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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Outdoors New Texas January Boat RV Show worth the effort By CHARLIE PARSONS Outdoors Writer Stopped by the Convention Center in downtown San Antonio Tuesday evening to view the go ings on at the 31st San Antonio Sport Boat and RV and boy is it loaded to the With an added square feet of exhibit the show now has right at square feet of floor the most ever in the shows A few of the exhibits include square feet of power sailboats and boating accessories square feet of recreational including motor travel folddown camping RV camping van camper trucks and accessories huge section of fishing fishing plus fishing fishing beach and hunting and camping equipment and surfing special sec tion featuring national and regional travel international hun ting and fishing lodges and Whitewater summer pack guest land chambers of and con vention and visitors bureaus pro moting tourism and con dominiums located in recrea tional living section in cluding hot home pro ducts and much Special attractions include the rainbow trout fishing miniature boat beach and swimwear fashions from Pat the Hill Country Casting Clubs KwikKast which allows the public to com pete for prizes and trophies and fishing seminars by wellknown fishing Hours are Friday and Satur and noon7 Theres still time and something there for all ages to Admission is for adults and for children Deer thriving amid exotic MOUNTAIN HOME AP The with acres of extraordinary sunsets and 100 years of is an outdoorsmans featuring at least 30 species of foreign game roam ing the rugged Hill Country the public can own a piece of or just visit that The Shreiner which has owned the since offers hunts and photo safaris and has placed approximately acres 60 plots for The which once covered acres when owned by Captain Charles Schreiner in is operated by Charles Shreiner IH and his four Charles Gus and Providing the opportunity to own a piece of the is not the only new thing the Scheiners are They have offered hunts since the but recent efforts have been directed at upgrading the quantity and quality of one of the ranchs less exotic and mosthunted The sports an amazing number of whitetail including hundreds of bucks with 10 and 12point antlers that would make any hunters mouth The whitetails are alive and well among exotics such as Indian blackbuck fallow corsican sheep and Things havent always been so rosy for the Years in the we had about one deer for every three or four but today its more like one for every 12 said Harvey who has been ranchs wildlife manager since the hunts were I think we made some mistakes back but weve learned from and the herd is really building back up to what the ranch can What the learned was that harvesting doe whitetails is not the magic potion for curing over The ranch tried it and the result was a drastic decline in the number of bucks and the quality of In the the ranch covered about acres and we killed about one buck for every 63 said That was a lot of bucks but harvesting them isnt what brought the herd What happened was that we also harvested hundreds of does and lost our The lost production reduced the number of bucks taken from one for every 63 acres to one buck per That was about 75 the lowest harvest we had ever had on remembers What happened was that when we had such a large number of we did just what a lot of wildlife biologists think you should do harvest the But we harvested them too Goff said he believes other landowners probably have done the same He isnt against harvesting He just has learned that the key is to selectively harvest Many of the does that the hunters harvested still had said By removing the the fawn didnt have a chance to grow up into a healthy As a the orphaned after started fawning late in the Deer born in the spring generally have a better chance of survival because of milder weather con ditions and a more abundant food Deer born in the fall usually face rough With winter food more scarce and conditions often those that survive winter are not in poorer condition than those born a few months And the doe that is in the best body especially during the early years of are ones that are going to produce the best We just left them alone until they got over the fall fawing Goff most of our does are fawning in the spring and our buck size has The still needs to harvest does to keep its herd in but Fogg said the harvest will be aimed at the older those about 6 years A doe thats 6VS wont raise as good a fawn as one thats 3 or Goff If she breeds at shes 7 by the time she kicks the fawn And shes already having health Since a deer that age isnt going to raise a very healthy thats the time she should be The also is doing some extensive studies on antler placing colored tags on young We put tags on them when they are about 6 months old so we can follow their antler Goff adding that he disagrees with the notion that all spike bucks are inferior and should be We have found that there definitely are inferior deer among our but we havent determined whether there are more spikes that are inferior than forked he Some fourand six pointers are inferior Only deer that have at least eight points are allowed to be killed by hunters on the That has helped keep the flow of quality bucks from year to Fishing Report AUSTIN AP Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled by Parks and Wildlife for CENTRAL BASTROP Water 75 normal level black bass fair to our pounds on black and white char treuse worms hybrid striper slow crap pie slow catfish fair to five pounds on Johnny Pickle stinkbait and night BUCHANAN Water 56 lake full black bass fair to four pounds on Bomber Magnum A cranks striper in four to eight pound range on white Hellbenders with Texas trailer crappie fair with some large on blue jigs white bass with strings to 35 fish on white slabs catfish good In three to five pound range on Fair number of fishermen In few CANYON Wafer 55 two feet high largemouth bass fair to four pounds on six inch motoroil ringworms smallmouth bass fair to three pounds on three inch smoke slow crappie slow white bass good to 30 fish per boat on Critter Gitters catfish good to 4V pounds on shrimp and GIBBONS Water off 54 normal level black bass fairly good but within the slot so fish had to be returned to no keepers for week crappie fair and good sized on minnows catfish excellent to 16 pounds on live LBJ Water clear to 56 normal level black bass fair to three pounds with brown jigs