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the loop. This setup caused the decline in  popularity of the rope release. A single caliper release has one jaw that  opens  and  closes  against  a  rigid  post.  A  double caliper has two moving jaws. And  the hook release employs an open, curved  finger that latches to the string, but doesn’t  fully encircle it as with both caliper types. All of these types offer nearly flawless  identical releases each time they are triggered.  Some  archers  suspect  the  double  calipers can vary in the way they release,  if either jaw is delayed even slightly on a  given shot. There are two basic ways these releases  are triggered. Some require you to attach  the release to the string and then push the  trigger forward to lock the release in the  ready position. You might think of this as  “cocking” the trigger. Others simply require  you to pull the trigger to activate it, and 

let go of it to leave it in the ready position.  Think of these as single-action triggers. A  good  release  of  any  type  will  have  some sort of set screw that allows you to  adjust the tension needed to activate the  trigger. Just like with a rifle trigger, the more  sensitive it is to “fire,” the more likely you  are to get off a good shot. The stiffer it is,  the more likely you are to pull the shot. “The release is one of the most personal  pieces  of  equipment  bowhunters  have,”  Foulk said. “A guy might come in and buy  a  new  bow  every  year,  but  use  the  same  release he’s been using for 20 years. Once  they get the feel of a release and they know  exactly  how  it  works  for  their  shooting  style, it’s hard to get them to change.” Once you find a release that produces  bullseyes on the target range and doublelung shots in the woods, though, there’s no  need to change.  

Fun Game — By Connie Mertz

Spring Awakening
Identify the wildflowers by unscrambling the misplaced capital letters. I  am  an  early  Bloomer  sometimes  called  a  mAyflower.  Legend  has  it  that  I  was  the first floweR seen by the pilgrims, and they named me after their ship. I have  tiny pinkish-white Scented flowers and small leaThery leaves. I am foUnd in open  woods. I am also the state flower of MassachUsetts.     I am trailing ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ I am a Beautiful white flower that bLooms from a single sTem. I am known for my  Orangish-colored sap that oOzes out when I am pickeD. Native Americans used  my sap for war paint, medicine and dyeing clOth. You can find me alOng stReam  banks.     I am ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ I grow only eighT inches high with a single deLicate sky-Blue flower. I am also  called QUaker ladieS. I am commonly seen in mEadows.     I am ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___      answers on page 63
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Slow Down
Unconventional Calling Bags Bedford County Longbeard
Cabling with Grandsons
Dumpster Bears
Two for a Turkey
Operation Talon
Passing It On
Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
How Young is that Forest?
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Slow Down
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Unconventional Calling Bags Bedford County Longbeard
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Cabling with Grandsons
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Dumpster Bears
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Two for a Turkey
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Operation Talon
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Passing It On
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - How Young is that Forest?
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Crossings
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