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86 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998 Eastern Sussex DU dinner set Dec. 4 .The Eastern Sussex Chapter 9 f Ducks Unlimited will hold its din- ner and auction on Friday, Dec. 4, at the BayCenter in Dewey Beach. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for refreshments; the dinner will be- gin at 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction before and during dinner as well as a live auction - featuring commemorative shotguns and ti- tles, waterfowl and wetlands art - following dinner. Dinner tickets, which include a one year&apos;s membership to Ducks Unlimited (DU), are $50 per per- son. Couples may attend for $80. Young people, 16 and under, may attend at a cost of $30. That price includes a Greenwing member- ship in Ducks Unlimited. The dinner and auction are the main fundraiser for the Eastern Sussex Chapter of Ducks Unlimit- ed, which sponsors a number of events through the year aimed at conservation and outdoors educa- tion. Today DU has raised more than $1.8 billion to conserve more than 8 million acres of vital wildlife habitat in the U.S., Cana- da and Mexico. The oganization states its mission as protecting, restoring and enhancing wetlands and other habitat for the benefit of North America's waterfowl. It sees its mission now as more im- portant than ever since the United States has lost 53 percent of its original wetlands and loses an es- timated 174,000 acres every year. Part of the proceeds raised at dinners held by more than 3,400 DU chapters throughout North America go to purchase wetlands in nesting and breeding areas of North America. Part of the pro- ceeds also go to assist local DU projects such as eradication of phragmites in marshes to enhance waterfowl habitat. For more information, contact Eastern Sussex Ducks Unlimited Secretary John Bateman at 856- 2561, Ext. 265, or 800-869-9968. Tickets are available at Big A Au- to Parts on Route 1,227-4035, or from committee members, includ- ing Eastern Sussex DU chapter chairman Sanford Hazzard, Allen Davis, John Hall, John Bateman, Dick Keck, Kim Brittingham, Jim Murphy, Bill Lingo, Chris Be°be, Milt Cooper, Nell McLaughlin, Bucky Buck and John Floyd. Dennis Forney photo John Bateman, left, secretary of the Eastern Sussex Chap- ter of Ducks Unlimited (DU), and Sanford Hazzard, chairman, display the Benelli Super Black Eagle for which a winning ticket will be drawn at the annual DU dinner on Friday, Dec. 4. The gun is a 12 gauge with ventilated rib. Raffle tickets are $5 and 3 for $i0. Tickets may be purchased at Hazzard's Big A Auto Parts on Route 1 or at the dinner. Waves undefeated in regular season The Henlopen Waves, saving Schoonover, Rebecca Jones, their best game for last, shut out Heather Seward and Megan Kee Seaford, 4-0, Nov. 14 to complete repeatedly turned back Seaford's an undefeated season. With the attack with their outstanding play. win, the Waves 14-and-under The entire team gave a strong °f- girls soccer team, playing out of fort. Rehoboth Beach, captured the In the Kirkwood tournament, the Central Delaware Soccer Associa- Waves were the youngest team in tion Championship. The team then traveled to New Castle to play in the Girls 15-and-under Kirkwood tournament on Nov. 21. In the Seaford game, Jessica Folke led the Waves scoring with two goals and two assists. Lauren Cooper added a goal and an assist while Kathryn King scored the other goal. In recording their fifth shutout in the last six games, the Waves threw a tenacious defense at Seaford. Lauren Folke, Lindsey their class, and used skill against size to defeat the Kirkwood Storm, 4-0; the KSC Sharks, 4-0; and the New Castle Revolution 6-2 to win their division. In the final game of the tournament, the Waves lost a hard-fought battle with the River Blaze, 1-0, when a hard clearing pass from a Wave player acciden- tally struck a teammate who had already turned up field and redi- rected into the corner of the goal for the only score of the game. Outdoors Continued from page 82 " • 400 canvasbacks • 116 wood ducks • 1,366 shovelers • 1,240 wigeon • 1,700 gadwalls • 19,800 green-winged teal • 10,190 pintails • 4,200 mallards • 8,350black