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had deteriorated, and I chose to stay near him. His favorite spot was also in Rapp Run, and it was labeled the “Doe Rock.” This site got its nickname because it is where we would head during the antlerless season, prior to the concurrent season framework. Our success rate there was high throughout the years, and it was also becoming a top buck producer.

Jack and I had already agreed that he would get the first shot of the day. A week earlier, I had gotten a buck in West Virginia, which I gave to the farmer whose land I hunt on. As a dairy farmer, he didn’t have a lot of time to hunt and he and his family sure appreciated the venison. A unique feature of the Doe Rock is that we see few deer there before 9 a.m. Located about a mile from the nearest road, it takes awhile for deer to move down into the area. Whenever we hear shooting on top of the hill, we know deer are on the way. The first set of shots occurred around 7:20. Closer shots on the far hillside happened around 8:10. “They’re getting closer, Uncle Jack.” I said. He smiled and nodded, “Give
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them about an hour and they will be here.” Sure enough, at 9:10 I spotted three does running toward us. “Uncle Jack, here they come.” Jack turned around, shouldered his Savage and searched for the lead deer in his scope. Because of the angle, he couldn’t get a clear shot at the biggest deer. “I can’t shoot. Can you?” he whispered. “Yes, I’m on her.” “Take her.” I pushed off the safety on my Remington 7600 .270 and squeezed the trigger, dropping the doe immediately. The other two deer took off without offering Jack a shot. “Sorry, buddy, that was supposed to be your deer,” I said. “I didn’t have a good shot. Don’t worry about it. There will be more.” I tagged and field-dressed the doe and then dragged her back to Doe Rock. My 49th Pennsylvania whitetail was down and we were hunting again. I started to take the clip out of my .270 when Jack asked, “What are you doing?” “Unloading. The next one is yours anyway,” I replied. “Don’t do that. You still have a buck tag. Load up, just in case.” Reluctantly, I pushed the magazine back into the gun, but I didn’t chamber a new round. I really wanted Uncle Jack to get a deer. Two hours later I spotted a doe running toward us from our left. Jack saw it about the same time and had the old .300 to his shoulder. I let out a series of loud bleats and the deer came to a stop
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover4
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