Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 21

Looking Forward To
artwork by tom schatz
UGUST is just a few days away and I’m noticing the signs. The new hunting license has been secured. The goldenrod is in bloom. The katydids are starting up after dark. It rained this afternoon, and this evening, as I was driving through the small town I live near, I could smell the odor of wet crabgrass. It was that August smell. August is the start for me. When it arrives I realize that the long wait is nearing its end and fall will soon be here. It’s the time when I start looking forward to things to come. I’ve always felt that the months ending in “ber” are the best. Those four months that end with those three letters are like a wonderful journey just waiting to be taken each year. I love all of it. The weather changes, the colors, the scouting, the preparation and the actual hunting. The journey starts in September and ends in December, and it is full of great things to do the whole time. Naturally, for me, the peak is our general deer season, but each

By Brent Jurista

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month has its great moments and I look forward to each of them. I look forward to September and its cooler temperatures. After enduring the heat of summer, the cooler air is like a shot of energy. It makes me want to start doing more outdoors, and that’s good because September for me is a big preparation month. This is the month when I like to start shooting more often, get a handle on what this year’s food sources will be like and, I hope, spot some early rubs. As I sit here in August, I can look forward to a great weekend in September. I will start out on a Saturday morning doing some shooting at a nearby Game Commission range. With luck, it will be a crisp sunny morning. The afternoon can be spent cleaning rifles on the patio. On Sunday morning I can walk the gated road up the hollow on my favorite Game Lands, hoping to spot some acorns that have dropped or maybe some black cherries. As I walk, I will pay attention to areas where I have seen rubs before. Any-

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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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 9
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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Just Gittin’ Started
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 37
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Crossings
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