Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 46

Candid camera bluebirds WHEN Ben Jones of the agency’s Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management approached me about putting a camera in a bluebird box on the grounds of the Harrisburg headquarters, the wheels in my head immediately started to spin. Wireless or wired? How close could we stay to the building and still encourage successful nesting? How small of a camera is needed? A plethora of these questions popped up so I started to research how to make this project happen. First, we needed a camera, and most wireless cameras have a limited range or are too expensive, so I choose a small camera that transmits video and audio through cable. In addition, the camera has an infrared lens, so it’s good for both daytime and nighttime use. We felt that a nest box 300 feet from the building would not be too close to be used by bluebirds. So, thanks to the excellent work by the Game Commission maintenance crew, the cable was run underground, through conduit, from the nest box into the building and connected to a TV monitor in the headquarters lobby. This monitor will be on during normal operation hours and show live video and audio of what’s going on in the birdhouse. Of course, just like in hunting, ERIC MILLER and CORY SMITH put the finishing touches on the camera equipped bluebird box on the grounds of the PGC headquarters. If all goes as hoped, visitors to the agency’s headquarters will be able to watch bluebirds’ nesting activities. there is no guarantee bluebirds will use the box. Regardless, we are optimistic that with today’s modern technology, we’ll be showing to the general public live video of nesting bluebirds and hatching chicks in the near future. — Eric Miller, Wildlife Education Specialist CONTACTING Northwest — 814-432-3187 Southwest — 724-238-9523 Northcentral — 570-398-4744 THE REGION OFFICES Southcentral — 814-643-1831 Northeast — 570-675-1143 Southeast — 610-926-3136 TIP Hotline: 1-888-PGC-8001. This number is ONLY for calls concerning illegal killing of endangered species or multiple big game animals. All other calls should be made to the appropriate region number above. 46 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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Cover2
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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 7
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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Bender Fields
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Death of the Turkey Jinx
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - WLA is Solid Gold
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Wetlands for Wildlife
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 58
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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Cover4
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