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2010, 714 in 2009); WMU 2C, 1,479 (789 in 2010, 1,634 in 2009); WMU 2D, 1,451 (964 in 2010, 1,532 in 2009); WMU 2E, 802 (789 in 2010, 919 in 2009); WMU 2F, 713 (964 in 2010, 817 in 2009); WMU 2G, 1,671 (1,665 in 2010, 1,634 in 2009); WMU 3A, 653 (1,140 in 2010, 306 in 2009); WMU 3B, 729 (789 in 2010, 1,327 in 2009); WMU 3C, 513 (1,052 in 2010,

2,043 in 2009); WMU 3D, 477 (702 in 2010, 511 in 2009); WMU 4A, 870 (789 in 2010, 1,634 in 2009); WMU 4B, 810 (702 in 2010, 511 in 2009); WMU 4C, 910 (614 in 2010, 511 in 2009); WMU 4D, 1,499 (876 in 2010, 1,430 in 2009); WMU 4E, 970 (876 in 2010, 1,634 in 2009); WMU 5A, 100 (193 in 2010, closed in 2009); WMUs 5B, 5C and 5D, closed.

Rehabilitated bald eagles at Pymatuning
TWO rehabilitated bald eagles were released back into the wild on April 18, at the Game Commission’s Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County, under the watchful eyes of rehabilitators from the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, who were responsible for caring for the birds. One bird, an injured female, had been found a year earlier, near Union City by Erie County WCO Larry Smith. It had an injured wing and a partly missing tail. The bird was emaciated and dehydrated and had suffered pellet wounds from a gunshot. Persistent infections resulted in a lengthy healing period. This mature bird had been banded as a nestling near Vernon, Ohio, on May 11, 1992, making it 20 years old, and an established breeder at the Union City dam nest for many years. The second eagle, an immature female, also was picked up by WCO Smith, on July 17, 2011, from the Six Mile Creek area east of Erie. The bird is believed to have suffered from West Nile Virus, which caused its feathers to become deformed during development. As a result, this young bird
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could not fly. The rehabilitation effort involved waiting for all feathers to be naturally replaced during the molting process, and the new feathers came in normally. “Tamarack is an excellent facility that we have worked with on numerous occasions, and they have proven themselves to be especially skilled when dealing with raptors,” said Keith Harbaugh, Game Commission Northwest Region director. “Sue DeArmont and her team at Tamarack are to be commended for their caring and compassionate work rehabilitating these eagles. We would not be here today to return these birds back to the wild if it were not for their investment of time, skill, energy and money.” Harbaugh noted that Tamarack, as well as other Pennsylvania licensed wildlife rehabilitation facilities, do
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 26
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
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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
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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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