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Thanks to the Muncy Creek Consolidated Sportsmen (MCCS), Game Commission officers now have a new deer decoy to use to curtail roadhunting in Lycoming County. On accepting the device, WCO Jonathan M. Wyant said, “In the past couple of years there has been a steady rise in roadhunting. Using a deer facsimile is a great deterrent for us, hunters and all those who appreciate our wildlife. We had been using a decoy up until about a year ago, when a poacher’s bullet destroyed it. Unfortunately, facsimiles have a shelf life and need to be replaced, and they are expensive, with the average facsimile costing more than $1,500. The generosity of MCCS should send a clear message to everyone that stealing wildlife in Lycoming County is something we all take seriously.” Represented here, l to r, are Rusty Bitler, Bill Sherwood, club treasurer, and Dale McClintock, club president, with WCO Jonathan Wyant.

Spring gobbler season on tap
SPRING GOBBLER season opens April 30 and runs through May 31. Again this year, hunters have the opportunity to take a second spring gobbler, providing they obtain a Special Spring Gobbler Season License before the season begins. Fees are $21.70 for residents and $41.70 for nonresidents. While spring gobbler hunters are no longer required to wear fluorescent orange, hunters are still strongly encouraged to wear at least a fluorescent orange hat while moving, to display fluorescent orange when set up, and to remain ever cautious. Hunters may use manually operated and autoloading shotguns limited to a 3-shell capacity in the chamber and magazine combined; muzzleloading shotguns of all types and gauges; and any type of bow with cutting-edge broadheads. Shot size may be no larger
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than No. 4 lead, bismuth-tin, and tungsten-iron, or No. 2 steel. Hunters must tag turkeys immediately after harvest and before the carcass is moved. The tag is a section of the license strip hunters obtain when buying a license. Within 10 days after the harvest, hunters are required to file a harvest report. This can be done online at the Game Commission’s website or by using a postage-paid report card supplied in the current Digest. For additional details, see page 35 of the current Digest. To make sure your turkey hunting experience is both safe and enjoyable, follow these turkey hunting safety tips: • Positively identify your target. Be absolutely certain it’s a legal turkey before pulling the trigger. Never shoot at sounds or movement. • Never stalk a turkey or turkey sounds. Stalking during the spring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Long Hollow Gobbler
Oh What a Summer
Grandpa’s Last Hunt
Become an HTE Instructor?
Ready for Reds
The Memory That Will Never Be Forgotten
Overcoming a Jinx
The 28th Class
The Last Day
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Long Hollow Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Oh What a Summer
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Grandpa’s Last Hunt
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Become an HTE Instructor?
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Ready for Reds
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The Memory That Will Never Be Forgotten
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Overcoming a Jinx
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The 28th Class
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The Last Day
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Crossings
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