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Alaska The deep snow last winter took a deadly toll on the state’s moose population. More than 600 of the animals were killed in collisions with vehicles and trains across southcentral parts of the state. The animals are drawn to the relatively snow-free areas along roads and railroad tracks in search of food.

Ohio Hunters took 219,698 deer during the 2011-12 season, a drop of eight percent from the previous season. Coshocton County led the state with 7,969 deer taken. Ohio ranks eighth nationally in yearly hunting sales, with hunting generating an $859 million annual economic impact.

Germany The first wolf to be spotted in southwestern Germany in 123 years was killed just after it was sighted. The wolf is a protected species, and the one killed was put down with a highpowered rifle that only hunters are legally allowed to own. Germany’s wolf population was wiped out by over hunting during the 19th century. Destruction of its habitat and barriers erected across the landscape during the Cold War prevented the animals from migrating back from Eastern Europe. Wolves began returning to Germany in 2000, but have mainly been confined to the eastern part of the country. North Dakota The annual bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 283 sheep in the western part of the state, unchanged from the year before and only three percent below the 5-year average. Biologists counted 86 rams, 158 ewes and 39 lambs. Not included were approximately 30 sheep in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Four bighorn sheep licenses were issued in 2012, two fewer than 2011. Pennsylvania The average breeding age of female Keystone State bears is 3.2 years, which is the lowest in the country. Also, Pennsylvania bears produce an average litter of three cubs, which is the highest in the country. Virginia In 2011, spring turkey hunters reported harvesting 15,689 gobblers, and 85 percent were adults. Bedford County was the top county, with 493 birds taken.

Improved Hunter Access To Public Lands The USDA’s and the Department of the Interior’s Fiscal Year 2013 budgets include $7.5 million of funding for improving hunter access to existing public lands. The funds will allow the U.S. Forest Service and BLM to acquire rights of way and other land interests from willing-seller landowners to open access to existing federal lands for hunting and fishing where it is now closed or significantly restricted.
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Decisions, Decisions
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Hiking the Elk Range
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Young Gun 2
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Out of the Fog
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Looking Forward To
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - European Skull Mounts
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Crossings
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