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Will Be Missed
Butler — Deputy  George  (Skip) 
Wagle retired after more than 21 years 
serving  wildlife  and  citizens  here.  I 
just want to personally say thank you 
to  Skip  for  all  of  his  hard  work  and 
friendship over the years.

Even Back Then
MontgoMery — I  was  reading  an 
article  about  the  ongoing  studies  being performed on “Otzi” the ice man 
who  was  discovered  preserved  in  ice 
in the eastern Alps of Europe. During 
the most recent genetic analysis it was 
— WCO ChristOpher J. Deal, lynDOra
discovered that Otzi appeared to have 
the oldest known case of Lyme disease. 
Isn’t It the Truth
Having suffered through several bouts 
Butler — During the firearms deer  of the disease myself, and being treated 
season I talked to a man and his daugh- with  modern  antibiotics,  I  can  only 
ter as they were finishing up for the day.  imagine the suffering of this ice man 
I asked them how it went and was told  5,300 years ago.
that the daughter had seen a doe but 
— WCO J. ChristOpher heil, trOOper
couldn’t get a shot at it. Her dad told 
me she said, “The deer are much faster 
Going To Be a Long Spring
in real life than they are on X-box.”
— WCO ranDy W. pilarCiK, prOspeCt
l uzerne  –– The  reason  the  bear 
harvest  was  down  in  my  district  was 
certainly not due to a lack of bears. I 
spoke to many hunters who saw bears 
late in the season. In fact, one group 
pushed four bears out on the last day. 
I think it is going to be a long spring.
—WCO Dave allen, MOuntain tOp

Never Say Never
Allegheny — I  never  thought  I’d 
be dealing with nuisance bears here. I 
trapped and relocated two bears, and 
had traps set to deal with ongoing issues 
from others. One of the bears I trapped 
was a 65-pound yearling that actually 
broke a window out of the front door 
of a home to get at some birdseed. It’s 
amazing  to  see  how  adaptable  bears 
have  become  in  such  a  highly  populated area.
— WCO Dan puhala, pittsburgh

APRIL  2013 

Didn’t Miss a Beat (wingbeat)
B eAver  — Cooperation  between 
state agencies is one thing that allows 
the Game Commission to accomplish 
its goals. The DCNR staff at Raccoon 
Creek State Park is always helpful and 
accommodating  to  requests  for  assistance.  During  the  fall,  when  the  tire 
on my pheasant stocking trailer blew, 
one DCNR employee went above and 
beyond  to  assist  the  Game  Commission.  Thanks,  Tom,  for  your  prompt 
response to my request for help, the use 
of the jack, assistance in changing the 
tire, and help with putting the trailer 
back on the truck. You have a future 
in a NASCAR pit crew.
— WCO MattheW g. KraMer, beaver

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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013

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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?
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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