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All that vegetation, combined with the warm temperatures that prevail during the early season, create a challenge you need to address: Scent control. When it’s hot, we sweat. And when we sweat, we stink. And when the vegetation is thick, there are lots of places for you to deposit scent as you brush up against leaves and branches heading to your stand. Spray yourself, your clothes and your gear liberally with some kind of scent-control product before you head into the field. And while it might seem counterintuitive, because it’s likely to be hot out, be sure to wear gloves at all times. Your hands are two of the stinkiest parts of your body, depositing human scent on everything you touch. Keep them covered. By the time I climb into my stand on an early-season hunt, it’s not uncommon for sweat to be dripping off my brow. I always carry a can of Scent Shield field wipes

in my pack to take care of that. Besides killing your scent, the wipes are cool on your face, which helps slow the production of sweat. If you are fortunate enough to bag a deer in this early season, take care of it quickly, because spoilage is a real concern. Fielddress the deer as soon as you can and get it to your processor fast. If you do your own butchering, get the deer hanging and the hide off it as quickly as possible. If you can’t deliver the deer to a processor or start to work on it yourself right away, stuff the body cavity with bags of ice. That will buy you some extra time. Like any other period during the deer hunting year, Pennsylvania’s early archery season in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D has some unique quirks. Figure them out, though, and you could fill your freezer to the lid weeks before bowhunters in other parts of the state ever set foot in a treestand.

Fun Game — By Connie Mertz

Autumn Beauty
Match the color to the plant species and then answer the statements below. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ mountain laurel flower sumac berries goldenrod flower witch hazel flower spotted touch-me-not aster S M L B O Purple Orange Red Pink Yellow

The only flowering shrub in Pennsylvania. One flower is a misfit; it blooms in June. These seed pods explode when touched.
answers on page 63

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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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 16
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 22
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 29
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 - 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 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
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