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lered deer season. Seeing the color drain out of his face, I immediately told him I wanted the rack and the meat. He told Tiny to get it and Tiny went into the basement and came back with a malformed 8-point rack and a garbage bag full of packaged venison. The rack matched exactly the description given to us by the good folks in Stony Creek. During our conversation Shorty told us his uncle had helped with the butchering and had some of the meat from the illegal deer. Upon further questioning, both the Smalls denied knowledge of the doe hidden in the woods, and because we had no proof to the contrary we dropped the subject. It was possible they weren’t involved in the killing of that deer, but it was not probable considering the proximity of their vehicle when we stopped them and the plastic in the back of the vehicle. Officer Packard then proceeded to do all the paper work necessary to complete the case and issue citations to Shorty, Tiny and their uncle. We thanked the Smalls for their cooperation and the case was over. After handshakes and brief celebration it was time for my trainee and me to head for Lancaster and get some sleep. I no sooner started my vehicle when the radio started blaring, “636 to 624, 636 to 624.” I picked up the mike and Officer Bob Yeakle sounded excited. “Your wife has been trying to reach you for hours; she said you didn’t come home last night and she is very worried
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about you” I thanked him and called my wife on my base radio and told her I was on my way home, and that I had called her on the phone and told her I wouldn’t be home. The icy tone that came back on the radio told me she went back to bed and never remembered that I had called her. When we finally got to my house my wife was not a happy camper, and absolutely did not remember my phone call warning her I had no idea of when we would be getting back home. Because I know when to hold them and when to fold them, I assured my wife it would never happen again and crawled into bed for some much needed sleep. Some might call this case pure dumb luck that we apprehended the Smalls, not for the doe hidden in the woods, but for a buck we were not even aware of. Perhaps there is some truth in that, but I look at it as evidence of what persistence can do, and that was the lesson I tried to impart to my trainee. That and make sure your wife doesn’t wake up and not know where you are. My trainee took this to heart, as a few days later I had to run a license plate and the address of the owner of the vehicle came back to Pittsburgh. The trainee looked at me and said I guess I better pack my bag; it looks like we might be going to Pittsburgh. 
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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
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
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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 - 15
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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - State Game Lands 93
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Right Violators, Wrong Deer
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 31
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 - 38
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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