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open forest floor. Our old Labrador served exclusively as a retriever. Steady to wing and shot, he was always at heel waiting patiently just a few feet away. One day in my early years we hunted an abandoned farmstead by the edge of a small knoll. Directly below us was a reverting field of tall grass with scattered white pines and brush. It was time for a break and we sat under an ancient apple tree, soaking up some of the last Indian summer sunshine. My dad picked one of the remaining Baldwins, expertly peeled it with his old Barlow penknife and offered me a piece. Munching the apple we noticed my Uncle John working the field below with his Brittany spaniel. The spaniel’s stubby little tail was in A NEW TRADITION begins — daughter overdrive, trying to unravel a bird’s with author. trail. Way ahead of the dog was a runtime with his son. ning cock pheasant. He ran to the edge of After the onslaught of the first few the field where a giant old oak had fallen, days of pheasant season, many of the the broken hollow bole extending about surviving, educated, cockbirds retired six feet above the ground. The pheasant from the cornfields to brushy wood- paused, carefully scanned the area then flew lands and stream bottoms. Find a into the hollow tree. thicket of hawthorn, greenbrier or Dad and I watched attentively as the maybe a grapevine tangle, and we Brittany followed the trail to the tree and would find pheasants, often neighbor- started circling madly, trying to pick up the ing with a woodcock or grouse. I loved trail but to no avail. Uncle John reached the glowing fall foliage of a dense the fallen tree, sat under it, casually unblackberry patch, and these would fre- wrapped and ate a candy bar while watchquently light our path to other small ing his dog try to find the trail. Finally, John treasures of birds. called the little Brittany off, waved to us Dressed in our brush-whipped can- up the hill and continued hunting in anvas pants and jackets, we would ap- other direction. proach likely cover. Always wanting My dad winked at me and started for me to have the best shooting, Dad the hollow tree. Memories of shooting clay would usually zigzag slowly through the pigeons popped into my mind when Dad thickest cover, a couple steps at a time, said to get ready, as he was going to hit the then wait, making the sitters nervous hollow tree with a stick. Nothing hapenough to flush. I would skirt the edges pened. Dad expectantly hit the tree again using the same cadence in my steps. and again and again with no result. Then We would try to work the cover from he gave me his funny little smile, while densest to lightest, encouraging the looking over the top of his bifocals. This runners to flush when they reached the wily old pheasant had been a pheasant for
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 44
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
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - N1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - N2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Cover4
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