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Conservation News www.pgc.state.pa.us Firearms deer season: Nov. 30 N OVEMBER 30 marks the opening of the firearms deer season, the day nearly a million hunters anxiously await from one year to the next. Like last year, in WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B, only antlered deer may be taken from November 30 through December 4 (Monday through Friday). From December 5-12, both antlered and antlerless deer may be taken in these four units. In all other units, the antlered and antlerless seasons run concurrently through the entire 2-week season, November 30-December 12. The antler restrictions established in 2003 remain in effect this year: four points to at least one side in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, and three points to a side in all other WMUs. For junior license holders, disabled persons (to use a vehicle) and residents serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, a legal antlered deer is any that has one antler at least three inches in length or an antler with at least two points. Hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined at all times while afield. Hunters must also display their hunting licenses on an outside garment so that they are clearly visible. Unlike past years, though, the licenses do not necessarily have to be displayed on the middle of the back. Every hunter who takes a deer must fill out a harvest tag and at- The fall turkey season for WMU 2F is Oct. 31-Nov. 14. The closing date listed on page 52 of the Digest, on the cut-out form, incorrectly has the closing date as Nov. 21. The dates on pages 8 and 33 of the Digest are correct, with the closing date — again — being Nov. 14. tach it to the deer’s ear before moving the carcass. For antlerless deer, the tag supplied with the antlerless license should be used. Then, within 10 days of taking a deer, hunters are required to report it to the Game Commission. A harvest report card can be used, and report cards are provided in this year’s Digest. Beginning this year, hunters may report their deer — and turkeys — online, via the Game Commission’s website. This is the third year that antlered deer may be taken by those under the age of 12. Mentored youth hunters, accompanied as required, may take an antlered deer in any season that antlered deer may be legally taken (archery, firearms and flintlock muzzleloader). Under no circumstances may a youth under 12 take any antlerless deer. Beginning this year, Youth Mentor hunters must obtain a permit, through the Game Commission’s new automated license system. The permit, which costs $2.70, comes with an antlered deer tag (and a spring gobbler tag), just like any hunting license. Before heading afield, all hunters should review the current Digest. Pennsylvania Game Commission: Managing wild birds, wild mammals and their habitats for current and future generations. GAME NEWS
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009

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

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Ghost of the Orchard
Deer Wrestlers
Hunting with Hounds
A Just Reward
Mixed Bag
Cheaper by the Dozen
The Ranger and the Grouse
The Thanksgiving Day Bear
Squirrels The Hard Way
National Police Shooting Championship
On the Road Again
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ghost of the Orchard
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Deer Wrestlers
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Hunting with Hounds
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - A Just Reward
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Mixed Bag
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cheaper by the Dozen
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ranger and the Grouse
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Thanksgiving Day Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Squirrels The Hard Way
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - National Police Shooting Championship
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - On the Road Again
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Crossings
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