Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 29

Forest — I  attended  Basic  Wildland  Firefighter  and  Introduction  to  Fire  Behavior training recently, and feel fortunate  to have had this opportunity. I have been  present at a lot of wildfires, some unintentionally set, and others that were controlled  burns to encourage regeneration of certain  plants. It is thought provoking to remember  these and, in light of the recent training,  realize  the  potential  danger.  The  Game  Commission and other agencies use fire as  a habitat management tool more and more,  and it’s important that we are well trained  and properly equipped to deal with it. — WCO Frank E. LEiChtEnbErgEr, MariEnviLLE Fayette/Westmoreland — I  had  two  separate  eagle  sightings  in  one  week  in  Fayette County. The first was a mature bald  eagle  soaring  over  Greenlick  Reservoir.  The  second  was  an  immature  bald  eagle  soaring over the Walmart parking lot near  Connellsville. — WCO JasOn D. Farabaugh, sCOttDaLE

Control the Burn

Warren — The widespread use of trail  cameras  can  foil  law  enforcement  efforts  when  an  officer  gets  caught  on  camera  during an investigation (usually unlawful  baiting  cases).  The  tables  were  turned,  however, when a camera caught a man using sticks to set off coyote traps belonging  to another person. The trapper reported the  violation and the video from the trail camera was used as evidence during the trial.  — WCO DaviD W. DOnaChy, russELL

Works Both Ways

Surprise Sightings

elk — Cliff  Cessna  told  me  about  his  son Cory’s technique for hunting shed elk  antlers. He said that one day his son and  his nephew were riding around in an area  that bulls were known to frequent, and they  were concentrating on the large open fields  to easily spot an antler in the open. All at  once both Cory and his cousin saw the tip  of what appeared to be an antler in a field.  Their rule, decided ahead of time, was that  the person who got to the antler first kept  it, not the person who first saw it. When  the two simultaneously noticed the same  antler  they  both  went  for  their  doors  to  get a head start. Cory, however, was clever  and as he reached for his door he also hit  the  automatic  door  lock  button,  locking  his cousin in the car for just a second, but  giving him the advantage he needed. — WCO DOty a. MCDOWELL, st. Marys
JULY  2012 

That’s Low

l ackaWanna  — Every  Marine  lives  by these three words, and they also serve  WCOs well. Especially when trying to get  a  tranquilized  500-pound  bear  out  of  a  culvert trap when alone. — WCO Mark rutkOWski, tayLOr Westmoreland — I was abruptly awakened  by  my  girlfriend  as  she  went  to  let  the  dog  out  and  saw  what  she  described  as a large raccoon curled up on our back  porch. I jumped out of bed with a flashlight  in  hand  and  made  my  way  through  the  dark  house  to  the  porch  where  I  peered  out the door. I immediately identified the  “lump” she was talking about as my work  boots left out from the day before. Either  my job has her constantly thinking about  wildlife, or I need to do some home school  wildlife ID classes. — WCO brian C. singEr, LigOniEr
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Improvise, Adapt and Overcome

Time for New Boots?



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 - 21
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
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Another View
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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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