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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 5 Applicants for bighorn sheep, oryx and ibex hunting licenses eligible for full refund Submitted byNM DEPTofGAME and nonresidents - who use New this year's application forms, & FiSH/Santa Ire Mexico outfitters, hunters who would like to desig- Hunters who applied for big- Applicants for bighorn nate a valid outfitter will be able horn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses sheep, oryx and ibex who choose to do so and join the 10 percent for the 2014-15 seasons and are not to participate in the new license allocation pool. To add a unsuccessful in the drawings will quota system must delete their New Mexico outfitter to an ap- be eligible for full refunds of ap- applications by April 18. Appli- plication, the applicant will be plication fees and license fees, cations can be deleted through required to call the Department the Department of Game and Fish online accounts or by telephone and provide the application num- announced Wednesday. toll-free, (888) 248-6866.ber, customer identification num- Application fees normally "The Department deter-ber and the outfitter number no are nonrefundable whether a li- mined that it will be most equi- later than April 18. cense applicant is successful or table to refund the normally non- The court ruling prompted not. This year's departure from refundable application fees to the Department to delay this that practice is in response to applicants who are unsuccessful year's drawing by approximately - Monday's ruling in U.S. District or who choose to withdraw their one week. Drawing results will be Court that vacated a 1977 injunc- application due to changes result- available no later than April 30. tion that prohibited the Depart- ing .from the recent court deci- For more information about mint from applying preferential sion, and to comply immediately the drawing, refunds and the ap- quotas that benefitted state resi- with state law," Department Gin- dents in drawings for bighorn eral Counsel Allison Marks said. plication process, please call the Richard Moore Invitational held in 1.0rdsburg Department toll-free, (888) 248- The Lordsburg High School Mavericks hosted the 4th Annual Richard Moore InvitationalTrack Meet at sheep, oryx and ibex licenses The Because the option to apply 6866. injunction allowed nonresidents with outfitters was not offered on Maverick Stadium lastThursday, March 30, 2014.The LHS boys were able to finish fourth in the meet. to enjoy the same odds as resi- Gonzalez makes Wrestling All Stars Photos courtesy JAMIE DIAZ/Lordsburg dents when applying for those Y species. Courtesy submission semi-finals by one round. Because of Monday's ruling, David James Gonzales, Amphi finished with173 to- the Department will begin apply- along with 8 of his teammates, was tal team points, placing 2nd for the I ing the same quotas this year to recently selected to the Southern schools best finish since 1985. bighorn sheep, oryx and ibex ap- Arizona Wrestling All Stars. Holbrook took that state title with plications as it applies to deer, elk, David is a freshman at Amphi 195 points. The team had 3 state pronghorn antelope and Barbary High School and a member of the champions and 3 placing in the sheep. According to those quo- wrestling team. top 6 of their weight class. Amphi tas, 84 percent of licenses are at- The Arizona DiVision III and was also crowned 2013-2014 located to New Mexico residents, IV State Finals were held in Section Champs for Division III. 6 percent are allocated to non- Prescott, Arizona, on February 14- In Division III-IV Amphi's residents, and 10 percent are al- 15, 2014. David's weight class coach Sam Protillo was named located to applicants - residents was 220 and went 3-2 missing the Coach of the Year and Amphithe- ater High School was named Team of the Year Coach Sam said, 0 ~ Courteny "I've been on some world cham- I ~t Dept. of pionship teams and some na- 0 ~""Oame t tional championship teams as a coach but this is the best wins of A new season/ and minnow combinations for :a my life, even though it's second April 1 marks the unofficial mixed bag of white bass and wall- place. This is the first team I've beginning of fishing season in eye. Fishing was good using stink coached that each kid scored New Mexico, when all anglers bait, shrimp and night crawlers points. Everyone contributed." older than 11 need a 2014-15 fish- for catfish. We had no reports on The team now begins the ing license (anglers 70 and older other species, post-season with freestyle wres- need a license, but it is free). Li- Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing tling. Proud grandparents are censes can be purchased online was slow for largemouth bass and Raymond and Margie Bejarano of Virden, NM, and proud parents on the Department of Game and smallmouth bass but there were a are Lisa Bejarano and Jaime Ajiz Fish website, www.wildlife.state few caught by anglers using of Tucson, AZ., from license vendors tubes, crank baits and jerk baits. statewide, or by telephone at Fishing was slow to fair using This week at FUMC (888) 248-6866. crank baits, jerk baits and spin- This fishing report, provided by air minnow combinations for The living dead Bill Dunn and the Department of white bass. Fishing for catfish was Game and Fish, has been gener- fair using cut bait, live shad and ated from the best information night crawlers. We had no reports MICHAEL HOFACKET/C/.M available from area officers and on other species. The surface wa- He was a good friend of anglers. Conditions encountered ter temp ranged from low to mid mine. I could not believe he was after the report is compiled may 50s. The Marina Del Sur, Rock gone. I, and a lot of other folks, differ, as stream, lake and Canyon and Dam Site marinas are went to visit the sisters. What weather1conditions alter fish and open. good people. One of them takes angler activities. Gila River: Water flow on the care of everything. Cleans a per- CATCHES OF TI-IE WEEK: Gila as of this past Monday was feet house, makes the perfect . Clayton Lake: March 26, Mikey 87 cfs. We had no reports from meal, and by doing so is the per- Montoya of Clayton caught a 27- anglers, feet hostess. The other is gracious, inch 10-pound, 4-ounce walleye. Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing entertaining, and makes every He was fishing from shore and was good using Power Bait.greeting and event warm and hos- using a jig. Lake Roberts: A construction pitable. Elephant Butte Lake: March 28, project to improve the dam has All of us were there to com- Nathan McClintock of Las Cruces begun and extremely low lake fort these ladies. They were in- caught a levels makeconsolable. They kept muttering 4.2-pound it increas-that if"he" would have shown up, smallmouth ingly diffi- their bother would still be alive. I cult to fish. don't know who "he" is but if I bass. lost my friend brcause "he" did Heron The project L a k e : is expectednot help ... then "he" is in very March 25, to continuedeep trouble. Then out of nowhere this trav- Edna Harper .... into next eler showed up., He did not look of Coyote summer. Thelike anything special. And the sis- caught and lake is still ters? Well, one of them accused released a open to bank him by saying, "Lord, if you had 17-pound, fishing butbeen here, my brother would not 5 - o u n c e difficult to have died". lake trout, access. That does it, I decided that I [ Fishing on P e r e h aam going to get this "Lord" when, the same Nathan McClintock shows off the 4- Dam" We all of a sudden, he said, '"'I am boat, Ron pound, 2-ounce smsllmouth bass he had no re- the resurrection and the life. Schalla of caught March 28 at Elephant Butte Lake. ports from Those who believe in me, even C h a m a anglers this though they die, will live", and caught and released a 23-pound, week. "Lazarus, come out/" I could not 5-ounce lake trout. Both anglers Quemado Lake: Fishing was fair believe the audacity of the man were using jigs. using worms and Power Bait for and then I turned and saw Lazarus SOUTI-IWEST AREA trout. We had no reports on tiger alive still wrapped, as he was laid Bear Canyon: We had no reports musky, to rest days ago, in his burial rags. from anglers this week. Rio Grande: Water flow below Many of us had come to be Elephant Butte on Monday with Mary and Martha and seen Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was wasl.1 cfs. We had no reports what Jesus did and we, too, be- good using Power Bait, Pistol from anglers this week. lieved. Time to believe? We will Petes, homemade dough bait, Snow Lake: We had no reports take a look at the over the idea of worms and salmon eggs. We had from anglers this week. no reports on other species. Young Pond: Trout fishing was living even after death this Sun- Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair good using salmon peach Power day at 10:00. to good using Wally Divers, Bait, corn, salmon eggs and Pis- We are First United Method- Flicker Shad, Rapalas, chartreuse tol Petes. We had no reports on ist Church - - Open hearts, Open Bombers, Flicker Shad and jig other species. Minds, Open Doors. 2014 Lordsburg High School 2014 Lordsburg High School 2014 Lordsburg I-Iigh School Lady Maverick Softball Track & Field Boys' Baseball DATE OPPONENT TIME DATE OPPONENT TIME DATE OPPONENT TIME Thurs.-Sat. March 6-8 Cobre Tournament TBA Tuesday, March, 18 @ Hot Springs (V/V) 3/5 PM Thurs.-Sat. March 13-15 Hot Springs Tournament TBA Saturday, March 22 Mike Tooley Invite Thurs.-Sat. March 20-22 @Socorro Invite (V/V/V) TBA Sat. March 22 vs. Capitan (V, JV) 1:00/3:00 PM @ T or C 9:00 AM Tuesday, March 25 vs. Silver City (V/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Tuesday, March 25 @ Hot Springs (V, V) 3:00/5:00 PMThursday, March 27 4th Annual Richard Moore Tuesday, April 1 @ Cobre (JV/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Tuesday, April 1 vs. Hot Springs (V, V) 3/5PM Invitational 3:00 PM Saturday, April 5 vs. Hatch (JV/V) 11:0O/1:00 PM Saturday, April 5 @ Tularosa (V/V)Noon/2:00 PM 32,d Saturday, April 12 vs. Tularosa (JV/V) Noon/2:00 PM Tuesday, April 8 vs. Cobre (JV/V)3:00/5:00 PM Thursday, April 17 Hidalgo Co. Relays 3:00 PM Thursday, April 10 vs. MVCS (JV/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Saturday, April 5 Silver Invitational Monday, April 14 @ Mesilla Valley Christian (JV/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Saturday, April 12 @ Hatch (V/JV) 11:00/1:00 PM @ Silver City 9:00AM Thursday, April 17 vs. Cobre (V/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Thursday, April 17 @ Capitan (V, V) 3:00/5:00 PM Friday, April 11 Thurman Jordan Relays Tuesday, April 22 @.Hatch (V/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Tuesday, April 22 vs. Tularosa (V/V) 3/5PM Friday, April 25 @ Cobre (V/V) 3:00/5:00 PM @ Deming 3:00 PM Thursday, April 24 vs. Hot Springs (V/V)3:00/5:00 PM Tuesday, April 29 vs. Hatch (V, V)3:00/5:00 PM Friday, April 25 Cobre Invitational. 3:00 PM Tuesday, April 29 @ Tularosa (V/V) 4:00/6:00 PM Thursday, May 1 vs. Mvcs (JV/V) 3:00/5:00 PM Friday, May 2 District 5AA Championship Sat. May 3 vs. Mesilla Valley Christian (V/V) 11:00/1:00 PM May 14, 2014 A-2A - Round of 16 Single 3:00PM Elimination, Rio Rancho HS Wednesday, May 7 @ State First Round TBA Fri. & Sat, May 8-10Class AA State Championship Wed.-Fri. May 14-16 @ State Tournament - May 15-17, 2014 Quarterfinals-Finals Double Elimination @ Albuquerque TBA Albuquerque TBA