington andPMC 40 grain jacketed soft point(JSP) bullets, Federal 50 grain JHPbullet, and Winchester 45 graincopper plated lead Dynapoint bullet.These expand but are less destructivethan the standard 40 grainJHP bullets.Plinking/Practice“Plinking” refers to informal shootingat casual targets. The time-honcontinueto the next pageAmy Bowling used a bow for her6 point. Photo courtesy of PC Bait &Tackle in Hinton.IT’S BOAT SEASON AT MID-STATE MARINAG3AluminumCody Fultineer arrowed his 1stbuck.MID - STATE MARINARoute 19 NorthSutton,wvPhone: (304) 765-7325 (800) 640-7329October 2012 ~ Page 24SuzukiHondaYamahaCan-Am

CHEAT TROUT TRIPSGuide Trips From Rowlesburgh Up& Including The 5 Forks Of TheCheat River Through TheMonongalia National Forest• Catfish Trips3751 Cladesville RdIndependence, WV26374For Info Call:304-864-3390RIVERVIEW DOGSUPPLIES• BLAZER• NITE LITE• COMPETITION• DOG BOXES & HOUSES• ABOVE GROUND KENNELS• DC 30 & 40 GARMINOPEN2pm to 6pmDaily“Anything for the Houndsman”DOG FEEDDOG SUPPLIESTRAIL CAMERASAMMUNITION1 Mile West ofGrantsville, WV304-532-2174304-354-7014ored tin can is probably the mostcommon plinking target, but thereare endless alternatives. Some ofthe most common include Neccocandy wafers, fired shotgun shells,wooden matches, jar lids, paperplates, potatoes, and all manner ofpaper targets. There are even paperReagan Lynch, from Arnoldsburg,shot a 8 point last season.targets made specifically for plinking.Unfortunately, glass bottles arealso common plinking targets, butshould never be shot; broken glasswill inevitably become a problemfor someone. My favorite plinkingtarget is the ordinary “clay pigeon”used by trap and skeet shooters.They are reactive, safe, fragile anddegradable.Any ammunition can be used forpractice and plinking. Cost is oftenthe primary consideration dueto the high volume of ammunitionexpended. Personally, in .22 WMR,my standard 40 grain JHP huntingammunition is also my generalpurpose, practice and plinking ammunition.Plinking and practice areprobably the best uses for the .22WMR FMJ bullets.Special purpose ammunitionThere are also loads designedfor special purposes. An examplewould be the CCI .22 WMR shotload. CCI recommends their shotshells for pest control, which Itake to mean killing rats, mice, andsnakes at very close range (under15 feet). For longer ranges, usestandard small game or varminthunting ammunition..22 WRF (Winchester Rim Fire)ammunition may be used in .22continue to the next pageMika Belt bagged a Canadian bearrecently. Photo courtesy of Jarrett’sBait in Elizabeth.Parker’s Safe Sales80 to 90In StockIn Home Delivery - Up or DownTri-States Largest Safe DistributorS & G Certified LocksmithSince 1958 - New WVU Safes740-484-4572Exit 208 I-70 S. on SR 149-2.7 MilesBelmont, OhioMurray’sLures & Trapping SuppliesOctober 2012 ~ Page 25304-275-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 • Carman’s • Burkhart’s • Sleepy Creek • Duke • BridgerCall or Visit Our Website - Shipments Will Be Sent UPS

WMR guns in the same way that.38 Special ammunition may befired in .357 magnum rifles and revolvers..22 WRF ammo will probablynot cycle autoloading actions,and may cause feeding problemsin repeating arms due to its shorteroverall length.The .22 WRF is a fine small gamehunting cartridge as well as beinguseful for plinking and practice.CCI does not recommend the useof their .22 WRF ammunition in .22WMR revolvers because of its copperjacketed bullet. The Winchester.22 WRF load uses a Lubaloy platedlead flat nose (LFN) bullet andis fine for use in revolvers.Self defense22 WMR ammunition is not specificallymanufactured for selfdefense,so you will not find selfdefense loads in any of the manufacturers’brands listed below.This is because while there aresome “deep concealment” handguns(notably the mini-revolversfrom North American Arms) thatare chambered for the .22 WMRcartridge, no rimfire cartridge isordinarily recommended for selfdefense.The gun makers are giv-Hillbilly Hunting BeaglesAKC Pups & Hunting DogsGarmin GPS • Diamond Deluxe • Tri-TronicsKing • Easy Loader • Vinyl Flooring Wire For KennelsDavid Dewees (304) 545-3820New RestaurantBARKER’S“ONE STOP DOES IT ALL”Small Engine RepairComputer AlignmentHardware DeliGame Checking Rt. 47Smithville, WV304-477-33412178 Fishers Ridge, Kenna, WV 25248ing the customers what they want,while the ammo makers are constrainedby the physical reality thatno .22 WMR cartridge is a “manstopper.”While no .22 WMR load is reallyadequate for self-defense, anygun is better than no gun at all. So,if a .22 WMR rifle or pistol is allthat is available, it makes sense toat least use the best ammunitionavailable for the purpose. Accordingto the statistics that I have seen,that is the 40 grain jacketed hollowpoint bullet. The top example is theWinchester Super-X load, whichis what I carry in my NAA BlackWidow mini-revolver.Randall Alderman & James Smithhunted in Boone Co. last year forthese wild boar.conWV’s SIDE X SIDE SUPERSTOREYAMAHA RHINOPOLARIS RZRKAWASAKI MULEALL UNDER ONE ROOFIN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATIONJACKSON COUNTY ATVSGREAT OUTDOORS PLAZA IN FAIRPLAIN, WVOPEN MON-SAT. • CLOSED SUNDAY304-373-0032Octomber 2012 ~ Page 26ARCTIC CAT PROWLERPOLARIS RANGERKAWASAKI TERYX

