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On November 30, PGC canine Sarge died unexpectedly while on duty with his handler WCO Darin Clark. Sarge served the PGC for 11 years, and through his capabilities in tracking, evidence recovery and wildlife detection, he contributed significantly to the success of many law enforcement cases that that would not otherwise have been attained. His exemplary service is acknowledged and appreciated and he will be missed.

scheduled	during	the	off	season	from	 January	 through	 March	 to	 assist	 in	 development	of	the	club’s	program. To	be	eligible	to	receive	pheasant	 chicks,	a	sportsmen’s	club	is	required	 to	have	a	minimum	of	25	square	feet	 of	 covered	 pen	 space	 available	 per	 bird.	In	addition,	72	square	inches	of	 floor	space	per	chick	is	recommended	 in	the	brooder	building.	All	feed	and	 expenses	 incurred	 in	 the	 work	 of	 constructing	covered	pens	and	raising	 pheasants	will	be	the	responsibility	of	 the	 club.	 All	 pheasants	 propagated	 by	organizations	must	be	released	on	 lands	open	to	public	hunting. Pheasant	chicks	can	be	raised	at	the	 cooperator’s	facility	or	by	a	designated	 caretaker	with	the	proper	facilities.	 “We	 recommend	 releasing	 some	 hen	pheasants	in	early	September	in	 areas	where	habitat	is	sufficient	to	provide	food	and	cover,”	said	PGC	Bureau	 of	Wildlife	Management	Dirctor	Cal	 DuBrock.	 “These	 birds	 can	 provide	
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good	dog	training	opportunities,	and	 releasing	 hens	 early	 also	 provides	 additional	room	in	the	pen	to	finish	 growing	out	the	males	for	the	hunting	 season.	Maximum	recreational	opportunities	can	be	attained	by	releasing	 male	pheasants	as	close	to	the	opening	 of	small	game	season	as	possible.” Game	 Commission	 pheasant	 hatches	come	off	once	a	week	during	 the	 month	 of	 May,	 and	 the	 chicks	 for	clubs	will	be	scheduled	into	those	 hatches.	Game	farm	superintendents	 will	send	notification	to	approved	organizations	when	chicks	will	be	ready	 for	pick	up. The	Game	Commission	requires	a	 complete	report	of	the	production	and	 release	 results.	 Renewal	 applications	 will	not	be	processed	unless	a	complete	 report	has	been	filed	for	the	prior	year. In	 addition	 to	 the	 cooperating	 sportsmen’s	club	program,	the	agency	 also	sells	day-old	hen	pheasant	chicks	 and	surplus	eggs	in	lots	of	100	chicks	 for	$60,	or	300	eggs	for	$180.	Applications	 for	 chick	 and	 egg	 sales	 must	 be	 received	 by	 the	 supplying	 Game	 Commission	game	farm	by	March	31,	 and	early	requests	receive	top	priority.	 Both	eggs	and	chicks	must	be	picked	 up	 at	 the	 supplying	 game	 farm.	 Applicants	who	intend	to	sell,	barter	or	 transfer	possession	for	purposes	other	 than	releasing	on	lands	available	for	 public	 hunting	 are	 required	 to	 have	 a	Game	Propagators	Permit.	Contact	 the	Game	Commission’s	Special	PerGAME	NEWS



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
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 42
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 47
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
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 64a
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Cover4
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