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The old man pictured the youngster and his father sitting with their backs against a huge beech tree, watching the two gobblers making their way toward them. In his mind he could hear the youngster’s ragged breathing as he tried to control himself by breathing through his nose, but not be able to keep his mouth from falling open with excitement. He could see it as if he were sitting next to the boy, the shotgun balanced on his knee and the barrel slowly dancing in small circles as the youngster tried so hard to center the sight on the white baseball-size head of the approaching gobbler — that was not yet in range of his gun. The anticipation of the final act in this show had the old man so excited he leaned forward in his chair so far the lukewarm coffee from his cup now trickled into his slipper. But he was oblivious to everything now, other than what was going on in the meadow and in his psyche. Suddenly, there it was: a single cluck and then bang! Down came the curtain. The old man pictured in his mind the gobbler thrashing for a brief moment on the ground in the morning sun, presenting a rainbow of iridescent colors to the father and son as they ran to collect their trophy. Then he heard the expected loud excited exclamations from the boy emanating from the hollow below. “We did it, Dad! We got him!” The old man couldn’t help but think about another day like this long ago when a little boy wearing high-top PF Flyers and an old barn coat killed his first gobbler on a far off mountain in Somerset County while hunting with his grandfather. The old man poured some more coffee, leaned back in his rocker and lifted the cup. He whispered a toast to the boy and his father. “Congratulations, young man, your first gobbler. From now on your life will never be the same, and to you, Dad, thank you for being the kind of father who was there when it all happened.” And what of the old gobbler? That’s another story. Books in Brief (Not available from the Game Commission.) Quality Venison Cookbook, By Steve and Gale Loder, Stackpole Books, 5067 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6921, 717796-0411, sales@stackpolebooks.com, 380 pp., spiral-bound hardcover, $24.95. The Loders have been hand-processing, freezing and preparing venison for more than 30 years. Their latest cookbook includes more than 400 recipes that originally appeared in their first three books, along with their secrets to processing your own venison to ensure the best tasting meals. Deer hunters and cooks will enjoy recipes for grilling, smoking, baking, broiling, frying and slow cooking, making everything from soups and stews to Italian stuffed shells and Cajun jambalaya. As those who have used the Loder’s cookbooks know, the recipes are easy to follow and require no exotic techniques or ingredients. Tempt the taste buds of your friends and family with great recipes straight from the Loders’ kitchen. Autographed copies can be ordered by printing the on-line order form at www.qualityvenisoncookbooks.com and mailing a check or money order payable to Loders’ Game Publishing to the address on the form. APRIL 2009 19
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
A Novice, Yes, But That’s Okay
Forestry & Wildlife
Raccoon & Beaver Tales
Spring Gobbler Double Take
The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
The Bender Fields
Death of the Turkey Jinx
WLA is Solid Gold
Wetlands for Wildlife
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - A Novice, Yes, But That’s Okay
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Forestry & Wildlife
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Raccoon & Beaver Tales
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Spring Gobbler Double Take
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Old Man, Torment to Serenity
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Bender Fields
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Death of the Turkey Jinx
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - WLA is Solid Gold
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Wetlands for Wildlife
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Cover3
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