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Spring turkey season r00J.oduces 119 birds; life ja .00ets make sense The spring turkey season in Delaware produced 119 birds for hunters. State Wildlife Adminis- trator Lloyd Alexander said the number of birds harvested by hunters dropped this spring, but he has no explanation. Roughly the same percentage of hunters heard turkeys gobbling and the population appears to be thriving. Hunters reported seeing an average of one bird per day on private land and about .4 birds per day on state land. Although many hunters heard turkeys, they seemed to have more trouble calling the birds to within shotgun range. Last year, hunters killed 152 birds, but Alexander didn't seem alarmed by the drop. Michael Short Life jackets make sense With boating season in full swing, it's always wise to listen to some words on boating safety from the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The following article was submit- ted by Gene Gomolka of Flotilla 12-09: Strong winds and unusual low temperatures along the Delaware coast and inland bays have kept many recreational boats tied to their docks through most of May and the early part of June. But as the weather loosens its grip local waterways will be jammed with fishing and fun boats of all sizes. Before boaters head for the open water, they should consider the advice offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 Commander Jim Albrand. "Boat smart from the start," AI- brand said. "Wear your life jacket at all times. Just keeping it 'handy' will not work." OUTDOORS As a specially trained auxil- iarist, Albrand knows that the wearing of life jackets (often called personal flotation devices) is on the top of the list in saving lives. "Drowning is the leading cause of fatalities involving recre- ational boating," he said. "A life jacket provides floatation and in- creases chances for survival and rescue." If Albrand's assertions are cor- rect, then why did 500 persons drown in national waters in 1996? And, why have five persons drowned in Delaware waters this early in the 1998 boating season? The answer is that nearly nine out of 10 (88 percent) of the drowning victims were not wear- ing a life jacket. "More than 60 percent of boat- ing fatalities result from capsiz- ing, falling overboard, flooding or swamping," Albrand said. "Un- fortunately, many lives could have been saved if the persons had been wearing a life jacket." Albrand said that federal and Delaware law requires boats to carry at least one life jacket for each person on board. And Delaware law demands that all children under 12 years of age wear a life jacket when the boat is underway. The Delaware Marine Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard will issue citations and fines to boat operators who don't comply Cape Region Fishing Re)0rt From makos tO bluegills, everything that's swimming is biting By Michael Short Fishing has become very good in the last few days. Flounder and trout are pleasing surf fishermen on Delaware Bay beaches and mixed bags of bluefish, blowfish, kingfish and a few trout and striped bass are being caught by surf fishermen on ocean beaches. Bluefish continue to invade Indian I TIDES CALLAWAY BIGGEST BIG BERTHA was $500 NOW $450 CALLAWAY GREAT BIG BERTHA was $400 NOW 8350 ODYSSEY PUTTERS - ALL MODELS 10% OFF PING ISOPUR PUTTERS Reg. S105 NOW 889.95 CALLAWAY PING ODYSSEY_. PRECEPT Taylor-made Hats 10% OFF Date 6/19 /l00;I Indian River Rehoboth Roosevelt Oak Inlet Beach Inlet Orchard 6/2O 6/21 6/22 6/23 6/24 1 16/25 -- i ........ ! -- 6i02 1n:521 5:21 In:491 6i251 --:-I 8ii2 12;30 ] m __ i 1-2:46 ! 8:1-- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 19 - June 25, 1998 - 91 COASTAL TOWING & REPAIR Complete Major & Minor Repairs All Foreign & Domestic Autos & Trucks Emissions Testing Brakes & Exhaust Systems Computerized Wheel Balandng Air Conditioning Sewice ....Z EXPERIENOE 945-5400 or 645-6300 County Rd. 283 LEWES (behind the Plantations) Pre-O)ening lembershi) Specials! Join Today and Save! 3712 Highway 0, #11 Rehobolh Bin:h, DE 302) 226-GOLD (4653) Smmert  weekend River Inlet on the changing tide. Mako sharks and bluefin tuna Continued on page 92 GOLF BAGS 15% GOLF PARK IEHOBOTH BEACH LADLES "Defining The Women's Game" NANCY LOPEZ CLUBS 441 Country Club Rd., Rehoboth Beach 302-227-2500