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Page 8-The Journal Opinion-January 21, 1981 .p  Thoughts on ,:s Bait the 00ut-00-Doors 8, Sport Shop by Gary W. Moo Neveral changes in fishit gulations Walleyes may now be caught statewide any time of year" except in waters south of the Crown Point Bridge oil Lake Champlain. Walleyes must be at least 15 inches long, There is a daily limit of five fish and a possession limit of ten. The bass season in rivers has now been lengthened The biologists feel that the bass in the rivers do not need as much protection as those in lakes and ponds. The growth rates in streams are usually less than those in still waters and the result is often an over abundance of stunted fish. In Vermont all streams are "closed trout waters&apos;" unless listed in the digest as exceptions. Now when the streams are open for trout fishing, bass may be taken with no length limit, but a daily limit of five fish and a possession limit of ten is in effect. In all other waters the bass season is open from the second Sattwday in June through November 30. The minimum length is ten inches. Fishing for pickerel, northern pike and muskellunge is now open year around except in "closed trout waters." Pickerel have no minimum length, but northerns must be 20 inches and muskys 30 inches. There is no limit on pickerel, five on northerns and only one musky may tn. taken daily The Fish and Game Board was assured last week that none of the new regulations would be enforced until the 1981 digests were in the hands of the sportsnien. When you get your copy next month be sure to read it carefully for any change that may affect you Bobtt ason opens tutrday The 1981 bobcat hunting season opens January 24 and runs 16 days through February 8. The cats may be taken by shooting with or without the help of dogs. A person taking a eat must take the carcass and hide to a warden within 48 horn's of the close of the season. The carcass will be sent to a lab for analysis to aid in the con- tinued management of the species. Wildlife habitat unprm ement program According to 1980 information, 83 percent of Vermont is forested. Annually, thousands of acres of foresttand are directly or indirectly affected by the harvest of forest products. These activities constitute a major influence on wildlife habitat and ultimately determine the distribution and abundance of many wildlife populations. In the past, the Vermont Fish & Game Department was unable to take full advantage of the potential to integrate wildlife habitat considerations into forest management plans because of insufficient funds and manpower, Two landmark pieces of 1979 Legislation {H-195 and H-324) provided the much needed funds and management emphasis to achieve wildlife-forest management integration more fully on public and private lands. H-195 yielded control of all wildlife to the Fish & Game Board and established a fee system for the harvest of antlerless deer. Complimentary to it, H-324 ap- propriated $200,000 to the Agency of Environmental Con- servation to initiate a planned program of wildlife habitat improvement. Receipts from future antlerless hunting seasons, minus the administrative and law enforcement costs for those seasons, were earmarked to perpetuate a habital improvement program, In January 1980 the Vermom Fish & Game Department initiated the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program. and H-728 ot 1980 gave |izlal ap proval to release those treads appropriated by 1t-195 Vermonters will have a chance to learn more about the programs by attending one'of the six informational meetings. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted DATE Wednesday, Feb. 1 lth TIME IA)CATION 2:00 p.m. Montpelier- Pavilion Auditorium on State Street Wednesday, Feb. ! I th 7: 30 p.m. Montpelier -- Pavilion Auditorium on State Street Dates to remember The Big Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Exposition is set for March 11-15 at Boxborough, Massachusetts This is a huge show with more fishing equipment than you ever dremed of as well as related exhibits. The Great Benson Fishing Derby is set for February 21 and 22. There will be $20,000 in prizes. Interested persons should contact derby headquarters Box 131_ Bomoseen, Vermont 05732. Last years derby was featured in the Jarmary 1981 issue of Outdoor Life. The event gets bigger each year and is a must for ice fishermen. FROZEN MPES? "'""'"i we Copper, Lead, Galvanized. only IFo Fait Service Cilh | Robert Fortunatl 439-6179 | lellelOleIeIllOleIlI@ll)lleII)B@llOlellellBOlOL I III II I mBeleEleB COOK'S COMPANION Dishwasher Safe Utensils, Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Cookie Cutters, Orange Squeezers, Graters, Funnels, Etc. 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Pam is a starting forward for the Olympians. * Oxbow beats Hanover (eOlliiitued frotn page 7 ) run and gun, full court press, coach l)ean Tronlbley did his hontework for lilt, gante. ']'he ()bow quhtlet used the full ct)urt press and did "run and gllii" but not continually. With Tromhley calling the shots, goals and three fre throws. lluntington played his first consistent game at both ends of lhe floor and was a major faclor in the win. ttuntington now stands second in scoring ill tile Upper Valley scoring race. Munson added a solid 12, ,.,,<,,,.,,,,oV-,\