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Safety Zone of the house at the time. The bullet penetrated a bedroom, ricocheted off two of the walls, and landed right on top of a pillow on the bed. In another incident, a young man who had been convicted on three occasions in a 4-year period for unlawfully killing deer, hit a house more than a half mile away as he was shooting at a deer running across a field. The bullet went through one bedroom on the upper story, traveled across the hallway, and penetrated into the next bedroom and struck just inches over the top of a pillow on a bed belonging to a young girl. Thankfully, she wasn’t sleeping at the time. The bullet was found on the floor of her bedroom, after it had bounced off the wall on the opposite side of the house from where it had entered. Many other similar cases went unsolved, as with a case where the bullet went in near one corner of a house and exited out an adjacent side. The bullet was never recovered. A minivan was struck parked next to someone’s house, but no suspects could be located. Another house was shot on a Sunday in the middle of summer, and although it may not have been a hunting situation, it may have been a landowner shooting nuisance groundhogs, or someone illegally hunting on a Sunday.

Most of the cases that went unsolved didn’t come to my attention right away, which supports a general investigative truth in almost any type of crime in that the longer it goes unreported, the harder it is to solve. I am fortunate to be able to claim that I have been able to solve most of the incidents reported. Some cases are exceptionally satisfying when solved, and some can throw you a difficult curveball. Some are both, as in the case of a home where a woman was standing inside her living room, holding her baby, when a bullet whizzed by only a couple feet away from them. It came through the back glass patio door and imbedded inside the wall stud on the opposite side of the room. Three hunters were in the area at the time, all of whom were interviewed later that day. One turned out to have been standing within the Safety Zone of the house in plain view at the time of the incident, and he admitted to shooting at a deer at that same time. The caliber of the bullet in the wall matched the caliber of his rifle, and the bullet path seemed to match perfectly with his location. I was convinced he was the culprit, even though he insisted that he shot

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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Conservation News
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover3
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