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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 5 Deptartment of Game & Fish officers busy over 4 th of July holiday weekend Submitted by NM DEPT. of GAME & FISHSanta Fe Department of Game and Fish law enforcement officers spent the .Fourth of July weekend patrolling lakes and recreation areas throughout the state in an effort to keep people and New Mexico's wildlife safe. Officers contacted more than 2,000 anglers and people riding off-highway vehicles to check for licenses and permits. They also assisted State Parks officers, re- sponded to bear complaints, and enforced OHV safety rules and fishing bag limits. Officers issued more than 200 citations over the weekend, a small percentage of those checked. Most of the citations were for fishing without a license. Fishing violations can result in fines of $50 to $500 and up to six months in jail. Repeat offenders or those committing more serious violations can have their hunting or fishing privileges revoked. Officers patrolled popular lakes and rivers in New Mexico, including Bluewater, Navajo, Ute, Santa Rosa, Grindstone, El- ephant Butte lakes and the San Juan and Pecos rivers. The depart- ment will continue patrols state- wide throughout the summer. "New Mexico's conservation officers want to ensure that the wildlife and the people who en- joy outdoor recreation stay safe," department Col. Robert Griego said. "Our officers also want to make sure that everyone out there enjoying their wildlife resources have done their fair share by pur- chasing the necessary licenses or permits." The Department of Game and Fish receives no general fund tax dollars. Instead, hunters and an- glers pay for conservation in New Mexico through the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and through federal excise taxes on $ou00h,00es00 Area Fishing Repor00 This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been gener- ated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: Abiquiu Reservoir: July 12, Evan Miller, age 8, of Albuquer- que caught a 21-inch walleye. He was trolling a worm harness rig. -Bluewater Lake: July 12, Savan- nah Lucero, age 13, of Rio Rancho and Mani Loveless of Albuquerque along with father and husband caught and released nine tiger musky ranging in size from 33 to 36 inches. They were using swim baits and crank baits. July 12 and 13, Tommy Sena, age 13, of Albuquerque caught and released five tiger musky ranging in size from 30 to 36 inches. This was his first tiger musky experi- ence and he was using hot dogs. -San Juan River: July 9, Antonio Cotignola, age 13, of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., caught and released a 24- inch rainbow trout. He was fish- ing with his great uncle Ken Gaillard of Albuquerque and he was using a size 24 black emerger. Ute Lake: July 12, Javier Sanchez of Portales caught a 4.54- pound largemouth bass. He was trolling a crank bait. The following came in too late for last week's report but we felt they were definitely worth men- tioning: .Chaparral Park Lake: July 4, Jamie Cobos of Lovington caught a 30-inch catfish. He was using worms and stink bait. If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2 @ hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used. Courtesy NM Dept. of I & Fish SOUTHWEST AREA Bear Canyon: Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using night crawlers and liver. Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Caballo Lake: Fishing was spo- radic at best this past week. A few white bass and an occasional wall- eye were caught by anglers troll- ing crank baits. Anglers fishing from the bank and using night crawlers picked up a few catfish. We had no reports on other spe- cies. Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair using lizards, tubes, chat- ter baits, jerk baits and topwater lures for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Topwater worked best in the early morning and late evening hours. Fishing was fair to good using worms and small tubes for bluegill. Fishing was fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. The best catfish reports came from anglers fishing at night. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The Marina Del Sur, Rock Canyon and Dam Site marinas are open. The surface temp was in the mid to upper 7Os. Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 57 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and Power Bait. Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week. Pereha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week. Quemado Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using worms. We had no reports on tiger musky. Rio Grande: Water flowbelow Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,620 cfs. Fishing was good us- ing night crawlers, hot dogs, shrimp and liver for catfish. An- glers drifting night crawlers had the best luck. We had no reports on other species. sporting goods. "Our sportsmen and women are generally responsible and law abiding," Griego said. "We want to thank our licensed anglers and hunters who doing the right thing." To report fishing violations or other wildlife crimes, please contact Operation Game Thief at 1-800-432-4263. For a free copy of the New Mexico Fishing Rules and Information booklet and more information about fishing in New Mexico, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or call the department at (888) 248- 6866. Physicals available July 25 for LHS/ DTMS athletes Submitted by LHS Lordsburg High School stu- dents playing football and other sports this year must have a cur- rent physical exam and parental consent/insurance forms on file at LHS before participating in practice. Football practice begins at 7 AM on Monday, August 4, 2014. Football practice at DTMS and Volleyball practice at LHS and DTMS start on Monday, August 11, 2014. Hidalgo Medical Ser- vices (HMS) in Lordsburg is cur- rently taking appointments for physicals. All forms may be picked up at the Lordsburg High School of- fice Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. You may call HMS at 575-542-8384 to set up an appointment. Southwest Bone and Joint in Silver City will also be open for high school boys and girls only on Friday, July 25, 2014 from l:0O PM to 3 PM. No appoint- ment is needed. Physical forms for SWBJ may also be picked up at LHS or from Coach Louie Balsa. Athletes are to show up with the form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian and be wear- ing a T shirt and shorts. Cost of the physical exam at Southwest Bone and Joint will be $5., School bus transportation will be pro- vided if there is enough interest. Parents may provide their own transportation if desired. Parents are also welcomed to go with the student at SWBJ. You may call Mike McMillan of Southwest Bone and Joint at 575-538-1259 for more information. You may also call Coach Balsa for information at 575-313-5243. Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) For more resources, visit StopBullying.gov. McKynna Motes, of Silver City was tops in the flag race, pole bending and goat tying. 2014 HYRA season kicks off in Lordsburg Other event winners were: 6-9 dummy roping, step-down rop- ing, steer stopping and heeling - Whip Peterson of Hachita. 6-9 break-away roping - Cooper Young of Silver City. 6-9 barrel racing Madilyn Todd of Willcox. 6-9 flag race, pole bend- Courtesy submission The Hidalgo Youth Rodeo Association completed its first full gymkhana of the 2014 sum- mer series on Thursday, July 10, at the Hidalgo County Fair- grounds in Lordsburg, New Mexico. The first regularly scheduled gymkhana on June 17 could not be com- pleted due to rain and threat- ening lightning. The make- up events will be run on the evening of July 26. Gymkhana numbers three and four of the six part series are also scheduled for that weekend beginning at 9:00 a.m. both days. Admission is free and the public is wel- come to come watch youth from Arizona and New Mexico compete in many different rodeo events. Sat- urday the 26th is also 'Spon- sor Appreciation Day' and several funevents have been added to the schedule!!! A fundraising silent auction will display a variety of items sure to please any buyer and the concession stand will be serving delicious food all day. All proceeds will go to- ward the 2014 HYRA prize fund. A church service will be held in the grandstands at 8:0Dam on Sun- day morning. The July 1Oth rodeo be- gan with a lovely rendition of the national anthem sung by members of the Kerr family of Animas and a flag ceremony by Jayson and T a 1 e n a Campbell of Safford. The Talena Campbell, of Safford, carries in the American flag while the Kerr Family of Animas sang the National Anthem. tie-down roping - Justin Kibler of Willcox. 14-18 barrel racing - Mackenzie Welch of Willcox. 14-18 pole bending and goat ty- ing - Callie Charles of San Tan Valley. 14-18 steer stopping - Joe Riley Kerr of Animas. 14-18 head- ing - Koby Charles of San Tan Valley. 