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that grouchy interloper again. Nonetheless, if I’m aware that the location of my stand might result in similar confrontations and conflicts, the inherent anxiety would compel me to find another stand. On some occasions, when I’ve hunted unfamiliar properties using portable climbers in predawn situations, my concern and uncertainty about property boundaries made it impossible for me to totally relax and enjoy the morning’s hunt. The more familiar you are with the area you are hunting, the greater your comfort zone. One other important stand placement consideration here is the distance from your vehicle, as well as the intervening topography and your own physical conditioning. These are all factors that especially impact your comfort zone if you happen to fill your tag and are faced with the arduous task of getting your deer out. For solo hunters, particularly older ones, dragging a hefty buck great distances over steep inclines or treacherous mountainsides is an invitation for a heart attack — and an unfortunate few fatally fall prey to this every year. Stands should be placed a manageable distance from your vehicle. But an arrowed deer can put a lot of additional, tough-tonegotiate real estate between itself and your vehicle before it succumbs, potentially creating a tough dragging chore. Always have some buddies on call, carry a cell phone, and, before you leave the house, let family know exactly where you plan to hunt that day. That’s a precaution that will do wonders for your family’s comfort zone as well as your own. Fun Game — By Connie Mertz Trapping Basics Copy the letters of the true statements, and then finish the sentence below. The sport of trapping began about 100 years ago. B The body gripping trap should be used in water sets only. C A box trap should be used only on land. A Body gripping traps are used for mink. T Beaver pelts no longer need to be tagged. C It is not necessary to have identification tags. N Foothold traps can be used on land and water. H Cable retraints are used only for trapping muskrats. U It is not legal to set traps within five feet of a hole or den, except for underwater sets. P Trappers must complete a cable restraint course before using them. O The bait should be hidden when setting traps. L Traps must be checked every 36 hours. E Box traps are the worst choice for residential areas. S A is a device used to release a non-target animal. answers on p. 62 GAME NEWS

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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Hunting with Hounds
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - A Just Reward
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Mixed Bag
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Cheaper by the Dozen
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Ranger and the Grouse
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - National Police Shooting Championship
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - On the Road Again
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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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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