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to Josh, he told her to stay put for a while and he’d be there. Waiting was so hard, although it did give her time to calm down. Dusk was just playing with ghost-like shadows as Josh appeared at the bottom of her stand. She never heard him coming and it set her heart to racing again. Josh helped her down from her stand. He would have liked to wait another hour but soon it would be too dark for tracking and temperatures were in the lows 50s. They had to find the deer tonight. Pam showed Josh where the buck had been standing when she shot, and led him on the path the deer had taken. They stopped at the maple tree and lots of bright red blood smeared the trunk. The blood trail was heavier now and Josh spotted a white blotch ahead. The buck had piled up in a depression made by a blown over tree. If it hadn’t been for his white belly showing, it could have been easily overlooked. To Pam, it now seemed like she was just a spectator in the stands. She vaguely heard Josh calling his mom on his cell phone to tell her to bring the 4-wheeler to get the deer out. Pam knelt beside the still warm body of the buck. Reality set in and sadness

panged inside as she lightly stroked its side. There were mixed emotions, though, as she knew her dad would be so proud of her. His ailing knee problems would keep him out of the woods for most of the season. She knew this deer would provide steaks, hamburger and jerky for her to share with him. It would be a season to remember Pam thought. The whole ordeal overwhelmed her. She now felt even closer to nature. That nature, for a fleeting moment, had let her on the inside instead of always being on the outside just watching. She was no longer a spectator but an actual player in this wonderful mysterious world of nature.

THE 29TH CLASS of the Ross Leffler School of Conservation is offering its class patch for $6. To order send checks made out to “RLSC 29th Class” to the PA Game Commission Training School Division, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110; 717-787-3168. The 29th Class came up with the idea of this patch in recognition of 100 years of resident hunting licenses. The patch is a representation of what a 1913 resident hunting license looked like. Back in 1913, resident hunting licenses cost $1 and that was the start of wildlife and habitat management as we know it today. Class patches have been a tradition at the Ross Leffler School of Conservation, and the 29th Class is happy to keep the tradition alive.

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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
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - February 2013 - 45
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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