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and covers about a mile through some of the thickest, steepest, river hill terrain we drive all year. As the drivers got underway a single shot was fired from the direction of the watchers. We would find out later that this was one of our members, and it was the biggest bear we would take that day. Our drivers continued walking, unaware that a watcher had shot a bear. As we neared the final 400 yards of the drive, we started seeing bear tracks. About that time our bottom driver began shooting. Within minutes all six drivers were seeing bears, and most had taken a shot at one. Three of us killed bears and while those bears were being tagged and field-dressed, the remaining three drivers continued the drive. They hadn’t gone very far when all three remaining drivers shot bears. After we had tagged, field-dressed and were dragging our bears down through the laurel, another one of the watchers in our group started firing. It seems another bear had decided to come out of the laurel and run straight toward him; he got that one.

As we removed the bears from the laurel and regrouped below on a tram road by the river, the realization started to sink in that we had just killed seven bears on one drive. Four hours after the drive began, the drivers finally got back up to the road with the rest of our group. Only then did we discover that the first shot of the day we had heard was from our group. A short, hair-raising, follow-up through a standing cornfield and, three shots later, my friend connected on his first bear — a 274-pound male. The rest of the bears were two females, 169 and 179 pounds dressed, and five other bears weighing between 84 and 97 pounds dressed. For five of our group (Fred Birch, Pat Moore, Dave Hallman, Charlie Mowery and Carl Bartley), this was their first Pennsylvania bear; for Ryan Moore, his second; and for Wes Steffy and myself, our fourth Pennsylvania bears. For all of us, the story of “Eight in ’08” is one we’ll never forget.

THE EIGHT and their 2008 bear harvest. From left to right: Charles Mowery, Wes Steffy, Erik Lewis, Fred Birch, Dave Hallman, Ryan Moore, Pat Moore, Carl Bartley.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010
Contents
Bonds for a Lifetime
Memory Maker
CWD in Pennsylvania —Will it Come?
Eight in ’08
Do It Yourself Dirt Hole Set
A Shot in the Dark
Troy’s First Bear
Jamie Get Your Gun
Tip and the Woods Rabbit
Down to the Wire
November
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Bonds for a Lifetime
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Memory Maker
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - CWD in Pennsylvania —Will it Come?
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Eight in ’08
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Do It Yourself Dirt Hole Set
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - A Shot in the Dark
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Troy’s First Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Jamie Get Your Gun
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Tip and the Woods Rabbit
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Down to the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - November
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Cover3
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