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Archery SeasonSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.West Virginia’s 2012 archery seasonsfor deer and bear opened onSeptember 29, and the wild boararchery season opens on October13. While the wild boar and traditionaldeer archery seasons remainabout the same as last year, the beararchery season begins earlier andcloses later. In addition to an earlieropening date, the bear archeryseason is now a split season thatruns from September 29 throughNovember 17 and December 3through December 31.The states expanding bear populationcan sustain additional archeryChuck Southerly, from Moorefield,caught a 21 1/2” largemouth.ZZ's TruckAccessoriesPickup - Van - SUVAccessoriesAccessoryPaintingAnd InstallationOn Rt. 33 EastChilders Run RoadBuckhannon, WV304-472-6445HOLMES MARKET 304-845-0502Complete Convenience Store • Beer • BeveragesHot Dogs • Snacks & More“Where You Get Great In-Town Service...Out Of Town”ROBERTS RIDGE RD. OFF RT. 2MOUNDSVILLE, WVGAME CHECKINGhunting opportunities” said CurtisI. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife ResourcesSection of the Division ofNatural Resources. “As a result, wehave established an earlier openingdate and added a new Decembersegment to the season framework.Hunters are reminded they needappropriate stamps if they wish toharvest additional deer during thearchery season. One or two additionalarchery deer may be takenwith Class RB (Resident) or ClassRRB (Nonresident) stamps (onedeer per stamp), depending on thecounty being hunted. (Check the2012 “ 2013 Hunting and TrappingRegulations Summary for details.)Hunters should also note that in10 counties or portions thereof theymust take an antlerless archery deerprior to harvesting a second antlereddeer during the archery deerseason. The additional archerystamps (Class RB and Class RRB)must be purchased prior to the September29 season opening date.Special regulations exist for thefour archery-only deer hunting(304) 354-9038Stutler’sFurs, Hides, Roots & HerbsCall ForCurrent Prices3047 Little Creek Rd.CRESTON, WVOctober 2012 ~ 33counties: Logan, McDowell, Mingoand Wyoming. In these counties,only two archery deer may betaken, one of which must be antlercontinueto the next pageRichard Board, from Palestine,hooked an 18 pound blue catfish.Revelle’s Family& Shavers ForkCampgroundsU.S. Rt 33 9 Miles East OfELKINS, WVPool At Shavers Fork CampgroundStocked Trout Fishing StreamCottages & CabinsFor Reservations:304-636-00231-877-988-2267P.O. Box 96Bowden, WV26254350 CampSites

less.In all counties, legal residentlandowners hunting on their ownproperty and holders of Class DT(Life-threatening Conditions) licensesmay use Class RB/RRBstamp privileges without stamppurchase.In addition to a base license, bearhunters must purchase a Bear DamageStamp (Class DS) to hunt bearin West Virginia. Two bear may betaken during the archery or the gunseason (or one each in the archeryand gun seasons) provided at leastone bear is taken in Boone, Fayette,Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo,Raleigh or Wyoming counties.Other than the Class DS stamp, noadditional stamps are needed toharvest the second bear.Wild boar hunting is for West Virginiaresidents only. One wild boarmay be harvested per year (eitherduring the archery or gun season).Only Boone, Logan, Raleigh andWyoming counties are open to boararchery and firearm seasons.Consult the 2012 - 2013 West VirginiaHunting and Trapping RegulationsSummary available at anyWVDNR office, license agents, orby visiting the WVDNR website LAKEPOROPERTY464 Acres2 1/2 Miles WaterfrontCity Water TimberGreat LocationBarbour County$1,300,000304-457-1869CRISS SALES & SERVICECarharttClothingPSE ARCHERYOctober 2012 ~ Page 34(304)472-1474HusqvarnaShindaiwa & MoreLawn & GardenSaws & TrimmersOLD WESTON ROADBUCKHANNON,WV• 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, WVPawnServicePatriot Day Tree PlantingDAVIS, W.Va. – “National Day ofService and Remembrance” wasestablished by Congress and is aday that encourages people to doto a simple act of kindness or somepublic service to honor those lostto the 9/11/2001 attack. It is alsoknown as Patriot Day and is ob-Doug Britton used a bow for this 9point. Photo courtesy of Reese’s CountryStore in Deerwalk.WaterfrontSporting GoodsRiverview Motelserved on September 11 each year.On Tuesday, September 11, 2012,AmeriCorps Volunteers embarkedon a massive red spruce relocationprogram in honor of PatriotDay. Blackwater Falls State Parkin Tucker County hosted the vol-continue to the next pageFrank Michaels went on a trip forsome stripers. Photo courtesy of PCBait & Tackle in Hinton.Overlooking The Beautiful Greenbrier River304-445-2550ROCKYBOOTSBassProShop

