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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press June 26, 2013 O0 SUBMITTED REPORT The National Dove Hunter Survey, a cooperative effort by the state fish and wildlife agencies, all four flyway councils, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will ask dove hunters from across the U.S. to share their experiences and opinions about dove hunting. The National Dove Hunter Survey is scheduled to begin this month, and will be compiled by the end of 2013. Randomly selected hunters can expect to receive questionnaires in the mail beginning this week. Surveyquestionswillfocus onhuntercharacteristics, time spent hunting, perceived constraints to hunting, and hunter's thoughts about potential effects of spent lead from hunting ammunition on mourning doves and other wildlife. "There are more than one million dove hunters in the United States. This survey will encompass all regions of the country and will give us an excellent picture of hunter opinions and needs." says Dr. Ken Richkus of the Service's Population and Habitat Assessment Branch. "The Service and the states want to make sure we use the best science-based information for the management and conservation of our migratory bird resources and take hunter opinions and preferences into account whenever possible." Texas Parks andWildlife Department supports these survey efforts and request that all selected hunters please return their responses so the agency may better address questions regarding dove hunting in the future. Approximately 250,000 mourning dove hunters harvest 5 million mourning doves on an annual basis in Texas - making Texas the leader in both the number of hunters and harvest in the United States. COURTESY PHOTO Rodeo contender Fourteen-year-old Buda resident Casey Whited will compete in the 2013 Nation- al Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in Gallup, New Mexico, held June 23-29. Whited, who has been competing in rodeo events since he'was eight years old, qualified for the NJHFR through the Texas Junior High National Finals and is the state representative in Tie-Down Calf Roping. The NJHFR, which touts itself as the largest junior-high rodeo in the world, features more than 1,000 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia. The contestants will vie for $75,000 in prizes and over $100,000 in college scholarships. Continued from pg. 1C Races. There's no fee to enter. We would be overrun with And, the winner takes home vermin without snakes. Ron the cool trophy for one year. recently shot, with a pellet Show up with your friends gun, a huge tree rat (roof rat) and relatives for a unique that KissMe treed. Mountain City experience. It's our venomous snakes, Coral Snake and rattle- lee snakes, that pose a danger A beautiful mama fox with for humans. Animal Control four kits took up residence will help trap these snakes this spring under a deck on during business hours. Rick Hemlock Drive. lust when can usually come over eve- her landlord thought she nings and weekends. moved, she showed up on RonTom saw a Striped Saturday with another adult. Race Runner lizard, also Hays County Animal called a Whiptail, last week. Control will show up to The description "green with haul away trapped nuisance black stripes the length of wildlife, lust phone the body" gave him enough non-emergency number for detail to find the name. This the Sherriff's Office, (512) one was about the size of our 393-7896. In the past two scaly lizards. weeks, in an effort to trap Cow itchVine (aka ivy a humongous raccoon, we treebine), Cissus incise, is a trapped two raccoons and native that provides cover for two opossums, lizards and fruit for birds and I asked Siri, "What should other wildlife. With "leaves I use for bait for a raccoon of three", it is sometimes trap?" She led me to an misidentified as poison ivy. answer on the Internet - The leaves are large and "marshmallows." It's work- fleshy, and they stink when ing, and they cost much less crushed. than sardines. Out past the CowitchVine Mika Scott phoned us for on my kitchen window, I'm the phone number of "The seeing many bathing beauty Snake Rescue Guy" when birds. With this hot weather, David observed a snake birds are flocking to water. (the shape of a rattlesnake) Surely there's nothing more shimmy up into the under- beautiful than a splashing carriage of their SUE. (The male Painted Bunting. phone number for Rick o.o Thomas is (512) 393-1986.) Rick came over and locat- Surely there's nothing I ed the snake and identified need more in order to write it as a rat snake, but he could this column than tidbits. not reach it. Non-venomous Please send to ptom5678@ rat snakes perform rat patrol, gmail.com or 512-268-5678. + + ANDERSON John Anderson, 91, of Temple died Sunday June 23, 2013, in a Temple hospital. Visita- tion will be Wednes- day, lune 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Harper- Talasek Funeral Home in Temple, with funeral services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27. Burial will held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Uhland Live Oak Cemetery in Uhland. Mr. Anderson was born on February 9, 1922 in Nachi- toches, La. He grew up in Midfield and served as an Army Air Corps pilot inWofld War II and the Korean Con- flict. John was a business owner, general contractor, land developer and rancher. In the late 1970s, he devel- oped Mountain City Oaks subdivision. His greatest joy was in the years spent serving God in Lay Witness Missions. He was also a teacher of the Word of God. ]ohn is survived by his wife of 70 years, Billie Nell Roberts Anderson, along with his three children, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granchildren. If you have obituary information the Hays Free Press may not have access to, please email news@haysfreepress.com, fax 512-268-7862, or call 512- 268-7862. All obituaries can also be found at www.haysfreepress.com Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C drinks. Proceeds will benefit Port Aransas for a little beach the new senior center located time. The Iversons lived in at 420 Bartons Crossing in Buda for several years when Buda. Rich Iverson was pastor of The newest activity at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Onion Creek Senior Center in Church, now Good Shepherd Buda is dancing on Monday Ministries. The Iversons now afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. live in Minnesota. Join the group for a little l.e country and western and more. For more information Birthday wishes go out contact John Lemmerman at to Shirley Koehler on June 512-295-0344. 28; Zach Barton and Cassie Knapp-Abein on lune 30; and oe Jenna Ann Sheely who will be So sorry to report that Amy 12 years old on July 2. Crockett will be closing the .l doors to her Yellow Sweater Knitting Parlor as of Friday, June 28. Amy had such a nice homey shop and was such an asset to our Main Street busi- nesses. You will be missed. ooe Karen lverson was in town last week visiting some of her long time friends and later in the week they all went to Wishing Cindi and Delton Hudson a very happy 36th wedding anniversary on luly 2. The free Movie in the Park is Friday, June 28 at Buda City Park starting at 9 p.m. The movie is "W'flly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." 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