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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas utdoors October Page 10A Lease By CHARLES PARSONS Outdoors writer Vv ii Last the American Sportsman Club sponsored seven Texas Outdoors Writers Association members on a threeday hunt on a corporate lease in LaSalle Our primary target was feral domestic pigs that escaped long ago and have been running wild in the South Texas brush for Some weigh up to 500 Red Adams of Austin picked me up around 1 on and we had a leisurely drive though the lush greended up by recent Arriving about 4 at the we went to the took our gear found a bunk and grabbed our Several hundred yards from the cabins was a fiveacre and hun dreds of doves as well as a small flock of blue winged teal were flying We went back to our cabin to grab our then returned to the which had little vegetation around the Soon birds flew over and I was lucky enough to get one on the second Then the fun The bird fell approximately 30 yards from and I went to retrieve Approaching the area where the bird went I started scanning the Turning my head to the I spotted a coiled rattlesnake about two feet from my An instant reaction brought a loud rip ping the head off the 11rattle Hes now stretched on a board in my back hopefully to soon become a Needless to the next three days my eyes were constantly searching the ground in front of me wherever I The next morning we were in our stands well before daybreak as we waited the arrival of the Primarily nocturnal the best time to hunt the hogs is very early and very In areas that are fed by deer feeders or where a good game rancher is feeding the hogs often run in bunches of up to 20 plus In I have seen bunches literally run over a deer at a feeder when the times goes Although the first morning produced no several pigs were but no shots were The hogs were still pretty well scattered as this particular property does not employ deer feeders and the rancher had not yet fed his We were picked up about 9 drove back to camp and wolfed down a huge Several cups of coffee the resident manager gave me the keys to a fourwheel drive suburban and three of us went on a picturetaking Being the elected all I wanted to do was keep from getting This venture took about two hours and everyone got great shots of blue teal and a roadrunner that was perched on a fencepost as if he wanted to be After lunch and a short we went to one of the many each with a small jon boat and and tried our luck at Paddling we tossed surface plugs and managed to land bass in the IVis to 3pound Bigger ones were but they got that way by eluding people like Late afternoon found us around a stock tank as doubles and flocks of doves divebombed through the Shot after shot rang out and limits of 12 mourning doves were attained by So went three fantastic complemented by a very knowledgeable and courteous The accomodations were nothing but We did our own cooking and anything more flamboyant would have detracted from the camp atmosphere with great fellow Besides the fish and two bobcats were Fishing report taken and a badger although classified as fur bearing badgers damage quail and turkey populations and are not popular with as well as several The largest was a boar bagged by Jim Foster of Harlingen that weighed 330 pounds Since this was my first experience with I might say a few words about I have several friends who are happy but I also have heard disparaging remarks about the club and its Under new ownership for the last year and a the club seems to be trying to create a more positive public With approximately 50 properties under lease in ranging from family camping to water small trophy mule and whitetail deer hunting to the club encompasses every aspect of outdoor activity in plus several other From personal I see the club as firstrate all the way including reservation systems and With three type of membership the price is very reasonable considering the memberships The San Antonio number is One parting comment you cant trust hired One afternoon we were having truck and it finally quit where I later found out was as far as the camp as it could have Being a little younger than my I voulteered to walk back for Parker the resident manager one of the most crusty old cusses Ive ever met told me it was about two or two and a half miles to Arrving right at we had driven out only a short distance when they arrived with the dead I later measured the distance at slightly over four When I confronted Parker with he just chuckled and If I would have told you it was four miles instead of two you probably wouldnt have and someone had Oh good Jim Foster of Harlingen with a 330pound feral hog iiq cat Kenneth Seidel left and his father Emil Seidel show off a 39pound yellow catfish on a trotline in Lake Dunlap on It took almost 15 minutes to haul in the AUSTIN API Here is he fishing report compiled by the Parks and Wildlife Department CENTRAL BASTROP Water 72 normal level black bass good to four pounds on buzz