Pennsylvania Game News - February 2014 - 35

Build It and They'll Come

I was discussing strategies for an
expansion of an ongoing forest habitat
project on game lands in the Northeast
Region. During the walk through the
area we noticed where a bear had been
bedding among a small group of spruce
trees (planted a few years ago by the
Food and Cover Corps crew), taking
advantage of the shade. At another
spot, we found where a buck had made
a rub to remove the velvet from his
antlers, and found shreds of velvet
still on the ground. About 50 yards
away, I discovered an old shed antler.
As we were heading back to the truck,
we looked up and a mature bald eagle
flew overhead. All I could say to the
foresters, land managers and Food and
Cover Corps guys was to keep up the
good work.
- PGC fOrestry divisiOn Chief dave
GustafsOn, harrisburG

"Canned" Experience

W ayne - Dispatcher John Sivo
called indicating that a bear with a
farmer's milking can stuck on its head
was in the middle of a roadway just
off Route 6 near the Viewmont Mall.
When I arrived I found the bear with
a 40-pound milking can stuck fast to
her head and her four cubs safely up
a tree watching the incident. After
tranquilizing the bear I attempted
to remove the container from the
bear's head with the help of six ablebodied men and a large container of
dishwashing liquid. The can would not
budge, so I went with Plan B. Thanks
to Joe Walker, Bob and Joe Drake, who
arrived with a generator and a cutting
tool, and all of the residents of Bell
Mountain who also helped, the bear
was free of the can and walked off with
her cubs.
- WCO frank dOOley, tyler hill

Worthy Cause

Brent Whoric from Dunbar recently
completed his Eagle Scout Project
requirements by working on SGL 51
in Fayette County. With the assistance
of several local sponsors, Brent spent
348 hours and $625 doing a makeover
of a historical site. The area, near
Jumonville, was dedicated in 1989,
and a monument was erected that
commemorates the efforts of the
NWTF, the Western PA Conservancy
and the PGC, all of which collaborated
to acquire 624 acres of land containing
the Dunbar Creek headwaters. Over
the years, the area had deteriorated and
the monument had been vandalized.
Brent, with assistance from the NWTF,
did a great job returning it to its former
condition.
- lMO stePhen a. leiendeCker,
uniOntOWn
FEBRUARY 2014

Blondes Have More Fun

M ifflin - I spent quite a bit of
time during the summer trapping and
tagging bears for research. Last year, I
was able to tag 28 bears, one of which
was a blonde color phase female. This
was my first color-phase bear in 20 years
on the job.
- WCO Jeffrey G. MOCk, reedsville
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