Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 38

Bradford — During a court sentencing  hearing involving a poaching case I used the April issue of Game	News as a reference  to show the judge an article about “Operation Talon,” a statewide initiative to curb poaching.  An  evidence photo  from  this  particular case was used in the referenced  article. After the hearing, one of the defendants asked me if he could have my copy of  Game	News. I quickly told him he’d have  to buy his own. The judge overheard and  thought it was humorous. — WCO JOseph Wenzel, Athens

More Than Just a Good Read

MCKean — An  individual  called  the  region  office  and  reported  that  he  had  discovered the skeletal remains of a bear with “99” on an ear tag. Records indicated that  the  bear  with  that  tag  number  was captured in 1979, which would make it the oldest bear ever recorded in Pennsylvania.  The region staff became very excited and  requested  that  I  recover  the  skull  and  jawbone for possible analysis and display.  Upon discovery of the skeletal remains it  was quickly determined that the remains  were that of a domestic pig and the ear tag was a tag used in an auction. To the credit  of the guy who discovered the skeltal remains, the pig did have black hair, but it  still warrants a Field Note. — WCO thOMAs M. sAbOlCik, pOrt Allegheny LMO  Jim  Jolley  asked  about  a  small  wooden box near my desk and I explained  that it was an artificial roost box for solitary  male bats. “Ah, a ‘batchelor’ pad,” Jim said.  I should have seen that one coming. —nOrthCentrAl regiOn i & e supervisOr  WilliAM WilliAMs, bentOn

Mistaken ID

Clever

Crawford — I was visiting retired PGC  Deputy Executive Director Larry Harshaw  in Florida and we decided to play a round of golf. Price of a sleeve of golf balls: $3;  price of fee to play: $13; the look on the  faces of the players on the first green as they turned to walk off the green and returned  to their carts only to find a 9-foot alligator  blocking their path: priceless. — WCO MArk A. AllegrO, MeAdville 

Surprise

westMoreland — I  was  patrolling  a  Hunter Access cooperator’s property when  a vehicle I recognized went past and onto  a road that was marked closed to motorized  vehicles.  The  citation  filed  on  this  individual marks the third family member cited in the same truck in as many years for the same violation. — deputy rObert deMpsey, derry

Time for a New Truck?

soMerset — I knew I had been dealing  Potter — With the early spring it’s go- with bears too long when my son, Mark,  ing to be interesting to see how the mast  brought home a dozen doughnuts for Suncrop fares this fall. Most of the mast produc- day brunch, and my 7-year-old daughter, ing trees blossomed several weeks early and Kyra, opened the box and said, “They smell  the April frosts may have had a real impact. like bear bait.” — WCO WilliAM C. rAgOstA, COuderspOrt — deputy rObert turner, stOystOWn
38	 GAME	 NEWS

Tough On the Hard Mast

Know the Routine



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Decisions, Decisions
Hiking the Elk Range
Young Gun 2
Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
Out of the Fog
Looking Forward To
European Skull Mounts
You Never Know
Just Gittin’ Started
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 - August 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Decisions, Decisions
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Hiking the Elk Range
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Young Gun 2
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Out of the Fog
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Looking Forward To
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - European Skull Mounts
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - You Never Know
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Just Gittin’ Started
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Crossings
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