Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 38

Helping Hands
Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited members recently completed a work project day on SGL 331 in Clearfield County. Members cut one acre of trees to create browse for deer and restore early successional habitat in the small game management area. Other club members pruned 40 and day-lighted 20 apple trees. — LMO COLLEEN M. SHANNON, GRAMPIAN

ALLEGHENY — I told Dr. Robert Wagner from the University of Pittsburgh about banding the peregrine falcons on the Monaca Bridge, and how aggressive the mother was. She hit me in the back of my head so hard I saw stars. Then, while I was leaning out over a beam to get one of the chicks, she slammed into the side of my head. His response was, “Now you know how a pigeon feels.” So much for sympathy. — WCO BETH A. FIFE, SOUTH PARK

Knock-Out Punch

COLUMBIA — While on vacation last summer I was called upon to take care of a nuisance groundhog. The critter was living under the beach house my family and I were staying in. — WCO JOHN MORACK, NUMIDIA

Can’t Get Away

WYOMING — Darren Maria and the dedicated employees of Northeast Machinery volunteered their engineering expertise to modify a 30-year-old bear trap to modern safety standards that will allow me to process nuisance bears with less handling and more efficiency. The Game Commission, the sportsmen of Wyoming County and I offer a sincere thanks for helping with the protection and support of the wildlife resource. — WCO VICTOR ROSA, FLEETVILLE TRAINING SCHOOL — I was assigned to Armstrong County with WCO Rod Burns for the opening day of dove and the resident goose season. Late in the afternoon we stopped at a small ice cream stand to get some refreshment. A young boy approached us and asked if Labor Day was the “fish for free day.” WCO Burns told the boy that he could fish for free every day. The boy hugged WCO Burns and told him he was the best cop ever. The gloating began. Sure I could salvage the situation, I asked the boy who was the best looking. The boy outstretched his arm and pointed to WCO Burns. Believe me when I say I was reminded of who the “best” was about every mile for the rest of the day. Thanks WCO Burns for both an educational and a humbling day afield. — CADET MICHAEL J. PAPINCHAK, HARRISBURG
GAME NEWS

Helping Hand

That’s All He Needed to Hear

TRAINING SCHOOL — An exercise at the school was to get doused with pepper spray, fight off an attacker and radio for help. I thought I was pretty tough, so this wouldn’t be too bad. Well, I found out that pepper spray does not care how tough you are. Shortly after radioing for help and finishing the exercise, I found myself buried face first in a bucket of water, trying to decide which was worse — not breathing under water or being on fire outside of water. I learned a valuable lesson on the potency of pepper spray, and what a deterrent it can be. — CADET JOSHUA S. FETTE, HARRISBURG
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Nothing Like Firsthand Experience



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013
Contents
PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
Late Season Grouse
Then and Now
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Late Season Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Then and Now
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Crossings
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