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Kentucky Despite the wettest April on record in the central part of the state and flooding of the state’s many rivers, hunters took 32,193 turkeys during the 2011 spring season. The weather cleared the first week in May and hunters ended the season with exceptional harvest numbers, taking 3,195 birds on the final weekend of the season.

Hungary Hungarian border police seized around 10,000 songbirds from a Romanian truck close to the border of the two countries last November. Wild birds illegally killed by organized criminals in southeast and central Europe are smuggled into northern Italy to be sold as a delicacy in restaurants. The majority of the songbirds are finches, warblers, pipits and buntings, which are protected under international treaties.

Sportsmen Purchase Decisions When it comes to choosing particular hunting or shooting products nothing influences sportsmen more than their own personal experiences. Research done by HunterSurvey. com found that a whopping 78 percent of hunters and shooters cited “personal experience” as the number one deciding factor that affected their selection of a particular brand. The second most selected factor was brand loyalty itself. Illinois Hunters harvested more than 97,760 deer during the 7-day firearms season in 2011, including a 30-point doe. Antlers on does are uncommon, perhaps one in 4,500, but finding one with 30 points is even more unusual. New Jersey In the 2011 season, the state’s second, hunters took 469 bears. The 6-day hunt yielded 123 fewer bears than the 592 taken in 2010. A bear with an estimated live weight of 829 pounds was taken in Morris County in 2011. There are an estimated 3,400 bears in the Garden State.

Coyote Migration Changes in North American ecosystems over the past 150 years have caused coyotes to move from their native habitats in the plains and southwestern deserts of North America to habitats throughout the U.S. In a new study published in the Journal of Mammalogy, researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics used DNA from coyote scat to trace the route that led some of the animals to colonize in northern Virginia. The researchers also confirmed that, along the way, the coyotes interbred with the native Great Lakes wolves. According to the study, coyotes migrated eastward via two main routes — one that went through the northern U.S. (interbred with wolves), and one that went through the south. The Mid-Atlantic region is a particularly interesting place because it appears to mark a convergence in northern and southern waves of coyote expansion.
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 11
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Smile Says It All
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
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