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The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 6, 1990 1B By JAMES CREWS )u are a regular of this col- probably think that I al- my game and the other about never fail either. I is a lot more fun to tell of than one's failures. grouse hunting with my dad when we came across rkey track in an old logging got to talking about how it to gobbler hunt in this area As we were talking tur- memory of some big gob- got away came back to IS. spring gobbler hunting a few years ago when the took place. We had been nce daylight with no suc- were driving out of the we always hunt. The !t is a bone jarring one and we l!lY stop at a wide spot at the shale. We got to the top of the ridge and the gobblers were going crazy. As usual, there was one problem. On the ridge between the gobblers and us, therewas an old dead tree with a patch of brush around it. We were laying in the shale trying to stare a hole through that brush while the birds gobbled and strutted on the other side. I got out my mouth call and tried to make a call. My mouth was so dry from the hot climb, the only sound I could make was like that racket a chicken makes when he gets choked on dry corn. Dad was down the ridge from me a few feet and had a better view of the ridge. I finally got a decent call made and down came the gobblers. I could not see the birds but Dad could see them coming at a fast walk with big beards flopping from side to side. he didn't know that I of a hollow to stretch our Was almost 10 a.m. when I couldn't see them and whispered, and got out. I walked up "shoot, shoot." He realized what my and gave a loud call with problem was, put his sights on the caller. I always did this big gobbler and pulled the trigger. At !turkeys never answered me, the shot, I jumped up to try for a time. From high on a piney shot at the second gobbler. My legs lusty gobbles rang forth, were numb from being pushed into the shale so along and I went down both went head first into get our guns and equip- on my face. Just as I got up, a big gobbler went running by me. I finally ~e Stood back and looked got up just as he flew and I man- up, we could almost see the aged to get a shot as he went down point that the gobblers the ridge. I missed him and asked tf turkey hunters ever had Dad where his turkey was. He said WOrds, they would surely when he shot at the gobbler, it came look too bad -- I think tearing right at him. He thought it make it." The ridge was one was going to fall over but he had made up entirely of loose missed the bird clean. All of this red oak brush that looked happened in about five seconds but least 100 years old, even if it seemed to be in slow motion. We )nly two feet tall. had climbed half a mile up a cliff and in five seconds, let two big gobblers every 50 yards or so and give a call to get a fix get away. gObblers' location. If you It did not take as long to go back Unted much in this country, down the ridge because we took what your legs feel like turns kicking each others rear ends a steep ridge. Mine all the way down. rubbery, dead feeling and Some of the best hunting memo- ~m kept hanging off into ries we have were failures if all you count is game taken, but for us, they of getting a grip on are some of the best. ==, Eagles 91 O. Austin >ruary 2 the Greenbrier entertained the Beck- Wilson Flying Eagles Conference basketball e Eagles were so enter- SOared to a 91-65 win Spartans. who averages 100 - Mount View By Shawn O. Austin January 30, the Greenbrier East frame. Spartans hosted the Mount-View The fourth period showed the Golden Knights, downing the Spartan defense, led by Sidney McDowell County team by an iT- Colas with five steals, wear down pressive 70-58 score. Richie Brown the Golden Knights. The Spartans paced the Spartan attack with 26 blew open the close contest to take points, the 12-point victory. East's record The first half was a see-saw after the win was 11-3. Mount View battle, with both squads holding sig- fell to 6-9. nificant leads in both quarters. The Richie Brown led East with 26 first period saw Coach Jerry points. Brown is the Spartan's top Bradley's troops streak to a 8-2 lead scorer and ranks 6th in the Coalfield in the opening minutes. The golden conference with a 17-0 average. Knights rallied to take their own 6 Sidney Colas contributed 13 points point lead at 15-9. It was then that and seven assists. Colas is the Richie Brown caught fire with 10 first number two assist man in the con- quarter points to put the home team ference, averaging 8 per contest. on top 22-17 after 8 