Tri - LakesRt. 19 WalkersvilleAmmoLive BaitGame CheckingFishing Suppliesunteers, who worked a total of 96man-hours and dug up more than1,800 Red Spruce seedlings frompower line rights-of-way and transplantedthem to the Pendleton LakeRecreation Area of the park.“The tree seedlings that establishthemselves naturally in maintainedrights-of-ways were collected,saved in advance of spraying orcutting, and used as part of theCentral Appalachian Spruce RestorationInitiative (CASRI),” saidPaulita Cousin, naturalist at BlackwaterFalls. Blackwater Falls StatePark is a participating agency inthe CASRI initiative. Red spruceEasy Access To Stonewall JacksonStonecoal & Burnsville LakesCamp Sites - Full HookupsChalets - Call For ReservationsEat-in or Carry Out Food - PizzaHoagies - Subs - BurgersBeverages - More304-452-8870GAS6am to 10pm Mon - Sat9am to 9pm Sun(Picea rubens) is a native speciesto the Blackwater Falls area andthe seedlings are being planted toprovide connectivity to existingstands in the high Appalachians inthe eastern United States.A moment of silence was observedto remember those who diedin the 9/11 attack and the plantingwas done in their honor. AssistantSuperintendent Scott Fortney participatedand supervised the volunteercrews in honor of his father,Dr. Ronald H. Fortney, who wasinstrumental in initiating nativespecies restoration projects in thestate of West Virginia. Dr. Fortneywould have been 64 years old onSeptember 11.To learn more about CASRI For informationabout plants and trees,the U.S. Department of Agriculturewebsite offersextensive details about the demographicsand characteristics ofthe speciesBRUSHY FORK MARTBrushy Fork RoadBuckhannon, WV(1.3 Miles From US Rt. 33)Gasoline LiveGas DieselBaitKeroseneWV Lottery & PowerballFishing SuppliesKnives - Novelty ItemsM-S 6am-12pm Sun 8am-10pm304-472-5132"Business Goes Where Invited -Stays Where Appreciated"Colonial Hotel - MotelHunters & FishermenWelcomeTV & ACFree Parking304-472-3000 Center of City24 N. Kanawha St.Buckhannon, WV 26201Dalton Cutright, ownerVisit Blackwater Falls State Parkin person any time of the year orstay in touch through the park websiteat: Nottingham, from Parkersburg,went on a northern moose hunt.Photo courtesy of Clark’s Taxidermy inParkersburg.DOUBLE “DD” RANCHORIGINAL OWNERS HAVE RETURNED“A Hunting Preserve Unlike All Others”(740) 596-9013 FAXOctober 2012 ~ Page 35(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

