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ers must obtain a permit, through the Game Commission’s new automated license system. The permit, which costs $2.70, comes with an antlered

deer tag (and a spring gobbler tag), just like any hunting license. Before heading afield, all hunters should review the current Digest.

New anti-poaching penalties already being used
TWO Dauphin County individuals became the first to be charged under the new anti-poaching penalties when, on Sept. 21 — two weeks after the new penalities took effect — they were pulled over for speeding at 12:30 a.m. and found to be in possession of a 6point buck, a shotgun and bow, and a spotlight. Later that day, WCO Michael Doherty filed the following charges before District Judge William C. Wenner against each individual: one count of illegally killing a deer in closed season, which now carries a fine of between $1,000 and $1,500, up to three months in prison and the loss of hunting/trapping privileges for three years; one count of illegal possession of a firearm while spotlighting, which carries a fine of between $100 and $200; illegal use of a vehicle while hunting, which carries a fine of between $250 and $500; and one count of unlawfully driving on farm fields, which carries a fine of $50. Additionally, the defendants could be assessed replacement costs of $800 for the deer. “We certainly hope that this case will send a clear message to other would-be poachers that the penalties they face are no longer simply a matter of a few hundred dollars, and that the new penalties will provide a strong deterrent to poaching,” said Richard Palmer, PGC Bureau of Wildlife Protection director. In another case — before the new penalties — Raymond Carl Kresge Sr., 66, of Gouldsboro, was found guilty of unlawfully possessing a black bear, which weighed 600 pounds. Wayne County WCO Jim McCarthy, who investigated the case, filed charges on June 21, and District Judge Bonnie L. Carney of Hawley fined Kresge $1,500 plus the costs of the DNA analysis. The case began on September 29,

SPOTLIGHTING IS ILLEGAL ON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES
The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Refuge Law Enforcement is reminding the public that spotlighting on National Wildlife Refuges is not authorized. Pennsylvania has three National Wildlife Refuges; Erie National Wildlife Refuge located in NW Pennsylvania, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge located in SE Pennsylvania and Cherry Valley NWR located in Eastern Pennsylvania. 16 USC 668dd (f)(2), 50 CFR 27.73 states: No unauthorized person shall use or direct the rays of a spotlight or other artificial light, or automotive headlights for the purpose of spotting, locating or taking any animal within the boundaries of any National Wildlife Refuge or along rights-of-way for public or private roads within a National Wildlife Refuge. Penalties for spotlighting on National Wildlife Refuges are a class B misdemeanor, which can be up to 6 months in jail and/or $5,000 fine.

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

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010
Contents
Bonds for a Lifetime
Memory Maker
CWD in Pennsylvania —Will it Come?
Eight in ’08
Do It Yourself Dirt Hole Set
A Shot in the Dark
Troy’s First Bear
Jamie Get Your Gun
Tip and the Woods Rabbit
Down to the Wire
November
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Bonds for a Lifetime
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Memory Maker
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - CWD in Pennsylvania —Will it Come?
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Eight in ’08
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Do It Yourself Dirt Hole Set
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - A Shot in the Dark
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Troy’s First Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Jamie Get Your Gun
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Tip and the Woods Rabbit
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Down to the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - November
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Cover3
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