Pennsylvania Game News - December 2015 - 8

Fall Turkey HunTing

In most of the state, all turkey hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent
orange on the head, chest and back combined, visible 360 degrees at all times when moving.
Orange material may be removed at a stationary calling location, providing a minimum of
100 square inches of fluorescent orange is posted within 15 feet of the location and is visible 360
degrees. A solid orange cap is about 100 square inches.
In WMU 2B, which is limited to hunting with shotguns and archery equipment, hunters when
moving must wear a hat containing a minimum of 100 square inches of solid fluorescent orange
material, visible 360 degrees at all times.

of the field and set up just inside the
timber, where we could be situated
between the two groups.
Dad took a position where he could
cover the field edge and southern ridge,
while I faced in the direction the other
birds had flown.
After giving the flock about 20
minutes to settle down, I began making
subtle purrs, yelps and kee-kee runs
with my diaphragm mouth call.
Within a few short moments, I spotted a young gobbler cautiously working his way across the flat. Although
the crosshairs of the scope on my
17-caliber rifle laid directly atop his
bronze-emblazed feathers, he was
angling straight toward my father, so I
let him walk, hoping Dad would get a
shot instead.
That shot never came. In fact, my
father never even saw the bird.
He was preoccupied observing a
group of six to eight deer - one of them
a nice buck - milling around on the
ridge before him.
With the firearms season just days
away, we decided to back out, let things
be and get cleaned up for dinner.
My father had to work the following morning, but since I had the day
off, I couldn't resist trying for one
8

of those snowbirds.
I pulled a pair of knee-high rubber
boots over my fleece pants, buttoned up
my snow-camo jacket, put an orange
vest over it, donned an orange cap, and
hiked up the point to settle in at the
base of a knobby old oak tree before
daybreak.
As the sun rose, I sat there taking in
the sights and sounds of a new dawn.
With each chilled breath I noticed
the stillness of the air, the flutter of a
sleepy songbird, and then the gentle
rustle of brush.
Thinking a turkey had somehow
flown from the roost without a sound,
my pulse quickened.
The soft footfalls approaching from
the nearby hillside turned out to be a
4-point buck. He emerged from a dense
evergreen, shook the snow from his
back and continued on his way.
Minutes later, I heard turkey chatter
across the hollow, followed by a few
gobbles in tandem.
Knowing it would be unlikely to call
the birds down one side of the hollow,
across a dirt road and up to my location,
I decided to quickly reposition myself.
Circling wide of where I assumed
the birds to be, I crossed the upper end
of the hollow and set up on the same
ridge the turkeys seemed to be working.
I hastily stuffed my orange vest into



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