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AMONG Harvey’s early jobs was to evaluate the effectiveness of game farm turkeys. This work ultimately led to the closure of the turkey farms and the use of wild birds for restocking purposes.

tion and one for Hollandia in New Guinea. Harvey stayed in the army until the war was over and was discharged in February 1946. After leaving the military, Harvey continued his education at the University of Alaska, and in 1948 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education and Biological Science. He then returned to Pennsylvania and applied for a position with the Game Commission and was hired as an Assistant Project Leader for a mammal survey in the Southwest Division. When Harvey was hired, Bob McDowell was the Chief of Research and Bill Grimm was the Project Leader. Harvey stayed in this position for two years and then became Project Leader of the Mammal Survey in the southeastern part of the state. His responsibility was to inventory all of the mammals, from the smallest of mice and shrews to the larger mammals. Harvey told me that the early biologists were not too popular with the field force, because it was the game protectors’ responsibility to trap, tag and collect these mammals for his study. Today, these study skins that were collected on the entire mammal program are at
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the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. There were six mammal surveys conducted across the state, one in each of the Game Commission’s six regions. Those involved in wildlife management are not always popular with sportsmen. A biologist, who after studying and collecting data, recommends a season change that is beneficial to a species but limits opportunities for sportsmen, sometimes could cause an uproar among sportsmen. When the Game Commission was formed in 1895 the main objective was law enforcement. The early wardens were woods wise and spent most of their time in the field and forest, enforcing the game laws. Those men had a tough job and many didn’t look too kindly on biologists. This was the situation Harvey Roberts found himself in, and after two years on the mammal survey he was then assigned as an assistant to Rodger Latham on a turkey survey in Perry and Juniata counties. The main objective was to evaluate farm-raised turkeys. Research showed that game farm turkeys were not hardy enough to survive and reproduce in the wild, and the recommendation was made to use wild-trapped birds to expand the turkey range. Harvey then took leave for a year (1951-1952) to return to Alaska to complete his study toward a master’s degree. After graduating, Harvey was put back on the turkey survey, where he assisted with the first trap and transfer program of wild turkeys. He was sent to Cameron County and worked with Norm Erickson, an early game protector who was well known for his
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Triple Trophy — Thrice
National Archery in the Schools Program
One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Harvey Roberts
Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
State Game Lands 93
Right Violators, Wrong Deer
A Shot in the Pines
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Contents
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Triple Trophy — Thrice
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - National Archery in the Schools Program
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Harvey Roberts
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - State Game Lands 93
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Right Violators, Wrong Deer
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - A Shot in the Pines
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Fun Game
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