Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 37

ALLEGHENY — During an HTE class my assigned WCO Cadet, Shawna Burkett, taught the game law portion of the curriculum. She did an excellent job with her part of the instruction, but I had a concern when I heard a student ask if sheds in a Safety Zone is a violation. I was quick to interrupt the question and say that collecting sheds has nothing to do with the act of hunting and the Safety Zone law does not apply. It was later that Cadet Burkett informed me that the question was whether a backyard shed qualified as an occupied building for the Safety Zone, not looking for shed antlers. Oh well, never mind. — WCO GARY FUJAK, CORAOPOLIS

Wrong Conclusion

Can’t Please ’Em All
My wife, 14-year-old daughter and I were hiking on Game Lands one day when we stopped to inspect a bat box mounted on a pole on the edge of a wetland. I gave an impromptu bat program and explained that 700 bats had been observed flying out of the box one evening. They were skeptical, and as the three of us strained to look up into the bottom of the box, I leaned against the post the box was mounted on and it shifted slightly, causing about 150 of the bats to exit. My wife is not a huge fan of flying mammals, and suddenly becoming immersed in a cloud of fluttering, squeaking bats didn’t help change her opinion of them much. Based on her reaction and colorful commentary she offered on the experience, it became clear that she wasn’t thrilled with me. My daughter, however, an aspiring wildlife biologist, found the whole incident to be “especially cool.” — LMO STEPHEN LEIENDECKER, UNIONTOWN

Wouldn’t Doubt It
Erie County Food & Cover Corps member Vince Jones noticed a crow carrying a McDonald’s bag. Must be they added air service to their drive through. — LMO SHAYNE A. HOACHLANDER, CORRY BERKS — Someone told me that a ruby throated hummingbird spent three days under the cover of a homeowner’s roof during Hurricane Sandy. — WCO DAVE BROCKMEIER, MOHNTON BUTLER — The items we carry on our duty belt, such as our duty firearm, magazine pouches, taser, handcuffs, OC spray, flashlight, leatherman, portable radio holder, etc. does fill up the belt. I didn’t give it much thought until teaching a lesson at an HTE class when a youngster raised his hand and asked if I felt like Batman with all the stuff on my utility belt. — WCO RANDY W. PILARCIK, PROSPECT
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Wise Bird

S USQUEHANNA — I watched as some hunters with dogs diligently worked over a piece of cover for an elusive pheasant. Finally, after an exhausting search of the area, the hunters headed back to their vehicles, with dogs close behind. Just before the first hunter exited the brush, I watched a ringneck come out of the same brush a few feet and stop and watch the first hunter. As the bird watched the last of the three hunters enter the parking lot, it ran down the field edge and back into the brush. After a brief license check, the hunters went back after this sneaky pheasant and missed it three times. — WCO MICHAEL WEBB, FOXTON LAKE
FEBRUARY 2013

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Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013
Contents
Bob Mitchell Retires
Whitetail Predation
The Important Things I Learned at Camp
Weather Weenies
The Charade
The 7,658-Mile Deer
Late Season Rabbit
The Empty Seat
License Your Dog — It’s the Law
Redefining Success
A Miss in Time
Mixed Emotions
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 - February 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Bob Mitchell Retires
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Important Things I Learned at Camp
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Weather Weenies
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Charade
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The 7,658-Mile Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Late Season Rabbit
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Empty Seat
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - License Your Dog — It’s the Law
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Redefining Success
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - A Miss in Time
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Mixed Emotions
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Cover4
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