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Unpredictable INDIANA — Predicting the weather, or at the least expecting it to follow past trends, isn’t a reliable rule of thumb anymore. I can’t remember ever mowing my lawn the day before bear season or washing and waxing my wife’s vehicle in short sleeves the day before deer season. Last fall I did both. — WCO PATRICK SNICKLES, MARION CENTER Coincidence? ERIE — Deputy Fred Leonardi and I were checking hunters on SGL 314 on the opening day of deer season. On two separate occasions hunters stated that they had not seen any deer all day, and both times we told them to turn around and look, as deer were running behind them. — WCO LARRY M. SMITH, ERIE Decided Otherwise BERKS — Neighboring WCO Bob Prall and I were on an investigation when I stepped in an unpleasant smelling substance. After attempts to remove it failed, I decided to stop at a stream to wash my boots before heading home. As I approached the stream I noticed a lone individual facing the stream with both hands extended in the air as if waiting to be arrested. For a moment I thought I stumbled onto a trout poacher then quickly realized it was only a guy practicing tai-chi at the water’s edge. I decided not to interrupt and went home with smelly boots. — WCO DAVE BROCKMEIER, MOHNTON A History Lesson Cub Scout Pack 64 joined me at the bear check station at SGL 244 to learn how the Game Commission processes bears. We had plenty of bears for the scouts to look at, and I conducted a few demonstrations with plenty of questions and answers. I found it amusing that several kids were more fascinated with the manual typewriter that we use to fill out hunters’ certificates than anything else. A few scouts even thought it was neat when I let them do the typing. I watched as they marveled at the mechanical workings of the machine. It’s funny how something that was such a fixture in a “game warden’s” everyday life a short time ago has become a relic today. — LMO GEORGE J. MILLER, SIGEL APRIL 2010 It’s True ELK — Over the years one of the most concerning things I have seen has been the continuous decline in trappers. There are undoubtedly no outdoorsmen more in touch with wildlife habits and habitats than avid trappers. Having enough trappers is also an important element of good wildlife management for many species. Although there isn’t much money to be made in trapping today, it’s still a great way to both help wildlife management while becoming more woods wise and a better hunter. There are also many older trappers out there that would welcome the opportunity to teach a worthy person their skills if asked. — WCO DICK BODENHORN, RIDGWAY

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
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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 - 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
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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 - Field Notes
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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 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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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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