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his shoulder and noticed a dead turkey under the front of a van. I asked Mrs. Lawless who shot the turkey and she said her son got it that morning with her husband. The tag on the bird’s leg was made out to Larky Lawless. I explained what had been reported to us and informed her that we were seizing the bird as evidence. As she looked on ruefully, I left her my card and asked her to have Hooper call me as soon as possible. About two hours later Hooper called, wanting to know why I took his son’s turkey. I told him what had been reported. After a long pause at the other end of the phone, I asked Hooper when I could meet with him and we made arrangements to meet the following Monday. When Hooper showed up at my office his first words were, “Yeah, I know we really messed up, but it’s my fault. Can you keep my son out of this?” “Your son is almost 18,” I said, “and should know better.” Hooper just lowered his head. Hooper ended up with two citations: one for hunting and shooting in a safety zone, for which the fine was $254.50, and the second for using a motor vehicle to locate and kill game, $210. Larky was issued two citations, one for shooting from and across a roadway, $154.50, and for illegally killing a turkey, $100. Hooper and Larky each received a 1-year revocation of hunting privileges. 2007 Jason was drinking a cup of coffee around 10:30 on Saturday, May 19, 2007, and looking out his large picture window at a big gobbler strutting in front of three hens. An avid turkey hunter, Jason had seen and hunted this gobbler, and had had many heart-pounding moments that season. On this morning, though, he was just enjoying the big tom’s performance. As Jason watched, he noticed, about a quarter mile away, a brown Ford SUV driving slowly up the road. Looking through binoculars, he saw two camo clad individuals in the vehicle. He knew they were roadhunting, and on a collision course with the big gobbler. He glanced back to the turkeys and saw that they seemed oblivious to the vehicle, less than 45 yards away. As Jason watched, the vehicle came to a stop, and the passenger door opened ever so slowly, and the passenger eased out of the vehicle. The passenger then crawled on the ground to the front of the vehicle, pointed his shotgun toward the gobbler across the road and waited for him to get closer. When the gobbler got within 30 yards of the vehicle, Jason could see the man crouched in front of the vehicle and then heard and saw the blast from the shotgun. At the report, the big gobbler was upended and the hens flew off into the adjoining woodlot. At the shot, the shooter jumped up, shotgun in hand, and ran across the road to the flopping bird. Incensed that these slobs could be so brazen to shoot this turkey from the road directly in front of and toward his house, Jason grabbed his car keys and ran out to his vehicle and sped down his long driveway to get the license plate number. When he turned onto the road he saw the shooter, turkey in one hand, shotgun in the other, comGAME 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
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Chasing the Dream
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 17
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
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hand-Me-Downs
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 38
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 40
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 58
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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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Cover3
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