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Bowhunters have all sorts of ways
we mark tree stands and ground blinds
so we can find them in the dark. We
create trails of reflective tacks — Bright
Eyes — that wind us through the woods
to our hunting destination. We use
handheld GPS. Some of us even use
plain old knowledge of the woods.
All can have their drawbacks. Tacks
can fall out or be removed by others.
GPS devices often don’t work in dense
forest. And in the dark, it’s easy to get
turned around.
The Gorilla Eye — www.gorillatreestands.com — can help you find your
hunting location, as long as you can
get within 100 yards. This is a remotecontrolled light that you activate as you
approach. Hang the light on your stand
or blind. Carry the remote control with
you into the woods, and, when you get
within 100 yards of the light, it will
shine when you hit the remote button.
I really like using this device in
woodlots where I hunt from a climbing
stand, but where I don’t want other
hunters to know what tree I hunt from.
When I find a set of bright eyes in the
woods, I go somewhere else. Unfortunately, others are not so considerate.
When they find tacks, they figure it’s a
good spot, and so they move in.
With the Gorilla Eye, I can run tacks
to within 100 yards of my climbing tree.
I can end the trail, but hang a light on
the tree I hunt from. I know to hit the
remote when my tack trail stops, and I
can follow the light to my tree. Unless
another hunter sees me in my tree, or
finds the tiny light attached to it, it’s
going to be pretty difficult for that person to zero in on the exact spot where

APRIL  2013 

I’m hunting.
Electronic Scent Killer
Human odor is the bowhunter’s
worst enemy. It foils more hunts than
any other factor. Because of the limited
effective range of our equipment, we
have to get close to deer — one of the
wariest creatures in the woods. Their
sense of smell is 1,000 times greater
than ours, and as the saying goes, “They
can smell us coming from a mile away.”
Ozonics — www.ozonicshunting.
com — is a machine that generates
ozone, purportedly to kill your human
scent before it reaches a deer’s nose.
It’s no secret that ozone is used to
kill scent. People who have had their
homes damaged by fire, in which everything they own smelled like smoke,
sometimes have their possessions
treated with ozone to kill the odor.
In a tree stand, you’d hang the Ozonics device over your head, pointed
down wind. With an ultra-quiet,
battery-powered motor, the device spits
out ozone that mixes with your scent as
both are carried by the wind. The ozone
is said to bond with your human scent,
changing it chemically, so that it no
longer resembles human odor.
The creators of Ozonics say a downwind deer is likely to either smell nothing, or to smell something that it does
not recognize, and, therefore, is not
likely to fear. The world is always in
search of a better mousetrap. Bowhunters are no different. Is there anything
on this list that might help you? Maybe.
Maybe not. But even if there isn’t, it
sure is interesting to see what new
gadgets are out there. 

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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?
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
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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?
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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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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