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WAYNE — Working with a WCO Cadet is always interesting and fun. Cadets have learned a great deal from instructors and books during their time at the training school. When on field assignment they have to find their own style of dealing with the public and seek answers to problems from their field training officers. However, while talking with a citizen who had reported seeing lights behind his home in the early morning hours, I could clearly see that Cadet Briggs was having trouble coming up with an answer when the man asked, “Do you think it could have been aliens?” I guess that goes to show that you can’t find every answer in a book. — WCO JAMES MCCARTHY, WAYMART TRAINING SCHOOL — I was on field assignment when my FTO and I operated a pheasant decoy to deter roadhunting. We were watching our decoy from a hidden location when what appeared to be a roadhunter stopped. Instead of shooting at the decoy, though, he took off toward it (without a firearm) kicked at it and continued into the woods. Puzzled as to what was going on, we waited by his car for him to get back. When we asked him what he was doing, he informed us that he needed to take an emergency bathroom break. I guess things aren’t always as they seem. — CADET JOSHUA S. FETTE, HARRISBURG
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MERCER — A landowner discovered a trail camera set up on his property and had no idea who it belonged to. He removed the camera and on the first day of archery season he flagged me down to give me it. He mentioned that he didn’t see a treestand nearby, but did notice that it was pointed at a rock that was “wet looking.” Cadet Shawn Barron and I took a walk with him and found the illegal salt block, one manufactured to look like a rock. That evening we found a hunter with a crossbow in a climbing treestand only 10 yards away, and facing directly toward the salt block. He was cited for hunting deer over bait. The camera card was checked and did have a couple deer at the bait, but mostly had pictures of the ground and the landowner’s feet as he carried it out of the woods. — WCO DONALD G. CHAYBIN, GREENVILLE V ENANGO — My local rehabilitator recently took in three injured eagles. All three appeared to have been hit by cars and had minor injuries. The first was from the Cochranton area, an adult male that was feisty and ready to fight. The second, a juvenile female from the Tionesta area, was unable to stand and was clumsy. The third, an adult male with a leg band from the West Sunbury area, was quiet and calm. Its leg band revealed that the eagle was banded in August 1987, making it at least 25 years old. All three will continue to contribute to the great recovery and growth of the bald eagle in Pennsylvania. — WCO RONDA J. BIMBER, FRANKLIN WYOMING — Cadets from the Ross Leffler School often ask their field training officers what they should bring with them while on field training. My answer was simple: “Bring everything, because you’re going to need it.” — WCO VICTOR ROSA, FLEETVILLE
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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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