Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 9

used to in Montgomery County, but it works if you work the swamps. Typical equipment for pheasants hasn’t changed all that much. When I started out hunting, most of the places I hunted I didn’t need brush pants and chaps, but now I need them. I have a pair of brush chaps I have used for 20 years, and they have held up quite well, and they repel most thorns. Your jacket and vest should also be made of a tough material to repel thorns and branches. Ditto for your hat. Over the years, I have used wool hats more suited for deer season, and all they did was slow me down, hanging up for any thorn available at head level and popping off my head. A baseball-type cap is a better option for pushing through thorny territory. I also use tight fitting leather gloves so they don’t get ripped up by the prickers. Finally, a good pair of leather hiking boots round out the clothing requirements. TV appears to have influenced the kinds of guns used for upland hunting as well as the kinds of dogs used, if one is used. If you watch outdoor programs on ESPN you see guys with either expensive doubles or semiautos using pointers or setters. I am seeing more of the above in the field, but truthfully, you are better off with a pump gun and a flusher, such as a springer or Labrador. Frankly, in many of the areas I hunt, the cover will chew up the finish on any When you get a pheasant or two during the late season, around Thanksgiving, you have earned yourself an animal that is every bit as tough and smart as a 10point buck. gun in short order, so why wreck the finish on a beautiful Citori or original Browning Superposed when a cheap pump will do the job just as well? No matter what, I always recommend using a shotgun in 12-gauge. The average hunter, particularly one that does not shoot trap, skeet or sporting clays regularly, is better served with a gauge that maximizes the amount of pellets he can send at a bird. As for the choice of dogs, flushers always did a better job on pheasants than pointers have, due to the pheasant’s habit of running and moving constantly. I am sure that there are pointers and setters that work well on pheasants, but a flusher does the job that much better. Maybe it’s just the fact that everyone I knew 30 years ago used those breeds for pheasants, and now I’m prejudiced against pointers. Save the pointers for grouse or pheasants on a shooting preserve. I’m looking forward to the 2008 season, not only because it is my 14th but for the fact that in WMU 5C we can now hunt hens in addition to cocks and we can hunt the extended second season, which didn’t exist in past years. It will feel strange to shoot at hens, but I will get used to it. It will give me a reason to hunt in February. Come on out and join the fun. SEPTEMBER 2008 9

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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 29
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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - 55
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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2008 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/annualreport2008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200809
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com