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for 4D. The increased fall season length in 2F also will address the requests we’ve heard to provide more hunting opportunities in this WMU.” Roe noted that WMU 4D has shown a pattern of adverse effects from 3-week fall seasons, and this research is being conducted to determine if changing season length has the desired effect on harvest rates. “The fall turkey season in WMU 5A has been closed for seven years but is proposed to reopen in 2010,” Roe said. “Summer sightings and spring harvest trends suggest that the population has stabilized at a level that can withstand a conservative fall harvest. “For these reasons, we are proposing a conservative, 3-day, mid-week fall season for three years, while continuing to monitor population indices in 5A to determine how well the population can withstand the harvest,” Roe said. No fall turkey season has been proposed for WMUs 5C and 5D. Fall seasons in these WMUs were shortened to four days in 2009, and although changes are usually monitored for three years before making additional recommendations, population indices suggest the populations there have declined substantially since 2001-2005. With bear season opening on Saturday, Nov. 20, the Board’s proposal calls for the closing of fall turkey season on Friday, Nov. 19 in WMUs 2B, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C and 4E. Quail season closed No bobwhite quail season has been proposed for 2010-11. Bobwhite quail populations have declined dramatically from what they were 50 and more years ago, and closing the season on them is the first step in any sort of recovery effort. However, under the proposal, quail could be hunted on regulated hunting grounds, and hunters would be allowed to release captiveraised or propagated quail for hunting on public and private lands by permit. Rabbits for junior hunters A special cottontail rabbit season for junior hunters that coincides with the ring-necked pheasant junior hunter season has been proposed. The season would be Oct. 9-16, and open to those 12-16, when properly accompanied by an adult as required by law, with or without a license. The season would not be part of the Mentored Youth Hunting Program, which is for youths under age 12. In other small game season action, three weeks were added to the late cottontail rabbit season, Dec. 27-Feb. 26, and final approval to include the use of crossbows for small game hunting was given. Elk The Board gave preliminary approval to allow any unfilled antlered or antlerless elk license to be valid for taking either an antlered or antlerless elk anywhere outside of the elk management area during any designated extended elk season following the regular elk season. “From time to time, elk wander outside the area where we want them,” said Carl Roe, “to areas where they could cause major problems. “For this reason, we want to allow elk license holders who do not take an elk during the regular season to be able to participate in an extended season to target those particular elk.” The 2010 elk season is to be held on Nov. 1-6, and the extended season to be Nov. 8-13. Bobcats & Fishers After 10 seasons with a specified number of bobcat permits, the Board gave preliminary approval to allow all GAME NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Scofflaws
The Last Shot
Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
Chasing the Dream
The Barberry Grouse
Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
The A Team
Hand-Me-Downs
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Scofflaws
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Last Shot
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Chasing the Dream
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Barberry Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The A Team
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hand-Me-Downs
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Crossings
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