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obtained from the Game Commission's Howard Nursery and through
the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Johnson worked with
NWTF, coal companies, high-school
vocational ag students, sportsmens'
clubs and others, along with a tree
planter from Georgia-Pacific.They
planted sawtooth oaks, crabapples,
autumn olive - anything the deer
would not devour. A lot of help came
from Butch Bare, an outdoorsman
who saw to it that everything was
planted.
Over the course of the years, the
two tracts were sold and logged, sold
and logged. Georgia Pacific bought
the Graham tract in 1993, lumbered it off in the first six months
and then again five years later. In
1998, the land was sold to Oak Ridge
Lumber, which again timbered it.
The Deemer tract was sold in 1996
when the last member of the Deemer
family passed away and New Forestry
LLC bought it. Johnson said that
when a tree was felled back then, 20
deer would arrive from the woods to
browse on it.
In 1997, Johnson was told by the

foresters who manage the two properties that the land was going to be
broken up and leased out for hunting. He visited as many of the local
people who hunted the tracts as he
could to see if he could put together
a group that could lease it as a whole.
He found 22 people to each put up
$1,000 each to lease the acreage of
the Deemer and Graham tracts.
Those first several years it was
called the "Black Hills Conservation
Association" and Johnson was the
president. The land was posted, and
over and above the 22 leasers, folks
had to pay to hunt. Johnson said he
wasn't creating an elitist club, just
trying to find a way to save the land
and hoping the Game Commission or
DCNR would buy it.
About 1,100 people paid to hunt
the first year. If you hunted the land
in the past, you could join. Johnson
and others patrolled the property
to keep other people who did not
belong off of it. Trespassers were
fined. Slowly, some problems cleared
up. This arrangement went on for a
few years, with the cost of the lease
increasing every year. The insurance

It's the Law:
Q: Are the migratory bird hunting hours the same as all
other hunting hours?
A: No. Legal hunting hours for all small and big game in Pennsylvania are
from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. During
most seasons, migratory birds (waterfowl, doves, woodcock, snipe, rails and
gallinules) may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.
Hunting hours for doves during the September segment begin at noon.
See the current regulation digest (pages 14 and 30) for exceptions and
further details.
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