minutes. Travis Wagner added 11 points and East could not maintain their lead a whole slew of rebounds. Wagner as David Via and Jermaine Foddrell is seventh in rebounding in the Co- each canned a half-dozen second alfield with 7-6 per game. period points to put Mount View on The Spartans lead the confer- top 38-34 at the intermission. The ence in defense, allowing only 62-6 Knights used a tenacious defense to points per game. They did even bet- foster the rally in the lackluster first tar, holding Mount View to only 58 half. points. The Knights are the The third stanza proved a boon Coalfield's second most productive for the Green and Gold as East team, scoring 78.2 each game, so outscored the visitors by seven to the East defense passed a stern take a slim 54-51 lead into the final test. Candidates File For May Primary Democrat Republican House of Delegates 25th Delegate District James J. Rowe (Incumbent) Lewisburg James Gerl Lewisburg Paul R. Lilly Lewisburg Patricia W. "Pat" Dutch Lewisburg Bill Wallace Clinton villa County Commission Eastern District Joe Feamster ((Incumbent) Alderson John H. Bowling Jr. White Sulphur Springs Barry L. Keadle Alderson George Sively Ronceverte County Exec. Committee Central District Beatrice "Ben" Harvey Lewisburg Mrs Margaret C. Stone Lewisburg Nadine Livesay Smith Lewisburg Edgar L. Smith Lewisburg Okay McCraw Lewisburg County Exec. Committee Eastern District =. Karen F. Lgbban Alderson Genevieve J. Neville White Sulphur Springs John J. Walkup Renick J. W. "Bill" Campbell White Sulphur Springs Dorothy H. Miller White Sulphur Springs Denny R. Canterbury Ronceverte George W. Todorovich Fairlea County Exec. Committee Western District Rosalie M. Carr Rainelle Ann Livesay Rainelle Hilbert D. Bennett Rupert Eugene W. Walker Rainelle Charles W. Mundy Rupert Dolan D. Dunbar Rainelle John Estep Rupert Sarah Lee Neal Rainelle Homer E. O'Dell Clintonville Nola Gaye Keech Rupert John Leaf Burns Crawley game, raced out to an PermitsCampingIssueTrailer ~ Pritchard Farley Collins .... Rupert z on-z, artlsan end before the Spartans ~. Set underthem Behind 14 4-H Basketball ---,- Board of Education r Points by Sidney Colas, Jed to keep the Eagles Leal |ue The White Sulphur Ranger Dis- ._~ ~! Ei~rl~%.-'----.~: Michael Sheridan trct of the Monongahela National ~L~./ ~.~].Jl.~,,~:-~, Lewlsburg ed~'fter19.16.the first period;.. Forest has rece,ved" a request to is- .. ~ Sen. Exec. Committee " :ond stanza saw more of Game 1 -- The Hawks defeated sue an outfitter special use permit ~-:.:~_..~~--~ 1 lth Senatorial DistrictClarenCeLewisburg Hinkle d run-and-gun offense of the Lakers 28-10. The Hawks were for delivery of camping trailers to .. ,.. "-'~ lql~? ~,,}~:~j Mary Ann Walker Mike Quick kSdale's Flying Eagles. led by David Smith with 14, Mike Lake Sherwood Campground. If ap- -........ ~ 7,~~~ Rainefle Crankfrd Lgner and Richie Brown Williams 5, John Wilcox 3, Jason proved the permittee would pay a tl/~N~P~',, ~'~ Y to offset the Beckley Harvey 2, Sam Heron 2, and Walker fee for the permit and could deliver .... ~j~r~ ~~~ Sandy Walker Manspile Jim Anderson Hilbert D. Bennett Bailey Tyler )Onanza The visiting Taylor 2. The Lakes were led bytrailers to the campground for camp- .-'~~~-',~ Rainelle Frankford nt to the intermission with Mitchell Holiday 6, Jeremy Stidem 2, ere who have rented a campsite. ~.~d/.f~~/~ .,,~ ~ Rupert Lewisburg If you have any questions or con- " ~ " 7~ ,~/lllf, q( .',(1~-~\ Dolan D. Dunbar John Leaf Burns : Jd. and Kenny Bostic2. cerns concerning the approval of ~~----- 'd. Period was the Water- Game 2 -- The Bulfets defeated Rainelle Crawley , SPaitans. The Flying the Knicks 24-6. The Bullets were this permit, please contact District ~~ ~ " " ~aCious man-to-man deled by Nathan Turner 10, B. J. Lilly Ranger Morse Reuse, P. O. Box ~'~ ~]T~~ :East well out beyono 6, Jeff Bostic 2, Michael Bibbs 2, 520, White Sulphur Springs 24986. d Offensive range. Beck- Christopher McClung 2, and Jay ~ ~D & ' ............ ~.the contest wide open. Johnson 4 and Tiff Hilton 2. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP ~d the final frame trailing Game 3 -- The Warriors de- s With Beckley on top 74- feated the Bucks 50-24. Warriors ................. -BOGGs'sc~ m0N .................... i were led by Thomas Gherman 15, Caldwell, W.Va. 24925i j j I teams traded baskets in Chad Sheets 9, Anthony Redden 8, quarter as the Eagles Grant Jones 8, Larry Baxter 6, Matt STEVE ._ _ _CLbENDENEN Monday Night Pizza' to the wire trying to Bordas 2, and Jay Cochran 2. point plateau. 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