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boar	to	further	these	ends.
In	 separate	 action,	 the	 Board	
also	 proposed	 adding	 feral	 swine	
and	wild	boar	to	the	list	of	species	
that	may	be	lawfully	taken	during	
the	regular	antlered	and	antlerless	
deer	seasons	(Dec.	2-14).
In	 2007,	 the	 Pennsylvania	
Supreme	Court	declared	that	the	
Game	Commission	has	jurisdiction	
over	matters	relating	to	wild	boars,	
which	are	a	member	of	the	family	
Suidae,	and	also	a	feral	swine,	in	
Seeton	 v.	 PGC.	 Since	 that	 time,	
the	 agency	 first	 attempted	 to	 address	 those	 animals	 reproducing	
and	inhabiting	the	wild.		With	this	
regulatory	change,	the	agency	now	
is	focusing	on	the	source	of	those	
animals,	 which	 are	 not	 native	 to	
Pennsylvania.
Board	 takes	 action	 to	 streamline	
re-issuing	of	hunter	ed	cards
The	 Pennsylvania	 Board	 of	
Game	 Commissioners	 gave	 preliminary	 approval	 to	 regulatory	
changes	that	will	enable	the	agency	 to	 implement	 improvements	
to	 the	 hunter	 education	 replacement	 training	 certificate	 process	
by	providing	for	online	fulfillment	
capabilities.	
“These	 proposed	 changes	 will	

provide	 for	 future	 hunter	 education	program	flexibility,	which	will	
result	in	a	significant	improvement	
to	customer	service,”	said	Carl	G.	
Roe,	 Game	 Commission	 executive	director.	“Once	implemented,	
hunters	 will	 have	 the	 ability	 to	
reprint	a	certificate	of	hunter	education	 from	 a	 third-party	 vendor	
for	a	fee.”	
Roe	noted	that,	as	envisioned,	
the	agency	would	contract	with	a	
third-party	company	to	implement	
a	fully-automatic	online	system	so	
that	a	hunter	who	took	the	course	
since	 1987	 could	 download	 a	 replacement	 card	 for	 a	 fee	 paid	 to	
the	vendor,	24	hours	a	day,	sevendays-a-week.	
For	 those	 who	 were	 certified	
prior	 to	 1987,	 there	 still	 would	
be	a	certification	process,	but	this	
could	be	done	online,	24-hours	a	
day,	seven-days-a-week,	too.	
“We	believe	that	this	will	result	
in	 a	 significant	 improvement	 to	
customer	 service,	 and	 certainly	
help	hunters	who	find	themselves	
in	need	of	securing	a	certification	
card	quickly,”	Roe	said.
Game	 Commission	 HunterTrapper	Education	course	records	
dating	back	to	1987	are	maintained	
on	a	computer	database.	Presently,	

Contacting the Region Offices
Northwest	—	814-432-3187
Southwest	—	724-238-9523
Northcentral	—	570-398-4744

Southcentral	—	814-643-1831
Northeast	—	570-675-1143
Southeast	—	610-926-3136

TIP Hotline:	1-888-PGC-8001.	This	number	is	only	for	calls	concerning	illegal	killing	of	endangered	species	or	multiple	big	game	animals.	All	other	
calls	should	be	made	to	the	appropriate	region	number	above.

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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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 41
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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 51
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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