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ing  from  those  types  of  stands.  Hunters  should know what they are capable of and  not try to exceed that ability. No matter  their age, hunters should refrain from attempting anything beyond their physical  capabilities. I’ve got hunting buddies in their 50s and  60s  who  have  given  up  on  climbers  and  hang-ons altogether. They either hunt from  the ground, or they hunt from traditional  ladder stands. A ladder stand requires far  less agility to get into than a hang-on. Have a Plan B When you scout an area to hunt, don’t  just  look  for  good  treestand  locations.  Plan for ground hunts as well, in case the  weather is not good for a treestand hunt  the day you head afield. High winds, rain, 

snow and ice are no times to be climbing  into a tree. If you plan only to hunt from a treestand, then you’re going to be less likely to  abandon that plan, even if conditions say  you shouldn’t be up in the air. That’s when  accidents happen. Having  a  plan  in  place  before  even  heading  out  to  do  any  sort  of  hunting,  and  letting  someone  know  where  you’ll  be; knowing how to free yourself if you do  fall and can’t get back to your stand; and  much more can be written about the use  of treestands and treestand safety. Don’t  become  a  statistic  this  season.  Wear a full-body harness and think about  safety each time you climb a tree to hunt.  If nothing else, your family will thank you  for it.   

Fun Game — By Connie Mertz

Dove Talk
Fill in the word that best fits the statement. The mourning dove is the most widespread and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  game bird in North America. In fact, its __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  is said to be 350 million in the U.S. It is a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  bird, which means hunting seasons are regulated by the U.S. __ __ __ __    __ __ __   __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Service. Doves have been hunted in  Pennsylvania since 19_ _. It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of doves  don’t survive their first year. This means that _ _ to _ _ birds out of 100  will die. One of the biggest mortality factors is the __ __ __ __ __ __ __,  which oftentimes destroys nests and young. Their favorite diet consists of  __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ found on farmlands. In Pennsylvania, dove  populations peak in __ __ __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __, just  in time for __ __ __ __ __ __ __.   
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
History of the Whitetail
Table of Contents
Going to the Ducks
A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
You Can’t Call It Back
Cover Story
Last Shot for Pap?
75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
NASP Students are Hungry for More
Bears and Turkeys
A Natural Connection
The Other Migratory Game Birds
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 - September 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Table of Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Going to the Ducks
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - You Can’t Call It Back
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover Story
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Last Shot for Pap?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - NASP Students are Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Bears and Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Natural Connection
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Other Migratory Game Birds
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 31
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 56
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Crossings
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