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Volume 79 PENNSYLVANIA • No. 10 OCTOBER 2008 (USPS 426180) Edward G. Rendell Governor COMMISSION MEMBERS Roxane S. Palone, President Waynesburg FEATURES 1 3 7 14 18 21 27 Life & Times of the Whitetail The Essence of Whitetails By Arnold J. Mosa Jr. Gregory J. Isabella, Vice President Philadelphia James J. Delaney, Jr., Secretary Wilkes-Barre Hunting for a Greater Good By Lori D. Richardson Russell E. Schleiden Centre Hall What a Story to Tell By Dave Cooper Thomas E. Boop, Sunbury Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse By Nicholas Trumbauer H. Daniel Hill, III Erie The Sandhill Crane Incidents By Mario L. Piccirilli David W. Schreffler Everett Ronald Weaner Biglerville Nevada Grouse By Edward Weger EXECUTIVE OFFICE Carl G. Roe Executive Director DEPARTMENTS 29 34 Field Notes Conservation News ♦ Roe provides testimony on license fee increase bill ♦ 2008-09 Waterfowl Seasons & Bags By Bob D’Angelo Michael W. Schmit Deputy Executive Director BUREAU DIRECTORS Dorothy R. Derr Administrative Services 46 47 50 54 55 61 64 Off the Wire Another View By Linda Steiner Robert L. Strailey Automated Technology Services Joseph Neville Information & Education The Naturalist’s Eye By Marcia Bonta William A. Capouillez Wildlife Habitat Management Richard Palmer Wildlife Protection Fun Game By Connie Mertz Calvin W. DuBrock Wildlife Management Straight from the Bowstring By Mike Raykovicz GAME NEWS Robert C. Mitchell Editor Lock, Stock & Barrel By John McGonigle Crossings By Chuck Fergus Robert D. D’Angelo Associate Editor Lori D. Richardson Education Specialist Patricia E. Monk Administrative Assistant COVER PAINTING BY MARIE GIRIO BRUMMETT (Cover story on p. 20) Carol A. Petrina Circulation PENNSYLVANIA GAME NEWS (ISSN 0031-451X) is published monthly for $18 per year, $45 for three years; to Canada and all other foreign countries, $24 U.S. currency, per year. Published by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Phone 717-787-4250. Periodicals postage paid at Harrisburg, Pa. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: POSTMASTER: Send both old and new addresses to Pennsylvania Game News, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Allow six weeks for processing. Material accepted is subject to our requirements for editing and revising. Author payment covers all rights and title to accepted material, including manuscripts, photographs, drawings and illustrations. No information contained in this magazine may be used for advertising or commercial purposes. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Copyright © 2008 by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, an Equal Opportunity Employer, the programs of which are all administered consistent with the goals and objectives of Affirmative Action. All rights reserved. NOTICE: Subscriptions received and processed by the last day of each month will begin with the second month following. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER For questions about your subscription, call 1-888-888-1019. www.pgc.state.pa.us
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
The Essence of Whitetails
Hunting for a Greater Good
What a Story to Tell
Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
The Sandhill Crane Incidents
Nevada Grouse
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Blowin1
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Blowin2
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Essence of Whitetails
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Hunting for a Greater Good
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - What a Story to Tell
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Sandhill Crane Incidents
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Nevada Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 37
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Naturalist's Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Cover4
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