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ARD TO BELIEVE I’m writing this, but by the time you read this, I will have retired. After more than 32 years, close to 400 issues, it’s time for me, and Game News, to move on. To say I’ve been lucky seems so trite. I never thought of my work here as a job. It was, literally, a labor of love, and a more rewarding and satisfying career I could have never imagined. Like many of you, I began reading Game News when I discovered it in my school library, always turning first to Field Notes to see if any were from my county, Greene. At the time, I — nor, I’m sure, any of my teachers — could have never imagined I would one day become steward of this fine magazine. Once on the staff, Ned Smith, Don and Helen Lewis and Keith Schuyler became not just names of people whose work I admired in high school, but people who I became privileged to work with and get to know well. And I couldn’t have had a better mentor than Bob Bell. His guidance in teaching me how to write and edit, and work with writers, artists and photographers, and with printers — in effect, how to produce a monthly magazine — was exceeded only in his kindness and patience when I screwed up. With unimaginable diligence and competence, Betsy Maugans and then Patty Monk took care of the countless contracts, budgets and other business and bureaucratic aspects associated with producing a monthly state publication. Believe me, without those two taking care of all the administrative details, no bills would have ever been paid, and Game News would have never gone anywhere. Over my career I was also blessed with an outstanding production staff in Scott Rupp and then Bob D’Angelo, as associate editors, and Larissa Rose and then Lori Neely as Game News writers. Every one of them strived for excellence in everything they did, and supervising them meant nothing more than making sure they had what they needed to do their jobs and then staying our of their way. Having such selfmotivated employees I could put my blind trust in was a blessing I never took for granted. Mark Anderson, Marcia Bonta, Chuck Fergus, Paul Matthews, Ben Moyer, Gerry Putt, Jim Romanelli, Linda Steiner, Scott Weidensaul, (listed alphabetically) are but a few of the dozens upon dozens of extremely talented and hard working writers and artists who made it possible for us to maintain the high standard Game News readers over decades have learned to expect. That Game News appeals to such a wide range of audiences is because of the wide variety of talented contributors who have taken pride in sharing their work with Game News readers. To every one of them, my sincerest thanks. One aspect of my career will never be matched: I got to know and work with Game Commission employees whose combined careers spanned almost the entire history of the agency. I got to meet and talk with officers who lived on remote refuges and patrolled on horseback; I got to know at least one graduate of every training school class; I even received a note in the early 1980s from Seth Gordon, the executive director from 1919-1926, pointing out a wrong date in an article I had written about the elk reintroduction program. Most recently I got to know the members of the 29th Class of Cadets, the latest to go through the training
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Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013
Contents
Bob Mitchell Retires
Whitetail Predation
The Important Things I Learned at Camp
Weather Weenies
The Charade
The 7,658-Mile Deer
Late Season Rabbit
The Empty Seat
License Your Dog — It’s the Law
Redefining Success
A Miss in Time
Mixed Emotions
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Bob Mitchell Retires
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Important Things I Learned at Camp
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Weather Weenies
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Charade
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The 7,658-Mile Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Late Season Rabbit
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Empty Seat
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - License Your Dog — It’s the Law
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Redefining Success
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - A Miss in Time
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Mixed Emotions
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 42
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Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - Cover4
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