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CADETS in the 27th class of the Ross Leffler School of Conservation enjoy a day of Responsible Wing Shooting Training. Piccirilli was awarded the district. Mario and my mother, Sheila, worked together in the emergency department at a local hospital for several years prior to Mario’s appointment to Ross Leffler. I still remember the day Mom told me Mario was going to the school. It wasn’t until 2002, while on a bear hunting trip in Canada with Mike Condon, another co-worker of Mom’s and Mario’s, that I began pursuing a career with the Game Commission. Mike asked what I thought about becoming a deputy, and I told him that although I had a lot of interest I had never pursued it because of the amount of time I spent hunting and competitive archery shooting. When Mike mentioned that Mario was transferring to Forest County, I told him to let Mario know I’d like to speak with him. A couple weeks later, Mario stopped by and I told him that my father had been a deputy all through the ’70s and part of the ’80s, and how I remembered stocking pheasants on State Game Lands 63 when I was four or five years old. Mario explained the process and requirements for becoming a deputy and I asked, “Where do I sign?” I took care of all the paperwork and physical requirements and began the ridealong process. On the second day of ridealong we trapped a bear in a culvert trap that had been getting into a local woman’s trash. That bear weighed 672 pounds. If I wasn’t already hooked, that incident most definitely set the “barb.” I attended the required deputy training in May 2003 at the Ross Leffler school. Photos of every class of WCOs that had graduated from the school lined the walls outside of the classroom, and I told myself that one day my photo would be on that wall, too. Following a final exam, I was commissioned a deputy on September 14. Mario said it would be a good idea to work with other officers, so I began working with deputies Rob Cochran, Chuck Worley, Sam Hale and neighboring WCO Rich Cramer. LMO George Miller and, now retired, Bureau of Wildlife Protection Director Mike Dubiach made many night patrols a learning experience. Wanting to get involved with every aspect of the job, I attended the Waterfowl Identification and Law Enforcement trainGAME NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Scofflaws
The Last Shot
Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
Chasing the Dream
The Barberry Grouse
Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
The A Team
Hand-Me-Downs
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Scofflaws
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Last Shot
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 11
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Chasing the Dream
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Barberry Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The A Team
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hand-Me-Downs
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Crossings
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