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my stand in a large poplar tree, about 10 yards behind the signs that marked the trails and along a faint deer trail. A large rub was located just down this deer trail to my left. To my right, Buck Trail went down into a brushy draw with a small stream in it and then meandered up a small hill to a large, unharvested cornfield a couple hundred yards away. From the first time I laid eyes on this spot, I thought it looked good and I knew I needed to spend some serious time in the stand there once the season opened. After positioning my stand I helped my brother with his, which was located a couple hundred yards away, up the hill from mine. We went back to the house, watched some TV, and got to bed about 11 p.m. Stars Still Shining I woke up to the sound of the alarm at 5:30. I got out of bed, showered, dressed and out the door by ten after six. It was a beautiful morning with a little breeze. Stars were still shining overhead and the bright moon illuminated the fields, barns and houses in the valley below me. Because my stand was so close to home it took me only a few minutes to walk down the hill to it By 6:30 I began my ascent up the tree. I reached my desired height and turned my stand to face another large poplar tree about six feet away to hide me from anything approaching from the east. I expected deer to come from that direction, because that was where the cornfield was located. After securing my stand and myself to the tree, I sat down and pulled up my bow and pack. I got situated, removed the quiver from my bow, hung it from a hook on the stand and nocked an arrow. I then attached the clip on my safety harness to my bowstring, so I couldn’t drop my bow if I should fall asleep, and settled in for what I surmised would be a long wait. At daybreak the surrounding forest began to awaken with chirping birds. I was surprised at how well I could see behind my stand, as well as toward the cornfield, which added to my anticipation. As I surveyed my surroundings, I thought of how picturesque the whole scene was. I could picture a deer coming out of the brushy draw from the cornfield and taking up the trail that ran beneath my stand. While scanning my surroundings I caught movement. The form of a large deer materialized from the brush-filled draw. Immediately, I noticed the whitish gleam of antlers. The buck was casually walking on the Buck Trail and headed in my direction, toward the junction with the Turkey Trail. In just a few steps he’d enter IF YOU harvest a buck this fall that you think might make Pennsylvania’s record book (115 B&C Club points for archery typical; 135 archery nontypical; 140 typical with a firearm; and 160 nontypical with a firearm), after a 60-day drying period, contact a Boone & Crockett Club official measurer to have your rack scored. A list of measurers can be found at www.booneandcrockettclub.com. A signed copy of the official score sheet then needs to be sent to: Pennsylvania Big Game Records, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Also, a complete list of Pennsylvania big game trophy records is now available in a bound, printed version. The trophy listings are ranked and include the hunter’s name, county and year each animal was taken. Information on the Boone & Crockett Club and Pope & Young Club is included, along with a few photos. “Pennsylvania Big Game Records” is only $5, which includes sales tax, plus $1.25 for shipping and handling. Order from the Game Commission at “The Outdoor Shop,” at www.pgc.state.pa.us, or call 1-888-888-3459 with your credit card. 14 GAME NEWS
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Contents
Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Double Eagle
Life & Times of the Whitetail
What is Public Access?
Fulfilling a Dream
Wild Goose Chase
Hunter Education Celebrates 50
The Old Beech Tree
Handguns for Bushytails
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Trapper’s Tips
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Double Eagle
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - What is Public Access?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fulfilling a Dream
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Wild Goose Chase
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunter Education Celebrates 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Old Beech Tree
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Handguns for Bushytails
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Trapper’s Tips
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover4
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