Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 60

ALTHOUGH both red and gray foxes are nocturnal, the gray fox is less likely to come into a hunter’s calls during the day. In addition to electronic callers, there are a lot of handheld calls on the market.

Admittedly, most archers who shoot foxes (or other predators) do so as a bonus while hunting whitetails. In many cases you don’t need a handy gut pile, a call or even the ability to mouth a squeak to bag one. Foxes are so active in their search for their next meal that sooner or later their relentless scouring of their territory will bring them beneath your stand — at least a few times in the course of our regular archery season on deer. Dave Ziegler of Pocopson Township here in the southeast corner of the state

has arrowed at least half a dozen foxes over the years while deer hunting, all without the aid of any calling device whatsoever. He has never called one in, but rather waited for them to opportunistically stroll within bow range of his elevated stand, shooting them at ranges from two to twenty yards. Ziegler, a retired deputy waterways conservation officer, is also a licensed wildlife pest control trapper who much prefers the challenge of trapping foxes to launching arrows at them. To that end, Ziegler, although still a dedicated bowhunter when it comes to whitetail deer, has forsaken the compound bow for the coilspring trap when it comes to outwitting ol’ Reynard. But for bowhunters who don’t run traplines, looking to extend their archery opportunities beyond our traditional deer seasons, predators in general and foxes in particular offer a late season challenge.

Fun Game — By Connie Mertz

What’s This?
Match the abbreviations with the correct word association, and then see how many you know. ___ WMU ___________________________________ S reporting violations ___ WPRA ___________________________________ T enforces game law ___ PTA ___ SGL ___________________________________ E disease ___________________________________ R furbearers

___ CWD ___________________________________ V land ___ TIP ___________________________________ A pheasants

___ WCO ___________________________________ H hunting
answers on page 62

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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?
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Eight in ’08
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Troy’s First Bear
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Jamie Get Your Gun
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Tip and the Woods Rabbit
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Down to the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2010 - Crossings
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