Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 2

PE N N SYLVAN IA

Volume 83

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No. 7

JULY 2012
(USPS 426180)

Tom Corbett
Governor COMMISSION MEMBERS Ralph A. Martone, President
New Castle Export

FEATURES
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Robert W. Schlemmer, Vice President David J. Putnam, Secretary
Centre Hall Biglerville

Ronald Weaner James J. Delaney, Jr.
Wilkes-Barre Everett

David W. Schreffler EXECUTIVE OFFICE Carl G. Roe
Executive Director

R. Matthew Hough

Deputy Executive Director

History	of	the	Whitetail By J.T. Fleegle Ye	Ole	Gun	Shoppe By Jeff McNelis For	Better,	For	Worse	—	Love	Me, Love	My	Dog By Debbie Flanigan Confidence By Brent Jurista The	Smiley	Face	Case By Jeff Mock Prescribed	Fire	Brings	Improved	Habitat on	Hunter	Access	Property By Mike Pruss and Pete Sussenbach The	Final	Hunt By Edward J. Farzati The	Farmer’s	Friend By Bill Everett

BUREAU DIRECTORS Dorothy R. Derr Robert L. Strailey Joseph Neville

Administrative Services Automated Technology Services Information & Education Wildlife Habitat Management Wildlife Protection Wildlife Management

DEPARTMENTS
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Field	Notes Conservation	News 	

William A. Capouillez Richard Palmer

Calvin W. DuBrock

GAME NEWS Robert C. Mitchell
Editor

	 	 	

Robert D. D’Angelo
Associate Editor

Lori D. Neely

Education Specialist Administrative Assistant Circulation

Off	the	Wire By Bob D’Angelo Another	View By Linda Steiner The	Naturalist’s	Eye By Marcia Bonta Fun	Game By Connie Mertz Straight	from	the	Bowstring By John Kasun Lock,	Stock	&	Barrel By Dave Ehrig Crossings
By Gregg Rinkus

♦ 2012-13 seasons and bag limits ♦		Fall 2011 turkey harvest

Patricia E. Monk Carol A. Petrina

Cover Photo by tim Flanigan
(Cover story on p. 12)

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

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Confidence
The Smiley Face Case
Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
The Final Hunt
The Farmer’s Friend
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Confidence
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Smiley Face Case
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Final Hunt
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Farmer’s Friend
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 60
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Crossings
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