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Bedford — I trapped and transferred a nuisance bear that had been ear-tagged last May by Deputy Eddie Mills and me. The bear returned outside of Everett and was caught again in late October. I then relocated the bear to the southern end of the county. Within two weeks the bear crossed three major highways, swam across the Juniata River and made its way back to within 500 yards of where he had been caught last. — wCo CHris skiPPer, everett W Arren — Many people here have observed bears with a red tag in one ear and a yellow tag in the other. These bear are from New York. They got themselves in trouble up there and were trapped and moved. Every year several find their way to Pennsylvania. — wCo donald r. dauGHerty, Garland CumBerlAnd — The porcupine season seemed to scare the quilled critters up north and push them farther south, as we’ve seen a lot more of the animals in this area. Unfortunately, they didn’t factor in the increase in vehicle traffic, as the last three sightings have been of those hit on local roads. — wCo tiMotHy l. wenriCH, MeCHaniCsBurG
MARCH  2012 

Where there’s a Will . . .

In November, a bear that was unable to walk was euthanized in Carbon County. The bear had an ear tag that revealed she had been first handled in 1982, in the same area, at age 6, as part of a study about bears in northeast Pennsylvania. That means she was nearly 36 years old, that she was born in January 1976 while Gerald Ford was president and Pennsylvania had fewer than 4,000 bears. Her birth also coincided with PGC’s temporary ban on all bear hunting in 1977 and 1978. This year hunters harvested more than 4,000 bears, there is an estimated 18,000 bears in the state, and bears are being seen in nearly every county. — PGC BioloGist Mark ternent, Howard

Ancient

Mystery Solved

Another Hazard

Armstrong — North Buffalo Township Police Chief Jason Hufhand told me that on Halloween no one would be home to hand out the treats, so he placed a large bowl of candy on the front porch for kids to help themselves. When he returned home he was disappointed to find spilled candy and wrappers scattered around the porch and yard. As he was cleaning up he discovered several piles of bear scat and realized that one or more bears had made the mess. I couldn’t help but wonder if any trick-or-treaters saw the bears and thought they were kids with realistic costumes. — wCo Gary toward, sarver
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Stole the Treats



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 - 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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