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serious injury, but if a fall does occur, you must have a plan for getting yourself out of the tree. A small walkie-talkie radio is a must for calling a hunting partner. If you hunt alone like I do, then an easily accessible additional length of rope is also a requisite piece of safety equipment. The rope can be used to take the pressure off the legs and to aid in getting down from the tree. Standing in a tree waiting for a deer to come by causes muscles to tighten, and cold weather speeds up the process. To keep as limber as possible, I do isometric exercises while on watch by using arm and shoulder muscles as resistance against opposing muscles. You can also benefit from isometrics by tightening your muscles for about 15-20 seconds and then relaxing them. You can do this with your arm, leg or other muscle groups without any game-spooking movement. Also, it’s important to do some of these exercises before climbing down from a stand. Taking the time to limber up stiff arm and leg muscles makes them more responsive for a safe climb down the tree. It’s often said that the best time to go hunting is whenever you have the time, and I firmly believe that. Deer are still available, the weather may not be as cold as you think, and it will be a long time until the next deer season. If the weather is cooperative, you may discover late season bowhunting can be every bit as enjoyable as it is earlier in the fall. Fun Game — By Connie Mertz Hunting Uncommon Upland Birds Match the description and jot down the corresponding letters of the common wintering birds to the species on the left. Get it right and finish the statement below. Black-capped chickadee Y. Yellow in summer, but olive in winter. Has a stout bill and is sometimes called “wild canary.” Tufted titmouse O. Slate gray with a rusty tinged white breast; sports a distinctive crest. Dark-eyed junco N. Bluish-gray back with dark cap, and known for its upside down behavior on tree trunks; has a long, pointed beak. White-breasted nuthatch D. Tree acrobat with black throat and cap with white cheeks. American goldfinch W. Gray back with white belly and a pinkish beak; a ground feeder nichnamed “snowbird.” The woodpecker has black and white markings, is sparrow-size, and males have a red patch on the back of their head. answers on p. 63 60 GAME NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - January 2009

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 - Fun Game
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