Pennsylvania Game News - December 2015 - 49

Big Boy
P ike - I trapped a nuisance bear
last summer that weighed about 550
pounds. I can only imagine his size
this fall.
- WCO Mark krOpa, GreentOWn
Big-City Nature
PhiladelPhia -Last spring, I took
students from Cheltenham Elementary
School on a nature walk and stream
study with Waterways Conservation
Officers Erin Czech and Ron Evancho
from the state Fish and Boat Commission. We took the kids a few blocks
from the school to a local stream
and park. During our short walk and
stream study some of the aquatic life
we saw included a northern water
snake, dragonfly nymph, salamander,
minnows and a hen mallard with 10
ducklings. Walking back to school, we
saw several deer, a fox, robins, mourning doves, a red-winged blackbird, two
red-tailed hawks and a bald eagle.
- WCO JerrOld W. CzeCh Jr.,
philadelphia
Sticky Situation
I ran into a friend, Don Watts, an avid
outdoorsman, birder and wildlife enthusiast who was transporting a downy
woodpecker to a wildlife rehabilitator.
The small woodpecker was stuck to
an insect-survey trap. The trap is very
sticky and is designed to hold insects
that are attracted to pheromones within
the trap. Unfortunately, in this case the
bird must have been attracted to the
insects sticking to the trap. The bird
appeared in good shape other than some
damaged wing and tailfeathers, and I'm
sure it made a full recovery.
- lMO shayne a. hOaChlander, COrry
DECEMBER 2015	

Eyes in the Woods
Wyoming - For years I've attempted
to curtail the unlawful use of ATVs on
game lands. I have tried speaking with
various clubs and camp owners in the
area. I tried posting signs and keeping
the area posted. I gave many verbal
and written warnings, and finally cited
every individual in violation. Even
after the local magistrate assessed
the maximum fines for each violation, the unlawful activity continued.
It was not until we started to deploy
electronic surveillance equipment did
I start seeing a reduction of violations
on game lands. It seems that violators
would take their chances of getting
caught, but not when they knew the
game lands were being watched 24/7.
- WCO ViCtOr rOsa, FleetVille

Got My Goat
Schuylkill - I went to a property
where the landowners were complaining about deer damage. When I arrived I
noticed seedlings that had been stripped
of leaves and had buds nipped off. The
landowners were convinced the damage
was from deer. As we stood there
talking, their free-ranging goat came
around the house and stripped a small
tree right in front of us.
- WCO JOel Gibble, neW rinGGOld
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