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Top 2008 Hunting, Shooting, Gear Brands According to a survey from HunterSurvey.com, the following brands came out on top in sales: rifle — Remington, 18 percent; shotgun — Mossberg, 30 percent; muzzleloader — CVA, 41 percent; handgun — Smith & Wesson, 18 percent; rifle ammunition — Remington, 30 percent; shotgun ammunition — Winchester, 36 percent; handgun ammunition —Winchester, 26 percent. Alberta, Canada Eight new cases of CWD in wild deer (seven mule deer, one whitetail) were found among the 4,347 deer tested as part of the 2008 fall surveillance for the disease. Sixty-one CWD cases have been found in wild deer in Alberta since 2005. Ohio Hunters scored big during the 2008-09 hunting season, chalking up a record harvest of 252,017 deer. Top counties were: Coshocton, 9,564; Tuscarawas, 8,814; Guernsey, 7,916; Harrison, 7,454; and Muskingum, 7,245. Firearms and Ammunition Excise Taxes Up in 4th Quarter During a time of great economic uncertainty, firearm and ammunition sales have continued to increase throughout the country. According to the most recent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection Report released by the Department of the Treasury, firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid more than $98.1 million in the fourth calendar quarter of 2008, up 31.3 percent over the same period in 2007. Manufacturers of firearms and ammunition pay a federal excise tax — a major source of wildlife conservation funding — on all firearms and ammunition manufactured (11 percent on long guns and ammunition and 10 percent on handguns). In 2008, a total of $345.2 million was collected in excise tax, up 13.9 percent from the $303.2 million collected in 2007. Wisconsin Laboratory tests on deer taken by hunters last fall in western Dane and eastern Iowa counties (CWD core areas) revealed that the disease rate jumped unexpectedly for bucks and does of all ages. The largest increase was for bucks 21/2 years and older, whose infection rate surpassed 15 percent, after hovering around 10 percent since 2002. The infection rate for 18-month-old bucks jumped to six percent from three percent since 2002. In females, the disease rate in 18-month-old does hit a record 5.25 percent in 2008, and is the fifth straight year the disease increased for this group. The infection rate for does 2 1/2 and older hit a record 6.5 percent. SEPTEMBER 2009 47
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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
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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 - 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 - 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
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover3
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