Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 2

PE N N SYLVAN IA

Volume 83

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No. 5

MAY 2012
(USPS 426180)

Tom Corbett
Governor COMMISSION MEMBERS Ralph A. Martone, President
New Castle Export

FEATURES
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Robert W. Schlemmer, Vice President David J. Putnam, Secretary
Centre Hall Biglerville

Ronald Weaner, James J. Delaney, Jr.
Wilkes-Barre Everett

David W. Schreffler EXECUTIVE OFFICE Carl G. Roe
Executive Director

R. Matthew Hough

Deputy Executive Director

History	of	the	Whitetail By J.T. Fleegle 26	Days	for	a	Gobbler By Stephen Smith I	Took	a	Stand	 By Barbara A. McCleester Enemies	Among	Us By Mike Raykovicz The	Smile	Says	It	All By Dave Gustafson Wild	Turkey	Trivia By Bob Eriksen Wild	Turkey	Cures	A	Heartache By Ralph Scherder First	VPA-HIP	Habitat	Project Nears	Completion By Mike Pruss and Barry Zaffuto

BUREAU DIRECTORS Dorothy R. Derr Robert L. Strailey Joseph Neville

DEPARTMENTS
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Administrative Services Automated Technology Services Information & Education Wildlife Habitat Management Wildlife Protection Wildlife Management

Field	Notes Conservation	News 	

♦ 2011-12 deer harvest estimates ♦		Hunter-killed elk test negative

William A. Capouillez Richard Palmer

	 	 	 	 	 	 	

47	 48	 51	 54	 55	 60	 64	

Calvin W. DuBrock

GAME NEWS Robert C. Mitchell
Editor

Robert D. D’Angelo
Associate Editor

Lori D. Neely

Education Specialist Administrative Assistant Circulation

Off	the	Wire By Bob D’Angelo Another	View By Linda Steiner The	Naturalist’s	Eye By Marcia Bonta Fun	Game By Connie Mertz Straight	from	the	Bowstring By John Kasun Lock,	Stock	&	Barrel By John McGonigle Crossings
By Ben Moyer

for CWD and other diseases

Patricia E. Monk Carol A. Petrina

Cover Painting by gerald Putt
(Cover story on p. 5)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
History of the Whitetail
26 Days for a Gobbler
I Took a Stand
Enemies Among Us
The Smile Says It All
Wild Turkey Trivia
Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 26 Days for a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - I Took a Stand
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Enemies Among Us
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Smile Says It All
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover4
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