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This coyote caught by ELWOOD MARTIN JR., last November weighed 52 pounds, and Centre County WCO Mike Steingraber reports that it’s probably the biggest one he’s ever seen. Furtakers took 32,202 coyotes last year, the highest harvest on record.

Overall, between 2010-11 and 201112, harvests of 5 of 8 small game species increased (Table 1). The number of hunters increased for all small game species except Table 4. Estimated harvest of furbearers.
Year 2007b 2008b 2009b 2010b 2011c
a b

rabbits, grouse and quail (Table 2). Harvest per 100 hunter-days increased for 5 of 8 small game species (Table 3). Furtaker participation and furbearer harvests have remained relatively stable or increased since 2007 (Tables 4 and 5). The furbearer harvests increased for all 10 species (Table 4), and the number of hunters/trappers of furbearers increased for all but weasel (Table 5), between the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. These increases are partly due to inclusion of Junior combination license holders in the Furtaker Survey. Of 417 Junior combination license holders responding to the survey, 69 (14.6%) indicated they trapped or hunted furbearers. We asked resident junior hunters if they participated in Pheasant, Squirrel, Rabbit or Spring Turkey Junior Hunts. Participation and harvests during the Spring Turkey Junior Hunt increased in 2011 compared

Raccoon 121,446 142,808 112,550 125,423 174,858

Red Fox 52,000 44,745 37,418 54,661 68,214

Gray Fox Coyotea 18,613 28,974 20,845 23,699 13,793 30,386 15,691 26,658 19,380 32,202

Muskrat Mink Beaver Skunk Weasel Opossum 72,174 10,004 11,542 9,818 813 41,168 74,059 8,632 9,942 12,331 504 54,273 63,988 7,261 9,704 8,314 468 37,270 58,296 8,204 9,254 8,935 436 36,188 89,274 11,855 18,212 13,057 652 49,626

Combines estimates from Game Take and Furtaker surveys. Estimates do not account for combination licenses. c Estimates do not account for Senior combination licenses.

Table 5. Estimated number of hunters and trappers of furbearers.
Year 2007 2008b 2009b 2010b 2011c
b
a b

Raccoon 10,131 11,498 8,702 11,609 16,479

Red Fox

Gray Fox

Coyotea Muskrat 37,792 40,982 40,648 43,162 55,810 4,272 4,687 3,261 4,539 6,451

Mink 3,674 3,617 2,147 4,093 4,925

Beaver 3,112 3,090 1,810 2,943 3,431

Skunk Weasel Opossum 3,484 4,143 2,587 3,891 4,500 1,447 1,466 203 1,655 922 5,307 6,344 4,482 6,012 7,654

10,628 7,811 12,426 9,561 6,651 3,953 13,635 9,455 17,934 11,360

Combines estimates from Game Take and Furtaker surveys. Estimates do not account for combination licenses. c Estimates do not account for Senior combination licenses.

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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Crossings
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