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ing out of the field. Jazbo Buffer, who had just shot the turkey, realized he was in trouble. He hurried back to his father’s vehicle, but then approached Jason and offered him the turkey and asked him to not call the Game Commission. Jason said no and immediately drove back up his driveway while the SUV sped away. Jason then turned around and drove to his neighbor’s house, who is a retired PGC employee, two miles down the road. Jason gave John all the information about the incident and descriptions of the violators. John then contacted me. I was working the other end of my district when John called. I thanked him and told him I would get on it immediately. I phoned the vehicle registration into the region office, and dispatcher Ronda Bimber called me back within two minutes to inform me that the vehicle was registered to a Corky Buffer from Meadville. She also provided me with his phone number. Having dispatchers working a step or two ahead of us, providing this sort of information is invaluable for WCOs in the field. I called the Buffer residence, introduced myself and asked to speak to Mr. Buffer. Mrs. Buffer said he was out hunting with their son and asked why I was calling. I explained that I needed to speak to them about a turkey I understood they had shot. I asked if they had a cell phone, and she replied that she would call them and for me to call her back in about 10 minutes. I was about 45 minutes away and knew I had to get there as soon as possible or my evidence, the turkey, would be gone. I waited five minutes and called Mrs. Buffer back. She said she had just talked to her husband, MARCH 2010 and I informed her that I would meet them at their residence in a short while. She immediately said, “No, don’t come for about 45 minutes; we won’t be ready.” I thanked her and said good-bye. Now I knew she was aware of what was going on, because Jazbo and Corky were only about 15 minutes from their home. I called LMO Jerry Bish, filled him in on what was going on and he said he could be at the Buffer residence in about 15 minutes. I told him I’d meet him there in about 35. As Jerry approached the Buffer residence he noticed two occupants exit the brown Explorer. He watched one walk over to another vehicle, the trunk lid pop open and then close. As Jerry pulled into the Buffer residence, Jazbo, Corky and Mrs. Buffer were all standing in the driveway. Jerry introduced himself, told them why he was there, and while checking their hunting licenses, asked Jazbo where the turkey was that he had killed. Jazbo said it was in the trunk of his vehicle. As Jerry continued collecting the pair’s information, he was bombarded by questions and he informed them they would have to wait until I arrived to get their answers. Jerry was just finishing when I pulled in. As soon as I got out of my vehicle, Mrs. Buffer approached me and rudely said, “I thought I told you I didn’t want you here for at least 45 minutes; you know, I’m not happy about this, especially you sending this other officer here.” I politely replied, “Mrs. Buffer, I can

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
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
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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 - The Barberry Grouse
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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
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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