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Good Excuse FRANKLIN — Biologist John Dunn and I were sitting in my vehicle, waiting for some gobblers to approach the bait site so we could trap them for our banding project. The rest of our crew was in another vehicle a short distance behind us. Five gobblers came in and went right to the bait. I had one hand on the door handle and the other on the steering wheel, ready to jump out and run to the trapped birds after John fired the rockets. The rockets didn’t fire, though and, still watching the birds, I told John to fire them. When I looked over I noticed John was frantically trying to get the thing to go off when he said, “Grab the box in the back seat, my batteries are dead.” We made the battery swap, launched the net and managed to get two of the birds. When our team got to us after the launch, one of them said, “Were you guys sleeping? Those birds were on the bait for nearly five minutes.” I still don’t think they believed the dead battery story. — WCO BARRY A. LEONARD, CHAMBERSBURG Rare Find FAYETTE — A pair of barn owls was recently reported by a local farmer, and after climbing inside an abandoned silo, I was able to confirm the owls were actually barn owls. To date, these are the only confirmed barn owls in the Southwest Region. — WCO JASON D. FARABAUGH, SCOTTDALE Bears Bring Out the Best BRADFORD — I learned several interesting things while working a snare line to capture bears to gather data: You might catch as many WCOs as you do bears, right, Vern? Neighboring officers are a little jumpy when bears bluff-charge, isn’t that so, Rick? (What is the world record for a vertical jump, anyway?) WCOs have the best uniforms and biologists have the best equipment; how about it, Kevin? — WCO ANDREW TROUTMAN, WYALUSING Remove Food Not the Wildlife CARBON — I had a lot of nuisance bear calls during the summer, and I can say that the majority of problems could be traced back to feeding birds or garbage being left out. It seems that when people feed wildlife, they want to feed only certain wildlife. Problems such as these can be avoided by taking birdfeeders in every night and by spraying a Clorox solution (50 percent Clorox, 50 percent water, in a spray bottle) on the garbage before it is put into the garbage can outside. — WCO FREDERICK MERLUZZI, LEHIGHTON NOVEMBER 2009 Can’t Win WESTMORELAND — While teaching an HTE course at Level Green, I asked one student what she would do first if she got a deer. She replied, “Nothing, my boyfriend will do everything.” Everyone laughed. He had a new hunting partner, but he’d have to do the dirty work. — WCO RODNEY ANSELL, MT. PLEASANT

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

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Ghost of the Orchard
Deer Wrestlers
Hunting with Hounds
A Just Reward
Mixed Bag
Cheaper by the Dozen
The Ranger and the Grouse
The Thanksgiving Day Bear
Squirrels The Hard Way
National Police Shooting Championship
On the Road Again
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ghost of the Orchard
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Deer Wrestlers
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Hunting with Hounds
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - A Just Reward
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Mixed Bag
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cheaper by the Dozen
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ranger and the Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Thanksgiving Day Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Squirrels The Hard Way
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - National Police Shooting Championship
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - On the Road Again
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Crossings
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