Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 40

Bruiser Bruins PIKE — The week before bear season WCO Mark Kropa had to put down an injured bear in a Dingman Township community that weighed 664 pounds. We recently trapped another bear in the same community that weighed 644 pounds. — WCO ROBERT JOHNSON, MATAMORAS Time Does Fly LUZERNE — During a break at a foul weather/dim light firearms qualifications shoot, Susquehanna County Deputy Paul Raub and I were discussing our years of service with the Commission. Paul’s immediate supervisor, WCO Mike Webb, a member of the 2007 WCO class, was standing nearby and asked how many years I’ve served. “I’m only in my 45th year,” I replied. Mike couldn’t believe it, and then mentioned that I started 15 years before he was born. Yes, and it seems like it was only yesterday. — DEPUTY RICHARD WALTON, ASHLEY Kept Streak Alive BEDFORD — Landowner Ivan Mearkle Jr. proudly related to me that he has harvested an antlered deer on his dairy farm in the southern part of the county for 42 consecutive years. His streak was in jeopardy this year, however, as he mentored his grandson Wyatt and passed up on opportunities to try to get his grandson a shot. I think the red gods were smiling on Ivan, though, when he harvested a beautiful 8-point during the first week of the flintlock season. — WCO DAN YAHNER, EVERETT Different Twist CHESTER — After church service one Sunday I was talking to one of the members who is an avid bowhunter, and who also spends a lot of time looking for shed deer antlers in the spring. He admitted to having spent hours and hours of searching only to find a couple of small forked antlers. Just then Amy Glaeser approached and proclaimed that her oldest son, Frederick, was walking home from school, and while texting a friend on his phone, tripped over not one but two sheds from the same deer — a symmetrical 10-point. This gives new meaning to the saying “Seek and you shall find.” — WCO SCOTT FREDERICK, SADSBURYVILLE Not Far Enough East MERCER — In June 2008 I caught a nuisance 150-pound male bear that was eartagged before being relocated to SGL 74 in Clarion County (a distance of approximately 45 miles). In April 2009 that same bear was caught after a trap was set where some beehives were damaged in Sugar Grove Township, north of Greenville. In less than a year the bruin had doubled his weight, now a hefty 300 pounds, and was recaptured 20 miles farther west than the initial capture. I figured that the bear should be moved even farther east, so this time it was released on SGL 28 in Forest County, about 75 miles away. The jury is still out on whether or not the bear will return west, but maybe he’ll find something he likes before he gets back here. — WCO DONALD G. CHAYBIN, GREENVILLE GAME NEWS Worth a Visit ALLEGHENY — LMO John Dzemyan and I would like to thank Ann Coburn and the members of the Village Garden Club of Sewickley for taking the time to travel to McKean County for a tour of Latham’s Acre on SGL 30. The 60-year-old deer exclosure is one of the area’s great treasures. — WCO GARY FUJAK, CORAOPOLIS 40

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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