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mentored youth. The more I thought about it, though, I got really excited because Chad had already bagged a 5-point with a rifle the previous fall, when he was 11. I told Nate that he could go, but that we would have to use the ground blind I had set up in an orchard near our house. Because Nate typically doesn’t like sitting out in the cold during rifle season, early fall would be perfect for him. Archery season rolled around and Chad and I saw deer almost every time we hunted behind our house. I was impressed with Chad’s patience, waiting for the perfect shot on a doe and passing up a button buck within 20 yards at least six times. The only time we didn’t see deer was when it was windy. Chad finally took a shot at a big doe at 20 yards, but the bolt was deflected by a sapling and missed. I was having a great time hunting with Chad behind the house and taking Nate hunting up in the orchard after work and on weekends. The first deer hunt for Nate produced sightings of a spike, a doe and a 4-point, all within 20 yards of the blind. On the second trip we watched a button buck 10 yards from the blind until dark. On October 30, the wind was blowing pretty hard, about 20 mph. That afternoon I asked Chad if he wanted to hunt behind the house. Nate quickly said he wanted to hunt and Chad agreed that Nate could go instead (I think the lack of sighting deer on windy days had something to do with Chad’s decision to let
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Nate hunt). Nate and I left for the orchard around 3 p.m. We had set up the blind in early September where a row of apple trees ended and a deadfall broke up the outline. We had also camouflaged it with brush and it seemed like a permanent fixture in the terrain. We entered the blind and waited for the deer. Before long I began to wonder if I may have been too anxious to start the hunt so early, because after playing the animal game several times (Nate and I alternately name an animal that starts with each letter of the alphabet), and looking through the binoculars a dozen times, Nate was getting fidgety. I did my best to keep him occupied, but then, all of a sudden, a deer appeared about 50 yards down the apple row. It turned out to be a doe and we watched as she fed toward us to within 20 yards and then crossed above the blind. At the time, mentored youth hunters could shoot only bucks, but Nate was excited and I was happy he got to see a deer. About an hour before dark another

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

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Decisions, Decisions
Hiking the Elk Range
Young Gun 2
Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
Out of the Fog
Looking Forward To
European Skull Mounts
You Never Know
Just Gittin’ Started
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 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Decisions, Decisions
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Hiking the Elk Range
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Young Gun 2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Out of the Fog
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Looking Forward To
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - European Skull Mounts
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - You Never Know
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Just Gittin’ Started
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Crossings
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