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He went skinny dipping and, although there was six inches of scum on the bottom, he said the cool water never felt so good. We shared both stories with our farmer friend who owns the property and he laughed uncontrollably. We also reminisced about a bow hunt in Jefferson County that was unusually cold. We had my camper set up, but I decided that I wanted to spend an entire night in the woods alone. I placed a plastic tarp and sleeping bag in my pack and when the evening hunt ended I wrapped my bow in a plastic bag and stashed it and my portable treestand at the location of my morning hunt. Earlier in the day I had settled on a spot to spend the night. It was at a location where two logs lay side by side with enough space in between for me. I made certain that I was several hundred yards from my morning stand site. I stretched the tarp across the logs and crawled inside. I removed my boots, pants and upper garments and arranged them in a way that I could find them easily the next morning without the use of a flashlight. It was late in the season and the temperatures were dropping, and as I eased into my sleeping bag, I was glad that I was wearing my long underwear. I awoke around 5 a.m. and hastily dressed in the darkness. In a matter of minutes I was headed down the trail. When I got to my stand and prepared for my ascent up the tree, I dropped something and with reluctance, I turned on my flashlight to search for it. That is when I was shocked to find out that when I had dressed in the dark, I didn’t put my pants back on. I had slipped my boots on over my long underwear and headed for my stand. I made a hasty retreat back to my camp22

site and found my pants. Incidentally, I arrowed a nice buck that day. I have achieved the position of junior varsity geezer. I have enjoyed 44 years of hunting in Penn’s Woods. It would have been 47 years had it not been for the Vietnam War. But that was a sacrifice I would proudly do again. For me this is a time to reflect and consider the mark that I have made in my life. We Pennsylvanians have been blessed with a beautiful place to live and hunt. Mountains, meadows, evergreens and mighty oaks, whitetails and gobblers. I will ensure that my legacy says that I was always an ethical hunter. That I made a conscious effort to pass on the tradition of good sportsmanship to my children, and that I had fun and laughed all the while I was doing it. My thanks to the Game Commission for the role the agency plays in making Pennsylvania a great place to hunt.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Keeper of the Game in Potter County
Like Father, Like Son
Saying Goodbye
Killing and Betrayal on South Mountain
Memories of a Beech
Junior Varsity Geezers
Knives
The Trapdoor Springfield
Hunting “Horns”
Filer Road Incident
WCO David L. Grove Laid to Rest
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 - Feburary 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Keeper of the Game in Potter County
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Like Father, Like Son
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Saying Goodbye
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Killing and Betrayal on South Mountain
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Memories of a Beech
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Junior Varsity Geezers
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Knives
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - The Trapdoor Springfield
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Hunting “Horns”
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Filer Road Incident
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - WCO David L. Grove Laid to Rest
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 44
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Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Insert1
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Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Cover3
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