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Luzerne  — Last spring a bear cub managed  to  get  caught  in  a  box  trap,  and  as  WCO  Gerald  Kapral  and  I  followed  the  mother  carrying  the  cub  in  the  trap  400  yards into the woods, we wondered what  to do. When the mother finally set the trap  down, WCO Kapral and I saw our chance.  We ran toward the trap and I was able to  open  it  and  release  the  cub  unharmed.  Albeit, this all occurred under the watchful  eye of WCO Kapral and his shotgun. — WCO Dave allen, MOuntain tOp

Lancaster — I responded to a call about  some geese being killed behind a nursing  home. I thought I’d find some hunters in  a field with some decoys who forgot that  the season had ended. After searching the  area and finding no evidence of hunting,  the  caller  gave  me  a  better  description  of  what  she  had  witnessed.  She  had  not  seen any hunters but rather a man in the  parking lot of the nursing home who had  been violently tearing apart several geese  and throwing them into a white enclosed  trailer. I thanked her but hid my laughter,  as I realized she was describing a man takWay to Go ing apart some goose decoys that he had  My  friend  Dave’s  daughter,  Julie,  had  been showing to some of the residents. been hunting as a mentor youth hunter for  — Deputy JaCK Bennett, lanCaSter several years, but it wasn’t until last year,  after she turned 12 that she took up bowhunting. Then, on the first day of archery  season she and her dad had a bear climb  up the steps of their treestand, giving them  quite a thrill, and on their second time out,  Julie shot her first buck — a 5-point  — at  20 yards. — lMO GeOrGe J. Miller, SiGel

Don’t Try This Yourself

Duped by Decoys

Bradford — After  patrolling  Penn’s  Woods for more than 30 years, I’ve often  thought  about  what  it  will  be  like  to  be  retired.  On  a  recent  beautiful  fall  day  in  October I was patrolling near Mt. Pisgah  State Park and realized the annual Apple  Butter Boil Festival was going on. I stopped  to  check  it  out  and  soon  spotted  retired  WCO Bill Bower cranking away, making  homemade ice cream before a rather large  crowd.  I  couldn’t  help  but  to  do  a  few  cranks myself. At an adjacent table was retired deputy Charlie Fox carving pumpkins  for the kids. I thought how nice it would be  to retire when suddenly I was approached  by  a  young  man  wanting  to  know  about  the Mentored Youth Hunting Program. I  snapped back to reality and realized I had  better get back to business. — WCO JOSeph Wenzel, athenS
MARCH  2012 

Cranking Out the Years

northumBerLand — I’ve  had  quite  a  bit  of  boating  experience  on  large  lakes,  boating frequently on the Finger Lakes in  New York State. While cruising the river,  deputy  Anderson  and  I  spotted  hunters  ahead. I maneuvered the boat over to their  blind just off an island in Lower Augusta  Township. The boat landing was fine, but  I jumped over the side and landed in about  12 inches of muck. I found myself on my  side,  having  slid  in  the  slick  mud,  soaking my left side in the river’s cold water. I  quickly stood up and brushed off, but then,  to add insult to injury, one of the hunters  said, “You must be new at this.” — WCO JaSOn Kelley, DOrnSife
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Two for a Turkey
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Operation Talon
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Passing It On
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - How Young is that Forest?
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Crossings
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