Pennsylvania Game News - February 2015 - 27

Close Encounters

Training School - During our state
tour we got to search out and process
a newly born elk calf. I'm not sure
what was more engaging for the group,
processing the calf or standing guard
and not letting the mother elk close.
- caDet Jeffrey orwig, harrisBurg

Time is of the Essence

S nyder /J uniaTa - I often talk to
individuals who witness game law
violations that occurred weeks or
months earlier. All too often the
reason they did not call was that they
thought we wouldn't be able to catch
the person, or they did not want to
bother us late at night. Conservation
officers work at different hours on any
given night. Please call right away, as
even the smallest bit of information
might help solve a case.
- wco harolD MalehorN, seliNsgrove

Punxsutawney Marshall?

Stumped Us

Sullivan - WCO Phil Kasper and
I did a bear program for students at
the Wyalusing Elementary School
in Bradford County. The section
regarding the trapping and relocation
of nuisance bears was received with
special interest. The children found
it amusing that we use doughnuts to
bait our traps. At the conclusion
of each presentation we played "Stump
the 'game warden,'" where students
were encouraged to ask tough questions
about the topics discussed. Difficult and
thoughtful questions were rewarded
with a bumper sticker or Game
Commission button. One patient
young lady finally got her chance. "If
the bears you trap are misbehaving, and
you are using doughnuts as bait, why
are you rewarding their bad behavior
with sweets?" We had a winner.
- Deputy Michael scott, elklaND twp.
FEBRUARY 2015

Mercer - During an incident with a
sick woodchuck in the Hermitage area,
nothing seemed to go right. The chuck
scampered between parked vehicles,
proving rather difficult to capture.
Also, a large crowd formed to witness
my folly in securing the rodent. I was
so concerned for the public's safety,
I overlooked my own. Even after
donning heavy gloves, the woodchuck
pierced my index finger. I thought
nothing would be able to turn around
this bad day, but after sharing the story
with my wife Laura and toddler Leah,
I was corrected. My worried little girl
asked, "Daddy, you're not going to turn
into a woodchuck are you?"
- Deputy Marshall B. Nych,
New wilMiNgtoN

Bear Today, Gone Tomorrow

Bedford - While setting a bear trap, I
told the landowner that I felt confident
we'd catch the bear because it had been
visiting the house every night. I set the
trap and left the residence at 1:30 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m. I got a call that the bear
was in the trap.
- wco JereMy cougheNour, BeDforD
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