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and the object of its fixation, you probably can draw and get away with it. Think about when you’re staring intently at a person or activity in the distance. All kinds of things could be happening within your peripheral vision that you don’t notice because your focus is directed elsewhere. A relaxed deer is one of the trickiest to figure out. You might think that a deer with its head down, sifting through leaves to pick up acorns, or reaching to grab a corncob, has its attention and vision focused on the ground. That’s not always the case. I’ve been picked off by many a deer that I thought was too distracted to see me draw. But other times, I’ve gotten away with it. So it’s a gamble when you try to move on a relaxed deer that doesn’t have its head

hidden from you. Height offers some opportunity. The higher up you are in a tree, within reason for safety purposes, and the sharper the angle between you and the deer, the less likely the deer is going to catch you moving. Sometimes it’s best to freeze as a deer approaches; draw when it’s directly beneath you; and then shoot when it steps away from your tree. It seems counterintuitive, but it actually can be better to move when the deer is closest to you. The more time you spend in close proximity to deer, the more you’ll learn about how to hide from them and when you can and can’t move. Perfect those tactics and you won’t get caught. Just make sure you’ve got plenty of room in your freezer. 

Fun Game — By Connie Mertz

Help!
Copy the letter of each true statement, and then unscramble to finish the statement below.
Survival is the ability to cope during an outdoor emergency. (R) Every emergency requires calmness. (O) The best advice is to stay put when lost. (P) Being cold is a serious threat to survival. (E) A lost person can survive several days without water if in good health (H) Hunger is not life threatening in most situations. (T) Fear can be a huge obstacle in outdoor survival. (A) Planning for weather conditions by dressing appropriately is a basic rule. (I) Thinking positively while lost can help override fear. (M) Always carry a first aid and survival kit if in unfamiliar territory. (H) Prayer has proven to be an effective tool for survival. (Y) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ is a condition that occurs when the body’s inner temperature drops to dangerous levels and is the major cause of death in outdoor activities. answers on page 59
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 29
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
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 42
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 49
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
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Annual Index
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Cover3
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