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what he was up to but it had me upset. Finally I asked the trainee if he was up for putting in a long night. He asked what I had in mind and I said we were going to Stony Creek to confront those boys. That produced the biggest smile I had seen from him since the vehicle stop. We were headed for Officer Gary Packard’s district, so I decided to call him if we hit gold, but I would not get him out of bed at 2 a.m. for a wild goose chase. When we got to Dauphin I stopped at a phone booth and called my wife to tell her I had no idea when I would get home. The phone rang a long time and I could tell by her voice that she had been asleep. I told her where I was going, figured I had done my duty, then headed for Stony Creek a few miles away. We found the Small’s address on a mail box and drove down a long lane where we found two houses. Strangely, because it was 4 a.m., there were people on the porch of one of the homes. The people came off the porch to my vehicle to see what we wanted. I asked them if Shorty lived there. They said he used to live in the other house, with his mother, but he had recently moved to Harrisburg. They then said something that took me by surprise. They asked if we were there about the deer Shorty had shot the day before the season opened. I hid my surprise and said yes, but for them to tell me what they knew. They then told us that Shorty had shot a small 8-point the day before the season, behind his mother’s house, and had butchered it and showed them the rack. They described the rack, which
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was malformed. I then asked them if they had Shorty’s new address. One of them ran into his house and came out with an address in Harrisburg. I thanked them for their cooperation and left before I could no longer hide feelings over this unexpected bit of good fortune. It was now about 5 a.m. and because the new deer had been killed in WCO Packard’s district, it was time to get him involved. I drove back to the phone booth I had used earlier and called, getting him out of bed. I told him what I had learned and asked him to meet me in Dauphin and he eagerly agreed. By the time WCO Packard arrived in Dauphin a little restaurant had opened and we went in and had breakfast and made plans on how we would handle confronting the Smalls. We decided we would simply confront them with the information I had and see where it led. We arrived at the Small’s home in downtown Harrisburg about 7 a.m. and knocked on the door. Shorty answered the door and was obviously surprised. I asked if we could come in and talk to him and Tiny, and he motioned to come in the house. Shorty blurted out, “We didn’t do nothing last night.” I told him I wasn’t there to talk about last night, but to talk about the 8-point he shot the day before the antGAME NEWS



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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 13
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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 44
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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Cover3
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