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tion, and talking back and forth during the drive also helps bump the deer toward the standers at the end of the drive. Normally, half the guys will drive and half will stand, and they will take turns doing that from spot to spot. On many drives the pushers harvest deer, but the object is for the standers to do most of the shooting. Drivers have to be extremely safety conscious of where they shoot. If a deer squirts back between the drivers, it’s okay to shoot behind the line if they cross through and a safe shot presents itself, but shots between drivers or toward standers are out of the question. Hunters participating in drives need good clothing and good firearms. Unless the weather is extremely cold and nasty, dressing light is the way to go. Driving can be hard work, and it can get hunters sweating, so dressing light to avoid hypothermia is a must. Plus, it will be more comfortable to move through the brush without having to wear a heavy jacket. Of course, fluorescent orange is required. Because hunters will be plowing through brambles and

multiflora rose, they should wear heavy canvas or brush pants, or brush buster chaps. I use chaps, and the same pair has served me for more than 20 years. They repel thorns very well. I also like to use tight leather gloves for the same reason. The clothing makes the man, and good functional clothing makes a very happy man. As for firearms, I’ve seen everything on drives. However, because most places I hunt regularly are in the Southeast Special Regulation Areas, we are limited to muzzleloaders and shotguns. Because I love shooting muzzleloaders, I prefer to use percussion Civil War guns, particularly short carbines, for this kind of hunting. However, if it is wet, I’ll use a shotgun, either with buckshot (legal in Southeast Special Regulation Areas but not in Allegheny County, in the southwest) or slugs. A lot of guys like slug guns with rifled barrels and scopes. A good slug gun is as good as if not

JACK ALBERTSON, Erie, got this trophy deer last year in Erie County. The buck scored 144-4/8 Boone & Crockett Club points and is listed in the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book. This deer has exceptional G-2s and G-3s. NOVEMBER 2011 15



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

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Public Input and Deer Management
Doodles Along the Delaware
Driving
Room 204
2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Need a Life Jacket?
The Legacy From A to Z
Hunter Access Liability Protection
Thanksgiving Bear
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 - November 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Public Input and Deer Management
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Doodles Along the Delaware
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Driving
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Room 204
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Need a Life Jacket?
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Legacy From A to Z
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Hunter Access Liability Protection
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Thanksgiving Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Crossings
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