Pennsylvania Game News - December 2015 - 1

DECEMBER 2015

GOVERNOR

Volume 86 No. 12

Tom Wolf

GAME COMMISSIONERS
David J. Putnam
President, Centre Hall
Brian H. Hoover
Vice President, Glenolden
Timothy S. Layton
Secretary, Windber
James R. Daley
Cranberry Township
Robert W. Schlemmer
Export
Charles E. Fox
Troy
James J. Delaney Jr.
Wilkes-Barre
Ronald Weaner
Biglerville

EXECUTIVE OFFICE
R. Matthew Hough
Executive Director
Richard Palmer
Deputy Executive Director
Bryan J. Burhans
Deputy Executive Director

Features

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GAME NEWS
Travis Lau
Editor
Robert D. D'Angelo
Senior Associate Editor
Joe Kosack
Associate Editor
Patricia E. Monk
Administrative Assistant
Carol A. Petrina
Circulation

Cameron
County Slam

Six tags, six harvests, one county

2

McKean Monsters

County has knack for
Boone & Crockett bucks.

24

BY JOHN DZEMYAN

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BUREAU DIRECTORS
Dorothy R. Derr
Administrative Services
Paul Mahon
Automated Technology Services
Stephen P. Smith
Information & Education
Peter F. Sussenbach
Wildlife Habitat Management
Thomas P. Grohol
Wildlife Protection
Wayne Laroche
Wildlife Management

By Travis Lau

Hunting Snowbirds
Thanksgiving season can
provide frozen turkeys.

BY TYLER FRANTZ

Nothin' Special

19

First Friday Gooner
Deer-drive reward.

BY LINDA STEINER

I couldn't stand the
thought of missing out.

BY TOM VENESKY

27

Hunt Where Deer Are
Hunters directed to habitat.

BY JOE KOSACK

34

If it works, why change?

BY GREGORY J.A. MOORE

Broken Leg Buck

Christmas Cats

Trapping holiday cheer.

BY REBECCA CASE

43

Small Game & Furbearers
Raccoon hunting, trapping
at 25-year high in 2014-15.

BY GAME COMMISSION STAFF

Departments
30 Research Briefs
32 Deer Hunter Photos
37 Conservation News
* Tagging tree stands
* September meeting

53 The Naturalist's Eye
By Marcia Bonta
56 On the Cover
57 Lock, Stock & Barrel
By Jim Romanelli

46 Field Notes

60 Straight from the Bowstring
By Mike Raykovicz

52 The Campfire
By Bob D'Angelo

64 Crossings
By Ben Moyer

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