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and then paused and looked back at me. “It’s okay,” I repeated. “I won’t hurt you.” Finally, it bounded on down the trail. Undoubtedly, it was one of the cubs that had been growing up fast. Two days later, I was wandering back along Laurel Ridge Trail, picking huckleberries. Suddenly a strong smell wafted past that caused me to look around, but I didn’t see anything. I knew that the bears had been eating the berries and had read that you could often smell a bear before seeing it. Then, as I walked on, humming “The Hills of Home,” a bear loomed up ahead on the trail. It spun around and ran off. So I had, indeed, smelled a bear. Now I knew what bears smell like, or at least that bear. Probably if I hadn’t been humming, I would have had a closer look at it. The bear sightings continued. In midAugust, during an evening walk, as Bruce and I crossed the powerline right-of-way on the Short Circuit Trail on Laurel Ridge, I caught a movement at the top of the Sapsucker Ridge portion of the right-of-way. Through my binoculars, I watched a bear slowly amble down the slope. Just before it reached the base it disappeared into a small ravine. Five days later, as I neared the Far Field, a crashing off to my left alerted me to a bear. At the same time, blue jays spotted it or me or both and set up a terrible ruckus. The bear kept trudging along until I lost sight of it in the underbrush. That was my final view of a bear last summer, but the sign continued throughout the late summer and into late autumn before the bears went into hibernation. “What about bears?” people continue to ask me when they learn that I go off by myself on our trails every day. Now you know. So far, I have enjoyed my peaceful coexistence with them, and I look forward to this April seeing our resident bear appearing with her new batch of cubs. Fun Game — By Connie Mertz Those Amazing Hummingbirds Place the letter of the “number of” answers on the right with the statements about hummingbirds. hummingbird species in the Tropics hummingbird species that nest east of the Mississippi River wing beats a second heart beats a minute miles per hour hummingbirds can fly minutes between feedings pea-size eggs in nest days it takes for eggs to hatch days hatchlings under mother’s care B) 10-15 L) 50-80 I) 2 C) 300 U) 600 M) 30 O) 1 E) 25 N) 16 answers on p. 63 Get your numbers right and it will spell a wildflower that attracts hummingbirds. APRIL 2009 55

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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Raccoon & Beaver Tales
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - Spring Gobbler Double Take
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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 - 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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - 24
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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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 - 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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