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The PA Chapter of NWTF honored Susquehanna County WCO RICK FINNEGAN, above, with its Wildlife Conservation Officer of the Year award, and GEORGE MILLER, Land Management Group Supervisor for Clarion and Jefferson counties, with its Wildlife Manager of the Year award. Presenting the awards is Bob Eriksen, NWTF regional biologist.

“Unauthorized	ATV	operation	on	 State	Game	Lands	and	private	lands	 enrolled	in	the	agency’s	Hunter	Access	 Program	is	one	of	the	top	10	violations	 our	 Wildlife	 Conservation	 Officers	 encounter	 each	 year,”	 said	 Carl	 G.	 Roe,	 Game	 Commission	 executive	 director.	 “Illegal	 ATV	 operation	 is	 a	 major	 source	 of	 wildlife	 habitat	 de-

struction	 across	 the	 state,	 and	 these	 violations	are	often	accompanied	by	 ATV	classification	offenses,	such	as	a	 lack	of	registration	or	insurance,	which	 are	required	under	Title	75.” “Under	 current	 law,	 WCOs	 do	 not	 have	 authority	 to	 enforce	 Title	 75	summary	offenses,	and	the	Game	 Commission	normally	forwards	these	 violations	 to	 other	 enforcement	 authorities,	which	typically	end	in	mixed	 results.	 This	 amendment	 will	 ensure	 safe	and	effective	enforcement	of	these	 requirements	occurring	on	lands	under	 Game	Commission	ownership,	lease,	 agreement	or	control.” This	 proposed	 regulatory	 change	 must	 be	 approved	 by	 the	 Board	 at	 a	 future	meeting	before	taking	effect. 	 In other action, the Board: •	Adopted	 a	 policy	 statement	 on	 “Balanced	 Management,”	 reaffirming	 the	 long-standing	 practice	 of	 the	Board	to	find	a	balance	between	 scientific	management,	stakeholders’	 needs	and	the	desires	and	concerns	of	 the	 citizens	 of	 the	 Commonwealth.	 The	 statement	 now	 becomes	 part	 of	 the	 Board’s	 policy	 manual,	 which	 is	 available	 on	 the	 agency’s	 website	 by	 putting	your	cursor	over	“About	Us,”	 then	on	“Commissioners’	Page”	in	the	 drop-down	 menu	 and	 then	 clicking	 on	“Board	Policy	Manual”	in	the	next	 drop-down	menu;	 •	Gave	final	approval	to	allow	the	 use	of	draw-lock	devices; •	Gave	 final	 approval	 to	 define	 decoy	as	“any	artificial	representation	 or	facsimile	of	a	bird	or	animal	used	 to	 attract	 other	 birds	 and	 animals.	 This	 term	 shall	 not	 be	 construed	 to	

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 - 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 - 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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover3
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