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York County resident sentenced to up to 10 years in prison WCO Darren	 David	 recently	 announced that Brian Dale Waugh, 39, of	Dover,	York	County,	was	sentenced	 to a 3- to 10-year prison sentence after being	 charged	 with	 various	 crimes	 stemming from a night-time poaching incident	off	of	Rife	Road	in	Reading	 Township, Adams County, on Dec. 26. Waugh,	 who	 is	 a	 convicted	 felon	 not allowed to possess any firearm, was involved	in	shooting	a	deer	from	a	motor vehicle, using a rifle and spotlight, with	two	juveniles	(ages	11	and	15)	in	 the vehicle at the time. He also was in possession	of	marijuana.	 On April 2, Waugh entered into a	 plea	 agreement	 with	 the	 Adams County District Attorney’s office, after being	 incarcerated,	 since	 Jan.	 4,	 at	 the Adams County Prison following a felony arrest	warrant	served	by	Game	 Commission WCOs. In	the	same	incident,	Todd	Edge-

comb,	38,	of	York,	York	County,	was	 the	 driver	 of	 the	 vehicle	 that	 night,	 and has	 been	 charged	 jointly	 by	 the	 Game	 Commission	 and	 Reading	 Township	 Police	 Department	 with	 corruption	 of	 minors;	 driving	 under	 the	influence	of	alcohol;	possession	of	 marijuana;	unlawful	use	of	lights	while	 hunting;	 taking big	 game	 in	 closed	 season;	hunting	through	the	use	of	a motorized	vehicle;	loaded	firearms	in a	vehicle;	and	spotlighting	for	wildlife	 after	lawful	hours.	Edgecomb’s	preliminary	hearing	still	is	pending. “I	 hope	 news	 of	 this	 will	 send	 a	 sobering	 message	 to	 other	 would-be	 poachers out	 there,	 especially	 those	 who	would	also	involve	alcohol,	drugs,	 and	 worst	 of	 all,	 juveniles,”	 WCO	 David	said. “This	 type	 of	 activity	 not	 only	 represents	a	significant	theft	of	our	precious	wildlife	resources	and corruption	 of	youth,	but	is	a	serious	danger	to	all involved	as	well as	the	public.”

Deer hunter survey results
THE	 Game	 Commission	 recently	 conducted	 a	 survey	 of	 hunters	 to get	a	better	understanding	of	hunter	 behavior	and	attitudes	regarding	deer	 hunting	and	management in	Pennsylvania.	Surveyed	was	a	random	sample	 of	hunters	who	purchased	a	2010-11	 hunting	 license.	 Preliminary	 results	 indicate	 the	 average	 age	 of	 a	 deer	 hunter	is	47,	he	or	she	began	hunting	 at	age	14,	and	has	been	hunting	deer	 for	29	years. The	person	responsible	for	getting	 respondents	 started	 hunting	 was	 a	 parent	 or	 grandparent,	 69	 percent;	 relative,	 13	 percent;	 other	 adult,	 5	 percent;	 friend,	 10	 percent;	 and	 no	 one,	3 percent. Seventy-six	 percent	 hunted	 deer	 for	each	of	the	past	five	years. Seven	 percent	hunted	deer	four	of	the	past five	years; six	percent,	three;	six	percent,	two;	four	percent,	one;	and	one	 percent,	none	of	the	five	years. Among the	 respondents,	 18	 percent	 harvested	 an	 antlered	 deer	 in	

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES who require special assistance at Game Commission public functions should contact the telephone number listed with the announcement, the appropriate region office or the Harrisburg headquarters. Phone numbers for each region are listed in Game News; the Harrisburg number is 717-787-4250.

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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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 4
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 26
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 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Field Notes
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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 - 58
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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