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One time my oldest brother bought a new single-shot 16-gauge shotgun for my next older brother. It was a Wards Hercules hammer gun. I was allowed to use it and took my first rabbit and squirrel with the little gem. It is now one of my prized possessions and has many fond MICHAEL BURNS and JARYD BITTNER flintlock hunting memories attached. It in 2010. was used for all types of hunting, including to the sport. On our second trip deer. for small game, Jaryd got his first After graduating from Weathtrophy — a gray squirrel. On our erly High School, I had several jobs next trip, as we were approachbefore entering the Army. After my ing the Game Lands, he said, discharge, I became a game protector “You know, Grandad, when we for the Game Commission and was as- go hunting I don’t care if we get signed to western Schuylkill County. anything or not. I just like being As a game protector, the first day of out here.” I can’t describe my buck season became important for feelings at that moment, but the other reasons. road became a bit blurred. My wife and I had four children — Jaryd has really gotten to love three sons and a daughter. Only our deer hunting. When he was 11 middle son, Dave, had much interest I took him along on our annual in hunting, but my time for hunting flintlock hunt. Not being old was limited. As a result, we didn’t get enough to be licensed at that to go hunting as often as either of us time, he stayed with me and saw would have liked. He did get to learn enough action to whet his appeon the old single-barrel 16-gauge, tite to actively participate in folthough. lowing years. His Uncle Dave got One of the false promises of retirea deer that day, and when it was ment is that you’ll have all the time being field-dressed, the only thing you want to hunt or fish, but I found closer to the deer than Jaryd’s that due to health or other reasons, nose was the knife. Mike Schmit, and because hunting buddies no lonformer Deputy Executive Director ger can go — or who are hunting in of the PGC, also scored that day, that great promised land where there and Jaryd’s nose was in the same are no limits or closed seasons — I lost place when that deer was dressed. my desire and found other things to Shortly after we moved into do. our present home in Berks But then one day my only grandCounty, the Burns family moved son expressed an interest in huntin next door. Their youngest son, ing. Out came the old 16-gauge and Michael, was about four years another generation was introduced old at the time. He was always
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Slow Down
Unconventional Calling Bags Bedford County Longbeard
Cabling with Grandsons
Dumpster Bears
Two for a Turkey
Operation Talon
Passing It On
Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
How Young is that Forest?
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Slow Down
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Unconventional Calling Bags Bedford County Longbeard
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Cabling with Grandsons
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Dumpster Bears
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Two for a Turkey
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Operation Talon
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Passing It On
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Hunting Small Woods Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Gene Nelson — Man Who Didn’t Quit
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - How Young is that Forest?
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 36
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - Crossings
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