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In January 2009, Brandon got a fixed location on the bear. It was apparent that she was in a den. My entire family was excited as we now knew where she was and that the probability of her having newborn cubs was great. At the end of BRANDON WITHERITE held the cubs while PGC bear biologist January, northern MARK TERNENT applied the ear tags. Each cub was then Somerset County weighed and its sex determined. WCO Travis was cleared. I had a nuisance bear Anderson helped in doing a visual situation in Black Township; a bear had verification of the bear. We were been raiding birdfeeders. I set a culvert able to see her in her den, which was trap at the residence and the next a thicket in a logged area. It was morning captured a bear. I hooked up to exciting to see her, but when I heard the trap and drove home. As soon as I the sounds of newborn cubs crying, pulled in the driveway my kids piled out it was music to my ears. the back door: They never seem to tire at We backed out of the area and seeing the wildlife their dad brings home. left. I updated the Southwest Region After I sedated the bear, Brandon office on the site location and applied ear tags, I tattooed its upper lip, confirmed that she did, indeed, have and we determined the bear’s weight and newborn cubs. its sex, which we recorded on a PGC When I got home that evening I bear capture report form. updated Brandon on the day’s The bear was an adult female and she events. He was very excited that the weighed 172 pounds. The fact that the key pieces of his project were in bear was a female and in good health place. made her a perfect candidate for our bear At the end of February I conmonitoring work, which gave Brandon tacted the landowner of the property the opportunity to fit her with a radio where the den was located. I actually collar. As soon as Brandon got the collar did a bear educational program for fitted it was activated. the family and informed them that Throughout the summer and fall, we wanted to process the female and using a radio telemetry receiver and her cubs, and that it was my son’s antenna, Brandon and I tracked the senior project. I invited them to bear’s movements. She kept out of come along to the den with us, and trouble, I’m glad to say, and was able to they quickly accepted. I left their elude bear hunters during the November home with another piece of bear season. With that obstacle avoided, Brandon’s project in place, and a we knew she would settle in for her family anxious for the day of the den winter hibernation, where we expected visit. her to give birth to a litter of cubs. Excitement was building at
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 53
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Cover3
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