Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 48

A CANOE can provide access
to inaccessible areas.

Bob Steiner

Waterfowlers have long used boats
in their hunts. They know about firearm safety while afloat, the dangers of
cold water and that they can’t legally
shoot from a motorized watercraft with
the engine running. If you decide to use
a canoe to hunt, the last doesn’t apply,
because the only motor is your muscle.
But the first two do. If you’re a
warm-weather canoeist contemplating expanding your paddling into the
spring, fall and maybe even pre-ice
winter, you need to know that you are
required by law to wear a life jacket
from November 1 to April 30. Even if it
wasn’t the law, the water is terribly cold
then, you’ll be wearing extra clothes
against the chilly air, and the two aren’t
conducive to your staying afloat and
being any good at swimming. I wear a
life jacket year-round while canoeing.
Now, about canoes and spring turkeys. Perhaps a few extra-early risers
can get up, drive to their put-in, paddle
predawn, beach and secure the canoe,
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walk to their calling location and begin
their hunt. But that’s not most of us and
it’s surely not me. I intend to use the
canoe for the latter part of a morning
hunt or, because the Game Commission offers it the last half of the season,
for the afternoon hunt.
The fact that I’d have several weeks
in which to hunt gobblers all day, at a
time of year when the weather is getting nicer and nicer and the paddling
more and more pleasant occurred to
me early last spring. Not just to me,
but to my husband, the other half of
my tandem paddling team, when we
were taking a pre-trout-season hike
into some big northwoods Pennsylvania country.
We took the fork in the path that
led us along a wild brookie stream that
is a favorite of ours. At its mouth, the
stream borders abandoned homestead
sites and old-pasture clearings, which
break up the otherwise densely forested
landscape. Turkey tracks and scratchGAME	 NEWS



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
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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 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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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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