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lecture and demonstration, classroom instruction with skills stations, and independent study. The variety of formats accommodates the needs of both students and the capabilities of the volunteer instructors. The skills-based training is the most effective and enjoyable for students; it includes an intensive hands-on component with simulated live fire. Firearm safety is facilitated at skill stations where students learn to handle and shoot real firearms similar to ones they’re likely to use in the field. The stations are a valuable component of the program but require space and time for setting up equipment and more staff; more instructors are needed to reach the full po- tential of the skills-based program. To help accommodate today’s busy family schedules, HTE is also available via independent study. Students complete an athome course using either the Internet or study guide and then attend a short class session, at the end of which they take the standard exam. HTE has evolved beyond hunter safety into a selection of programs designed to make tomorrow’s hunters not only safe, but also successful. Today’s hunters can enroll in an optional advanced course, Successful Bowhunting, to learn skills and techniques to archery hunt. More advanced courses are in the works; Successful Tur- 1969-hunter safety training becomes mandatory for all hunters younger than 16; 230,000 students have been hunter safety certified 1970-455 HRSIs recorded, a rate of 38.6 1959-the PGC, under the guidance of the NRA, adopts a voluntary 4-hour education program on the safe handling of firearms 1960-552 HRSIs are recorded, a rate of 55.4 1968-the Mifflin County school district and PGC officers produce four 15minute television shows to aid in hunter safety training 1971-the North American Association of Hunter Education is formed 1982-hunter education becomes mandatory for all first-time hunters 1980-100 square inches of fluorescent orange becomes mandatory for all deer, bear and groundhog hunters, and voluntary trapper education begins 1 1965 5 96 1966-PA receives the NRA’s “best in nation” award for its hunter safety program, which now boasts nearly 7,000 certified instructors 1963-more than 50,000 students have been certified through Penn State, 4-H and many schools promoting the joint PGC-NRA program 1973-fluorescent orange is recommended for all hunters; a half-million hunters have been certified 1975-hunter safety becomes hunter education; ethics are added to the curriculum and it is expanded to six hours; federal aid from Pittman-Robertson Act becomes available to PA for hunter education 1 1958-Game Protectors receive six days of hunter safety and rifle marksmanship training from NRA instructors, with the intention of becoming instructors for a PA program 20 GAME NEWS

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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Conservation News
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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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
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