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names when he caught them. “Not that kind, I mean toilet paper.” “Sorry, I do not.” “What kind of “game warden” doesn’t have TP?” he asked. I almost blamed it on him, because he was the one who issued me the new truck, but I figured that might not be wise. I apologized and explained my mistake. He just shook his head in disbelief. I thought for sure I would never get off probation that year. I started the truck and drove away. As I began my 3-point turn, Jim quickly exited the vehicle and hid in the brush. I turned on my red light and zoomed by our suspect. I made a quick right turn and within minutes heard Jim on the radio, “113, they got it.” “Did you catch them?” “No, they left before I could get to them. They did not turn around, so if you make another right you should meet them headon.” Sure enough, they made the loop and I initiated a traffic stop. I asked the hunter several questions and he admitted he’d hid the firearm, because he didn’t have the proper hunting license. Eventually, he opened the trunk to show me the gun he had hid in the weeds. I went back and picked up Jim and the violator pled guilty to multiple charges. Jim taught me a valuable lesson that day, and I’ve been thankful to him on more than one occasion. Sometimes, I even have two rolls of “paper” in my truck. This past winter I patrolled along a dirt road in Forest County when I encountered a vehicle blocking an access road. The land was open to public hunting, so the driver of the vehicle was in violation. I wrote down the license plate number and took a picture for evidence. It was IS THIS person looking for a place to stash that shotgun, and if so, why? still flintlock muzzleloader deer season and late small game season. There was plenty of snow on the ground and two sets of tracks crossed the road and headed into the vast forested tract. I slowly picked my way through the trees and deep snow as the tracks zigzagged through the white powder. Several times it appeared the hunters were putting on small, one-man drives. One hunter took up position looking over a hemlock thicket while the second made a loop in the hopes of pushing some deer. Eventually, I caught up to the hunters. I could hear them talking to one another just ahead. As I approached the first hunter, I noticed a flintlock cradled in his arms. He hadn’t seen me yet. He was talking to another hunter to my right. I barely saw the second hunter through the thick hemlock stand he was working his way through. His fluorescent orange and voice occasionally revealed his location. When I was within 75 yards of the muzzleloader hunter he looked my way and his attention quickly refocused to JULY 2009 35

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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