Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15

THE STUDENT MANUAL
and diaphragm call alone
are worth the price of
admission, but the real
value will be the tips and
tricks you’ll learn.

birds that are out of range only results
in missed opportunities or worse yet,
a wounded bird. At this next wooded
station you’ll learn distance estimation is a real challenge. You and your
classmates will guess the distance
to turkeys that will be scattered all
around you. Some will be close, others
far. When you realize the difficulty in
estimating distance, we’ll show you a
slick technique you can use to quickly
and accurately estimate the distance
to that big gobbler. It’ll be as simple as
looking down the barrel of your favorite
shotgun. Students are asked to bring
their own 12- or 20-gauge shotgun to
class for this exercise. You don’t have
a shotgun? No problem, we’ll have one
at the class you can use.
Now we’re off to the gun range. This
last station is definitely for the firearm
enthusiasts in the class. Using your
own shotgun or ours, we’ll show you
why it’s vital to pattern your shotgun
to maximize its effectiveness. We’ll
step you through the process at typical
turkey hunting ranges. You learn how
choke and load combinations affect
pattern density. You’ll pattern your own
gun then decide what steps you should
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take to fine tune its
potential. This station
will go hand-in-hand
with what you learned
from the distance estimation exercise. When
you arrive at that “moment of truth” looking
downrange at that prize
longbeard, you’ll be ready to cash
in on everything you learned.
Sounds great! How do I sign
up? Successful Turkey Hunting
classes are posted on the Game
Commission’s website. Visit us at
www.pgc.state.pa.us and click on
the “Hunter Education Classes”
icon found on the middle of our
homepage. Next, select the “Successful Turkey Hunting” link under
the “Advanced Courses” tab. This
will open a calendar of all our currently available classes. View the
list and select the one that works
best for you. All the details of the
class will be there; date, time and
location, including a map and
directions. You can register right
there online. If you can’t find a
class nearby, check back often
as classes are continually posted.
Most classes are offered before the
spring and fall seasons.
This is your chance to bypass
years of trial and error. You’ll leave
the class ready to experience success, maybe even during your first
season. We’re confident it’ll be the
best $15 you ever spent. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Contents
Another Doorstep
Whitetail Predation
Pymatuning and Conneaut
Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
From the Field
Field Notes
Conservation News
Making a Difference
What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another Doorstep
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pymatuning and Conneaut
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - BB2
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