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Sense of Humor MERCER — I always begin my day with a cup of coffee from a convenience store across the street from my house. Checking the funds in my wallet, though, I realized I needed to stop at the ATM for some cash. As I pulled up to the bank a woman walking her dog said, “There aren’t any deer here in town.” I pointed at the bank and said there are a lot of “bucks” in there. — WCO LAWRENCE R. HERGENROEDER, GROVE CITY You Never Know I was driving near SGL 180 when I spotted what I thought was a white goat standing by the roadway near some houses. As I slowly passed I realized that it wasn’t a goat, but a small whitetail buck. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any photos, as the deer crossed the road and disappeared into the woods. I wonder if its “disguise” fooled hunters like it did me? — LMO JOHN SHUTKUFSKI, DAMASCUS Along for the Ride Although many deer have taken their final ride on the back of Adams County WCO Darren David’s vehicle, if this goat knew where they ended up, it probably wouldn’t have stuck around long enough for him to snap this photo. — PGC I&E SUPERVISOR DON GARNER, HUNTINGDON Unbelievable POTTER — I witnessed two large bucks locked together by their antlers, and the larger of the two (a 10-point) had been carrying the remains of a partially consumed 6-point. The larger buck was later legally harvested by a bowhunter. I can only imagine the struggle that had occurred, first by the two bucks and then by a predator feeding on the smaller buck while still locked with the 10-point. — WCO MARK S. FAIR, COUDERSPORT Paying Off During the winter and early spring of 2007, my Food & Cover crews completed a 49-acre aspen regeneration cut in the Moore Hill area of SGL 14 in Cameron County. This aspen stand was dense, requiring a lot of hard work from two crews to complete the job in one cutting season. Our foresters subsequently bid a commercial sale to remove large oak trees from the stand. The habitat work was successful and the aspen is regenerating nicely and elk, deer, many birds and small game animals are using the area. This past deer season, WCO Wayne Hunt reported checking a big 10-point buck that was harvested in the aspen area. If only the happy hunter realized how many hours of hard work were required to create that habitat. — LMO COLLEEN SHANNON, GRAMPIAN APRIL 2010 Big Appetite CAMERON — Ron Crispin from Dairy harvested a fall turkey in my district that had 106 acorns in its crop. He collected them and put them in a plastic sandwich bag. Later, he flagged me down to tell me the story. I was as thankful to have the Field Note fodder as the turkey population was to have the bountiful mast crop. — WCO WAYNE A. HUNT, ST. MARYS

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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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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
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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
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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
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