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himself on his cleverness. It was Friday and the rest of the world was at work. And had it been any other afternoon that particular week, Limping Wolf would have been right. Yorgo never missed a day at his desk in town, but feeling a bit under the weather, he had taken an uncustomary day off. That decision would spell disaster for Limping Wolf and his clan. Yorgo followed the poacher through the forest until he reached Limping Wolf’s property line. He crouched low there and watched him drag the buck across his driveway to the open barn door. From the barn, another man walked out to greet him. It was Fast Hand Jon. They clasped palms briefly, and then Fast Hand grabbed the drag rope and ran it through a pulley atop the doorway. Both men hoisted the deer until it dangled just off the ground, and while Fast Hand secured the rope, Limping Wolf pulled his blade and pre- pared to skin the carcass. In more than 30 years as a WCO, I could count on one hand the number of times I received information as timely as the voice on the phone telling me about Limping Wolf and Fast Hand Jon. If I hurried, I could catch them red-handed, he said. I thanked Yorgo for the information and hung up. It would be a short jaunt, slightly more than 10 miles, and I wanted to be there before they disposed of the carcass. The narrow dirt lane leading to Limping Wolf’s property seemed to stretch for a mile. It was uphill all the way, and my Ford gobbled the distance greedily as I bounced over potholes and exposed bedrock. Rounding a bend, I noticed a barn to my immediate right. It ran sideways, parallel to my vehicle, and when I broke past it, I suddenly spotted two men in the clearing before me. For a moment, time stood still, the blazing sun shining vividly upon shocked faces. Caught in mid-stride, both men stood frozen in the low grass, eyes wide open at the sight of my marked vehicle. Bordered by forest, the surrounding yard was littered with broken farm equipment and odd junk. An ancient Chevy pickup sat behind them, its body rotted from decades outdoors. On either side were a dozen 55-gallon drums capsized and scattered in disarray. My eyes shifted back to the men. I saw Fast Hand covered with blood, a holstered six shooter on his belt. Fast Hand turned to run as my patrol vehicle slid to a stop in the loose gravel. I was out the door in an instant. Standing behind the front fender for cover, I ordered him to halt. Fast Hand froze in his tracks at my command. Then he spun toward me and I saw his left hand begin to drop toward his gun. I unsnapped my GAME NEWS 14

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009
Life &Times of the Whitetail
Contents
Bald Eagles along the Susquehanna
A Price to Pay
In Broad Daylight
Pennsylvania Elk With a Flintlock
Allan and Granddad’s .44-40 Colt Lightning
The History of State Game Lands Acquisition
The Year that Changed My Life
Where’s The Gun?
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Life &Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Bald Eagles along the Susquehanna
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - A Price to Pay
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - In Broad Daylight
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Pennsylvania Elk With a Flintlock
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Allan and Granddad’s .44-40 Colt Lightning
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - The History of State Game Lands Acquisition
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - The Year that Changed My Life
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Where’s The Gun?
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 64a
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 64b
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Cover4
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