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Odd I was checking for loaded guns in vehicles during deer season when I came across a gentleman sitting in his vehicle. I asked him what he was doing, thinking he’d say he was eating lunch, but instead, he answered that he was shaving his head. Sure enough he had a running electric razor in his hand and a “Mr. Clean” cut. — LMO RICHARD LUPINSKY, EAST SMITHFIELD Might Be a Good Idea CUMBERLAND — While climbing a big pile of dirt to get a better look at some dove hunters last fall, my cell phone popped off of my belt, but I didn’t realize it until I reached the top. There were lots of deeply eroded channels in the dirt, and some had weeds around them, so finding my phone would have been a miracle. I was on my way back to the truck to ask the office to call my cell, but I knew it would cause some ribbing from other officers who would hear me over the radio. I had to go past some hunters who I had checked earlier, and thought I’d save some walking and a little embarrassment by asking if they had a cell phone and would make the call. One hunter obliged and I soon found my phone, but I realized that perhaps I made the wrong decision when his buddy laughed and said, “Now you can have him up all night before the first day of deer season.” — WCO JOHN G. FETCHKAN, NEWVILLE Ouch! BEAVER — Last winter, a merlin, commonly known as a pigeon hawk, got hit by a vehicle in the town of Rochester. This small raptor usually winters in the southern U.S. or Mexico and is uncommon in western Pennsylvania at this time of the year. The bird was transported to a local raptor rehabilitator. This bird is known for ferociously attacking prey up to the same size as itself. While my thumb is not as large as the bird, I can attest to the ferocity of this particular raptor, as its talons latched onto my thumb and would not let go. — WCO MATTHEW G. KRAMER, BEAVER Scared or Smart BEDFORD — One night on patrol at the “end of the world” with WCO Al Zellner we parked in an area where a lot of poaching activity had been taking place. When a deer came running down the road, just missing the passenger’s side of the truck where I was sitting, without blinking an eye I said to Al, “Wow, poaching must be bad down here, because the deer are even trying to get into our truck.” — DEPUTY BRANDON PFISTER, BLAIR A Shame A DAMS — I closed a poaching case where an individual shot three deer on a Sunday night. One was an 8-point that scored 115. The poacher told me that he shot the deer because other people poach in his area, and he was going to get it before they did. This kind of attitude is why an increase in poaching penalties is necessary. The poacher was assessed a restitution fee, because the rack qualifies as a trophy. — WCO DAVID L. GROVE, FAIRFIELD GAME NEWS Far and Wide I’m assigned to the bear check station in Trout Run each year and it’s a popular place for people to come and see the harvested bears. This season we checked a bear that was harvested by a hunter from Arizona. In addition, we had a teenager from Australia and a couple from England who came to see their first bear. — PGC FORESTER GARY J. GLICK, LINDEN

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

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
The Close Call
Silent Whispers
The Shot Not Taken
Eastern Coyote
A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
In the Company of Children
A Jake for Ben
Early Bear Management
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 - April 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Shot Not Taken
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Eastern Coyote
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Crossings
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