worms hybrid striper slow crappie slow catfish good to 15 BUCHANAN Water 74 black bass good to four pounds on black worms striper good to eight pounds on deep running cranks white bass good to 75 fish per string on topwaters crappie good to 30 fish per string on minnows catfish good to 12 pounds on GIBBONS CREEK Water murky 70 18 inches low black bass good under 15inch slot on motor oil spinners and RatLtraps crappie good catfish good to six pounds in good to two pounds in LBJ Water 75 black bass good to pounds on silver cranks striper slow crappie small to 30 fish cattish good to 12 pounds on few fishermen TRAVIS Water 74 nine feet low black bass fair to four pounds on plastic worms striper slow crappie fair under docks white bass small in size catfish fair to eight NORTHEAST CEDAR CREEK Water 67 normal level black bass slow to 3 pounds on metalflake dark worms hybrid sttipet good eatly surfacing early in oen water crappie good to 30 fish in 25 feet of water white bass good early and late in open water and in major creeks to 35 fish per string channel catfish good to six pounds in major creek channels on night crawlers and chicken shrimp on rod and MONTICELLO Water 76 normal level black bass good to seven pounds on dark worms crappie slow catfish good to 12 pounds on worms and WELSH Water 78 normal level black bass good to 7Vj pounds on white spinner black and white ripple worms catfish fait to 10 pounds bream good with red wigglers crappie fair on SOUTHEAST CONROE Water two feet low black bass good to 7V4 pounds before few fishermen out after on diving RatLtraps striper slow crappie good sized but few In number white bass slow catfish picking up on trotline blue catfish good to 90 pounds on trotline with cutbait grass carp fishing real LIVINGSTON Creeks and rivers some murky water In 67 one foot high black bass striper whtie crappie slow channel catfish excellent at mouth of creeks to 2A pounds blue catfish fairly slow to 15 pounds yellow catfish good to 68 pounds in cteek channels and in RAYBURN Water muddy up seven feet below pool black bass fair to five pounds before front around moss on topwaters and lizards striper slow crappie fair in submerged few fishermen out after front some schooling white bass cattish TOLEDO BEND Water normal level black bass good to six pounds on spinners and plum worms before the slow afterwards striper slow crappie slow catfish slow few fishermen SOUTH AMISTAD Water 70 15 feet low bass picking up to three poundi on spinners and worms in submerged vegetation area striper schooling with catches from five to 15 pounds on Zara Spooks just off the bluffs crappie slow white bass good to 100 worms and Rogers Chess Bait to four pounds in 4080 feet of BRAUNIG Water 78 one foot above normal black bass slow striper slow to lout pounds on cranks and chicken liver catfish good to eight pounds on shrimp redfish slow to 14 in smaller sizes good to two pounds in good CALAVERAS Water 69 normal level black bass real good to nine 10 ounces on cranks and plastic worms hybrid striper good to five pounds in fairly good numbers on spoons crappie slow to two pounds on minnows redfish good to five pounds on spoons corvina fair to three 10 ounces on shad yellow catfish good to 35 many in 20 on plastic worms and Briefly Kraft win tournaments Kevin Reimers and Bobby Kraft won tournaments sponsored by the McQueeney Bass Club earlier this On Reimers had the heavy stringer at the clubs tour nament on Lake His total was 13 Paul Pierson caught the big at seven four He was second in the standings with nine 10 followed by Britt 610 Harold 6 05 and Lelan Twenty eight fishermen caught 90 fish weighing 106 13 In a oneday tournament held Saturday on the Big 7 Guadalupe River Kraft had the heavy stringer at 814 and the big bass at 1 Second was Wesch with followed by Danny 611 Jerry 506 and Joe Twentyfour fishermen caught 58 bass weighing 56 eight In the yearly Bobby Bartels leads with 75 14 followed by 6906 Darwin 5114 45 04 Jeff 4400 43 03 4110 Robert 38 14 3715 and Gary Trout stocking may start next month The first stocking of rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam has been tentatively for Come toWheretheGuns Are Doc holds the Ruger 44 Rifle that Docs Guns is giving as grand prize in the HeraldZeitung Deer Contest this Deer Season Begins Will You Be Ready Docs Guns will get you Ready REGULAR SEASON BEGINS 9 IN COMAL COUNTY ARCHERY SEASON IN PROGRESS Docs Guns 1111 6291 736 Ask About our Lays way Buy Sell Trade Open 5 Guns Are Our Business A LITTLE LIGHT GOES A LONG WAY One of the greatest myths about saving energy at home involves lighting accounts for only 7 percent of the energy used in a typical For burning a 100 watt bulb for three straight days costs about Saving energy and money with lighting involves using the right kind pf light in the right and only when you need Install fluorescent lighting wherever They give three to four times as much light as incandescent bulbs and 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