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showed that in the third quarter of 2011 there were 121,550 visits to our website on mobile devices. About 47 percent of the visitors were ‘new,’ first-timers from the device they used, which indicates mobile devices are growing quickly in popularity. “Our experiment with a mobile device version of the 2011-12 migratory game bird brochure was very well received. Of the nearly 33,100 downloads of this brochure from our website in the most recent reporting period, 8,482 were for the mobile device version. “This foray into trying to meet mo-

bile device demands shows that we’re going to have to remain cognizant of the rapidly evolving ways people are gathering information and news.” For Game News, Neely noted that subscribers may access an online version (www.penngamenews.com) through “Nxtbook,” a Lancaster-based digital publishing service that helps market and distribute digital editions of printed material. Nxtbook editions of Game News that are more than one year old are accessible without a subscription, and iPhone users can view PA Game News using the “Nxbook Nxtstand” app.

Hunters harvest 53 elk in 2011
DURING the 2011 season, of the 57 licensed hunters, 53 got elk; 19 were antlered elk and 34 were antlerless. The heaviest antlered elk was taken by William G. Zee of Doylestown, Bucks County. He took a 930-pound (estimated live weight), 9x8 on Nov. 1, in Goshen Township, Clearfield County. Its unofficial Boone & Crockett green score was 426 5/8. Depending upon how much shrinkage occurs during the required 60-day drying period, it would be ranked third, if not second, in Pennsylvania’s Big Game Records for nontypical elk. Other large antlered elk (all estimated live weights) were: Jesse M. Heiple of Somerset, Somerset County, took a 772-pound, 8x7 on Nov. 1, in Jay Township, Elk County; Ken Kastely of Carroll, Ohio, took

WILLIAM ZEE got the largest bull taken in 2011, this 9x8 he took on the second day of the season. The bull had an estimated live-weight of 930 pounds.

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a 780-pound, 9x9 on Nov. 1, in Covington Township, Clearfield County; and Calvin E. Wallace of Kylertown, Clearfield County, took a 711-pound, 6x7 on Oct. 31, in Jay

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES who require special assistance at Game Commission public functions should contact the telephone number listed with the announcement, the appropriate region office or the Harrisburg headquarters. Phone numbers for each region are listed in Game News; the Harrisburg number is 717-787-4250.

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