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Wild Goose Chase ALLEGHENY — I responded to a call about a Canada goose with a large fishing lure stuck in its side, pinning its leg and wing down. When I arrived at the small wetlands the blue fishing lure was obvious, and it was apparent that the goose was in trouble. I attempted to entice it close to shore, to net it and remove the lure, but with no success. I then came back with a small kayak the next morning to go after the goose, as it seemed unable to fly well or to swim very fast. As I approached the goose, it managed to fly away, lure and all. The next day another person called about the goose at the same wetlands. Deputy Candek and I spotted the goose near shore, and while Candek distracted the goose and drew it closer to shore, I was able to get a net on it. Working together we were able to safely remove the fishing lure from the foot and side of the goose. The third time was definitely a charm. — WCO DAN PUHALA, PITTSBURGH Double Surprise CHESTER — My wife and I give our sonin-law, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, a gift subscription to Game News each year for Christmas. This summer, during a visit, he was very excited to tell me he read a Field Note I had written. I wonder what his reaction will be when he reads another one. — WCO KEITH W. MULLIN, OXFORD Way Off YORK — At a Youth Field Day event, as part of the Cherokee Run, participants had to stop and identify two of the many wildlife pelts on the table. It was no surprise that most chose to ID the easiest, the black bear and the white-tailed deer fawn. One youngster, though, chose these two animals, first identifying the bear then turning to the fawn and said it was a chipmunk. I told him that although we weren’t that far from Three Mile Island, maybe he should try again. — WCO MICHAEL J. REEDER, LEWISBERRY Don’t See That Every Day Under the cloak of darkness bats own the night skies, using echolocation to navigate and catch their prey. But if they venture out during daylight hours, they may become the prey. I witnessed a raven fly up behind a bat and snatch it out of the air. — LMO THOMAS M. SMITH, JERSEY SHORE Out of Harm’s Way CRAWFORD — I was patrolling SGL 214 at the end of May when I saw something in the middle of the unimproved road that I couldn’t quite make out. Stopping my vehicle, I got out and spotted a large snapping turtle that had dug a hole directly in the middle of the road and was laying her eggs. Fortunately, the road is seldom used and the hole was quite deep. — WCO MARIO L. PICCIRILLI, LINESVILLE SEPTEMBER 2009 Bunch of Bruins LYCOMING — Over a 5-day period I trapped five bears in a small area, and after collecting the necessary information they were released in the same area. — WCO HAROLD COLE, WILLIAMSPORT 31

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Contents
Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Double Eagle
Life & Times of the Whitetail
What is Public Access?
Fulfilling a Dream
Wild Goose Chase
Hunter Education Celebrates 50
The Old Beech Tree
Handguns for Bushytails
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Trapper’s Tips
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Double Eagle
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - What is Public Access?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fulfilling a Dream
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Wild Goose Chase
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunter Education Celebrates 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Old Beech Tree
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Handguns for Bushytails
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 28
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Trapper’s Tips
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Crossings
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