Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 38

Never Mentioned This at School ALLEGHENY — I was contacted by a demolition crew tearing down an old cement plant in my district about an owl’s nest in one of the buildings. I told them that I would come to the site first thing in the morning. When I arrived, a cherry picker (bucket lift) was waiting for me under a partially torn down steel building that was about 60 feet high. The crew told me the nest was up high in the building. I thought I’d go up in the bucket, rescue the owl and come back down with no problem. Well, when we went up about 40 feet or so, the operator of the cherry picker anchored the bucket to a ledge on the end of the building and opened the door of the bucket and looked at me. After a moment of me just staring at him he said, “You have to go over to the corner of this ledge to find the nest.” I reluctantly agreed. The ledge was about four feet wide, and in the corner was a great horned owl’s nest made out of an old piece of rope, with a hatchling that was about two weeks old in it. As I stood on the ledge I couldn’t help but ponder how WCOs never know where they may end up or what a day may bring. I was able to get the owl to a wildlife rehabilitation facility that would raise and release it with minimal human contact. It was a happy ending for the owl and an interesting experience for me. — WCO DAN PUHALA, PITTSBURGH Dollars Up In Smoke Forester Tammy Timko was working on SGL 270 when she noticed that someone had cut up and removed most of a recently blown down black cherry tree that was more than two feet in diameter. Regional Forester Howard Wurzbacher and I investigated, and we quickly found that tracks led across a neighboring homeowner’s backyard. The value of the log was estimated at $1,543. WCO Don Chaybin took over the investigation and has tracked down the homeowner, who made arrangements with an individual to cut some leaning trees on his property. By the time this is published, Don will have filed charges against the person who cut up the downed tree, or if the homeowner refuses to cough up his name, against the homeowner for aiding him. This theft would have gone unnoticed except for Tammy’s alertness. — LMO JAMES J. DONATELLI, MERCER Embarrassing WESTMORELAND — My regular vehicle was in the shop so Federal Aid Supervisor Rich Weaver gave me a spare vehicle to operate while mine was being fixed. The first day I had it I got on the Turnpike and went right through the E-Z Pass, as I always do. When I exited the other side, though, all kinds of sirens, bells and lights went off. Sheepishly, I pulled over to the building, went in and paid the toll, and then explained that the borrowed vehicle didn’t have an EZ Pass. — WCO RODNEY ANSELL, MT. PLEASANT 38 Good and Bad News BLAIR — We are faced with a serious dilemma in Blair County. Our best supplier of pastries, donuts and sticky buns closed down. Over the past three years, Krispy Kreme of Altoona “netted” several bears for us. The up side of this bad news is that I’ve noticed that my deputies have slimmed down and trimmed back some weight. — WCO STEPHEN T. HANCZAR, BELLWOOD GAME NEWS

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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