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hunt at this location during archery season. Standing with my back to the tree I only then noticed the trees that were rubbed by bucks using the area. Looking over the carvings one more time on the tree I bid the old giant farewell for the day and continued on patrol. Within a hundred yards I jumped a big buck that ran in the direction of the big beech, which made me smile. I did take up the bow in 2008 after a 10-year hiatus. I decided to hunt in and around the area of the old beech tree. My first time out was with a friend, Lawrence, who harvested a plump doe within an hour from when we climbed up our portable treestands. My son also shot a doe that we tracked a short distance and ended up fewer than 30 yards from the old beech tree. I subsequently hunted the area around this tree and always saw deer, primarily bucks. I harvested a doe and on one hunt spotted three bucks chasing a doe close to the old beech tree. Talk about a heart-pounding experience, with three large bucks, all in range. I took an 8-point with a 17-inch spread on that hunt. The other two bucks chasing the doe were substantially larger than the one I harvested, and actually hung around after I climbed down to tag my buck. Again, on my way out of the woods with my buck in tow under a starlit sky, I passed the old beech tree and smiled up at this old titan, knowing that its life was soon coming to an end. The squirrels and chipmunks, I hoped, had buried some of this centurion’s seeds in the surrounding forest floor, and its offspring will eventually shoot up and live into the next century. Looking back to 1922 I found some interesting facts and happenings: • The President of the United States was Warren G. Harding. • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) was created. • The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed on February 27, giving the right to vote to women. • The Wrigley Building in Chicago was completed. • The Tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered on November 4 in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. • The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated by former U.S. President William Howard Taft. • The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed and financed by a Post Office license fee of 10 shillings, payable to anyone owning a radio receiver. • Mussolini and the Fascist party came to power in Italy. • Under new additional Prohibition Laws, home brewing was illegal. • The Reader’s Digest Magazine was launched. • The first successful insulin treatment for diabetes in Canada occurred. • The first public radio broadcasts in Britain and France occurred. By 1922 more than 500 commercial radio stations were operating in the U.S. • The first U.S. aircraft carrier the USS Langley was commissioned. • In Russia the Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissioners was Vladimir Lenin. Some other interesting facts about the economy were as follows: • Chevrolet’s latest cars cost $490. • A partly modernized bungalow in California went for a whopping $2,000. As you can see, times and prices are a little different today than they were nearly 90 years ago. SEPTEMBER 2009 25

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

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Contents
Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Double Eagle
Life & Times of the Whitetail
What is Public Access?
Fulfilling a Dream
Wild Goose Chase
Hunter Education Celebrates 50
The Old Beech Tree
Handguns for Bushytails
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Trapper’s Tips
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunting Low for High Country Bears
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Double Eagle
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - What is Public Access?
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fulfilling a Dream
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Wild Goose Chase
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunter Education Celebrates 50
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Old Beech Tree
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Handguns for Bushytails
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Trapper’s Tips
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Crossings
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