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used to purchase 523 acres of wetlands in McKean County. Pennsylvania’s 1984 waterfowl stamp, created by artist James H. Killen, featured three Canada geese. Just as the federal stamp, the sale of Pennsylvania’s stamp dropped in its second year, when about 5,000 stamps were sold. With more than 60,000 federal duck stamps sold in Pennsylvania annually, the commission was disappointed in the sale of this second stamp. The 1985 design was another by Ned Smith, entitled “Flushing Mallards,” but Ned passed away before signing the prints and any stamps. Each September a contest is held at the Pymatuning Waterfowl Expo to select artwork for the following year’s stamp and print. In 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989, wildlife artists from around the country were invited to compete for a chance to have their artwork depicted on a Pennsylvania waterfowl stamp. Since 1990, the contest has been open only to Pennsylvania artists. By 1992, the Pennsylvania duck stamp and companion print program had raised $1.1 million, and by 1994, the monies from the sales through the years had purchased approximately 5,000 acres of prime waterfowl habitat. Unsold Pennsylvania stamps are destroyed after five years. Although the stamps issued in Pennsylvania are collectible, the 1983 stamp appears to demand the highest price. Pennsylvania’s duck stamps have always appeared in color and have depicted many species of ducks, such as blue-winged teals, pintails, wood ducks, hooded mergansers, canvasbacks, widgeons, Canada geese and northern shovelers. After Ding Darling died in 1962, his friends thought that there should be a lasting tribute to him. They
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brought together private, federal, state and local agencies, and in 1967, the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge was created on Sanibel Island, in southwestern Florida, one of Darling’s favorite areas. Ned Smith died in 1985, at the age of 65. Since Ned’s death, the value of his artwork has skyrocketed. His wife, Marie, along with friends wanted to pay a tribute to Ned, and in 1993, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, located in Dauphin County, was founded. The center contains 500 acres of Ned’s favorite haunts, with 12 miles of trails through hardwood forests. Today, the center is one of the premier nature centers in Pennsylvania. It is disheartening to know that less than 10 percent of the state’s waterfowl hunters purchase our state’s voluntary stamp. With as many sportsmen as we have in Pennsylvania, one might think that sales of our state stamp would be more successful. One does not have to be a duck hunter to benefit from the sale of these stamps. Other hunters, trappers and everyone else who enjoys and appreciates Pennsylvania’s wildlife benefit from this program. Through the years I have collected many items pertaining to hunting, trapping and the Game Commission. I am always on the lookout for old hunting licenses, stamps, posters, traps, Game News, etc. Along with many others, I have not been a faithful purchaser of Pennsylvania’s duck stamps. I plan to change this, though, for several reasons. First, the duck stamps that I buy at antique stores and outdoor shows are much more expensive than their original prices; second, my money is going in someone’s pocket and not toward conservation projects within the state. Many times throughout my life I’ve found myself in a swamp in the morning as dawn broke or in the evening as daylight faded, with the sounds of the swamp all around me. We need to save these special places, and one of the easiest ways of doing this is to buy federal and state duck stamps.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
Three Centuries and Counting
A Different Perspective
Trappin’ a Bobcat
Getting Extreme with Scent Control
Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
Looking Back Through Binoculars
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Three Centuries and Counting
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - A Different Perspective
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Trappin’ a Bobcat
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Getting Extreme with Scent Control
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Looking Back Through Binoculars
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
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