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thing making a rub now is probably a good buck. I will pay attention to the road, too. I might notice a big track. What a great weekend to look forward to. Even though September is great, October is even better. It’s the most beautiful month of the year in my book. I just can’t ever get enough of the beautiful colors. Those yellows, oranges and reds are always gone too soon. They are a great backdrop to this month’s activities of more shooting, more scouting and early flintlock season. I can sit here and see it all now: The opening day will start out still and frosty. It will be nice to see the day arrive while sitting on a nice oak-studded ridge. The leaves will be floating down and I’ll hear the patter of acorns dropping. Before sitting there too long, I hope, I will hear the sound of crunching leaves and soon I’ll see some deer feeding their way up toward me. I also look forward to an evening hunt. Daylight will be down to its last hour and the woods I sit in near the field edge will be still. It will be “prime time,” and I will sit and wonder if I did enough scouting and if I picked the right spot. At that moment I will hear a branch break. A moment later three deer will come into view, and one will be a mature doe.
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Or maybe I’ll go on an evening hunt and not see any deer. I will leave and walk out to the hillside field on my way to the truck. The full moon will be shining bright, and coyotes will start howling in the woods below me. I will stop and say “sing brothers,” and think how lucky I am to be here. There are a lot of good things to look forward to in October. As much as I like October, I also look forward to November. The leaves will be gone and the woods certainly look different. The buck rubs will stand out like signposts in the much more visible woods. November is a month full of action. Deer scouting will be at its peak for me now. I will be finalizing my top areas for the upcoming firearms season. I will also be getting in some more offhand shooting practice and making a final check on the rifles. While this is all going on, I can’t forget fall turkey season. Most people prefer the spring, but my favorite is the fall. I just love roaming the woods, looking for birds at this time of year. Best, for me, will be a dry day without much wind. Great for hearing the sounds of a feeding flock from afar. I won’t have any luck catching the birds coming off the roost, but several hours later as I am working my way across the hill I see a lot of fresh scratching. There are a lot of grapevines here, and it looks like the birds have been spending some time feeding on the fallen fruit. I slow down and watch everywhere. Soon I see several turkeys ahead. I set the
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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