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Schuylkill/DAuphin — Volunteer HTE  instructors here have demonstrated a tremendous level of dedication. The northern  Dauphin County crew conducted a class in  a snowstorm that closed schools in February 2010, certifying 70 students. In August,  the Valley View crew conducted a skillsbased class during a hurricane, certifying 50  students. Then, in September, the northern Dauphin and Minerville crews did classes  with flood waters receding. There are 195  new  hunters  in  the  field  thanks  to  this  dedicated group of instructors. The postal  service  would  love  to  have  these  folks  working for them. — WCO Will Dingman, Pine grOve Allegheny — I was teaching at an HTE  class when I asked when a harvested turkey  had to be tagged. An enthusiastic young  man in the front row raised his hand and  shouted out, “You need to tag it as soon as  you are done celebrating!” I couldn’t help  but laugh and agree with him on a philosophical  level.  I  explained  that  he  could  do all of the celebrating he wanted as long  as he tagged the bird before he moved it. — WCO Dan Puhala, Pittsburgh

Neither Rain Nor Snow . . .

huntingDon — I recently helped WCO  Steve Hower with a furtaking class in his  district. There were more than 20 students,  including many adults. — WCO riCharD Danley, Jr.,  shirleysburg

Renewed Interest

Not Quite the Answer

DAuphin — The  PGC  is  always  concerned  about  wildlife  diseases,  especially  when multiple animals are affected. A local  resident  told  me  that  he  had  seen  three  different  groundhogs  acting  disoriented  and lethargic. I was preparing to send one  of  the  animals  to  our  wildlife  veterinarian  for  analysis  when  the  mystery  was  solved. It seems a few days before spotting  Quick Study the  groundhogs,  the  man’s  grandson  had  S omerSet  — When  the  opportunity  dumped a bushel of apples on a corner of  presents itself, I ear-tag bears at home that  the property. The apples fermented and the  I catch in culvert traps. This gives my fam- three chucks were just drunk on hard cider. ily an opportunity to see the bear and help  — WCO mike DOherty, harrisburg with the processing. Recently, while I was  Three Times is a Charm tagging  a  150-pound  bear,  my  neighbor  lAncASter — On  the  opening  day  of  came over and asked if she could see the  animal. With the bear drugged, I opened  archery  season  I  watched  a  hunter  in  a  up the rear door, and when my neighbor  treestand  harvest  a  doe.  After  checking  started asking questions on why we place  him  I  helped  drag  it  out  to  his  vehicle.  ear  tags  in  the  bear’s  ears,  and  how  long  He was very appreciative for the help and  would they be there, my 8-year-old daugh- told me this was the third deer in a row a  ter began answering the questions. I must  Game Commission employee helped him  say I was proud of her answers. I guess she  get out of the field. It seems we’re always  has been paying attention to what her dad  in  the  right  place  at  the  right  time — at least for him. has been doing over the years. — WCO Derek a. Daly, neWmanstOWn — WCO brian e. Witherite, meyersDale
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