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one. “I had taken several other deer over the years, 24 to be exact, from that particular southern Chester County stand,” said Shepherd. “While I usually hunt from a treestand, three trees growing in a triangle serve me well at this location, so I remain on the ground when hunting at this spot. The trees break up my form and are at a great location to see deer leaving the forest directly in front. They usually feed their way to me through an overgrown pasture.” Shepherd left the house about 1:30 that afternoon and arrived on his stand an hour later. “I had a couple of days left in the season, and as the sun began to set I began to think I’d have to plan on a future hunt as I had failed to see even one deer,” said the veteran hunter. “Just at dusk a single deer broke out of the woodlot and began feeding in front of me, presenting a long shot. Let’s go for it, I thought. My aim proved true and my 100th tag was filled out and placed on the animal’s ear,” said Shepherd. The father of four suffered a heart attack in 1994, and after a series of stint applications, was the recipient of a pacemaker/defibulator. As a result, he called his sons, Tom and Jim Jr., to help get his deer out of the woods. “The boys were glad to be a
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part of my accomplishment, and I sensed they were somewhat proud of their old man,” said Shepherd. ”All four of my sons have hunted with me and most share the same passion as I. We have all taken deer in the same season, which is also special. I remember on one occasion I was the last of the family to fill my tag. Jim Jr., Gary, Tom and Jonathan had filled their tags while we were guests at a Perry County camp. Jonathan suggested that he and I head out early in the morning before we broke camp and traveled home. As fate and good luck would have it, I dropped a deer from the same stand Jonathan had taken his deer earlier. That was a sweet ride home.” Hunters rarely forget their first deer, and Shepherd remembers his as if it was yesterday. “It was 1952. I was in Blair County, carrying a side-by-side 12-gauge loaded with ‘punkin balls,’ as we called them. It was my first trip to the mountains,” said Shepherd. “I was still-hunting, eating an apple, when I heard a volley of shots, each retort sounding closer as the gunfire echoed through the valley. The buck eventually came racing by me, presenting a broadside target. He fell to my shot. That was number one. Since that time I’ve taken another 28 bucks and 71 does. Nine different counties have provided
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010

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 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Flight 93
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 33
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 42
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 58
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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