14-18 heeling - Rob- ert Todd of Willcox. The 0-5 high point girl at the end of the night was Kash Albrecht of Deming with 34 points, 6-9 high point boy - Whip Peterson (30pts), 6-9 high point girl McKynna Motes (39pts), 10- " 13 high point boy - Quirt Peterson (39pts), 10-13 high point girl - (tie) K'Dayl Looney and Baylee Motes of Silver City (28pts), 14-18 high point boy - Justin Kibler (30pts) and 14-18 high point girl Mackenzie Welch (25pts). We'd like to send a spe- cial THANK YOU to all our 2014 sponsors: Diamond A Ranch, Cane Spear Ranches (Reeves Family), Western Bank, El Charro Restaurant, Agar Insurance Agency, Animas Valley Excavation (Rudiger Family), Melissa Brown, Bishop's Hardware, Carter Chiropractic Center, Columbus Electric Coopera- tive, Coyote Cowboy Com- pany (Baxter Black), Elbrock Water Systems, Farm Credit of NM, Troy Garey, DMD, Hidalgo County Herald, Ted Hopkins, Hurt Cattle Com- pany, JJCS (Juve- nile Justice Con- tinuum Services), Kerr for Commis- sioner (Bim Kerr), Klump Materials, first event is al- ways a fun one! Justin Kibler, of Willcox won the chute dogging, break-away roping Lackey's Fash- ion Cleaners, A lead-line class and tie-down roping categories. Maid Rite Feeds, for those riders Photos courtesy ROCKING P PHOTOGRAPHY Massey Enter- five and under that still need a little assistance. Thursday's en- tries were: Kendahl Bingham of Deming, Rope Ebert of Cochise, Brooklyn Looney of Silver City, Maggie Motes of Silver City, Rowel Peterson of Hachita and Brady Ybarra of Silver City. The high point individual of the gymkhana was five-year-old, Danny Finch of Clifton, with a perfect score of 40 points! He won the 0-5 barrel race, flag race, pole bending and goat tying!!! GoldhUl Outpost 1000 Birchfield Street * Lordsburg, NM  575-542-886! We are right next to Love s Truck Stop t is now also a GUN DEALER This is what we have in stock right now. These are NEW in the box  H1 Carbine in 22 cal. Comes with 100 rounds of ammo. $28 c " AR10 Rifle, 308 cal Magpul stock and grip. S1100 * S&W Bodyguard 380. cal Semi Auto Pistol. S379 Good for conceal carry. -- American Tactical AR-15 223 cal. With fold down sights. $57 "* GLOCK PISTOLS: G22 Gen4 40cal S4S0 Ruger 10/22 w/Lazer and 100 rounds .22s $325 "* ktossberg 7!5 Tactical w/Adjustable Stock 22 LR (Looks like AR15) Comes with 100 Rounds of .22s $34 c. " USG SAR Semi Auto 12 Ga Shotgun (Home Defense) Pistol Grip Stock S420 -- Ruger Hodel LC9 9 HIll Semi Auto Pistol with laser, Retail $685. SALE! $585 EAA Witness Protection, 40SW cat., semi-auto pistol witl" light rail, lifetime guarantee-retail $511--SALE $460! We are flow cas00om ba/lc//'e/g /5 We Buy Used Guns! You choose the caliber We do transfers for $20 New Inventor Coming Soon! ing and goat tying - McKynna Motes of Silver City. 10-13 chute dogging Brady Welch of Willcox. 10-13 break-away rop- ing - Jacob Todd of Willcox. 10- 13 barrel racing and pole bend- ing - K'Dayl Looney of Silver City. 10-13 goat tying - Tierney Washburn of Animas. 1O-I 3 steer stopping - Meason Ybarra of Sil- ver City. 10-13 double mugging, heading and heeling - Quirt Peterson of Hachita. 14-18 chute dogging, break-away roping and prises, NAPA Auto Parts, Parker Engine Service, Pyramid Live- stock, Roswell Livestock Auc- tion, Saucedo's Supermarket, Short Company, Smith Ford, Southwest Irrigation, Spanish Mustang Foundation, SSVEC, Stronghold Feed and Supply, Sun Country Realtors, TL Well Drill- ing and Pump Service, Triple T Plumbing and Backhoe, Twenty Bar Livestock, Umphres Propane, White Barn Farms (Barnard Fam- ily), Valley Telecom and Willcox Livestock Auction. HIDALGO YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION 2014 Summer Series Hidalgo County Fairgrounds-Lordsburg, NM i Tuesday, June 17 @ 6:00 PM Thursday, July lO @ 6:00 PM Saturday, July 26 @ 9:00 AM (Sponsor Appreciation fun events added!) Sunday, July 27 Cowboy Church @ 8:00 AM 00o,eo009oo0000 Thursday, July 31 @ 6:oo PM Thursday, August 7 @ 6:oo PM Open to all youth through 18 yrs. old as of June 17 4 age groups: o-5, 6-9, lo-13, 14-18 ' Great year end awards for everyone!!! Events: o-5 leadline, barrels, poles, flag raee, goat tying, dummy roping, team roping, breakaway roping, tie down roping, step down roping, double mugging, steer stopping, and chute dogging. $35 single membership/$50 family membership $15 per gymkhana (stock events will add stock charge) For more information, contact Kay Peterson kaypeterson @wildblue.net or 575-436-2611 Pre-entries are encouraged!