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During lulls in raptor-watching, we ad- the wetlands for a closer look. mired the lovely panorama of fields and Raptors aren’t the only migrating speforests below. At 2,850 feet, the Allegh- cies that are counted at the hawk watch. eny Front Hawk Watch is the highest hawk Volunteers also count monarch butterflies watch in the state and looms 800 feet above and dragonflies and note the many songthe valley. Located in Bedford County on birds they see there, both migrants and resiShaffer Mountain near the Somerset dents. A tent on the grassy field provides County line, the property is owned by both shelter for those banding migrating northTom Dick and his wife Sally, who gener- ern saw-whet owls. The evening before, ously open it to the public during spring Dave Darney had banded 20 of the little and fall migrations. owls as well as one eastern screech-owl. Members of the Allegheny Plateau “The mountain is a major migratory corriAudubon Society, centered in Johnstown, dor for saw-whets,” Tom Dick told us. help to maintain the site and have been It also has the second highest count of monitoring the fall migration from late spring migrating raptors, after Tussey August through November since 1989. On Mountain, which is the second most westa clear day, such as we experienced, we ern ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley Province could see as far north as Blue Knob, the and the mountain I see from the top of our second highest mountain in Pennsylvania, First Field. From March until May volunand as far south as the I-70 corridor. With teers also count raptors at the Allegheny my binoculars, I could watch for osprey Front Hawk Watch. over Shawnee Lake and spot the Dunning But in spring, some brave volunteers do Creek Wetlands near Pleasantville in more than monitor the raptor migration. Bedford County. They tie nylon ropes around their waists The Dunning Creek Wetlands, a and are lowered down the steep 170-acre nature sanctuary also owned by mountainside to cut the brush and saplings the Dicks, was created from a failed farm for better viewing. Other volunteers keep in cooperation with the United States Fish the grass cut on top during workdays. and Wildlife Service’s Partners for WildA weather station records wind direclife program (now renamed Partners for tion and speed, all of which is carefully Fish and Wildlife). Originally ditched and noted during hourly reports online to the drained to raise crops, Bruce Bonta the farmland was often too wet to harvest and was abandoned in the late 1970s. By restoring the wetlands back in 1991, they attracted shorebirds and waterfowl in impressive numbers. Once Tom Dick spotted tundra swans at the wetland from the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch and made a fast exit down the winding mountain road and VISITORS gathered near the picnic table at the Allegheny back up the valley to Front Hawk Watch.
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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
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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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