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Good Viewing Odds CRAWFORD — The Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area is probably the premier spot in the entire state to view bald eagles, as there are plenty of the big birds around. Early in March I picked up my sixth eagle, since coming here in 2005, killed after it struck a power line. — WCO MARIO L. PICCIRILLI, LINESVILLE Salesman of the Year Food & Cover Corps foreman Rick Haibach and I were having a pleasant conversation with some Farm-Game Program cooperators from Erie County when they mentioned that they are seeing turkeys, bears, geese and wood ducks, which they didn’t see in their younger days. They also mentioned good deer numbers and proceeded to ask why all of these animals are doing so well now. I couldn’t let the opportunity pass and stated that it must be due to the Game Commission’s good wildlife management. They laughed and told me I should be a car salesman. — LMO SHAYNE A. HOACHLANDER, CORRY Well Done YORK — Deputy WCO George Erskine was nominated for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Police Heritage Museum in York City and was recognized as a nominee for this prestigious award in May. — WCO CHAD R. EYLER, YORK Yes, It Is SULLIVAN — I’d like to thank my neighboring officer for helping to lead by example. When we were trapping turkeys during the winter, WCO Jolley accidentally hit his vehicle siren while waiting for the birds to get on the bait. It’s all fun and games when it’s the other guy messing up, isn’t it? — WCO RICK FINNEGAN, HUNLOCK CREEK Technology Isn’t Always Best You Stink FOREST — One day I field-dressed a roadkilled deer for a fetus study, set several beaver snares in an area with natural castor (beaver glands used to mark their territory) mounds, skinned a dead porcupine to use the skull for education purposes, and helped a fellow WCO tranquilize and process a large stinky bear. Needless to say, I had quite a few unique odors on my clothes, pants and hands. When I got home my dogs didn’t know whether to run away, eat me, bite me or roll on me. — WCO DANIEL P. SCHMIDT, WEST HICKORY JULY 2009 VENANGO — The most dreaded radio call a WCO makes is the one asking the region dispatchers to send another WCO or Game Commission employee to pull a stuck vehicle out of a snow bank or mud hole. Other WCOs hear the call over the radio and quickly respond with advice. Unfortunately, I have had to make that call several times in my career, and I’ve been pulled out by dump trucks, tractors, bulldozers, pickups, SUVs and, most recently, an ATV. Maybe those early game protectors who used horses to patrol had the right idea after all. — WCO CLINT J. DENIKER, FRANKLIN 37

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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