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mans,	 either	 through	 contact	 with	 infected	 animals	 or	 by	 eating	 meat of	 infected	 animals.	 The	 Center	 for Disease	Control	has	investigated	any connection	 between	 CWD	 and	 the	 human	forms	of	TSEs	and	stated	“the	 risk	of	infection	with	the	CWD	agent	 among	hunters	is	extremely	small,	if	 it	 exists	 at	 all”	 and	 “it	 is	 extremely	 unlikely	that	CWD	would	be	a	foodborne	hazard.” As	a	preventative	effort,	the	Game	 Commission	 prohibits	 hunters	 from	 importing specific	 carcass	 parts	 from	 members	of	the	deer	family	–	including	mule	deer,	elk	and	moose	–	from	 a	growing	list	of states	and	Canadian	 provinces.	 The	 importation	 ban	 applies	 to	 hunters	 who	 take	 any	 of	 these	 animals	 in:	 Colorado,	 Illinois,	 Kansas,	 Maryland	 (only	 from	 CWD	 containment	 area),	 Michigan,	 Minnesota,	Missouri,	Montana,	Nebraska,	 New	Mexico,	New	York	(Oneida	and	 Madison	 counties),	 North	 Dakota,	 Oklahoma,	South	Dakota,	Utah,	Virginia (only	from	CWD	containment	 area),	 West	 Virginia	 (only	 from	 the	 CWD	containment	area),	Wisconsin and	Wyoming;	as	well	as	the	Canadian provinces	 of	 Alberta	 and	 Saskatchewan.	Details	on	the	importation	ban are	available	on	the	agency’s website and on	page	52	of	the	2011-12	Digest. For	more	information	on	CWD	and	 the	state’s	CWD-prevention	plan,	visit	 the	Game	Commission’s	website,	click on	“Wildlife”	in	the	menu	bar	in	the	 banner	 at	 the	 top	 of	 the	 page,	 then	 click	 on	 “Wildlife	 Diseases	 Home,”	 and	choose	“Chronic	Wasting	Disease	 (CWD).”	Additional	information	on CWD	can	be	found	on	the	CWD	Alliance’s	website	(www.cwd-info.org).

counties.	The	first	involved	115	acres	 in	Fayette	County,	adjoining	SGL	238. The	tract	was	purchased	from	the	estate	of	Tito	Tiberi	for	$100,000,	which will	be	paid	with	funds	from	third	party	 commitments	 for	 compensation	 of habitat	and	recreational	losses	associated	with	installing	an	above-ground	 temporary	 waterline	 on	 an	 existing	 right-of-way	across	State	Game	Lands.	 About	 100	 acres	 of	 the	 property	 is	 forested,	 primarily	 with	 northern	 hardwoods.	There	are	multiple	forest openings	 covering	 10	 acres,	 with	 an	 additional	 five	 acres	 of	 shrublands	 and	reverting	old	fields.	The	northeast	 portion	 of	 the	 parcel	 has	 significant	 frontage	 on	 State	 Route	 166.	 This	 tract	joins	two	separate	parcels	of	SGL	 238,	and	has	an	internal	road	network that	connects	to	existing	SGL	roads. The	 second	 purchase	 approved	 involves	 413	 acres	 in	 Huntingdon	 County,	 adjoining	 SGL	 81.	 The	 acquisition	 is	 made	 up	 of	 three	 tracts	 purchased	from	Menno	Z.	and	Martha	 H.	 Hoover	 for	 $745,000,	 which	 will	 be	paid	with	escrowed	funds	from	the land	exchange	on	SGL	176	with	the	 Pennsylvania	 State	 University.	 The	 purchase	 will	 require	 approval	 from	 the	 U.S. Fish	 and	 Wildlife	 Service,	 because	 federal	 Pittman-Robertson	 dollars	are	involved.	 The	property	is	forested	with	mixed	 oak,	hickory	and	white	pine	in	various	 stages	 of	 regeneration.	 The	 property will	fill	in	a	large	indenture	and	provide	much	needed	access	into	SGL	81	 from	Township	Road	301.

Land exchanges in Armstrong and Cambria counties approved The	Board	approved	two	land	exchanges	involving	State	Game	Lands Land acquisitions in Fayette and in	Armstrong	and	Cambria	counties.	 Huntingdon counties The	first	involves	SGL	287	in	ArmThe	 Board	 approved	 two	 land	 strong	County.	Under	the	terms	of	the	 purchases	in	Fayette	and	Huntingdon exchange,	the	Game	Commission	will	
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011
History of the Whitetail
Contents
In Those Days
Flintin’ With the Flatlander
Late Season Duck Hunting
The Perfect Opening Day
A Moment for Redemption
Deer Harvest Estimates
Beware the Pogonip
Habitat for Hunter Access Cooperato
The Cadet
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Annual Index
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - In Those Days
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Flintin’ With the Flatlander
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Late Season Duck Hunting
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - The Perfect Opening Day
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - A Moment for Redemption
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Deer Harvest Estimates
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Beware the Pogonip
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Habitat for Hunter Access Cooperato
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - The Cadet
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 40
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Annual Index
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Crossings
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