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registration number as I pulled into the driveway. I immediately noticed three shotguns leaning up against the outside overhead garage door and could hear a flurry of activity inside through the open main door. I stepped out of my vehicle and radioed Jerry that I was at the suspects’ residence and would be out of my vehicle. Approaching the garage I could see the defendants rushing about inside, attempting to change clothes and hurrying to pack their gear and leave. I introduced myself and ordered everyone outside. A couple of the defendants were balking, until I shouted out for everyone to come outside posthaste.

As the defendants filed out of the garage, Jerry and Officer Broderick pulled in behind me. I explained to the five individuals why we were there, while Jerry and I checked hunting licenses, HIP cards, duck stamps and their shotguns. I asked the group why they didn’t come to shore when summoned by the officers. One of the hunters, Bully Morph, sharply retorted, “What are you talking about? We didn’t see anyone.” His two adult sons, Loop and Droop, chimed in saying they didn’t see anyone. The entire time the group proclaimed their innocence and that the witnesses weren’t able to gauge distances. I informed the group to save their comments for the
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judge. We then asked the owner of the pontoon boat, Rout Law, if we could check his boat for any geese and he told us to go ahead. While Jerry and I were checking the boat with the owner and other defendants, I asked them what they were doing on the lake. Their candor astonished me, as all five admitted to chasing the geese with the boat to make them fly so they could shoot at them — a comment they all would later deny in court. Oskar Cattail spoke up and asked, “Are we going to be charged with anything?” I informed the group that they could receive citations for hunting and shooting in a safety zone, having loaded firearms in a moving craft, chasing and rallying geese and using a watercraft under power to locate and shoot at migratory waterfowl. Bully asked when they would receive the citations. I replied when my investigation was complete, after I interviewed the remaining witnesses. Jerry and I then proceeded to the private beach club to interview the two main witnesses who observed the suspects committing the Game Law violations. The following week I filed citations against all the individuals for hunting and shooting in a safety zone, using a motored watercraft to rally, chase and shoot at geese while under power, and having loaded firearms in a motorized watercraft while in motion. All five defendants received their summons in the mail and quickly requested a sumGAME NEWS



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

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
Three Centuries and Counting
A Different Perspective
Trappin’ a Bobcat
Getting Extreme with Scent Control
Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
Looking Back Through Binoculars
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Three Centuries and Counting
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - A Different Perspective
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Trappin’ a Bobcat
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Getting Extreme with Scent Control
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Looking Back Through Binoculars
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
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