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JERRY SIMKONIS with his outstanding buck taken during the 2007 archery season. It green-scored 209, but ultimately wound up being recorded at 203 3/8. It broke a record that had been standing for just three years. Krisher expected his deer would be surpassed perhaps as quickly, but that didn’t happen. Tw e n t y - f i v e bucks were added to the nontypical bow deer list since 1988, including deer from nearly a dozen counties, but until now none were bigger than Krisher’s. He’s not sorry to see Simkonis pass him on the list, though. “I’d be the first to shake his hand. That’s what everybody dreams of doing, getting a buck like that,” Krisher said. “It’s the buck of a lifetime. My hat’s off to him. That’s a heck of a thing.” Simkonis, like Krisher before him, credited his buck to a combination of skill and luck. He said he was in the right place at the right time, and was ready to seize the opportunity when it came. “I think I pulled him out of his bed, I really do. The conditions were just right to do that,” Simkonis said. “That buck was ready to breed. There were does in the area and the scent I had out was by luck maybe just what he was looking for. I think this was maybe the only time he ever made a mistake, and I was there to take advantage of it.” The Game Commission held official scoring sessions in June (the first since 2001), and nothing scoring higher than Simkonis’s nontypical showed up, so the 209 1/8 buck sits atop the listings in the Nontypical Archery category in Pennsylvania’s “record book.” Simkonis, for all the deer he’s taken in his four plus decades of hunting, had never killed anything as massive as this buck. Still, getting the record, while nice, is not all that important, he said. He’d have been thrilled with his buck no matter where it placed in the record book. The memories of his hunt, with its minute-by-minute drama, are what he’ll treasure most, he said. “If I’d have been shaking any more, I would never have gotten that buck. I was taking a lot of deep breaths, that’s for sure,” he admitted. “But it all paid off in a big way.” SEPTEMBER 2008 13

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008
Contents
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Fun with Pheasants
The New Bow-Killed Non-Typ. Record
Wild Geese and Hunting Camps
The Determined Deer Poacher
Record ESP Bear
A Window of Opportunity
First Bow Buck in 49 Years of Hunting
The Luck of a Buck
Two Chance Encounters, One Record-Book Buck
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Fun with Pheasants
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - The New Bow-Killed Non-Typ. Record
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Wild Geese and Hunting Camps
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - The Determined Deer Poacher
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Record ESP Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - A Window of Opportunity
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - First Bow Buck in 49 Years of Hunting
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - The Luck of a Buck
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Two Chance Encounters, One Record-Book Buck
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Crossings
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