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tion is in Somerset County
where I grew up. Any time
I wanted to hunt, I had to
plan for a 6-hour round trip.
My archery hunting opportunities that year were going
to be limited.
My first archery trip was
the second Saturday of the
season. Early in the morning, I unloaded my supplies
from my car and headed to
the stand where I had my
trail camera set that had pictures of the numerous bucks.
On my way walking to the
stand, I noticed a bear on the same trail
ahead of me. I stopped for a second
and decided to stay back and let it go
on its way. Well, it did go on its way,
but it just happened to be right down
the same logging road past my stand. I
followed the bear down the path and
sat in the tree stand for four hours. I
didn’t see a thing afterward. Archery
hunting wasn’t as easy as I thought it
was going to be.
Work kept me busy for the next
several weeks, and I couldn’t seem to
find an opportunity to make it back to
go hunting.
The Monday of the last week of the
archery season, I looked at my schedule. I had a half day of school on Friday.
I figured if I left directly after school at
1 p.m., I could make it to Somerset by
4 p.m. and hunt for an hour and check
my trail camera photos one last time
before the start of rifle season. Unfortunately, I could not hunt on Saturday
because I could not get off work at the
Christmas tree farm. I had a dilemma.
Was it going to be worth my time to
make the 6-hour round-trip to hunt for
just one hour on the next to last day
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of archery season? I thought about
it the entire week, but could not
make up my mind. It would be a
long trip for a small opportunity
for success. By Thursday night, I
still could not make up my mind.
The following morning, Friday,
as I was driving to school the news
came on the radio. It announced
that a Game Commission officer
was killed in the line of duty the
previous night, but the report did
not release the name. I quickly
called Ron Weaner to see if he
knew anything about it.
Ron said it was WCO David
Grove. My heart quickly sank,
because I had worked with Officer
Grove many times. Officer Grove
worked with my students at the
local FFA Wildlife and Envirothon
competitions. David had a lot in
common with me. He was about
the same age as myself, he was a
Pittsburgh Penguins fan like myself, and he went to Penn State for
his undergraduate degree the same
time I was there. The year before
he even asked me if I wanted to
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Contents
Another Doorstep
Whitetail Predation
Pymatuning and Conneaut
Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
From the Field
Field Notes
Conservation News
Making a Difference
What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another Doorstep
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pymatuning and Conneaut
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 39
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
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