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AMONG the many people Harvey worked with over the years were Commissioner Edwin Brooks and Pete Duncan, PGC executive director 1983-1994.

law enforcement efforts and also for being outspoken. Fortunately, Harvey and Norm worked well together, and they were able to trap and transfer turkeys, which proved the program would work. Harvey did say that the problem between the biologists and the field force was sometimes the result of the biologists’ actions. They often did not inform game protectors when they were working in their districts, and after it was found out, by way of the grapevine, the game protectors were not happy. When Roger Latham decided to go back to school for his Ph.D, Harvey became acting Chief of Research. About that time the Executive Director of the Game Commission, Logan Bennett, decided that the Commission’s six biologists should go through the Ross Leffler School of Conservation. They went through training with the eighth class, attending all of the classes except those dealing with dendrology and biology. The six biologists graduated with the class on March 16, 1957. After receiving his Ph.D, Roger Latham returned to the Commission, but he eventually took a job with the Pittsburgh Press, writing the outdoor column. Glenn Bowers became Chief of Research and was later promoted to Deputy Executive Director, and Harvey was made the Chief of Research. He stayed in that position for four years and then was transferred to the position of Land Management chief. When Glenn Bowers became the Executive Director, Harvey was promoted to Deputy Executive Director.
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Harvey told me that there were many battles with sportsmen and even a few with commissioners and wildlife officers. One battle was over the removal of the bounty system. Sportsmen howled when this was proposed, but the Commission was able to prove that the bounty system was a waste of money. Through the years, the Commission’s records showed that $5,332,944 had been spent on bounties, and still predators prevailed. The Commission was able to prove, more importantly, that predators were beneficial. All bounties were discontinued on July 1, 1966, but payment of valid claims continued for four months following that date. In 1969, the Commission held its first spring gobbler season, which immediately ran into opposition, but not as much opposition as the closing of the turkey farm, in 1981. The trap and transfer of wild turkeys was expanding the turkey range faster than the Commission had hoped for. Sportsmen thought it would be the end of turkey hunting. The duck farm also closed in 1981, with the remaining stock released in 1982. In 1985, the turkey management areas were expanded to nine. The battle to stop winter feeding began in 1972, when the Commission concluded that winter feeding was of little value. In
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Triple Trophy — Thrice
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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 - 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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