Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 31
All’s Well . . .
Pike — I had to inform a local hunter
that his usual bear hunting spot was off
limits due to an archery bear hunter
using bait in the area. He was disappointed and had to resort to plan B.
He tried a new location and within the
first two hours on the opening day of
the firearms bear season he shot a bear.
— WCO MaRK KROpa, gReentOWn
Quite a Feat
A rmstrong — After checking a
bear taken in the early archery season
I quickly realized that the bruin was
just icing on the cake for the successful
hunter. In addition to the bear, Zachary Prugh harvested a spring gobbler,
an antlerless deer and an 8-point buck
during 2012. All the more remarkable
is that Zach is 14 and all the animals
were taken with a compound bow.
— WCO ROd BuRns, Kittanning
To that lucky deer hunter who got
the 11-point buck that scored 165-7/8
Boone & Crockett Club points on
State Game Lands I congratulate you
for walking back to a remote section.
You certainly were rewarded. By the
way, this same hunter said there was a
“small” 8-point in the same area.
— lMO RiChaRd lupinsKy,
Better Safe than Sorry
Luzerne — I pulled into a parking
lot on SGL 91 and found litter that
had been thrown out of a vehicle. I
went through the items and found a pay
statement from a woman who worked
at one of the fast food chains in the
area. With no address on the statement,
I figured I’d contact the corporate office
and try to locate the franchise where
the woman worked. I decided to stop
for lunch at a local fast food joint and
as I placed my order with the woman
behind the counter, I glanced at her
name tag. I was stunned to find it was
the woman I sought. Needless to say, I
finished my meal before I talked to her
about the violation and the citation
that was coming her way.
— WCO geRald KapRal, plains
York — I responded to a call about
a great horned owl stuck in an athletic
net at Northern Elementary School in
Dillsburg. If it weren’t strange enough
that the 5-by-6-foot net had caught one
owl, I received a call the next morning about another owl tangled in it. I
thought it must have been a joke, but
sure enough it appeared to be a different great horned owl in the same, now
half-mangled net. Both owls were freed
and released without injury. I advised
the school to hold onto the net in case
Game Commission biologists ever need
assistance with trapping and banding
great horned owls. We wouldn’t even
need to use bait.
— WCO Kyle JuRy, leWisBeRRy