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Minnesota There were 194,178 deer taken by hunters in 2009, down 12.5 percent from the prior year. There were 165,428 deer taken during the regular firearms season, 20,659 during archery season and 8,091 during the muzzleloader season. Utah Testing for CWD began in 1998 and since 2003, 43 mule deer from three geographic areas have tested positive. Wyoming For poaching two mule deer, a Casper resident was ordered to pay more than $30,000 and has lost his privilege to hunt, or be in the field with anyone hunting, for the next 10 years.

Missouri Dozens of bat caves were closed as a result of the discovery of white nose syndrome, a fungus responsible for killing more than a million bats in the eastern U.S. The deadly disease was first discovered in New York in 2006, and has been rapidly spreading west. Missouri becomes the 12th state with a confirmed case of white nose syndrome. Scientists suspect that people may inadvertently spread the disease when they go into caves, perhaps through fungal spores on hair, clothes or equipment. Arkansas Hunters took 21 elk in 2009, up five animals from the 2008 harvest. Since the modern elk hunting program began in 1998, 275 elk have been taken.

Vermont The state took top honors in the Northeast Region for its deer management plan, according to the 2010 Quality Deer Management Association’s Whitetail Report. Four variables were used in the rating system: 1) percentage of a state’s Wildlife Management Units at the desired deer goals; 2) percentage of 2008 antlered harvest that was 1.5 years old; 3) percentage of 2008 antlered harvest that was 3.5 years or older; 4) percentage of 2008 harvest that consisted of antlerless deer. Vermont finished with 9.5 points, thanks mainly to the antler restrictions put in place in 2005. This regulation enabled the Green Mountain State to finish first in harvesting the lowest percentage of yearling bucks in the Northeast (15 percent) and tie for third for harvesting the most 3.5 years and older bucks (26 percent of the antlered harvest). Pennsylvania finished second in the report. New Jersey White-nose syndrome killed off 90 percent of the state’s bat population, according to scientists who conducted a count of hibernating bats. The devastation was shocking in the largest hibernation spot for bats in the state — Morris County’s Hibernia Mine. As many as 30,000 bats normally spend the winter, but only 1,700 were found alive, and many of those showed signs of infection. All six species — big brown, little brown, Indiana, northern long-eared, small-footed and eastern pipistrelle — have been affected.
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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
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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
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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 - 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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