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Cherokee. I had several cases to work on, so I turned the case over to deputies Abe Henry and Shawn Dillon. Saturday morning Abe and Shawn were tracking down the vehicle registration, but weren’t getting much cooperation from the vehicle’s registered owner. The owner indicated that the vehicle was being driven by his son Jimmy, and that he had had a falling out with Jimmy and didn’t know where he was living at the time. Saturday night into Sunday morning I picked up another poaching case. The poachers had shot a nice 10-point and I was waiting for them when they came back to pick it up: Nothing like catching them red-handed. I got back to my house around 4 o’clock Sunday morning. My cell phone woke me at 7 a.m. Deputy Shawn Dillon was running a trapline in Lingle Valley. “Jeff, I’m in Lingle Valley and just found a bunch of fresh deer dumped along the road.” Still clearing the cobwebs out of my head I told him to figure out how many deer we were talking about and preserve any evidence that he finds. He called back a little later and told me that there were six, all shot with a small-caliber firearm. They were all
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skinned and partly butchered. “I found something else, but I don’t know if it is important,” Shawn said. “It’s a little, looks like it’s metal or plastic, smiley face about the size of a nickel.” “Photograph it and bag it, you never know what might be important,” I told Shawn. A few hours later I went to the location to take tissue samples in case we needed them for DNA testing. It certainly was quite a scene. Parts of six deer were scattered around a small pull off right next to a forestry road. Dick Grassmyer called to tell me he had just received an anonymous call. “The guy told me that the white Jeep you guys are looking for is now green.” The operator, Jimmy, had painted it. I passed on the information to deputies Dillon and Henry. Abe indicated that he was making some progress, that he thought he knew where Jimmy was living, but that he hadn’t caught him at home yet. Several days later Abe and I were in the area, working on another case, and he suggested that we go see if Jimmy was home. Pulling into the complex we noticed a freshly painted green Jeep Cherokee. “I’ll get to the door and see if Jimmy will come out and talk to us,” Abe said. I was standing beside the Jeep, looking in the window, and I didn’t like what I saw. It turns out that painting the exterior wasn’t the only thing Jimmy had done to it. All of the carpet had been removed and the interior had been painted with a bedliner like substance. So much for getting evidence from the carpet. Jimmy came out of the house, and we told him why we were there. Jimmy denied any wrongdoing and consented to a search of his vehicle. Through my training I knew that if a
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Confidence
The Smiley Face Case
Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
The Final Hunt
The Farmer’s Friend
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 - July 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Confidence
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Smiley Face Case
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Final Hunt
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Farmer’s Friend
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 27
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Crossings
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