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nies in New York, where it first surfaced, and then through New England. Game Commission biologists had been uncovering signs of what appeared to be an impending WNS outbreak in Pennsylvania since last spring. Just a couple weeks prior to the dead bats being found in Lackawanna County, the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, informed the Game Commission that bats it submitted from an old iron mine in Mifflin County had tested positive for a cold-loving fungi found on many bats diagnosed with WNS. The bats were discovered by Dr. DeeAnn Reeder, a biologist with Bucknell University, and Turner during ongoing field investigations into bat hibernation patterns that included weekly monitoring for the disorder’s presence in several Pennsylvania hibernacula. During this work, dozens of bats had a fungus around their muzzles and on wing membranes, while many others moved from warmer, deeper areas of their hibernacula to areas close to the entrance, or failed to arouse during hibernacula disturbances. Researchers don’t know how bats contract WNS or how it initially and, ultimately, affects a bat’s body. They also don’t know if the fungus appearing on some bats is a cause or a symptom of the disorder. New York and New England have lost tens –maybe even hundreds – of thousands of bats to WNS over the past two years. To learn more about WNS, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s website at www.fws.gov/northeast/ white_nose.html PGC offers products to assist birdwatchers TO HELP both beginning and longtime bird-watchers get more out of their hobby, the Game Commission offers several products. One of the most helpful is a birdsong audio “Identiflyer.” The device, which sells for $35.50, comes with two audio cards, an earphone for in-the-field use, a bird-watching guide booklet and three AAA batteries. The cards that come with the Identiflyer are the Yard Bird series. Each card has the names and drawings of 10 bird species commonly found in back yards. By pressing the button beside each bird’s illustration, the Identiflyer will play a short sample of the bird’s song. Other song card series, which cost $10.50 plus tax and consist of one card, are: the Field and Meadow; Lakes and Rivers; Forest Edge; Forest; Birds 44 of the Night; Eastern Yardbirds; Birds of the Seashore; Marsh and Wetlands; Diving Ducks; Puddle Ducks; Raptors One - Owls; and Raptors Two and Three. The Eastern Warblers Song Cards, which costs $33.75, is a 4-card pack that features 40 different types of warblers, and a special booklet on identifying the different types of warblers. A carrying case also can be purchased for $14.95 plus tax. Homeowners looking for bird boxes or other wildlife nesting structures can go to the Game Commission’s website and click on the “Great Deals on Wildlife Homes” icon in the center of the homepage. The brochure and order form list the nesting structures by habitat type, to guide landowners in determining which nesting structures are best suited for their property. The most GAME NEWS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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