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RICHARD E. WALTON, center, of Wilkes-Barre was honored with the Game Commission’s Senior Wildlife Conservation Award in recognition of his distinguished service to the agency. Walton recently retired as a Northeast Region dispatcher and also faithfully served as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer in Luzerne County for more than 47 years. “Richard Walton’s passion for the protection of wildlife resources was routinely demonstrated through the many hours he spent detecting and apprehending game law violators,” said Northeast Region director Daniel Figured. “Rich has been a great asset to our agency.” Walton is a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, Outdoor Writers of America, American Federation of Police, and the Luzerne County Law Enforcement Officers and Associates. Flanking Rich Walton here are Luzerne County WCO Gerald Kapral, left, and Daniel Figured.

of the old railroad grade for about 2,000 feet. In other action, the Board: Gave final approval to a series of technical regulatory changes to eliminate the reference to the Department of Environmental Resources, and replace it with a reference to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which was made in law in 1995. The regulatory changes also update reference to the agency’s officers as “Wildlife Conservation Officers.” This change is nonsubstantive and is not intended to expand or limit the enforcement authority of any classification of officer; Gave final approval to a regulatory change to allow the use of
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electronic crow decoys for use in the hunting of crows; Gave final approval to a series of changes designed to improve the testing and certification of those applying to become permitted Wildlife Nuisance Control Agents; Gave approval to increase Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer compensation from $65 per diem to $80 per diem, effective Oct. 1, 2012; Recommitted its support for legislation that would legalize the use of blood tracking dogs for hunters to recover wounded deer and bear; and Reaffirmed the date of the Board’s first quarterly meeting of 2013 to be Jan. 27-29, 2013, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.
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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 - Late Season Grouse
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Fun Game
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