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ter of will, but rather a matter of funding that prohibits the agency from achieving many of the important objectives that enhance wildlife, wildlife habitats and provide more opportunity for our hunters and trappers.” The strategic plan is divided into seven goals that are further expanded through strategic and operational objectives and a set of strategic outcome and output measurements. “We are committed to being the best wildlife management agency that we can be for the people of Pennsylvania, and for the wildlife resources that we are entrusted to manage for current and future generations,” Roe said. “This plan will guide us in that effort and provide the public with a clear understanding of what we are striving to do to protect, conserve and promote hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and the State Game Lands system.” Three men plead guilty to killing deer at night THREE individuals pled guilty to unlawfully killing a white-tailed deer with the use of an artificial light on Nov. 29, the night before the opening day of the regular firearms deer season. And in addition to fines and license revocations, the poachers were assessed a $2,400 replacement fee for killing the trophy. Fred Daniel Miller, 58, of Glen Rock, pled guilty to unlawful use of lights while hunting, loaded firearms in vehicles, unlawful devices and methods (for locating the deer using a motorized vehicle) and shooting on or across highways. Dale Leo Hess, 51, and Fred Daniel Miller, 38, both of Glen Rock, pled guilty to the charges of unlawful use of lights while hunting and unlawful devices and methods. Fines for the three men totaled $4,100. The additional $2,400 replacement fee comes under a new restitution section of the Game and Wildlife Code approved by the Board of Game Commissioners last April, to increase penalties associated with poaching and deter poaching activity. All guilty pleas were accepted by District Judge Kim Leppo. MARCH 2010 According to York County WCO Chad Eyler, on Nov. 29 the three men were using their vehicle and a spotlight to search for deer in Codorus Township. The men located a deer and shot it with a rifle, from the vehicle and while using the spotlight. A witness reported the violation to the Game Commission and Deputy WCOs Matthew Miller, George Erskine and Kevin Clouser and WCO Chad Eyler responded to the call. As a result of their investigations, they found the three men in possession of the unlawfully killed deer. “This is a perfect example of violators stealing game from lawful hunters,” WCO Eyler said. “These violations occurred the night before the opening day of deer season, and these men in effect stole an opportunity from all those who waited until hunting seasons were open. “This also shows the outstanding value of the Deputy WCOs we are fortunate to have in York County and across the Commonwealth. These officers give unselfishly of their time and resources for little compensation to apprehend those who violate the wildlife laws and destroy our precious wild43

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
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Scofflaws
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Last Shot
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Chasing the Dream
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Barberry Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The A Team
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hand-Me-Downs
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Field Notes
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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 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Crossings
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