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2.5-year-old and older males. Compared to years prior to implementation of antler restrictions during the 2002-03 hunting seasons, the age structure of the antlered harvest has increased, as has the number of 2.5-year-old and older bucks harvested. Antlerless harvest composition has changed little since the 1997-98 hunting seasons. In WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, the change in antler restriction from 4 points to a side to 3 points not including the brow tine allowed a few more antlered deer to be harvested. At most, seven percent of the antlered harvest in these WMUs would not have been legal with the antler restriction in 2010. Results of this year’s deer harvest were incorporated into deer population trend KODY SALTSBURG, 9, Shermansdale, took assessments. Deer population trends were advantage of the Mentored Youth Hunting stable in 18 WMUs and increasing in 4 Program and bagged this 9-point with a near 18-inch spread in Perry County. WMUs from 2006 to 2011. For 2012-13 antlerless deer allocations, allocation options were prepared that would increase, decrease, or stabilize the deer population with either a 5-day antlered and 7-day concurrent firearms season or a 12day concurrent firearm season. Antlerless allocations that increased allocations from 2011-12 to 2012-13 season in seven WMUs, remained the same in six WMUs, and decreased in nine WMUs. For 2011-12, the Commission approved 766 DMAP applications, which was lower than the 870 in 2010. Enrolled acres declined from 1,658,732 in 2010 to 1,448,521 in 2011. Number of coupons requested and approved remained similar with 27,588 in 2010 and 27,519 in 2011. Hunters redeemed 23,915 DMAP coupons. While all DMAP harvest permit holders are required Hal Korber to submit a report card regardless of harvest success, only 52 percent reported. DMAP reported harvest was 3,933 antlerless deer. An annual population survey was conducted in the winter of 2012 to determine a minimum count of the elk population. Elk marked with radio-collars were used to complete a Minimum Number Alive (MNA) count and to monitor elk movements, reproduction, survival and habitat use. There were 824 elk recorded during the MNA count, which included 461 adult cows, 145 calves, 138 branched bulls,and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013
Contents
PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
Late Season Grouse
Then and Now
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 4
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Late Season Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Then and Now
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 40
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 42
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Crossings
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