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Pennsylvania to pursue whitetails was 1985. An Ohio doe dropped to my Hawken 50-caliber flintlock that year. Subsequent trips over the past 26 years to Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Illinois have led to 17 additional whitetails. However, Pennsylvania has always been, and always will be, my favorite place to hunt deer. My 25th Pennsylvania whitetail and 26th overall came in 1987. The day was Monday, November 30, the first day of buck season. th The weather was cloudy and the temperature hovered around 25 degrees. I was hunting near the border of Venango and Clarion counties in an area known as Rapp Run. This area was definitely my favorite area to hunt, as 18 of my previous deer had come from there, 11 bucks and 7 antlerless deer. I had chosen my favorite rock to perch on. Throughout the years it had become known as “Ted’s Rock” by my hunting companions. See the July 1993 GameNews for the story about the success this rock has brought to me during my hunting life. Throughout the morning hours many antlerless deer made their way past my rock within shooting range. I was sure a buck sooner or later would give me an opportunity. Lunchtime came and went, but I refused to leave the area. Perhaps it was because of stubbornness or confidence, or maybe a little bit of both. Then, at 1:05 p.m., shots rang out from the pines to my left. By the number and the speed at which they were occurring, I knew a buck was heading in my direcNOVEMBER  2012 

My 25th Pennsylvania  whitetail and 26th  overall came in 1987.  My 50  Pennsylvania  deer was my 56th overall  and it happened on  Monday, November 29,  2004. My 75th deer  occurred on Saturday  December 3, 2011.

tion, and in a big hurry. Suddenly, out of the pines burst a buck with a lone 9-inch spike running on all eight cylinders, and I knew my opportunity was going to be brief. I raised my now scoped .32 Special, pulled back the hammer, picked out an opening ahead of him and pulled the trigger when he entered my field of view. He stumbled and fell 30 yards farther on. “Ted’s Rock” had just produced its 8th buck for me and my 13th overall. Uncle Jack and family friend Howard Confer heard my shot and came down to see if I had connected. After the customary congratulations and storytelling, they helped me with the 200-yard drag to the International Scout that was parked deep within the woods. Howard had gotten a 5-point earlier in the day, so we reminisced over his hunt throughout the remainder of the day. My 50th Pennsylvania deer was my 56th overall and it happened on Monday, November 29, 2004. Now, you may be asking, “What is this guy doing with all these deer?” Well, let me assure you, every one has either graced my table or was donated. By the time 2004 had come around, I had to change my hunting location for a couple of reasons. First, the property that contained Ted’s Rock was purchased and promptly posted. Second, and more importantly, Uncle Jack’s health
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012
Whitetail Predation
Contents
Bill Zee’s Boone & Crockett Club River Bull
75 Whitetails
2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
A Question of Proof
Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Bill Zee’s Boone & Crockett Club River Bull
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 75 Whitetails
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A Question of Proof
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover4
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