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1977, the Commission adopted a winter deer feeding policy, with winter feeding only under the most extreme conditions. In its place, population controls were stressed. The feeling of satisfaction that sportsmen received from winter feeding did more for the sportsmen than it did for the game. Harvey related that the biggest battle occurred when the Commission instituted consecutive doe seasons. The deer program was controversial when the Commission first enacted a bucks only deer season. After the agency did such a good job of selling sportsmen the idea not to shoot does, it became apparent that the does had to be harvested to keep the population under control. A large number of deer were starving during the winter, but still, consecutive doe seasons did not sit well with sportsmen. Harvey acknowledged that the deer program today is controversial, and that he would like to see the outlandish conspiracy theories and claims that the Game Commission is attempting to exterminate the state’s deer be put to rest. Harvey married Ginny Seltzer on July 1, 1950. His good friend, Bob McDowell, was upset on their wedding day, not because Harvey was getting married but because the wedding was taking place on the first day of bass season, a day that he and Harvey

had always spent fishing. On a wall in the Roberts’ living room is a picture of Harvey with a limit of partridges and two of his favorite setters. He often traveled to Ontario, Canada, to hunt Hungarian partridges. Harvey and Ginny had two children, a son, Scott, who lives in Berkley, California, and a daughter, Pamela Roberts Faralli, who lives in Villanova, and six grandchildren between the two families. Harvey’s wildlife career spanned 38 years and he retired in 1986. He told me that the problems the Commission faced in the past will appear small to the problems they will face in the future, with the increasing human population, changes in land practices and shrinking land available for hunting. However, the fact that we are losing hunters might be the biggest problem. Without the hunters’ dollars, the Commission will have to look elsewhere for funds, which could be problematic. Harvey ended our interview by saying that he loved every minute of his career with the Game Commission and would do it all again. 

Trapper’s Tips… Keeping a trapline journal:

By Dan Lynch

Keeping a record or journal of your trapline experiences is an excellent way to share your experiences with others as well as record your successes regarding types of sets, lures and prime locations for future trapping seasons. A journal does not need to be elaborate or expensive. A simple lined tablet or small multiringed binder would suffice for most trappers, and many will keep these binders in their vehicles to record things on the line while they are fresh in the trapper’s minds. Trappers will record things such as which lures and baits were used in specific sets, what sizes and models of traps were most effective and even weather conditions during the trapping season. Looking back at previous years’ journal entries can help a wise trapper know what sets, lures and locations will most likely produce the catches that he or she is looking for.
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011

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 - 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 - 19
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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Crossings
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