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Dave’s laugh is my fondest memory of him. He would get laughing so hard that he would pound his fist on the desk as he gasped for air and wiped tears from his eyes. We had several of those moments in Room 204, but when we had to buckle down and study, we’d take it seriously. Every Friday night Dave was like a vapor trail on his way to get home to see his family. I would be making sure everything was taken care of on my side of the room, and Dave would change into his button down shirt, tie his sneakers and put on his favorite Penn State hat. A simple, “See ya Sunday buddy,” and out the door he’d go. Usually the first one to leave on Friday and the first one back on Sunday, Dave truly loved the Game Commission and being a WCO. Physical training every morning at 5:30 was not one of Dave’s favorite activities. He’d get through the morning run and then hurry back to get a shower to be ready for one of his favorite events — breakfast. Dave had a monster appetite and a sweet tooth. His desk drawer was filled with candy. Reese’s Pieces were one of his favorites. He always had something to curb the hunger, even though we were not really permitted to have that stuff in our rooms. Nevertheless, we shared snacks and laughs, and then Rick, who was our physical fitness stand out, got a lot of mileage out of teasing Dave and me for being overweight. Dave would take the time to work out after class in the evenings, but then run back to his desk and dive right back into his candy drawer. By the end of our training, Dave and I both had our weight back under control. In the last couple of months at Ross
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While Dave Grove’s career was cut short, he left a long-lasting legacy among all those he served with.

Leffler we would supplement physical training with volleyball. Dave and Rick were both good at the game. We had a three-on-three tournament with each team being made up of cadets assigned to the same room. Room 204 ended up winning, and although I lobbied for a champion team photo for the year book, the others were more humble and declined the offer. The last month was spent taking finals and anticipating where we would call home once we graduated and received our assignments. Cadets get a wish list of vacant districts, and as luck shined on the tenants of Room 204, we were all blessed with our first picks. Rick was assigned to Sullivan County, I received a Mercer County assignment and Dave was awarded Adams County. Almost four years have passed since graduation, and as I’m in the midst of another busy hunting season, my memories of the antics from Room 204 hold a different perspective. I make it a point to call Rick at least once a month to see how things are going with him. My district obligations keep me busy, but it’s not the distraction I’m hoping for, as I live with a heavy heart knowing we lost a part of us along a dark, remote roadway on November 11, 2010, that can never be replaced. I may seem selfish when I say many loved Dave, but for 50 weeks at the training school, Dave was Rick and my classmate, roommate and all that made up a third of Room 204. It is with the upmost respect for someone who cherished this profession, protecting all that cannot protect itself, I simply want to say, we miss you, David, our brother, our friend and our hero. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Public Input and Deer Management
Doodles Along the Delaware
Driving
Room 204
2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Need a Life Jacket?
The Legacy From A to Z
Hunter Access Liability Protection
Thanksgiving Bear
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 - November 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Public Input and Deer Management
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Doodles Along the Delaware
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Driving
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Room 204
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Need a Life Jacket?
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Legacy From A to Z
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Hunter Access Liability Protection
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Thanksgiving Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Crossings
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