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cover the gaps between studs at whatever vertical Heritage Safe Company, www.heritagesafe.com Fort Knox Safes, www.ftknox.com distance from each other Colonial Craft Hideaways, www.colonialcraftkitchens.com (going up in a ladder-like manner) you feel provides security from someone cutting in or you feel you need, and do what you feel is breaking the closet’s wallboard to reach necessary to protect yourself and loved inside. Using re-bar should deter anyone ones. If youngsters are in the household, from trying to cut their way into the closet be especially careful. Keep in mind that we are liable for actions involving our firearms. with a saw. In February, at the Eastern Sports and After installing the rebar rods in a ladder-like fashion to protect the gaps between Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, I saw an the studs, rebuild the walls with wallboard, impressive firearms security system. Costspackle and paint as before. The closet ing more than most of us can afford, it is still a great idea. Colonial Craft Kitchens, modification is actually not that hard. Firearms can also be hidden in overhead a firm in Annville, Lebanon County, has crawl spaces or areas upstairs in Cape Cod sold high-end custom cabinets for more and other style houses. Hiding guns well than 26 years. Six years ago, under the will often protect them from theft, but not name Colonial Craft Hideaways, USA, necessarily from youngsters finding them, they began designing, building and selling hideaway gun safes, panic rooms and gun which can be dangerous. However or wherever you store your rooms. Jerry Hoffsmith, the firm’s president, firearms, do not store them in gun cases, because they can rust. Ask your gunsmith showed me how his good looking, specialabout problems caused by humidity and ized units work. He showed me a china how to protect against it when storing guns. cabinet-like piece of furniture that is atThoroughly clean firearms before stor- tractive, slick and extremely effective for age and then oil them very lightly. Too storing, hiding and protecting firearms. much oil is mechanically harmful to fire- Hoffsmith placed his thumb, print side arms, and can seep onto wood surfaces and down, onto a special thumbprint reader (it cause weakness in the wood. Smart gun holds and works for several prints) hidden owners store long guns muzzle down so oil on the cabinet. The high-tech machine from the action or barrel does not run down reads the print and provides access to the into the gunstock, the way it could if the cabinet’s electronic operating system, allowing him to activate a system that slides gun was placed barrel pointing up. There is something to be said for keep- part of the cabinet outwards, and then ing firearms for self protection. It is such a slowly and smoothly spins part of the cabigood idea that last year the U.S. Supreme net around in a 180-degree arc, thus disCourt ruled that the U.S. Constitution playing previously hidden long guns stored specifically provides individuals the right upright. Each side of the lovely cabinet had a to own firearms for self protection. It took long enough; now it is a matter of record. drop-down back panel that, when lowered, Keeping a gun handy for self protection showed several stored handguns that were does not come without some dangers. Be previously hidden from sight. The firm also aware of the dangers, take the precautions provides furniture and cabinets to cover an undetectable doorway to a hidden panic or gun room. Fun Game answer: Firearms can be treasures for many reaDUCK HAWK sons so protect yours. JULY 2009 63
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2009 - Cover4
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