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buck with them, he’ll be a short ways behind.” And with that, Ernie and I headed down a trail along the slashing. Just before going out of sight, I turned around and could see Allan standing behind the rock, with his back to a cherry tree, his eyes glued to the logging trail that bordered the edge of the slashing. With Ernie and me posted across the lower or downhill border of the slashing and Allan watching the upper edge and the woods adjacent to the side of the slashing, we had that section pretty well covered. Perhaps I should mention that the slashing had been timbered off years before and had grown back into thick brush and saplings. Over the years, with some of the smaller brush being choked off, the slashing developed into an area covered with straight hardwood growth sprinkled with an occasional pine or hemlock, all of it a bit more dense and somewhat younger than the surrounding area. Deer sought the cover and protection of the slashing not only because of its density, but also because movement was highly visible. One could get a glimpse of a deer working through the slashing, but would be hard put to thread a bullet between the trees. Conversely, a deer could stand motionless and remain virtually unseen, but could spot movement of a hunter in an instant. Although I was eager for movement and action, I stayed in one spot, soaking up the warmth of the sun and watching the frost slowly disappear. I watched the woods below for any hint of deer and finally worked my way over to Ernie. Neither of us had JULY 2009 seen anything bigger than a squirrel. We discussed the situation for a few minutes and then agreed to slowly work our way uphill though the slashing to the Big Rock and see how Allan was doing. We agreed to spread out to just within sight of one another. Meanwhile at the rock, the cold was beginning to infiltrate the layers of sweaters and woolen boot socks Allan was wearing. To keep warm, he wiggled his toes and burrowed deeper in his coat, but never once, despite the monotony, did he take his eyes off the old logging trail stretching along the upper edge of the slashing. And about 10 o’clock that cold frosty morning a doe broke out of the slashing, clearing the trail in a single bound. And then another and then a third. All of a sudden Allan was warm, warm clean through from the tips of his ears to the tips of his toes. No longer were the seconds and minutes a monotonous parade. He shucked off his mittens and gripped the antique Colt Lightning with a purpose, and he 23

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

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009
Life &Times of the Whitetail
Contents
Bald Eagles along the Susquehanna
A Price to Pay
In Broad Daylight
Pennsylvania Elk With a Flintlock
Allan and Granddad’s .44-40 Colt Lightning
The History of State Game Lands Acquisition
The Year that Changed My Life
Where’s The Gun?
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 - July 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Life &Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Bald Eagles along the Susquehanna
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - A Price to Pay
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - In Broad Daylight
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Pennsylvania Elk With a Flintlock
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Allan and Granddad’s .44-40 Colt Lightning
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - The History of State Game Lands Acquisition
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - The Year that Changed My Life
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Where’s The Gun?
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 64a
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - 64b
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Cover3
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