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When the trainee’s flashlight lit up the inside of the vehicle, I could see the back seat was down and a clear plastic sheet covered the entire back of the station wagon. That made things more interesting, because the use of plastic to protect a vehicle from blood and hair is a common tactic of jacklighters. I quickly took out my pen and wrote the license plate number on the back of my hand so I could run it for identification if necessary. There was no sign of blood on the plastic, which meant they had not yet killed a deer, or they were on their way to pick up one they had shot earlier. After the trainee had obtained identification, we asked the occupants, brothers Tiny and Shorty Small, if we could inspect the vehicle for firearms and they consented. No firearms were found so we issued a warning for shining a spotlight on a building and let them go. My trainee was beside himself because I allowed them to leave, because of the obvious meaning of the plastic covering most of the inside of the vehicle. I explained that it wasn’t unlawful to be prepared to jacklight a deer, a person had to do it, or at least make an attempt, before we could take action. We continued our night patrol till

well after midnight when I heard my neighboring officer Gary Smith from Lebanon County on the radio talking to his deputies. We were close to the Lebanon County border, so I called him on the radio and we picked a spot to meet. After the greetings and small talk Gary told us he and his deputies were sitting on a doe carcass that had been shot, gutted and stashed in the woods about five miles from where I was on patrol. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know the two men we had stopped were on their way to pick up that deer and our stop had changed their plans. I explained to Gary what we had run into and apologized for ruining his set up. I then radioed our Reading office and had them run the license plate number to get the name and address of the car owner. The plate came back to Shorty Small, who lived in the Stony Creek area of Dauphin County, which was a long way from where we were. The last name, however, was well known in the Elizabethtown area, so I suspected that he was visiting and hunting with relatives, and left the guns at their house when he and his brother went to pick up the illegal doe. Gary and his deputies decided to call it a night and left for home, while the trainee and I decided to stick it out on patrol for a little longer. We picked a spot where we had a good view of some fields while being hidden pretty well and poured some coffee. The longer we sat there the angrier I got at myself for blowing Gary’s set up. Yes, I had no way of knowing
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Triple Trophy — Thrice
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - National Archery in the Schools Program
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 12
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Harvey Roberts
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - State Game Lands 93
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Right Violators, Wrong Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - A Shot in the Pines
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 41
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - The Naturalist's Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 60
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Crossings
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