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Table 1. Estimated harvest by species.
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
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Rabbits Grouse 418,139 82,020 463,935 108,693 419,721 75,997 341,288 66,385 289,547 52,243

Squirrel Pheasanta 674,991 168,094 708,898 110,331 635,193 151,737 530,125 103,366 690,141 116,828

Quaila 4,507 1,097 3,452 311 2,260

Hare Woodchuck Crow 685 840,523 182,320 783 993,207 183,203 1,525 710,411 268,711 1,030 684,927 96,831 510 821,965 182,659

Estimates exclude harvest on shooting preserves.

Year

Table 2. Estimated number of hunters.
Rabbits Grouse 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
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Squirrel Pheasanta 90,548 86,052 91,549 71,579 88,307

Quaila 3,112 2,396 4,412 3,499 2,578

Hare Woodchuck Crow 3,030 2,890 4,703 2,756 4,039 75,554 80,116 69,407 71,618 87,549 23,228 25,706 31,519 20,835 25,290

135,956 137,842 139,772 125,537 109,369

96,429 102,139 104,228 91,003 79,687

154,653 171,786 157,907 150,309 165,927

Estimates exclude number of hunters on shooting preserves.

Table 3. Estimated harvest per 100 hunter-days.
Year Rabbits Grouse Squirrel Pheasanta 2007 50.7 15.3 78.6 41.4 2008 58.6 18.7 79.3 29.8 2009 51.4 14.6 74.3 39.2 2010 51.8 16.0 73.0 34.1 2011 52.4 14.9 87.2 30.4
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Quaila 42.4 10.9 16.8 2.5 22.2

Hare Woodchuck 10.1 87.7 15.5 94.7 16.8 88.7 18.6 91.6 6.5 94.3

Crow 102.6 108.2 137.5 99.9 116.3

Estimates exclude effort on shooting preserves.

2011-12 Small Game and Furbearer Harvests
VERY YEAR the Game Commission surveys hunters and trappers to learn about small game and furbearer harvests, and hunting and trapping effort. Our ability to manage wildlife more effectively and maximize recreational opportunities without jeopardizing our wildlife heritage is improved through the cooperation of the dedicated sportsmen who take the time to provide us with a summary of their hunting and trapping seasons. Following the close of the 2011-12 small game hunting and trapping seasons, a sample of Pennsylvania’s hunters and trappers was surveyed to determine their success and hunting effort. Each purchaser of a general hunting license had about a 1-in-50
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chance of receiving a Game Take Survey and each purchaser of a furtaker license had about a 1-in-5 chance of receiving a Furtaker Survey. A total of 18,000 Game Take questionnaires and 6,945 Furtaker questionnaires were mailed. For the Game Take and Furtaker surveys, 10,722 and 4,080 returned questionnaires, respectively, were processed. — By  Joshua  Johnson,  Wildlife  Biometrician; Robert Boyd, Wildlife  Services Division Chief; and Melanie  Weaver, Wildlife Research Associate,  Bureau of Wildlife Management.
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 75 Whitetails
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A Question of Proof
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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