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from the Governor. Forever the face friends and co-workers. Although many ofof the Game Commission in Butler ficers attended the funeral, the Game Comand Lawrence counties, Officer mission never officially recognized his Portzline helped establish the first death. county wide conservation camp in the As I began to research a way to honor U.S. The camp educated school-age Officer Portzline, I contacted LMO Rich students during a week-long program Cramer. In addition to serving the PGC, about conservation Rich was the Region 7 and conservation law Director for the North enforcement, and is American Wildlife Enstill in existence toforcement Officers Assoday. Thanks to his efciation (NAWEOA). forts, many young Rich suggested we submit Pennsylvanians have Portzline’s name for addia sound appreciation tion to the Fallen Officer for the state’s wild reMemorial at the Internasources. tional Game Warden Officer Portzline Museum and the Nacontinued serving tional Law Enforcement with honor until the Officers Memorial fateful night of Octo(NLEOM) Wall in Washber 23, 1973. While ington, DC. off-duty at his home As Rich was working in Slippery Rock, he with NAWEOA to have received a call from a Portzline’s name added to local farmer about two the Fallen Officer Memomen who had rial, I contacted the PORTZLINE’S NLEOM and began the poached a deer on the OFFICER farmer’s Mercer daughters, Lexie Dean and application process. ApDixie Wolfe, beside the plaque County farm. proximately four weeks dedicated to their father. As he was getting later, I received confirmainto his car, Lexie asked him not to tion that Officer Portzline’s name had been go, to turn the investigation over to added to the wall. Moreover, he was honDistrict Game Protector, Ned Weston. ored during a ceremony on May 13, 2008. Ever vigilant, Portzline left to investiAlthough we succeeded in adding his gate the poaching until Weston ar- name to these memorials, I felt we should rived. As he pulled onto the farmer’s honor him locally. The most appropriate property, he met the waiting farmer. place seemed to be on SGL 95. After conAs he and the farmer walked into sidering several ideas, I decided a bronze the field to collect evidence, Portzline plaque with specific information about suddenly stopped talking, and the Officer Portzline seemed the most fitting farmer turned to find him lying on the tribute. ground. The farmer’s efforts to revive Ted Onufrak of the Center County him were unsuccessful, and the county Solid Waste Authority contacted Darrell coroner reported that he had died al- Klink of Waste Management and told him most instantly of a massive heart at- Officer Portzline’s story. He explained that tack. money was needed to purchase a memoOfficer Portzline’s death was a trag- rial plaque. Darrell, a retired deputy WCO, edy. It forever affected his family, offered to pay for the plaque in full.
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
Groundhog Hunting
Worth the Wait
Fire For Wildlife
Integrity
No Better Investment
Bobcat Charlie
Mentored Youth Hunting
A Long Time Forgotten
The First Hunt
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Groundhog Hunting
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Worth the Wait
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Fire For Wildlife
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Integrity
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 14
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - No Better Investment
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Bobcat Charlie
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Mentored Youth Hunting
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - A Long Time Forgotten
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 30
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - The First Hunt
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2010 - Crossings
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