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Conservation News www.pgc.state.pa.us Firearms deer season: December 1 D ECEMBER 1 marks the opening of the firearms deer season, the day nearly a million hunters anxiously await from one year to the next. New this year is that in WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B, the antlered and antlerless seasons will not run concurrently for two weeks. In these units, only antlered deer may be taken from December 1 through the 5th (Monday through Friday). From December 6-13, both antlered and antlerless deer may be taken in these four units. In all other units, the antlered and antlerless seasons run concurrently through the entire 2-week season, December 1-13. The antler restrictions established in 2003 (with the adoption of WMUs) remain in effect this year: four points to at least one side in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, and three points to one side in all other WMUs. For junior license holders, disabled persons (to use a vehicle), and residents serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, a legal antlered deer is any that has one antler at least three inches in length or an antler with two or more points. Hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined at all times while afield. Every hunter who takes a deer must fill out a harvest tag and attach it to the deer’s ear before moving the carcass. For antlerless deer, the tag supplied with the antlerless license should be used. Then, within 10 days of taking a deer, hunters are required to submit to the Game Commission a har42 vest report card. Report cards are provided as part of the hunting license package, but if no card is available, the form or a facsimile of the one found on page 33 of the 2008-09 Digest can be used. This is the second year that antlered deer are included as legal game for mentored youth hunters, those under the age of 12. Mentored youth hunters accompanied as required may harvest an antlered deer in any season that antlered deer may be legally taken (archery season, statewide firearms season, and the flintlock muzzleloader season). See page 15 of the 2008-09 Hunting and Trapping Digest for more details, including instructions on how an antlered deer taken by a mentored youth hunter should be tagged. Deer hunters also are advised of the recent change in legal hunting hours. It now is legal to hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. For more information, please see page 14 of the current Digest for the legal hunting hours table. Deer hunters with an unused bear license also are reminded they may take a bear in the areas open for an extended black bear season. See page 39 of the Digest for areas open and extended bear season dates. Bear licenses must be purchased prior to Dec. 1. Bear licenses may be purchased at any issuing agent or through “The Outdoor Shop” on the Game Commission’s website. Web orders are provided a “web order number” that must be written on the current general hunting license and GAME NEWS
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Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008

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

Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
A Special Bear Season
The Buck Stops Here
Hunting Like the Devil
Efficient Raccoon Trapping
Pine Hill Bear
My 50th
Once in a Lifetime
Through the Haze
Misses I Have Known
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 -November 2008 - Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - A Special Bear Season
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - The Buck Stops Here
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Hunting Like the Devil
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Efficient Raccoon Trapping
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Pine Hill Bear
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - My 50th
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Once in a Lifetime
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Through the Haze
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Misses I Have Known
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News -November 2008 - Cover4
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