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holster and yelled, “Freeze! Do not move!” Fast Hand stopped cold and raised both palms high. I shouted for Limping Wolf to do the same. He complied immediately. Limping Wolf had a large knife in his belt, and I approached the two men with great caution. Because my eyes were locked on the armed poachers, I almost missed the third person as I crossed in front of the barn. Someone stood behind the halfskinned carcass of an 8-point buck hanging in the doorway. She was short and stout, a bloody skinning knife in her hand. Her stony face glaring at me as I quickly backed away. “Drop the knife and step out, now,” I barked. The woman obeyed, and I instructed her to stand with the two men. I ordered Fast Hand to lace his fingers behind his head and drop to his knees. He complied and slowly crouched into a kneeling position looking pale and wilted with dread. I stepped behind him, took his .38 revolver from its holster and stuck it in my belt. Then I frisked him for additional weapons, while keeping a guarded eye on Limping Wolf and the woman. Satisfied he was clean, I had Fast Hand lay belly down on the ground before turning to face Limping Wolf, my gaze boring through him. Limping Wolf looked wired. Crazy. His eyes dancing wildly in his head, lips twitching nervously. “Just keep your hands in the air,” I said calmly. He glanced at the woman. She gave him a hard look and a subtle headshake. Her message clear: Don’t even think about it. I nodded approvingly at her and ordered Limping Wolf to unbuckle his belt with his left hand, and let it drop to the ground with his knife. The woman must have had a strong influence on him, for his face had softened now, his eyes strangely tranquil as he unsnapped his JULY 2009 belt and let it fall. I had him kick the belt aside, and then I told him to lie on his belly, facing away from it. He did this, his face exuding a sense of relief that things were about to come to an end. I looked at the woman. She bowed her head in despair. “We won’t give you any trouble, officer,” she muttered. “My boys don’t mean you no harm. You’re just doing your job. I understand.” “Everybody just stay where you are and we’ll get along just fine,” I said, while unsnapping my portable radio from my belt. I keyed the mike and called for backup. WCO Mark Rutkowski’s voice came through within seconds. “Car 522 responding. Where are you, Bill?” Rutkowski was close by. I gave my location and within minutes heard his patrol vehicle churning up the gravel lane. He parked next to my car and hustled over to my side. “Bill, are you okay?” he asked. I explained what had happened and asked him to keep an eye on Limping Wolf and Fast Hand, while I searched the barn and surrounding grounds. I looked at the woman. “Is this your property?” “It is. There’s a deer cut up inside that tub,” she said pointing to a large plastic container 50 feet away. “You already seen the one hanging at the barn, but go ahead and look around if you want. Won’t find nothing else, but you’re welcome to look.” Rutkowski stood guard over my suspects while I walked into the barn. The building was split into several rooms, each littered with an assortment of discarded junk and ancient farm machinery. I checked each room for ille15

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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