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(the Spanish “dolar” before the Revolutionary War and the U.S. dollar came about). Two doeskins were worth “one buck” (still used as slang for the dollar). In 1716 the Cherokee of South Carolina traded 35 deerskins for a rifle, 1 for 30 rounds of ammunition, and 5 for an axe. In 1770 nearly 800,000 pounds of deerskins were exported from the colonies, mostly to England. There are reports of pack trains from Shamokin (an Indian village, now Sunbury) and Bedford loaded with half-dressed deerskins, and of barges carrying deerskins on the Susquehanna, Schuylkill and Delaware rivers. In 1804 the wholesale price for a deerskin ranged from 75 cents to $1. By comparison, beaver skins were priced at $1 to $2.50, otter at $1.50 to $4 and red fox at $1 to $1.10. During World War II Pennsylvania hunters were encouraged to donate deerskins for the war effort. More than 7,000 skins were donated in 1942. They were used to make 28,000 pairs of gloves. In early times deer meat was preserved for winter use by drying over a slow fire. This “jerked” venison, or “jerk,” was also taken on long trips. In 1828 Miss Eliza Leslie’s Directions for Cookery was published. Her book contained diagrams for cutting up deer, and recipes for making roast saddle of venison, venison steak, venison pastry, venison ham, cold venison hash, venison sausage and venison soup. In 1721 Pennsylvania’s first deer
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hunting regulations were enacted. They protected “bucks, does, fawns, or any other sort of deer whatsoever” from January 1 to July 1. The fine for taking deer out of season was 20 shillings. Native Americans were exempt. Later, shorter deer seasons were set. By the end of the 1800s deer were so scarce in Pennsylvania that many people stopped hunting them. It just wasn’t worth the effort. In 1906 the Pennsylvania Game Commission began stocking whitetails to restore the herd. Fifty deer were brought from Michigan. Over the next 19 years about 1,200 deer were bought from operations in Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, as well as in Pennsylvania. In 1907 the state’s first “bucks only” law was passed. In 1928, to control the deer population, the first antlerless deer season was opened in 51 of the state’s 67 counties. Buck season was closed for the first time. In 1938 buck season was closed for the second time in the state’s history; only antlerless deer were hunted. In 1959 the white-tailed deer was named Pennsylvania’s state animal. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Squirrel Hunting Disease
Five Drives on Saturday
Two Merchants of Death
Family Tradition
High Tech Grouse Finds
The Future of Traditional Archery
Brunswick Barbeque
Whitetail History 101
Finally
Five Generations, One Gun
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 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Squirrel Hunting Disease
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Drives on Saturday
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Two Merchants of Death
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Family Tradition
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - High Tech Grouse Finds
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Future of Traditional Archery
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Brunswick Barbeque
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Whitetail History 101
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Finally
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Generations, One Gun
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Crossings
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