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who also serves as camp cook for a hearty breakfast of scrapple, bacon and eggs before heading out into the cold stillness. I dressed light and set a fast pace to climb the mountain, Bob headed for his stand near the fields below and Chrome Dome slipped out to his first stand location choice. As already mentioned, the morning and early afternoon were uneventful, except for the bear sighting I had. There seemed to be quite a bit of shooting in the area, though, so we were all hopeful that one of us would see antlers. Sometime during midday Dad moved to his second stand location, but as the sun began to drop in the western end of Ferguson Valley so, too, must have his hopes of seeing the trophy he was hoping for. But then, far off to his right, he caught movement, and the overgrown meadow seemed to come alive with ears, legs and tails, as several deer were moving through, including one with big antlers. As Dad recounted the story later, as soon as he saw those antlers he knew that was the one he wanted to put on the wall. He realized it would not be a close or easy shot, though, as the buck was more than 200 yards away and moving steadily,

quartering toward him. He steadied himself, found the deer in the scope and, as he has done so many times before, squeezed off a shot. He hit the deer just behind the shoulder, and the deer did not go far. My guess is that Dad shrugged off all the pain in his leg for a few moments and did a high-stepping dance over to that deer. And then low and calm, “Hey, Haubrick . . . ” I can still hear it now. Even more so, I can now see how seemingly insignificant events that occurred so long ago can, with one shot, be suddenly brought back into sharp clarity to complete a 50-year-old story of lasting significance. Years ago Chester Aurand gave us the “A” with his 10-point buck that started this deer hunting legacy. Boyd Zook added the “Z” with his trophy 8-point to give us the best ending to this story that any of us could have ever imagined. Our family’s deer hunting legacy has now gone from A to Z and, thanks to Dad, whose new handle is “Wallhanger,” it will continue and live on forever. 
EMMA SZAKELYHIDI, 7, Ellwood City, took advantage of the Mentored Youth Hunting Program and got her first deer, this 7-point, during the afterChristmas flintlock season in 2010. Emma, Check out the coloring pages on the PGC Kids Page at www.pgc.state.pa.us under the education tab.

The Game Commission Board took the final regulatory step toward allowing an adult mentor to transfer an antlerless deer license to a Mentored Youth Hunting Program participant, and the new opportunity is in place for the 2011-12 deer seasons.

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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Driving
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Room 204
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Thanksgiving Bear
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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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 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Crossings
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