Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 32

Wow!
AdAms — I always knew that Hunter-Trapper Education is very important 
for certifying new hunters, but during 
this  past  deer  season  it  really  struck 
me how vital the program actually is. I 
came across three different people who 
had obtained their licenses unlawfully 
by not being certified in HTE. One had 
a loaded rifle on top of his car parked 
alongside  a  public  roadway.  Another 
had killed a protected deer not knowing he wasn’t allowed to do so. And the 
last one killed a buck, but when I was 
conducting  a  field  check  on  him,  he 
accidentally twice pointed the muzzle 
of his loaded rifle right at me. Not only 
were they all charged with obtaining a 
hunting license illegally (without taking a certified HTE course), but were 
charged  for  other  violations  as  well, 
including unlawfully-taken big game.

We Aim to Reach Hunters
mErcEr — Deputy Bruce Ellis and I 
were patrolling the back roads of the 
county  on  the  opening  day  of  deer 
season when in the afternoon we came 
across a hunter walking toward the end 
of his long lane. We reached him just 
as he opened the door of his mailbox. 
He looked up and noticed us, and then 
glanced at his mail. The hunter’s eyes 
widened.  “You  guys  really  are  everywhere!”  he  hollered,  holding  up  the 
latest Game	News issue.
— Deputy Marshall B. nyCh,
neW WilMingtOn

— WCO Darren DaviD, east Berlin

Feeding Frenzy
EriE — I  was  patrolling  SGL  109 
when  I  heard  the  sound  of  a  falling 
object from a spruce tree, and then I 
noticed a red squirrel. It was locating 
Quite Chewy
all of the green pine cones it could find 
BEdford — I was patrolling SGL 48 
and cutting them loose and dropping 
them. I watched for about 15 minutes  in  Bedford  County  when  I  ran  into 
and it was averaging eight pine cones  Food & Cover Corp worker Tom Miller. Tom said to me in a serious tone, “I 
a minute.
need to confess a mistake kill.” He then 
— WCO larry M. sMith, erie
reached into his truck and pulled out 
a foam turkey decoy that had the head 
Beat Them to the Punch
TrAining  school — Every  month  chopped  off.  It  seems  that  a  hunter 
when the newest issue of Game	News  had left the decoy set up in the brush 
is distributed, the cadets immediately  when Tom ran over it with a vegetation 
turn  to  the  Field  Notes  to  see  who  cutter. I advised Tom that I would not 
got  published.  I  wonder  what  their  require him to complete a mistake kill 
thoughts will be when they see I beat  affidavit, and because I was in a good 
them out with this one. Sorry, guys and  mood he could even keep the bird for 
the dinner table.
gals, better luck next time.
— CaDet riCh Briggs, harrisBurg

32	

— WCO JereMy COughenOur, BeDfOrD

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

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Contents
Another Doorstep
Whitetail Predation
Pymatuning and Conneaut
Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
From the Field
Field Notes
Conservation News
Making a Difference
What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another Doorstep
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pymatuning and Conneaut
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 36
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 38
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
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