Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 29

Fitting In late June my wife and I attended the memorial service for retired WCO Gene Utech. Testimonials gave an indication of the many interests in Gene’s life, with one being his fascination with the annual migration of hawks and other birds of prey. At the end of the service a military tribute took place in the parking lot of the funeral home, and as Taps was being played a Cooper’s hawk buzzed the lot. Even Mother Nature saw fit to pay a final tribute. — LOWELL E. BITTNER, PGC RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPERVISOR, MOHRSVILLE Help from Above Big Bears MIFFLIN — Six bear skulls were measured at the Southcentral Region big game scoring session in June, and all qualified for the PA record book. Five of the six were over 20 inches, which qualifies them for the Boone and Crockett Club Awards Program. One of the six was over 21 inches, which qualifies it for the Boone and Crocket Club All Time record book. Officials from the Boone and Crockett Club have stated that they believe the new world record bear will come from the Keystone State. — WCO JEFFREY G. MOCK, LEWISTOWN ELK — My pastor, Cliff Buell, who is from Pittsburgh and is an avid outdoorsman, was accompanying me one morning on my quest to capture and collar an elk calf. When Cliff asked if there were any bears in the area, because he was really anxious to see one, I said there were but it wasn’t that easy to just produce a bear. We no sooner turned the corner in the road and there stood a bear in the yard of a camp. I looked at Cliff in amazement when he replied, “You forgot who I work for.” We ended up seeing elk, deer and turkeys, in addition to the bear, and all by 6:30 in the morning. — WCO DOTY A. MCDOWELL, ST. MARYS They’ll Accommodate CENTRE — Two new WCOs have been assigned to the county, both recent graduates from the 27th Class. Mike Steingraber and Chris Deal have hit the ground running and are doing a good job while trying to get settled in a new area. I’m hoping Mike and Chris will provide me with a lot of Field Note material soon, so my brother, retired WCO Barry Seth, will quit asking me when he’s going to see my name in the popular section. — WCO ERIC L. SETH, MILESBURG OCTOBER 2008 Who Netted Who? VENANGO — It was great to see the crow we netted and released while trapping turkeys on my farm produced Field Notes (the last one in May) from our local WCOs. The only problem is that the crow has since given up corn in favor of sunflower seeds from my birdfeeders. Worse yet, it invited its buddies, and at $20 a bag for sunflower seeds, I’m beginning to feel like I’m the one who really got caught in that deal. — BIOLOGIST CHARLES L. THOMA, POLK 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
The Essence of Whitetails
Hunting for a Greater Good
What a Story to Tell
Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
The Sandhill Crane Incidents
Nevada Grouse
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Essence of Whitetails
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Hunting for a Greater Good
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - What a Story to Tell
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Sandhill Crane Incidents
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Nevada Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Crossings
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