ducks Hunting safety suggestions Bayhealth-Kent General Hospi- tal physician Dr. Carolyn Apple has some hunting safety sugges- tions. Apple said suggestions for any hunting activity include the fol- lowing: • Never hunt alone • Wear proper clothing to pre- vent exposure to cold, illness, in- sect bites and poisonous plants • Plan for an unexpected night Fishing Continued from page 82 their limit of tautog, including ci- tation 8.75-pound and 10.5 pound fish on green crabs. One of the best catches of the week had to be the four citation tautog up to 9.3 pounds caught on the "Little Angler," Morris said. Rob Kriner caught a 7-pound tautog from the Outer Wall on out in the worst weather • A cellular phone may be help- ful to carry to use in case of an emergency • Carry a survival pack that in- cludes high-calorie food, water- proof fire starter, compass, map and a first-aid kit "Responsible hunters respect wildlife, landowners, and other hunters as well as themselve:s. They support conservation effort:s, encourage excellent marksman- ship, obey all game laws and al- ways get permission to hunt on private property," she said, adding that being cautious will help peo- ple to continue to take to the field to enjoy the sport of hunting. She suggests the following safe-- ty tips: • Don't jump or climb whille wearing a hunting knife • Wear orange or brightly Coil- ored clothing when practic,al (some animals like deer cann(ot distinguish color, making orange I I green crabs. He also boated a 15- pound striped bass at 8A Buoy. The deep water -105 feet - at 8A Buoy was also good for Robert Van Heest and Tom Worrell who caught their limit of stripers up to 18 pounds. Surf Surf fishing was good for blue- fish and an occasional striped bass [rockfishl fom the point of Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island. Mullet is the best bait. Nick Weso fi'om Lewes had a limit of speck- practical. But waterfowl could spot hunter orange a mile away). • Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger • Do not shoot in the direction of houses, play areas or other hunters • Keep the safety on your gun until you are ready to shoot • Always control the direction of the muzzle • Treat every firearm as'if it were loaded • Unload firearms when not in use and store separately from am- munition • Never hike, climb or jump when your gun is loaded • Ensure the barrel and action are clear of obstruction • Avoid alcohol or other drugs • Do not hunt if you are tired or not feeling well • Determine that all tree stands and hunting platforms are stable and can support the weight of a hunter and gear • Carry hunting knives in a led trout at Fenwick Beach. Bill's Sport Shop said the slam- mer bluefish are hitting the beach while making their way south. The following anglers loaded up this week: Bud Chisley with a 14-pound fish caught at Rehob'oth Beach, Brian Elliott with a total of I1 fish at Rehoboth Beach, Key Box Road and Tower Road. in- cluding a i2-pounder: Mark Stiglcr with 10 bluefish: and Christian Hoff with a 12.5 pounder. sheath Christmas giving Searching for the perfect gift for fishermen? Here are a few sug- gestions by Rapala, via-the Inter- net. • Monopoly - Bassmaster style. Even the classic little metal game pieces have been changed to re- flect the bass fishing theme - in- stead of a top hat, you can choose a fishing lure. • A weigh-in scale • Fishing magazine subscrip- tions • Fishing reel tuneups • Water safety kits, which in- clude suntan lotion, a rain poncho, fillet glove, band-aids, pliers, scis- sors, sunglasses, etc. • a half day of fishing with a re- ally good professional guide • a good fillet knife • a fishing video library Courtesy of Article Resource Association, which can be reached at its Web site, <www. aracopy.com>. Indian River Indian River is producing most- ly short stripers with bluefish mixed in on incoming water and Bill Smith reported plenty of tau- tog action on the rocks on sand fleas and crabs. Striped bass are being taken from the inlet on eels and plugs, including Rob Precnp's 27.5- pound fish. Boats are taking trout, small striped bass and blues in front of the Coast Guard Station. 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