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Caught on Tape The use of trail cameras is becoming increasingly popular with people wanting to see what sort of critters are perusing their hunting grounds. A few months ago, shortly after a landowner heard a shot on his property, he checked his trail camera. He discovered a game law violator on private property, in camouflage, carrying a deer rifle, in the closed season, with a recently killed buck. The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind. — LMO JOHN SHUTKUFSKI, DAMASCUS Excellent Training JEFFERSON — LMO George Miller was riding with me one day during deer season when we came upon two guys loading a deer into a pickup. After they saw us they jumped in their truck and drove away. We pulled them over, and when we got to the passenger he was trying to fill out his deer tag. He said he shot the deer, but had forgotten to attach the tag before the driver had picked him up. After following the blood trail into the woods, George found where the deer had been shot and the path of the bullet. He attached a tape measure to a log the bullet had struck and then backtracked to the road, where he found footprints matching the passenger and could see where the truck had stopped and the passenger had gotten out and shot from the road. I was writing citations when I saw George motion for the driver to come to where he was holding the tape. George had his camera and I thought he was going to have the guy who had shot the deer hold the tape while he took evidence photos. He didn’t, of course, but explained what he had found. The driver said to his buddy, “These guys are good.” — WCO MICHAEL A. GIROSKY, REYNOLDSVILLE 36 What a Bargain Last fall a hunter from Belgium harvested a Canada goose here and was real excited. He mentioned that he’s not allowed to hunt geese in his home country. He also comes to Pennsylvania to hunt deer, and he mentioned that it’s cheaper for him to travel to Pennsylvania, including airfare and licenses, than it is for him to hunt in his home country. — LMO JERRY A. BISH, CONNEAUT LAKE One Way or the Other MERCER — Northwest Region Wildlife Management Supervisor Roger Coup and I, along with deputy applicant Rich Buchanan, installed a predator guard at the base of a pine tree that held one of our newest eagle nests here. It was a rainy morning and I had inadvertently put my rain pants on backwards. Roger commented that maybe I should put them on with the snaps in front. Learning quickly how the chain of command works, Rich spoke up and said, “You know, if I had done that, it would end up as a Field Note.” You’re right, Rich, had you done that, it would have, too. — WCO LAWRENCE R. HERGENROEDER, GROVE CITY GAME NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
A Novice, Yes, But That’s Okay
Forestry & Wildlife
Raccoon & Beaver Tales
Spring Gobbler Double Take
The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
The Bender Fields
Death of the Turkey Jinx
WLA is Solid Gold
Wetlands for Wildlife
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - A Novice, Yes, But That’s Okay
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 6
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Forestry & Wildlife
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Raccoon & Beaver Tales
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Spring Gobbler Double Take
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Bender Fields
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Death of the Turkey Jinx
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - WLA is Solid Gold
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Wetlands for Wildlife
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Crossings
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