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VEnango — My instructions for a woodcock survey that had to be completed by May 5 said to avoid high winds, heavy rains and the temperature should be about 40 degrees. It was difficult finding a day that met all the conditions, between heavy rain, strong winds and cold temperatures. I did get the survey done, though, and found woodcock at six of ten assigned stops. — WCO rOnDA J. BiMBer, luCinDA

Tough Assignment

MontgoMEry — A friend’s wife came in from a late afternoon walk and told him that she had seen a whitetail buck with developing antlers. She described the antlers as being in the felt paper stage. —WCO J. ChriStOpher heil, COllegeville

Never Heard That One

VEnango — I was talking to one of my Farm Game cooperators about the wet spring. He mentioned how hard it was to get his crops planted because of all the rain, and that while trying to plant his upper field he was flushing ducks. — WCO rODney e. BiMBer, luCinDA State Game Lands 13 maintenance supervisor John Wright noticed a fawn along Fishing Creek Road in Sullivan County while he was making his way to the gate. The fawn didn’t respond to a beeping horn and upon closer inspection, porcupine quills became visible in the young deer’s nose and chest. Surprisingly, the fawn allowed John to remove the quills. It gave a few nervous bleats during the procedure and then bounded back into the woods no worse for wear. — lMO WilliAM WilliAMS, BentOn MonroE — After temperatures reached well into the 90s, it was no surprise to see a large snake seeking relief in the cool waters of Brady’s Lake. It was a surprise, though, to find two more slither out from beneath my vehicle and nearly across my boots. —WCO philip White, BlAkeSlee
august 2011

Planting Rice?

Had a Snout Full

Jumped Out of My Shoes

Elk — The PGC has two canine units. Onxy, a black Lab, is assigned to LMO Linda Swank in Lancaster County, and Sarge, a yellow Lab, is assigned to WCO Darren Clark in Erie County. I’ve had the honor of working with Linda and Onxy for the past several years, due to her assignment each fall to assist with the elk hunt. These dogs do incredible work and it amazes me how excited they get when it’s time to go to work. I wish I had that enthusiasm all the time. These dogs sometimes work seven days a week and are on call basically 365 days a year. Not many employees have that dedication. While attending a meeting in the Northwest Region Office, I saw firsthand one of the biggest benefits these dogs have that other employees don’t. Sarge slept through the entire meeting and not one supervisor ever yelled at him to wake up. — WCO DOty A. MCDOWell, St MAryS
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 11
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Generations, One Gun
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 55
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - BB1
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover3
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