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Volume 81 P E N N S Y L V A N I A • No. 4 APRIL 2010 (USPS 426180) Edward G. Rendell Governor COMMISSION MEMBERS James J. Delaney, Jr., President Wilkes-Barre FEATURES 1 3 7 10 15 18 22 24 28 31 Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist By J.T. Fleegle A Chocolate-Covered CreamFilled . . . Gobbler By Paul Kamenar Ronald Weaner, Vice President Biglerville David W. Schreffler, Secretary Everett The Close Call By John A. Shutter Jr. Thomas E. Boop Sunbury Silent Whispers By William M. Williams Gregory J. Isabella, Philadelphia The Shot Not Taken By Jeff McNelis David J. Putnam Centre Hall Eastern Coyote By Roland Kays Robert W. Schlemmer Export Ralph A. Martone New Castle A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift By John Fouse EXECUTIVE OFFICE Carl G. Roe Executive Director In the Company of Children By William Wasserman A Jake for Ben By Larry L. Harshbarger Michael W. Schmit Deputy Executive Director Early Bear Management By G.C. Wakefield BUREAU DIRECTORS Dorothy R. Derr Administrative Services DEPARTMENTS 35 40 46 47 50 54 59 61 64 Field Notes Conservation News Off the Wire By Bob D’Angelo Robert L. Strailey Automated Technology Services Joseph Neville Information & Education ♦ Roe delivers Annual Report to Legislature & HG&F Committee William A. Capouillez Wildlife Habitat Management Richard Palmer Wildlife Protection Another View By Linda Steiner Calvin W. DuBrock Wildlife Management The Naturalist’s Eye By Marcia Bonta GAME NEWS Robert C. Mitchell Editor Straight from the Bowstring By John Kasun Lock, Stock & Barrel By Dave Ehrig Robert D. D’Angelo Associate Editor Fun Game By Connie Mertz Lori D. Richardson Education Specialist Patricia E. Monk Administrative Assistant Crossings By Chuck Fergus Carol A. Petrina Circulation COVER PAINTING BY STEPHEN LEED (Cover story on p. 6) PENNSYLVANIA GAME NEWS (ISSN 0031-451X) is published monthly for $18 per year, $45 for three years; to Canada and all other foreign countries, $24 U.S. currency, per year. Published by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Phone 717-787-4250. Periodicals postage paid at Harrisburg, Pa. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: POSTMASTER: Send both old and new addresses to Pennsylvania Game News, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Allow six weeks for processing. Material accepted is subject to our requirements for editing and revising. Author payment covers all rights and title to accepted material, including manuscripts, photographs, drawings and illustrations. No information contained in this magazine may be used for advertising or commercial purposes. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Copyright © 2010 by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, an Equal Opportunity Employer, the programs of which are all administered consistent with the goals and objectives of Affirmative Action. All rights reserved. NOTICE: Subscriptions received and processed by the last day of each month will begin with the second month following. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER For questions about your subscription, call 1-888-888-1019. www.pgc.state.pa.us
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
The Close Call
Silent Whispers
The Shot Not Taken
Eastern Coyote
A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
In the Company of Children
A Jake for Ben
Early Bear Management
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Shot Not Taken
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Eastern Coyote
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover4
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