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Over the last several years the Game Commission has had an active program of hiring college students to work as forestry summer interns. Not only has this allowed us to get a lot of habitat work done, it has also allowed us to train the next generation of wildlife professionals. This became clear to me at a prescribed fire in April when I drove to the site in a truck full of past interns who have gone on to various jobs with the Game Commission and DCNR Bureau of Forestry. For a while I felt like a proud father, until I realized that I’m actually old enough to be their father, and then I just felt old. — PgC SOutHeaSt aSSIStant regIOnaL FOreSter ranDy bauman, Denver

Reality Sunk In

Union — I received a call one night during the spring about a bear up a tree at the Bucknell College campus. Upon arrival I found the young bear up a tree next to a dorm with two campus police officers trying to maintain order due to 400 picture-taking students. After darting the bear, it seemed to survey the situation, looking at the throng of students and then down at the Game Commission officers holding the blanket. The bear seemed to be thinking that it would rather face the “game wardens” than all the students. — WCO DIrk b. remenSnyDer, LeWISburg Perry — After capturing a 367-pound male bear for research purposes, I tagged him in both ears, pulled a tooth for aging, measured his chest girth to estimate his weight and released him on site. Within only a few weeks, though, he returned and climbed right back in the same trap. I peeked in, quickly recognized him, and simply opened the door of the trap. While watching him exit at breakneck speed, I had to wonder why he hadn’t learned from his first experience. I’m thinking he either wanted more drugs or the jelly donuts made him do it. — WCO Steve HOWer, ICkeSburg Cambria — The woods and fields here should be aglow this fall, thanks to the efforts of the Bear Rock Sportsmen and Gander Mountain in Johnstown. The club was able to get a reduced price on fluorescent orange vests and each graduate from their HTE class received one at no cost. — DePuty PHIL anDrayCHak, LILLy Warren — A local farmer said that the woodchucks have disappeared since bald eagles have established a nest on the edge of his field. — WCO DavID W. D OnaCHy, ruSSeLL
game news

Tough Choice

Either/Or

Clinton — I was trying to release a loon that had accidently landed on the ground at a landfill. I concentrated too much on the aggressive bird’s bill to notice a stretch of mud leading to the flood stage river. When I suddenly started to slide toward the raging river, I tossed the loon in the water and fell back trying to stop my slide. When I stopped just at the river’s edge and started crawling backward, the ungrateful critter began attacking my legs and feet. Fifteen feet from the water’s edge I regained my feet and the loon reluctantly returned to the river and swam off. — WCO ken PaCkarD, JerSey SHOre
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Insult to Injury

Nice Gesture

Efficient Predator



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Squirrel Hunting Disease
Five Drives on Saturday
Two Merchants of Death
Family Tradition
High Tech Grouse Finds
The Future of Traditional Archery
Brunswick Barbeque
Whitetail History 101
Finally
Five Generations, One Gun
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 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Squirrel Hunting Disease
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Drives on Saturday
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Two Merchants of Death
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Family Tradition
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - High Tech Grouse Finds
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Future of Traditional Archery
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Brunswick Barbeque
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Whitetail History 101
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Finally
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Generations, One Gun
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - BB1
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover4
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