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LycoMing — A  flock  of  turkeys — 22  jakes and 20 hens — visited my backyard nearly every day for about two weeks during the early spring. If you have never watched turkeys up close, they are constantly moving and make lots of noise. — WCO JOnathan M. Wyant, COGan StatiOn Potter — I  often  find  myself  trailing  WCO Bill  Ragosta  when  on  foot patrol.  After 24 years on the job, he’s pretty nimble  and walks at a good clip. On a recent field  excursion  we  were  walking  on  a  steep  embankment riddled with multiflora rose, working  our  way  to  an  area  reported  to  have  bait.  Bill  must  have  got  entangled  in the understory mid-stride, because the next  thing  I  knew  he  was  stretched  out  and  hanging  onto  a  branch  to  prevent  from  rolling  all  the  way  down  the  hill.  I  certainly hope he takes this Field Note in  better stride. — DePuty teD PaviCiC, nOrth binGhaM

Spring Break

Couldn’t Resist

M ercer  — While  patrolling  on  the  opening day of spring gobbler season I saw  turkeys (of course), as well as deer, squirrels,  geese, ducks, ospreys, eagles and songbirds.  The  most  unusual  sighting,  though,  was  a starling with a snow white tail, in stark  contrast to its black body, in the grass along  West Main Street in Greenville. My wife  later commented that perhaps it was the  offspring of a crow and a sea gull. Although  she was joking, the thought of a new “crossbreed avian super pest” is frightening, but  so is most science fiction. — WCO DOnalD G. Chaybin, Greenville  training SchooL — During the 3D and  target section of our Successful Bowhunter  course taught by Information and Education  Supervisor  Cheryl  Trewella,  several  cadets and I had the opportunity to exhibit  our archery skills. I was excited about this section because I’m a fairly proficient archer and I had brought my top of the line  bow from home. But then, on a challenge,  my roommate, Cadet Eric Anderson, with a  Game  Commission  supplied  bow,  out  shot me. He even was releasing with his  fingers and was shooting what I think was  a crooked arrow. To add even more insult  to  injury,  this  was  the  first  time  Cadet  Anderson ever shot a bow. Nice, Eric, but  let’s see you do it again. — CaDet JaSOn r. aMOry, harriSburG
AUGUST  2012 

Watching Too Much Sci-Fi Channel

Were His Eyes Even Open?

Lebanon — I was helping with the Lebanon  County  Envirothon  at  the  bird  call  identification station, and every time we played a recording of the eastern towhee a  live towhee would answer from the nearby  woods.  I  guess  it  was  trying  to  tell  us  its version was much better. — WCO MiChael J. reeDer, PalMyra
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Nothing Like the Real Thing



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 - 33
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 - 40
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 - 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
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 55
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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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