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and a sense of humor is helpful. Keep your eyes on the end goal of hunting — and keep your receipts. A few mistake purchases are more than likely. Although not an educated buyer, I knew that if I had the appropriate gear, I would be one step closer to actually hunting a bird. At the outset, my mission to purchase turkey hunting apparel seemed very simple, until I was surrounded by it. Although similar to the amateur eye, camouflage clothing brands are very different and abundant. The varied patterns and tedious color combinations at first appear uniformly uninteresting and bland, but are necessary to blend into the turkey hunting environment. Absent are the girly-clothing street colors, or any feminine color, bright and pretty. Also absent is the size petite. I believe more women would turkey hunt if manufacturers could be convinced it did not require a 36inch inseam. In addition, the mental image of stuffing 20 inches of shirttail into a waistband void of elastic, then restuffing each time nature calls, is enough to discourage the purchase. My innocence regarding what specialized individual garments are necessary for successful hunting prolonged the selection process, and was further frustrated by the limited options in the women’s hunting clothing department. Finally, with my collection completed, a friendly face accepted my plastic money and began scanning my items at the check out. Looking for Tim, I scanned back through the store’s predominately male faces. Wanton eyes ogled the plethora of every conceivable item known to clothe, aid, entertain and educate them in their favorite outdoor sports. While lifting the 4 items from the shopping cart to the counter, and waiting for them to be totaled and bagged, I smiled inwardly as my box of turkey decoys was scanned. Looking like the real deal, the photos of these turkey look-alikes and corresponding information convincingly made them a crucial purchase. My limited acquaintance caused hesitation that the one box would be enough. The next item I placed on the counter was the “voice” that I intended to use to gather the live wild turkeys to me. Anxious to follow the package directions and use my first slate call as soon as possible, I asked the employee to bag it separately. I intended to serenade Tim with sounds of putts and clucks during the full 3-hour return drive home. Tim, now convinced of my determination by the bagged purchases, discussed with me aspects of turkey hunting, safety and wild turkey natural history, as my call’s striker scratched out a cacophony of shrieks from the new slate surface. It all sounded like beautiful music to me and seemed to duplicate exactly what I GAME NEWS

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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Cover4
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