Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 2

By Joe Kosack

Game News Associate Editor

I

Another Doorstep

FOUND OUT I was heading to Game	News back in October. For the past
20-plus years I have been writing, editing and shooting photos for the Game
Commission and building/managing content for the agency’s website. Now I’m
at another doorstep.
I used to freelance for Game	News back in the ’80s, mostly trapping pieces.
At the time, I was working for The	Daily	News in Lebanon as a bureau chief
and staff outdoor writer. I covered the agency’s Board of Game Commissioners
meetings for the newspaper back then, so, in essence, I’ve been following closely
or working for the agency for more than 25 years.
A little more about me: I’ve been a Hunter-Trapper Education Instructor for
almost 30 years. I’m an avid deer hunter and I’m more comfortable in a tree stand
than in a tie and button-down shirt. I care deeply about hunting and recognize
hunting licenses as the only legitimate revenue stream that wildlife has been
able to depend upon for more than a century in this state.
Speaking of wildlife, I’ve been committed deeply to covering nongame species
both in print and photography over the past decade. Consequently, I’ve worked
closely with nongame biologists through the white-nose syndrome crisis, development of the endangered/threatened species and birding and bird conservation
sections on the website, and on an assortment of other important nongame
stories. Generating excitement about wildlife through photography and keeping
folks informed about wildlife and conservation issues through interesting features
are the best ways to keep Pennsylvanians mindful of the Commonwealth’s rich
biodiversity and aware of threats to it. My job is to keep you informed and closer
to the action. I’ll do my best. Count on it.
Readers can expect some hunting and trapping pieces; some original stories on
what’s happening on the varied news fronts in wildlife management, particularly
agency fieldwork and research, and some features on wildlife management’s past —
yeah, I’m the guy who wrote that book in 1995. You also can look for original
photo essays covering everything from rare species sightings and migrations to
advances being made by wildlife conservation officers. It’s a vast frontier. And
I’ll do my best to keep you close to it.
I look forward to working with Senior Associate Editor Bob D’Angelo. We
shared an office when he joined the agency many years ago, and we will do so
again. Together we will do our best to bring you the latest and most interesting
content we can in Pennsylvania	Game	News. That’s our goal and our promise.
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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
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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
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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
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