Connect with us

SPORTS

STORM CENTER: Wildlife club is a hit

Published

on

Last year, Tucker Scott was interested in showing chickens at livestock shows.
Little did Tucker’s dad, Tim, realize that it was going to open the door to the possible formation of a wildlife club.
And that’s exactly what happened.
You may have been milling around Facebook lately and seeing posts from the recently formed Montague County 4-H Fish and Wildlife Club.
“I discovered there are 4-H programs for sport fishing and shooting sports,” said Tim Scott, one of the club’s founders.
In 4-H, the WHEP program is available. WHEP stands for Wildlife Habitat Education Program.
It’s a natural resource program available to junior and senior level youth ages eight to 19 years old.
The curriculum comes with a manual in which students learn wildlife terms and concepts, wildlife habitat, learn how to judge wildlife quality, management practices and what happens in case of disaster.
In 1996, WHEP was awarded the Conservation Education Award from The Wildlife Society, the only professional organization that certifies wildlife biologists nationwide.
Scott said originally it was going to be simply the formation of a fishing club – but it’s turned into a whole lot more.
“I am amazed at how many kids and parents wanted this,” Scott said.
During the group’s first meeting, youth were given an introductory lesson on fishing while at Tommy Fenoglio’s compound in rural Montague.
“I showed kids how to undo tangles,” Scott said. “One-third of the kids had never even fished before, and every one of them was able to catch one fish.”
It leads to the old adage from the Spanish philosopher Maimonides, doesn’t it?
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
The group includes children from all around the county, not just a specific area. Scott reports there are about 20 youth already involved.
Last weekend, the group had its second activity at Whitetail Deer Ranch outside of Saint Jo. Read more from this column in the Oct. 22 Bowie News.

Editor’s Note: The Storm Center column is the expressed written views of sports editor Eric Viccaro and not The Bowie News.

Montague County resident Keely Burnam shows off one of two crappie caught during a fishing expedition at Tommy Fenoglio’s acreage in Montague. (Courtesy photo from the Montague County 4-H Fish and Wildlife Club) 

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Basketball games rescheduled to Saturday

Published

on

With the weekly icy weather in Montague County knocking out school almost all week, Tuesday varsity basketball games were moved to the weekend since the games were too important to cancel this late into the season.
For Bowie, the game hosting Henrietta is scheduled for Feb. 4, with the varsity girls game starting at 11 a.m. and the boys following at 12:30 p.m. There will be no junior varsity games.
At Nocona, the teams are hosting Seymour on Nov. 4. The Lady Indians’ game is scheduled to start at noon and the boy’s game will follow at 1:30 p.m. There will be no junior varsity games.
Gold-Burg is hosting Forestburg on Feb. 4. There will be only varsity games with the girl’s scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and the boy’s following at 11:30 a.m.
Later in the day, Prairie Valley varsity basketball teams will travel to play at Midway on Feb. 4. The girl’s game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. and the boy’s game will follow at 5:30 p.m.
Bellevue basketball teams also will be on the road later in the day on Feb. 4. The Eagles travel to play Slidell with the girl’s game scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. and the boy’s game playing afterwards at 6 p.m.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Saint Jo Boys Interview

Published

on

Interview with Saint Jo basketball players Kile Thurman (left) and Collin Thomas following their win against Gold-Burg on Jan. 27, 2023.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Saint Jo Girls Interview

Published

on

Interview with Saint Jo basketball players Krista Reeves (left) and Payzlie Cervantes following their win against Gold-Burg on Jan. 27, 2023.
Continue Reading
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

Trending