Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 27

Allegheny — Earlier this year I responded to a couple of incidents over a 2-week  period  involving  two  bucks  with  their  antlers caught in a backyard hammock and  then a rope swing. The first buck had its  8-point rack caught in a hammock in Ross  Township. With the help of Officer Jordan  Seese we were able to tie up the buck and  saw off the antlers to free him. I informed  the local TV station during my interview  about my concern for being kicked during  the  operation.  Deputy  Ryan  Miller  was  quick to inform me that deer don’t kick,  based on his experience with live trapping.  The  next  week  we  had  another  8-point  with its antlers caught. With the help of  Deputy Jim Henkemeyer we were able to  secure the buck and release him again by  sawing off his antlers. This buck gave me a  good kick in the thigh and I had a welt for  a week to prove it, Officer Miller. — WCO gary M. Fujak, COraOpOLis

Had To Say It

Mercer — Deputy  Terry  McClelland  was the victim of a nasty fall from the roof  of a new addition he was building at his  home. The fall resulted in a broken pelvis  and back. After only six weeks of recovery  Terry  is  back  on  his  feet  and  way  ahead  of what his doctors expected. During his  recovery at home his focus was still on his  deputy work, doing whatever he could to  contribute to the district. Even though he  has a few weeks until he is cleared for full  duty status, Terry shows the same dedication and commitment as he did when he  started his career with the Game Commission back in 1968. — WCO LaWrenCe r. HergenrOeder, grOve City

Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

WeStMorelAnd — At  the  Allegheny  Sports  Show  I  spoke  with  a  couple  of  individuals who live in my district. I was  pleased to find out my increased presence  was  noticed  during  the  regular  firearms  deer season. They said several individuals  told them, “Yeah, we’ve been seeing that  tall skinny guy patrolling the area a lot.”  Pearly Whites I  just  hope  they  will  be  saying  the  same  Pike — I  responded  to  a  call  about  a  thing in 20 years. — WCO MattHeW LuCas, greensburg nuisance  bear  causing  problems  at  a  fish  hatchery.  When  I  went  to  set  a  culvert  Right on Cue trap one of the hatchery workers said that a  Bedford — I  was  standing  in  a  field  push broom they used for cleaning the fish  talking with some folks about a poaching  runs was found in the woods. Our guess was  incident when the lady asked if I could tell  after the bear ate a few fish it took the brush  how big of a rack the poached deer had (the  to clean its teeth. I caught the 375-pound  rack had been removed). I told her there  bear and it did have clean teeth. was no way I could tell, and then she said,  — WCO Mark krOpa, greentOWn “As big as that one?” I looked and about 40  Can’t Let Go yards away a nice 8-point came across the  SullivAn — Believe  it  or  not,  I  saw  a  field,  feeding,  before  disappearing  in  the  brush. Apparently it felt safe coming out  6-six point buck running with four other  to feed while the “game warden” was there. deer on April 10. — WCO riCk Finnegan, LapOrte — WCO CHris skipper, everett
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Farmer’s Friend
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Crossings
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