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tabletop, with the juice running down onto the floor. The children were picking up the peas and eating them. Against the wall there was a baby carriage with a baby inside. While making the search, the IN 1972, Gene Nelson was among 19 men who attended a officers found the special class at Ross Leffler School. Front Row, L to R: Don illegal deer meat in Zimmerman, Tom Wenrick, Greg Grabowicz, Paul Weikel, Bill the carriage, under Scheaffer, Vern VanOrder, Hugh Palmer. Back Row, L to R: the baby. Don Little, Bill Shope, Bill Slusser, Jack Giles, Jack Anderson, Due to the situaClarence Wilkinson, Gene Nelson, Paul Confer, Robert Schall, tion, the officers deHenry Pratt, Bill Drake and George Enlow. cided to take only a small portion of of Game Management. In this position the meat as evidence. The poacher his biggest fight came when many in the was told that he would be receiving agency wanted to close the turkey farm; a citation in the mail, but he insisted that he be taken to jail that day. After Gene wanted the farm to remain open. In 1972, the turkey farm and the two the arrest, the officers had Children pheasant farms had been hit by severe Services come and take the youngsters, flooding. The fencing was washed away, which was probably the father’s plan. allowing the turkeys to fly to higher ground. He figured that the children would be After the flood waters receded, the turkeys taken care of. Cases like this are troubling to any came back to the farm. With much damage done, this was the beginning of the end officer, not because of making the arfor the turkey farm and it closed in 1980. rest, but because of knowing that the Eventually, the farm became known as children are going to suffer the most. History usually repeats itself, bethe Northcentral Game Farm and began cause the officers will often have the producing pheasants. I asked Gene whether he had ever been same problems through the years with involved in any unusual law enforcement each generation of the family. Gene cases. He replied that while a deputy for told me that years later he read someLevy Whippo, they received information thing about the poacher’s children in that a man had shot a deer at night. After the paper, and he knew that they had an investigation, the game protector ob- not been able to fight their way out tained a search warrant for the man’s house. of poverty and break the cycle. This The house, which was located deep in the arrest really bothered Gene, and I’m woods, had no electricity and the floor was sure anyone in law enforcement would so dirty that it appeared to be a dirt floor. feel the same way. Gene retired from the Game ComAt the onset of the search, Gene noticed three dirty-faced kids standing at a table in mission in 1988 after 41 years of serthe middle of the kitchen. The table’s one vice. Because Gene was doing someleg was broken, causing it to lean to one thing he loved (working with wildlife) side. A can of peas had been poured on the he didn’t think of it as a job. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Slow Down
Unconventional Calling Bags Bedford County Longbeard
Cabling with Grandsons
Dumpster Bears
Two for a Turkey
Operation Talon
Passing It On
Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
How Young is that Forest?
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 - March 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Slow Down
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Unconventional Calling Bags Bedford County Longbeard
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Cabling with Grandsons
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Dumpster Bears
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Two for a Turkey
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Operation Talon
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Passing It On
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - How Young is that Forest?
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 41
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Crossings
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