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he had shot at and missed a deer several days earlier, and he led me right to where the shell cases had been found. He then showed me where the deer had been, which was right in between the damaged house and his shooting location. He was charged with and convicted of shooting through a Safety Zone and damaging property, along with restitution to the victim to repair the damage done to his house. Not all such cases are that easy to solve; but most require some good fortune and just plain old fashioned detective work. Another case in Delaware County also had a buckshot pellet smashing the window of a house in a relatively new development, but this time it was an upper story bathroom window. Unlike the other incident, the family was home when this occurred, and the man of the house confronted a hunter literally in his backyard, almost immediately after he shot. Understandably upset, the homeowner shouted some things at the hunter, who shouted back that he can hunt there as he always had in the past (presumably before there were houses there). When I spoke to the victim later, all he could remember about the hunter was that he was wearing a fleecy-looking camouflage orange vest. The next day I parked almost a mile from the victim’s house, and walked the area that had a good bit of woods and fields between the public roads and housing developments. Within a short time I spotted a hunter, and he was wearing a fleece camouflage-orange vest. I approached him casually, did a routine field check and noticed he was using 000 buckshot shotshells, which are not at all common and was the same type that went through the window. I told him there had been reports of a
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nearby homeowner harassing hunters, and asked if he had come across anything like that. He took the bait right away and went on to enthusiastically explain how just the day before a man was yelling obscenities at him while in the area. I asked him to tell me where this had occurred, and he oriented me to the appropriate direction and accurately described the victim’s house and property. He even recited some of the word exchange between the two men. I had him come back to my vehicle, where he willingly filled out a witness statement form, describing his encounter. After collecting the statement form, the look on his face was priceless when I told him what had happened and what was then going to happen to him at that point, which, along with game law violations, was a criminal charge of recklessly endangering other persons. After transferring to Adams County, I was for the first time dealing with hunters who used high-powered rifles. I learned over the years here that most instances of buildings being shot go unreported, at least to the Game Commission. This is a rural area where many folks are not all that alarmed when their barns, garages or sheds are struck, but somewhat more concerned when their houses are. Still, many were reported, as in the case of a junior hunter shooting at a deer running across a field, where the bullet struck a plastic cooler sitting on a porch next to the front door of a home. The bullet was inside the cooler. Another junior hunter was in a thick patch of woods with some adult relatives and friends when he took a quick shot at a deer and hit a house that he couldn’t see through the vegetation, although some of the hunting party had been within the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
History of the Whitetail
Table of Contents
Going to the Ducks
A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
You Can’t Call It Back
Cover Story
Last Shot for Pap?
75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
NASP Students are Hungry for More
Bears and Turkeys
A Natural Connection
The Other Migratory Game Birds
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 - September 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Table of Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Going to the Ducks
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - You Can’t Call It Back
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover Story
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Last Shot for Pap?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - NASP Students are Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Bears and Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Natural Connection
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Other Migratory Game Birds
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 36
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 38
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover4
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