T&T GUN SHOPGUNS • AMMO • ACCESSORIESSWAROVSKIScopesReloading Supplies - Powder - Primers - Bullets - Dies & More304-472-AMMOJolynne AdditionBUCKHANNON, WVSelecting Your ArrowWhether hunting or target practicing,archers must match the rightarrows to their particular bows.When matching arrows to yourbow, you must must consider arrowweight, draw length and drawweight, as well as other factors.Selecting the right arrow for yourbow might seem daunting, but willknow how to choose the right ar-KOWAOptimed Spotting Scopesrow for your bow.Other People Are ReadingSelect arrow within the correctweight range for your bow’s drawweight. For instance, manufacturesmeasure arrow weight in “grains.”One grain equals approximately64 milligrams. Manufacturers ratebow draw weight in pounds. Drawweight means how much forcein pounds an archer must use todraw back the bow’s string. A 60-pound bow requires 60 poundsof force to draw the string. Sixtypounds of force equals the amountof force it would take for a personto lift 60 pounds. The draw weightUNCLE TOM’S LOANSBUY • SELL • TRADE • PAWNAchery SpecialistsMatthews • Parker • PSENew & Used GunsRt. 10 - Cook ParkwayOCEANA, WV304-682-5002GAME CHECKINGmust match the arrow’s grain. Toolight or too heavy arrows for abow’s draw will wobble as they flythrough the air. The correct ratio forchoosing arrows equals 6 grains forcontinue to the next pageThe Leather Shop- Booth 132• WIll Custom FitFull-Grain Leather Belts(Cut to Size)• Leather Chain Wallets• Leather Fanny Pouches• Nylon Gun Holsters• talian CharmsIncense Sticks 15/$1.00Electic Touch Oil Lamp - $12• Diabetic SocksChris Quick, from Buckhannon,landed an 18 1/2” white bass. Photocourtesy of Mountaineer Wildlife Artistryin Jane Lew.Denny Kerns went to the TygartRiver to land this musky.FRI - SAT & SUNDAYjpetrel@suddenlink.net41300 Laurel Cliff Rd.POMEROY, OHIOConvenience Store • Movie RentalsBoat & RV Supplies • SouveniersGame Checking Station • HardwareLazy Acres Mart1/2 Mile fromAudra State Park in WV304-472-4279 LIVE BAITOctober 2012~ Page 36We Buy, Selland Trade19 East Main St.White Sulphur Springs, WVOpen: 10-5 Tues.-Fri. 9-1 Sat.Closed on Sunday & MondayLarge SelectionNew & Used GunsRt. 60 E. Main St.Mtn. GunPhone304-536-36061st TrafficLightWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVEffeciciency • 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. • Commercial RentalsBank

andsortorgetntalilee.31,ALevery buck with pound a bow of draw. and arrow A bow during with50 the pounds archery of season, draw requires which a began 300-grain Oct. 1. arrow. When confronted with theevidence Compare of the the weight bullet, of the the youth arrow’s allegedlyThe tip admitted of an arrow to have helps been stabi-par-tip.lize ticipating the arrow in Youth during Hunting flight. It Day, alsoprovides Oct. 29, when puncture he took strength. the buck Toolight with an his arrow 30/30 tip rifle destabilizes from a tree thearrow stand. and Only ruins antlerless aim. Light deer arrowheadsbe taken also legally don’t puncture with a rifle targets during ormayprey Youth as Hunting well as Day. heavier He tips. also allegedlyarrow admitted tip to weight checking ranges the from deerAverage75 in as grains a bow to 125 kill grains. before Average taking it tip toweights work well for draw weightsbetween 40 and 80 pounds. Uselighter tips for weaker 15-pound to20-pound bows. Use heavier tipsfor stronger, 100-pound or higherbows.Chip Groves used a bow for thisWood Co. buck. Photo courtesy ofCrooked Creek Archery in Williamstown.Luke Corley, from Fairmont,hooked a 22” Stonewall JacksonLake largemouth bass.WHOLESALE PRICESFree Shipping$aveTrail Cameras, Knives, Optics, CallsBlinds, Crossbow Packages, DecoysKeith Dog Lawrence Training Collars, arrowed Holsters this wideracked buck. Photo courtesy of Bow-Listic www.cwoutfitter.comArchery in Chelyan.the taxidermist for mounting. of 15 inches. The replacementThe juvenile was cited for the STUMPTOWN, fee for a trophy buck WV of this sizefollowing SEARSviolations: killing deer is $1,000. US HIGHWAY The case is 33pending induring closed season, illegal possessionEXXONof wildlife, and improper where he may face additional finesHarrison County Magistrate Court,GAME CHECKINGchecking of game. Examination of and court costs.the deer head/neckOver 50 Yearsdetermined it to All suspects are innocent untilbe a 10-pointInwithBusiness Gas - Tires - Groceries - Hardwarean antler spread proven guilty in a court of law.MOUNTAIN STATE LOG HOMES“Your Path To Affordable Log Home Living”Why Choose Mountain State Log Homes? Providing Quality Log Home Materials since 1978 FREE House Package Delivery in WV and BorderingStates FREE Unloading at Your Site FREE Quotes and Custom Designing MILL Detail Construction Manual, with Purchase DIRECT Kiln Dried White Pine Log Choices PRICES! Milled Locally, in Jane Lew, WVD-Logs 6”x 6”,6”x 8”,8”x 8”Log Siding 6”, 8” , 12”Douglas Fir BeamsDove Tail Log 6”x 12”T/G 1”x 6”, 2”x 6”Cedar Posts and RailingPO BOX 679, 208 Display Drive, Jane Lew, WV 26378Visit us on the web at www.mountainstateloghomes.comor Email us at info@mountainstateloghomes.netOPENJANE LEW MODELS OPEN DAILY 9am-5pm800.553.3006 Other Hours by Apt. 304.884.6646Located in the Industrial Park, 1-79 exit 105EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!October Hunting 2012~ 2011 Page ~ 37 Page 37

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