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ENTANGLED ELK RESCUED WCO Doty McDowell, left, and PGC biologist aid Mark Gritzer work to free an elk that had become entangled in a swing set. “When I arrived, the bull appeared to be extremely agitated, and was thrashing its head,” WCO McDowell said. “The elk would run in an attempt to escape, but when it reached the end of the swing rope, it was swept off its feet. After tranquilizing the elk, McDowell, and Gritzer, slipped a Bob Shank blindfold on it and began to monitor the elk’s heart rate, temperature and respiratory rate. The two men then untangled the swing from its antlers. As the right antler had been damaged at the pedicle, Gritzer removed it. Bob Shank and his son, James, arrived at the scene just as WCO McDowell was tranquilizing the bull. “We could see he was in obvious distress,” said Bob, who has posted a series of photographs of the incident on his website (http:// bobshankphotography.wordpress.com/). A short video of the rescue taken by Willard Hill can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/6445053. “When I got there, a bear was in the trap, but it was the wrong bear. I waited until 8:30 a.m., but the bear with the jug on its head didn’t show. I processed the captured bear, and reset the trap.” Later that day, around 2:30, the bear with the jug was captured in the trap. “When I arrived, the bear was making very loud gasping sounds that could be heard before we reached the trap,” WCO McCarthy said. “I looked in the trap and there was a bear with a pretzel bucket stuck on its head. I quickly injected it with a tranquilizer dart. “Once the bear was out, I tried to pull off the bucket, but couldn’t. I had to cut it off with tin snips. Almost immediately I heard an improvement in the bear’s breathing; it was almost like it let out a big sigh. I poured water over the bear to cool it down. “Once I administered the reversal drug, she woke up, but was apparently exhausted, and took about an hour to gain enough strength to run off into the woods,” WCO McCarthy said. “The bucket was on her for at least four days. The bucket had two small punctures in the end, and that was all. I don’t know how she found the trap, let alone went into the trap with that bucket on her head, but we certainly are glad she did.” Pennsylvanian guilty of illegally killing elk in Colorado GEORGE ISENBERG JR., 52, of Venetia, Washington County, recently pled guilty to transporting illegal game into Pennsylvania. The investigation began in January, when WCO Dan Sitler was informed that Isenberg had shot a 5x5 bull elk in Colorado without having a GAME NEWS
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 46
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
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Insert 1
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cover3
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