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in a different direction (they all seem to say that). I seized his gun for a ballistics analysis, and about a year later the results came back — negative. Puzzled but determined, I visited one of the other hunters who were on the property that day, a guy who at the time indicated that he was far on the other side of an island of trees and brush from the hunter in the Safety Zone, and had claimed he hadn’t shot at anything. When he answered the door more than a year later, he immediately projected a defeated demeanor, and said that he had been waiting for my visit for a very long time. He then confessed to shooting into the trees and brush at a deer, and said he would take responsibility for the house shooting. The surprise in this turn of events was not only the realization that this man shot the house, but his bullet would have had to pass within inches of my original suspect, who was essentially standing in its path. Other than buildings, sometimes domestic animals or other people are shot. In one case, a man shot the dog belonging to the people on whose land they allowed him to hunt. During a

night hunt, he thought it was a coyote. In another, two groups totaling five hunters unleashed a barrage of bullets at a herd of deer running across a large field, one of them sailing across the field, right past a barn and into a horse standing in a pasture, killing it within minutes. The barn turned out to have multiple bullet holes in it, perhaps some if not all from years past. Of the only two occasions when I had to investigate people being shot by other hunters, both of the victims, also hunters, were shot by members of the same hunting party. Fortunately, both of them survived. Over the years I also assisted state or local police departments investigate shootings that turned out to be target shooters accidentally striking houses, and on one occasion, the window of a tractor as it was being driven by a farmer through a field. Looking back on all of the actual hunting incidents in which it was determined what exactly had occurred, all except for the dog shooting incident had a commonality — they all involved deer drives and/or shooting at running deer. In the majority of cases, the person responsible for the shooting had no idea what he had done. There is one thing that all accidental shootings have in common for sure, and that is that once fired, you can’t call a bullet back. 

Book Review:
Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist, by John D. Juriga, Beaver Pond Books, 208 pp., softbound, $18. Available from all major book outlets. As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s first and, so far, only artist, Bob Hines became one of the most widely known wildlife artists of his time. He designed the 1946 Federal Duck Stamp and went on to manage the competition for more than 30 years. In his position he worked on the most important conservation issues of his time, with many of the most important conservationists during our country’s great environmental movement. Among his works are “Ducks at a Distance,” one of the first and best guides for identifying waterfowl. He even did a couple Game News covers, including perhaps still the most politically motivated cover, shown here, from November 1943. Published in conjunction with what would have been his 100th birthday, this book will appeal to duck stamp collectors and all others interested in the history of conservation in the United States. 14	 GAME	 NEWS



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
History of the Whitetail
Table of Contents
Going to the Ducks
A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
You Can’t Call It Back
Cover Story
Last Shot for Pap?
75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
NASP Students are Hungry for More
Bears and Turkeys
A Natural Connection
The Other Migratory Game Birds
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Table of Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Going to the Ducks
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - You Can’t Call It Back
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover Story
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Last Shot for Pap?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - NASP Students are Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Bears and Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Natural Connection
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Other Migratory Game Birds
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 31
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Crossings
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