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calling, hunters should have their CID number (hunting license number) and field harvest tag information on hand. Callers should speak clearly and distinctly when reporting harvests, especially when providing the WMU number and letter. Like last year, mentored youth hunters (those under 12) may take an antlerless deer by using an antlerless deer license transferred to them by the adult mentor. The license transfer is not to take place until immediately after the youth has taken an antlerless deer. At that point the youth then completes the harvest information and attaches the tag. Afterwards, the adult mentor must report the deer, not the youth, and the report does not need to indicate a mentored youth took the antlerless deer. A mentored youth may receive no more than one antlerless deer license per year. As has been the case for the past five years, antlered deer may be taken by those under the age of 12. Mentored youth hunters, accompanied as required, may take an antlered deer in any season that antlered deer may be legally taken (archery, firearms and flintlock muzzleloader). All mentored youth hunters must obtain a permit, through the Game Commission’s automated license system. The permit, which costs $2.70, comes with an antlered deer tag (and a spring gobbler tag), just like any hunting license. Before heading afield, all hunters should review the current Digest. Last year’s estimated deer harvest was 336,200, a six percent increase from the previous seasons’ 316,240. Of the harvest 127,540 were antlered deer, an increase of four percent

Youth Mentor
Fall Turkey: New this year is that Youth Mentors, those under 12 years of age, may hunt fall turkeys, using a tag transferred to them by an adult mentor.

from the previous year’s 122,930, and 208,660 were antlerless deer, an increase of eight percent from the 193,310 taken in 2010-11. FOR 2012, bear hunters will again have a 5-day archery season, Nov. 12-16, and a Saturday opener for the regular firearms season, Nov. 17 and 19-21. To participate in the archery season, a hunter must have a general hunting license and a bear license, and crossbows may be used. Every hunter who takes a bear must immediately tag it, and then, after field-dressing, take it to a Game Commission check station within 24 hours, along with his hunting license, bear license and driver’s license or other photo ID. Hunters who take bears during the archery season should contact the appropriate region office for instructions. During the regular firearms season, to accommodate hunters who take bears on Saturday, Nov. 17, check stations will be in operation on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hunters harvesting bears too late in the day on Wednesday, the 21st, to get to a check station should contact the appropriate region office for instructions. Note: This year there will be a check station at the PGC’s new Northwest Region Office. Like last year,

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES who require special assistance at Game Commission public functions should contact the telephone number listed with the announcement, the appropriate region office or the Harrisburg headquarters. Phone numbers for each region are listed in Game News; the Harrisburg number is 717-787-4250.

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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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