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Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges Finding terrific hunting opportunities at national wildlife refuges has just gotten easier with Your Guide to Hunting at National Wildlife Refuges, the first comprehensive compilation of all hunting programs within the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is available online at www.fws.gov/refuges/hunting. More than 300 hunting programs are available on national wildlife refuges, at least one in every state except Hawaii. The Guide provides directions to each wildlife refuge, permit requirements, lists available species, and provides information about special hunts for youth hunters and hunters with disabilities. Pennsylvania Hunters took 276,000 Canada geese during the 2007-08 season, more birds than any other state in the country. Georgia A 13-foot, 680-pound alligator taken last fall near Cordele has been confirmed as the largest ever harvested in the state. Wisconsin The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has proposed a 10-year plan for the management of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer that aims to minimize the spread of the fatal brain-wasting malady where it occurs and control the number of infected deer in the state. The DNR intends to prevent break-outs of CWD, control its spread and intensity and respond to new outbreaks. The agency’s emphasis has changed from 2002, when the disease was first found. At that time, the DNR reacted by trying to eliminate the herd in the core area. That response — opposed by many hunters and some landowners in the area — did not work, as deer in that area actually increased and the disease spread throughout most of southern Wisconsin. The agency now concedes that eliminating CWD from the state is unlikely, especially considering declining political and social support for reduction of the deer herd. Montana Ringneck pheasants introduced prior to 1895 failed to thrive due to the unbroken expanses of rangeland. Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission records indicate that between 1909 and 1929 about 7,000 pheasants were released mainly in Lincoln, Flathead Lake, Ravalli and Teton counties. Pheasants were also released near Glasgow and Lewistown in 1920. The state’s first hunting season for pheasants was held in 1928. By 1940 pheasants had become the most popular game bird in the state. Populations peaked and then crashed in 1945. In 1947, hunting was resumed and by 1948 hunters bagged an estimated 198,000 birds. Recent 20-year average wild pheasant harvest is 123,037, and an estimated 151,500 birds were taken in 2007. 48 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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Bender Fields
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Death of the Turkey Jinx
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 25
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - WLA is Solid Gold
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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 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Conservation News
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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
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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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