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AFTER PRESENTED a bluebird program the day before by Centre County WCO Mike Steingraber, the fourth grade students at Liberty-Curtin Elementary School each got to build a bluebird box. Helping with the building were teachers Mrs. Kaluzny, Mrs. Confer and Wes Burrows, and the Mill Hall Kiwanis.

appreciated	and	guarantees	that	Game	 Commission	officers	will	have	an	effective	tool	to	address	poaching	and	 roadhunting	 concerns	 in	 Bedford	 County,”	 said	 Rob	 Criswell,	 Game	

Commission	 Southcentral	 Region	 director.	 “We	 thank	 Mr.	 Riexinger	 for	his	continued	support	of	the	Game	 Commission’s	 wildlife	 habitat	 and	 protection	efforts.”

Fall 2011 turkey harvest results released
PRELIMINARY	reports	indicate	that	 last	fall	hunters	harvested	17,017	turkeys,	an	increase	over	the	2010	harvest	 of	 15,884,	 but	 23	 percent	 below	 the	 previous	5-year	average. “This	 decrease	 can	 be	 partly	 explained	 by	 below	 average	 summer	 reproduction	across	much	of	the	state	 during	the	last	three	years	due	to	cool,	 wet	spring	weather,”	said	PGC	turkey	 biologist	Mary	Jo	Casalena.	“We	also	 have	 decreased	 fall	 turkey	 season	 lengths	in	some	Wildlife	Management	 Units	 in	 response	 to	 lower	 turkey	 populations.”	 Because	 fall	 turkey	 hunters	 may	 harvest	 any	 bird,	 changing	 the	 fall	 season	length	is	how	the	population	 is	 managed.	 The	 longer	 the	 season,	 the	 higher	 the	 hen	 harvest	 and,	 subsequently,	the	lower	the	breeding	
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population	the	next	spring.	 “From	1995-2001,	we	experienced	 record	 fall	 harvests	 because	 above	 average	 reproduction	 allowed	 for	 longer	seasons,	and	there	were	more	 fall	 turkey	 hunters,”	 Casalena	 said.	 “The	 number	 of	 fall	 turkey	 hunters	 has	 declined	 since	 then,	 partly	 due	 to	a	growing	interest	in		archery	deer	 hunting	and	in	spring	turkey	hunting.	 Since	 2000	 Pennsylvania	 has	 had	 more	spring	turkey	hunters	than	fall	 hunters.”	 Preliminary	 fall	 2011	 turkey	 harvests	 by	 WMU	 are	 as	 follows,	 with	 final	 harvest	 figures	 from	 2010	 and	 2009	for	comparison:	WMU	1A,	974	 (526	in	2010,	1,430	in	2009);	WMU	 1B,	 890	 (1,315	 in	 2010,	 1,634	 in	 2009);	WMU	2A,	733	(876	in	2010,	 613	in	2009):	WMU	2B,	773	(263	in	
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Confidence
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Smiley Face Case
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Final Hunt
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Farmer’s Friend
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Crossings
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