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Another View By Linda Steiner Night to Day Bob Steiner HEY DROPPED me off to wait. In the dark. Alone. The last I saw of them was a retreating pair of taillights. I’ll see them again around noon, when we rendezvous at the car in a Game Lands parking lot about a mile away, and decide whether to keep hunting or go back for lunch. My eyes adjust slowly to the dimness around me. I can’t feel it, but I know my pupils are expanding. Instead of mere blackness, I can make out a dark gray sky, with darker outlines of treetops framing the opening above me. I think how the airy silhouettes look like the edges of lace doilies, and then think how much that comparison dates me. Who uses lace doilies these days? I had plopped my daypack at my feet and now I’m standing, holding my shotgun, which is already getting heavy. Why am I holding it? Dawn is over an hour away. I set the shotgun down, leaning it safely against a tree away from the edge of the road. Plenty of time to carry it once daylight arrives and the fall turkey hunting season has begun. The shiny receiver picks up a little of what passes for light from the JANUARY 2009 T sky, but at least I can make out where the shotgun is. My daypack is a camouflage-pattern material, so it will “disappear” in the woods. I chuckle to myself. Right now it has disappeared completely, and I hope I won’t stumble over it before sunup. I decide that pacing to pass the time is probably not a good idea. When I set the shotgun down, I’d walked into a low tree limb and nearly got my hat knocked off. I think of the bony hands on a skeleton; that’s what the skinny, dry branch felt like. No other cars come by. I remember the deer that appeared at the side of the road on the way here this morning. The doe’s eyes showed large, reflecting our headlights. I wonder what it would be like for me now if a car came speeding up the road, rounding the bend toward me. The white lights would glare and dazzle me nearly sightless. I’d be just like “a deer caught in the headlights,” not knowing which way to jump. I decide that wouldn’t be a very good feeling. This is a new one for me. By myself at night in the “wild outdoors,” and a long 49

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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009
Contents
2007-08 Annual Report
Untagged Traps
Field Notes
Conservation News
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Untagged Traps
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009 - Crossings
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