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The	 Board	 of	 Game	 Commissioners	 proposed	 a	 slate	 of	 deer	
seasons	 for	 2013-14	 that	 retains	
the	 split,	 five-day	 antlered	 deer	
season	 (Dec.	 2-6)	 and	 seven-day	
concurrent	season	(Dec.	7-14)	in	
11	 Wildlife	 Management	 Units.	
	
The	list	includes	WMUs	2A,	2C,	
2D,	2E,	2F,	2G,	3B,	3C,	4B,	4D	and	
4E.	 The	 package	 also	 retains	 the	
two-week	(Dec.	2-14)	concurrent,	
antlered	and	antlerless	deer	season	
in	WMUs	1A,	1B,	2B,	3A,	3D,	4A,	
4C,	5A,	5B,	5C	and	5D.	
Hunters	with	Deer	Management	
Assistance	Program	(DMAP)	antlerless	deer	permits	may	use	them	
on	the	lands	for	which	they	were	
issued	during	any	established	deer	
season,	 and	 will	 continue	 to	 be	
permitted	to	harvest	antlerless	deer	
from	Dec.	2-14	in	WMUs	2A,	2C,	
2D,	2E,	2F,	2G,	3B,	3C,	4B,	4D	and	
4E.	 Fees	 for	 DMAP	 permits	 are	
$10.70	for	residents	and	$35.70	for	
nonresidents.	
To	expand	offerings	of	the	Mentored	Youth	Hunting	Program,	the	
Board	 also	 adopted	 allowing	 an	
adult	mentor	to	transfer	a	DMAP	
antlerless	 deer	 license	 to	 a	 Mentored	 Youth	 Hunting	 Program	
participant.
The	 Board	 retained	 the	 antler	
restrictions	in	place	for	adult	and	
senior	 license	 holders	 since	 the	
2011-12	 seasons.	 It	 remains	 the	
“three-up”	on	one	side,	not	counting	a	brow	tine,	provision	for	the	
western	WMUs	of	1A,	1B,	2A,	2B	
and	 2D,	 and	 the	 three	 points	 on	
one	side	in	all	other	WMUs.	Those	
exempt	 from	 these	 antler	 restrictions	 are	 junior	 license	 holders,	
disabled	hunters	with	a	permit	to	
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use	a	vehicle	as	a	blind	and	resident	
active	duty	military	on	leave.
Board	votes	to	expand	bear	seasons
The	Board	proposed	four	changes	 to	 the	 2013	 extended	 bear	
seasons	 lineup	 designed	 to	 make	
it	easier	for	hunters	to	understand.
The	 Board	 retained	 expanded	 bear	 seasons	 in	 the	 state’s	
most	urban	Wildlife	Management	
Units	—	WMUs	 2B,	 5B,	 5C	 and	
5D	—	and	allowing	the	harvest	of	
black	bears	with	holders	of	a	bear	
license	 during	 all	 deer	 seasons	
from	 September	 through	 early	
December,	 which	 were	 first	 adopted	as	part	of	the	2012	seasons.	
The	 extended	 bear	 season	 dates	
for	2013	are:
Sept.	21-Nov.	16	in	WMUs	2B,	
5C	and	5D,	for	archery	only;
Oct.	 5-Nov.	 16	 in	 WMUs	 5B,	
for	archery	only;
Oct.	 19-26	 in	 WMUs	 2B,	 5B,	
5C	and	5D,	for	muzzleloaders	only;
Oct.	 24-26	 in	 WMUs	 2B,	 5B,	
5C	and	5D,	for	any	legal	sporting	
arm	 for	 juniors	 and	 seniors,	 disabled	person	permit	holders	to	use	
a	 vehicle	 as	 a	 blind	 and	 resident	
active	duty	in	armed	services;	and	
Dec.	 2-14	 in	 WMUs	 2B,	 5B,	
5C	and	5D.
The	2013	statewide	bear	seasons	
are	the	statewide	five-day	archery	
bear	season	(Nov.	18-22);	and	the	
regular	 four-day	 statewide	 bear	
season	that	will	open	on	Saturday,	
Nov.	 23,	 and	 then	 continue	 on	
Monday	through	Wednesday,	Nov.	
25-27.		
Extended	 bear	 seasons	 have	
been	proposed	as	follows:	
Dec.	4-7	in	WMUs	4B,	4C,	4D	
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 42
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
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