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Illinois Hunters took 181,411 deer during all 2011-12 seasons. The harvest in 2010-11 was 182,270. Fulton County was tops with 5,169 deer taken in 2011-12. Kentucky Hunters harvested 50 birds during the inaugural sandhill crane season. The month-long season marked the first time in 100 years that sportsmen and women had the opportunity to hunt sandhills in the state.

Ohio Hunters checked 17,647 turkeys during the 4-week statewide spring season in 2012. The harvest is three percent lower than the 18,162 birds taken in 2011. Ashtabula County again led the state in harvest with 762. The Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people hunted turkeys during the season. Prior to the start of the 2012 spring season the estimated turkey population was more than 180,000.

Hunter Participation Trends According to a Responsive Management Report, hunters who were asked what game species they primarily hunted in the past 12 months responded: white-tailed deer, 57 percent; waterfowl, 9 percent; upland game birds, 8 percent; wild turkey, 5 percent; elk, 5 percent; and mule deer, 3 percent. The median number of days that hunters hunt annually in their state is 20. Hunters in the survey have hunted for a mean of 36.2 years. West Virginia Hunters harvested 2,007 bears during the combined 2011 archery and firearms seasons. The 2011 harvest was the third highest in state history, but was 16 percent lower than the record harvest of 2,392 established in 2010. New Hampshire Hunters took 418 bears during the 2011 season, a 41 percent decrease from 2010. Pennsylvania Chester County had the most confirmed animal rabies cases, 29, in the state in 2011. Allegheny and Lancaster counties tied for the second most cases with 26. Throughout the state, 450 animals tested positive for rabies in 2011. Those included: 245 raccoons, 54 skunks, 50 cats, 44 foxes, 34 bats, 6 cattle, 6 groundhogs, 3 dogs, 2 deer, 2 beavers, 2 goats and 1 bobcat.

Boone & Crockett Club For the period 1980 to 1985, hunters entered 617 trophy white-tailed deer into Boone & Crockett Club records. For the period 2005-2010, the total jumped to 3,090, an increase of 400 percent. The Boone & Crockett Club system of scoring big game trophies originated in 1906 as a means of recording details on species thought to be disappearing. Over time, these records evolved as an effective way to track the success or failure of conservation efforts.
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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
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 27
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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 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Conservation News
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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
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Crossings
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