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these	magnificent	birds	can	be	found	 here	nearly	year-round. “The	success	of	this	year’s	peregrine	 falcon	 nesting	 season	 is	 one	 more	 step	 in	 the	 recovery	 of	 the	 species,”	 McMorris	 said.	 “Peregrines	 were	 extirpated	 from	 North	 America	 east	 of	 the	 Rocky	 Mountains	 by	 the	 use	 of	DDT	and	related	chemicals	during	 the	1940s	and	’50s.	Subsequent	to	the	 banning	of	DDT	in	1972,	biologists	in	 the	eastern	United	States	and	Canada	 raised	thousands	of	peregrines	in	captivity	and	released	them	into	the	wild;	 and	as	a	result,	the	population	is	now	 recovering.”

In	 1986,	 the	 first	 nesting	 pair	 of	 peregrine	falcons	in	Pennsylvania	in	 25	years	was	found	in	the	Philadelphia	 area.	 Since	 then,	 the	 number	 has	 gradually	 increased	 to	 32.	 Peregrine	 falcons	 were	 removed	 from	 the	 federal	Endangered	Species	list	in	1999,	 but	 they	 remain	 on	 the	 Endangered	 Species	list	in	Pennsylvania	and	most	 other	eastern	states. More	 about	 Pennsylvania’s	 peregrines	 is	 available	 from	 the	 Game	 Commission’s	website	by	clicking	on	 “Wildlife”	in	the	menu	bar	at	the	top	 of	the	homepage,	and	then	looking	in	 the	“Wild	Birds	and	Birding”	section.

Hunt with a veteran on Veterans Day
GAME	 COMMISSION	 officials	 in	 partnership	with	state	chapters	of	the	 American	 Legion	 and	 Veterans	 of	 Foreign	 Wars	 (VFW)	 are	 encouraging	hunters	to	help	veterans	discover	 or	 rediscover	 the	 thrills	 and	 joys	 of	 hunting	in	Pennsylvania.	 Veterans	Day	will	be	observed	on	 Monday,	 Nov.	 12,	 rather	 than	 the	 traditional	 Nov.	 11,	 which	 falls	 on	 a	Sunday.	In	recognition	of	this,	the	 Board	extended	this	year’s	archery	deer	 season	to	include	the	Monday	holiday,	 which	many	will	have	off	from	work. “Because	of	that	action,	the	Game	 Commission	 is	 encouraging	 licensed	 hunters	to	serve	as	volunteer	guides	for	 veterans	not	only	as	part	of	the	archery	 deer	season,	but	for	any	of	the	species	 that	may	be	hunted	on	Veterans	Day	 or	throughout	the	2012-13	seasons,”	 said	Carl	G.	Roe,	Game	Commission	 executive	director. Hunting	seasons	open	on	Nov.	12	 include	 archery	 deer;	 archery	 bear;	 fall	 turkey	 (in	 some	 WMUs);	 squirrel;	 ruffed	 grouse;	 rabbit;	 pheasant;	 and	various	migratory	game	birds	and	 furbearers.	
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The	Game	Commission	offers	several	 classifications	 of	 free	 or	 reduced	 fee	 licenses	 for	 resident	 active	 duty	 military,	 as	 well	 as	 former	 prisoners	 of	war	or	disabled	veterans.		For	more	 information,	 go	 to	 the	 Game	 Commission’s	website,	put	your	cursor	over	 “HUNT/TRAP”	in	the	menu	bar	under	the	banner	at	the	top	of	the	page,	 then	put	your	cursor	over	“Licensing	&	 Permits”	in	the	drop-down	menu	listing	and	then	click	on	“License	Types.” To	recognize	those	who	volunteer	 as	 guides	 for	 a	 veteran,	 the	 Game	 Commission	 will	 conduct	 a	 drawing	 to	present	six	framed	fine-art	wildlife	 prints.	To	be	eligible,	a	participating	 hunter	must	submit	a	brief	email	that	 outlines	the	name	and	address	of	the	 veteran	taken	afield,	type	of	hunting	 taken	part	in,	and	county	where	the	 shared	 hunt	 took	 place.	 American	 Legion	 or	 VFW	 members	 who	 take	 another	veteran	hunting	also	should	 include	their	member	number. All	participating	hunters,	including	 those	not	affiliated	with	the	American	 Legion	 or	 VFW	 must	 send	 an	 email	 to	 either	 dsandman@vfwpahq.org	 or	
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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
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Another View
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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 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Crossings
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