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South Dakota Pheasantennial The 2008 pheasant hunting season marked the 100th anniversary of the successful introduction of the pheasant into the state. Ohio In 2008-09, hunters took 252,017 deer, surpassing the 2006-07 record of 237,316. Approximately 475,000 people hunted deer in the state in 2008-09. Michigan In 2008, 694,000 hunters spent 9.7 million days afield to harvest approximately 490,000 deer. About 47 percent of hunters tagged at least one deer. North Dakota In 2008, 142 license holders harvested 118 moose for an 87 percent success rate. Also in 2008, 574 licensed hunters harvested 215 elk for a 39 percent success rate. Missouri Deer harvest data show a significant increase in the number of older bucks taken by hunters in the 29 counties where antler restrictions went into effect in 2004. Hunters in the affected counties shot 20 percent more 2.5-year-old bucks, 62 percent more 3.5year-olds and 202 percent more 4.5-year-olds, compared to nearby counties designated as “controls.” In long-term studies, bucks’ antlers attained only 25 to 35 percent of their maximum size when they were 1.5 years old. The figure increased to 60 percent for 2.5-year-olds. Bucks that were 3.5 old carried antlers that were 75 to 80 percent of maximum size, while those 4.5 years old grew antlers that were 90 to 95 percent as large as they would ever grow. Support for Mentored Youth Hunting Programs According to Responsive Management, an internationally recognized public opinion and attitude survey research firm, most hunters start hunting in childhood, with younger initiation correlated with greater avidity and retention. The greatest avidity levels are for those who began hunting at ages 4 to 9. The majority of active hunters were introduced to hunting by their fathers (68 percent), followed by friends (8 percent), grandfathers (7 percent), spouses (6 percent) and uncles (6 percent). Washington More than 250 ducks found dead in October near Lynden died from a fungal disease after eating moldy grain. The ducks showed clear signs of aspergillosis, a fungal infection that can cause pneumonia in birds. New Hampshire Hunters took 341 moose in 2009. With 522 permits awarded in the lottery drawing, the success rate for the 9-day hunt in October was 65 percent. In 2008, permit holders harvested 333 moose. GAME NEWS

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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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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
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