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AFTER MANY Band-Aids and lots of chips and flakes, the author was able to make some really nice arrowheads.

bumping deer to one another. We did have some luck seeing deer. I had an opportunity when a nice 8-point came sneaking toward me and my neighbor, Eli, and he stopped at 10 yards. I started to draw, but he winded me and was gone in a flash. The following Saturday was a warm day, so along with neighbors, Aaron and Eli, we decided to hunt for ducks in the morning and deer in the afternoon. We arrived at our deer hunting area at about 4 o’clock. I decided to place my climbing stand in a tree overlooking an old apple orchard. Once I was in my stand I didn’t like the look of the set-up, so I went looking for a more suitable spot. I had moved only about 50 yards when I came across a scrape under an apple tree that was loaded with fruit. A perfect ash tree was about seven yards from the scrape, so I placed my stand in it. After finally settling in and trying to cool off, some four-wheelers came whipping through on a nearby trail. It was too late to move so I waited
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them out. They soon left and the woods settled down. I sat facing west, with the wind in my face, watching the sun go down. I then spotted the first deer of the evening. It was a buck and coming straight toward me, smelling the ground where I had walked in on. He never stopped until he was right under my stand. I could see the top of his head through the slits on the bottom section of my stand. Suddenly, he looked up at me. I got a good look at the buck’s wide 8-point rack, and it was hard not to make a move. After several minutes of doing the head bob, he finally moved off to the apple tree to eat, never giving me a good broadside shot. For several minutes the buck’s legs were all I could see, except for his head when he would bend down to get another apple. More time passed, and when things got quiet I thought he might have moved off, but then I heard the deer crunching on a hard apple. Cautiously, he moved toward the scrape while sniffing the air, but with the wind in my face I knew I had the advantage. He finally made his way to the scrape and started pawing it. With traditional bows shooting is purely instinctive. Picking a spot on the deer where I wanted the arrow to hit, I drew, anchored and released all in one fluid motion. I could see the arrow buried to near its fletching, so I knew I had an exit hole. The emotional rush was nothing like I had ever experienced before while hunting. When I calmed down enough to bring the stand down, I decided to round up my companions to help with the
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010

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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
First Archery Buck
Red Oak, White Oak
Just Like the Good Old Days
Step Back in Time
Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
What Goes Up . . .
First Time’s a Charm
100 Deer
The Brute
Flight 93
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Archery Buck
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Red Oak, White Oak
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Just Like the Good Old Days
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Step Back in Time
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - What Goes Up . . .
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Time’s a Charm
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 100 Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Brute
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 28
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Flight 93
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Crossings
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