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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, October 3, 1974 I BILL GROENEN photos Lee knows his stuff Taxidermist Jimmy Lee prepares the wood shavings he will use as a stuffing in a pheasant (lower left) and proudly displays four mallard ducks in the photo next to it. The mallards are stuffed, but the unique display has led many a hunter to cast an envious eye m their direction. The bottom right photo depicts two sharp tail grouse while a skunk is about to object something in the picture above the grouse. A hen mallard takes to the air (upper right) while 10 Hungarian partridge feed in a stubble field above. The birds and skunk are only a fraction of the stuffed wild life on display in the Lee home. WELCOME HUNTERS WHEN IN LETHBRIDGE STAY AT THE NEW COMPLETELY RENOVATED COAL BANKS 312 -5th St. S. Phone 327-5754 Irrrrrrr Boaters attempt to re-open Park Lake to high speed boating, skiing Lethbndge businessman and motorboat enthusiast Andy Harker is circulating a petition in the area among boat owners to have motorboats allowed again on Park Lake without restrictions Power boats are allowed on the lake at present but an eight mile per hour speed restriction is im- posed This restriction eliminates the- sport of water skiing and stops the pursuit of speed by boat enthusiasts To date there are between 100 and 150 names on the petition The law restricting the use of the power boats on the lake is a federal one that covers all limited water area lakes across the country The law limits the use of power craft on smal! lakes so the other water-sport enthusiasts such as sail boaters, swimmers and fishermen are not en- dangered or bothered by the speed boats Mr Harker is of the opi- nion that Park Lake is big enough for the water skier but if authorities feel the lake must be restricted during busy times it would be satisfactory with him to have the lake closed to speed craft on weekends He pointed out that there is currently no body of water near Lethbndge where speed boaters can go "The closest lake is 35- 40 miles away." he stated "You can't even put a boat in the water to test it let alone water ski. without making nearlv an hour s trip Mr HarKer also feels the power boats perform a ser- vice in that they Keep the weed growth in the lake un- der control as the props on the motors act like lawn mowers "Seldom is a sail boat seen on Park Lake and very few fishermen fre- quent this lake he said "Besides that, the fishing is not all that great in the lake to begin with The petition is still in cir- culation and will be presented to the proper authorities when Mr Harker feels he has enough signatures to back up his case MOORE'S ESSO SERVICE Hunting Supplies 3rd Ave. Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-1046 Lethbridge, Alberta OPEN 7A.M. -12 P.M. ;