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stopped at a neighboring camp to talk with another gentleman but had the same luck. I headed back to Route 62 when the radio crackled for me to return to the first camp. I arrived, hoping the canoe was floating by but, instead, the lady of the house said she had seen an orange canoe pass a short time earlier and heard several shots. When she looked out she saw one of the boaters reach into the water and pull out what she thought was a duck of some sort. Once again I thanked them for their time and headed for the next camp road to the south. Orange canoe, I thought. Nobody had mentioned an orange boat. Oh well, it’ll just be that much easier to see. I made a right onto Bronze Back Lane and continued my search. The lane paralleled the river and gave me a great view of the watercourse. Eventually, I caught a glimpse of orange floating down the river, hugging the opposite shore. I pulled out my binoculars and saw an orange canoe. As the current shifted I noticed the bow of a green canoe emerge. That solved my little mystery. I watched the tethered boats for several minutes and noticed they were full of camping gear, several fishing rods, what appeared to be a shotgun muzzle, and four boaters. “That’s them.” I mumbled under by breath, but how was I going to get to them? The two boats were getting close to an island and would disappear for a short time, so I figured that would be a good time to try and reach Jim. I called him on the radio, but without success, and then requested assistance from the region office to try him. They also were unsuccessful. I thought he may be heading my way in the boat, and with the motor running may not be able to hear our calls. Gambling he was on the way, I continued. I moved my truck farther down the camp lane to watch the end of the island for the boats to emerge. As luck would have it, owners of a local camp showed up just SEPTEMBER 2009 as I got out of my vehicle. They asked me if I needed something, so I asked if they had a boat I could borrow. They had two canoes and said they would be happy to lend me one. The owner ran into his camp to retrieve a key to unlock the boats. As he was gathering a life jacket and paddles, the canoes emerged from the tail of the island. There was another island downstream and I thought for sure the four boaters would be able to paddle their way through the channel and onto my side of the river. I blew my siren and drew their immediate attention. They looked my way and I motioned them to come to me. Although I couldn’t hear them, I could see that they were up to something. They halfheartedly made an attempt to make it through the channel but came up short and then disappeared behind the second island. I was pretty upset because I knew if they had anything to hide they were doing it. I hopped in the canoe and paddled off. Luckily, I didn’t have far to paddle and the current aided in my efforts. Within minutes I was to the island and quickly hopped out. I heard the hum of a motor and looked upstream and saw Jim running fullthrottle. Great, the cavalry is here, I thought. Two of the boaters greeted me and we headed over to the beached boats. The rain was now coming down as we trudged through the high wet grass. When we arrived at the boats two more guys were there waiting and I explained to them who I was and why I was there. I saw one shotgun and asked who was hunting. Only one of the men confessed, so I checked his license. He had all the right paperwork, but hadn’t signed his Federal Duck Stamp. I asked which canoe he was hunting from and 17

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

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Contents
Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Double Eagle
Life & Times of the Whitetail
What is Public Access?
Fulfilling a Dream
Wild Goose Chase
Hunter Education Celebrates 50
The Old Beech Tree
Handguns for Bushytails
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Trapper’s Tips
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Double Eagle
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - What is Public Access?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fulfilling a Dream
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Wild Goose Chase
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunter Education Celebrates 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Old Beech Tree
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Handguns for Bushytails
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 40
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Trapper’s Tips
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover3
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