and pork rinds striper fair In three to five pound range on yellow Hellbender with trailer crappie fair with strings to 15 fish on large min nows white bass good with strings to 40 fish on white slabs up the Llano arm cat fish good in three to six pound range on STILLHOUSE Water 52 4Vz feet high black bass slow striper very good on spotted slab lure near the dam in 15 feet of water to 3 pound crappie slow white bass good around marina at midnight on minnows and Jigs from 34 to one pound catfish good on trotllne in cove north of marina on shrimp and TRAVIS Water 56 degrees 3Vi feet high black bass fair to 1ln pounds on chrome Toms minnows In the middle of the day striper slow and deep crappie fair under docks on min nows white bass scattered up the Peder nales River arm catfish COASTAL SABINE LAKE Redfish a few at outfall canal a few drum also In outfall canal no live bait shrimp available few fishermen out due to GALVESTON Good numbers of sheep shead to seven pounds from the surf and around the jetties on shrimp good numbers of sandtrout around the jetties and ship channels redfish and trout very scattered boats going offshore catching good numbers of red snapper to 21 pounds and some grouper to 40 pounds some gulf trout to 26 pounds around offshore rigs duck hunting has been good in the marhses snow geese are conspicuous by absence live bait shrimp available at per ROCKPORT Redfish good In 25 to 28 inch range on the back side of Mud Island Redfish good but about half too small to keep trout good to 18 inches with limits in Swan Lake Italian Bend on red and purple splittailed plastic worms some trout around the Copano Causeway Pier from the boat Pier producing some drum in 1015 pound range fair trout fishing in flats around Goose island State Park live bait available but not plentiful at per Puck hunting pin tails and wigeon good In Charles and PORT ARANSAS Good numbers of big redfish tn Redfish Bay but fish wont fish congregated in tides low blame the full moon and night i slowness of fishing midweek W overcast and fish to hit at any bay Solunar Plan your days so you will be fishing or hunting good territory Major periods last for hours periods are somewhat PM Major Minor major available at nine cents each Oso bridge had been productive until rains then fishing slowed a few small some keepers from Oso Pier some whiting and flounder North winds light and drizzling over few fishermen out PORT ISABEL Trout good to 9 pounds south of the Three Islands area on live shrimp some live bait shrimp available winds fairly drizzly and foggy temperatures In the 60s Surf producing A 394 pound blue marlin caught offshore on New Years SOUTH AMISTAD Water 55 eight feet low black bass fair to four pounds on white and chartreuse cranks small and medium sized striper plentiful on topwaters and one ounce ponyhead Jigs with white or pearl worms crappie slow white bass fairly good on Old Reliable Slabs all over the lake mixed with the striper all over the lake catfish fair to five pounds on worms and stinkball in baited holes in 80 to 100 BRAUNIG Closed until 6 Satur day CALAVERAS Water 55 one foot high black bass good to eight 15 ounces on worms and tilapia striper fair to five pounds trolling silver spoons crappie slow cat fish good to 27 pounds on tilapia redfish good in five pound range on tilapia and some cranks CHOKE Water 55 18 feet low black bass fair to five pounds on jigs and plastic worms striper slow crappie fair up river on minnows around Mason Point white bass very good to 110 fish per string to pounds on chrome RatLTraps catfish Weather cloudy mild few FALCON Water IVfi feet low black bass slow striper slow crappie slow white bass many over two with strings to 200 depending on how long fishermen wants to stay up the river on silver or chartreuse Lil Sassy deep running Model Speck Rigs catfish fairly MEDINA Water 56 spillway level black bass slow striper slow crappie good at night in 30 to 50 feet of water on minnows white bass Attention Cedar Allergy Sufferers Volunteers needed with Allergic Eye Symptoms for a New Eye I Medication Volunteers J must be between the ages of I 1 12 Participants will be paid J 1 If Interested Call i Frank 705Landa Allergy Immunology 6257612 Wa few CWRHSTI CbWiJ of MAKE YOUR YOUR TWO CHOICES YOUR RENT PAYMENTS Landlords Vault Landlords vacation in the Bahamas 2 Landlords lease restrictions Lett with worthless receipts OWN YOUR OWN HOME YOUR HOME PAYMENTS Home Your Home 2 Your ownership rights Your tax advantages The choice is put for as little as Conner Homes is mak ing home ownership a reality for thousands ol MS 6201477 to day and find out how you top can have own or as Mftif as per 1480 IH35 East Texas HM 9 Canyon High ScAoof Skiing DENVER AP Colorado Ski Country USA reports the following conditions at major Colorado ski areas as of Arapahoe Basin 0 34 pack ed Aspen Highlands 0 29 packed hard Aspen Mountain T 40 packed hard Buttermilk 0 20 packed hard Beaver Creek 0 29 packed hard Berthoud Pass 1 45 pack ed Breckenridge T 30 packed Ski Broadmoor 0 hard Conquistador 0 35 packed hard Ski Cooper 0 3V packed hard Copper Mountain 0 30 packed Crested Butte 0 33 packed hard Cuchara Valley 0 hard Ski Estes Park Closed Wednesday and KeystoneNorth Peak 0 35 packed Loveland 0 40 packed hard Monarch 0 50 packed Powderhorn T 41 packed Purgatory 0 53 packed Joe Hicks Wood for You 993 Loop 337 New 78130 512 6290994 Classes and Seminars Now Registering Adults and Children 4 Highest Qualified Teachers On Staff We Have the Largest Selection of Unfinished Ceramcoat Books and Packets in I EXPANDING SOON TO BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY Conventional Financing 168 Annual Percentage ifctts Arm yourself against cold One of your best defenses against high heating costs this winter is a caulking Thats because it can seal cracks that allow cold air to seep in and heated air to slip out of your Take a walk around the outside of your Look at places where pipes and wires Examine areas where two differ ent types of materials meet for instance brick and Check putty around window if you notice any cracks or its time to take action before cold air arrives and starts showing up on your utility You can choose from many dif ferent types of caulking The kind youll need to purchase depends on the type of surfaces youre Make sure cold air doesnt rob you of a cozy home and lower heating Start caulking and start This is part of a series of informative repoits developed by 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