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in the program, and in his last year he was fields. Although not everyone who has the top shooter in the state. gone through the YHEC program has In Josh’s first year at the National gone into outdoor related jobs, most YHEC, he finished 44th; in the second year, are dyed-in-the-wool hunters and he was 14th and in his third year, he fin- leaders in their communities. ished third. Another sign of success is that the When Josh became too old to compete, program has had many female particihe became a coach. Josh feels that the pants. We have all heard the saying, YHEC program provided him with more “The hand that rocks the cradle rules enjoyment than baseball would have, and the world.” There’s no doubt that their also, shooting is a sport that he can par- children will be interested in the outticipate in throughout his life. He said that doors and, if at all possible, also parthe program provided him with knowledge ticipate in YHEC. about the outdoors, including wildlife and So, at your club, who is going to orienteering that he might not have been fill your chair when you are gone? Will exposed to. it be another older member, or some All of these coaches will tell you that young man or woman who has lit a they receive much joy from watching the fire under the youth in the area by youngsters not only in the challenge but sponsoring a YHEC team? How about also as they grow into responsible, success- the hunting traditions in your family? ful adults. Although I interviewed coaches Will your children or grandchildren in my own backyard, coaches from around love hunting and shooting the way you the state would have the same responses. do? Don’t leave it to chance. Let’s look at some of the fruits of the Mark June 20, 2009, on your calstate YHEC program. Most sportsmen’s endar, and then find your way to the clubs that have become involved have had YHEC competition at Scotia Range. increases in their membership. This is plan- If you do, I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly ning for the future. Many of the youngsters surprised and impressed with the youth who have gone through the program have of this state. gone on to become officers in 2006’s top female shooter, EILEEN APPLEGATE, and last year’s top the clubs, while overall female shooter BECKY BARNES show here that YHEC also forms lasting friendships. others have gone on to careers in conservation. Our state program can boast that it has helped to produce a wildlife officer, two wildlife biologists, state park employees, school teachers, and many others who have gone into conservation related MARCH 2009 21

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

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
The Five for Nine Gang
An Ace in the Hole
The Vest
Who Will Fill Your Chair
On Trapping Turkeys
Another Perspective
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - The Five for Nine Gang
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - An Ace in the Hole
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - The Vest
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Who Will Fill Your Chair
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - On Trapping Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Another Perspective
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2009 - Crossings
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