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1985. I had one niece and one nephew, but a second niece was to be born that year. Now I have three nieces and three nephews. Two nephews-in-law and a niece-in-law have been added to the family, plus a great niece and a great nephew. In 1985, I had just moved from northeastern to northwestern Pennsylvania and had begun the enjoyable task of finding Linda Steiner places to hunt and fish in LINDA’S niece LAUREN was born the year Linda began my new home area. I had writing for Game News. Lauren, now Mrs. Steve Tyson, shot about a dozen deer recently returned to the sport of hunting after a decadesince my first in 1973, hunt- long lapse, bringing her husband with her. ing several states. When I began hunting, it was “one deer and done.” I eased forward a step, steadied the .30-06 That changed and kept changing, as hunt- against a tree, picked a spot in the hearters were allowed to take several antlerless lung area and put pressure on the trigger. deer, as well as a buck, with county-specific The buck ran a semi-circle below me and and then WMU and DMAP permits. collapsed in mid-stride. I was soon getting My hunting career deer-kill total my picture taken with my “century” deer steadily increased as opportunities grew and a big smile. for pursuing whitetails with various styles Reaching an arbitrary number isn’t of firearms and bows in various seasons. what makes this a personal accomplishMy husband, my in-house record-keeper, ment. What is memorable is the hunting told me in 2012 that if I shot just one more every year and the circumstances of each deer, I would be at 100. The last day of the deer kill. The retrospect shows me where regular firearm season, just before noon, as I started, what happened, what changed I was still-hunting on the damp leaves back along the way and, if not the end of my toward the car, a legal buck appeared. deer hunting, where I am at this point. The I saw the near-side had at least two journey is the destination, in hunting, in tines, plus the main beam, and then the life and even in writing a column for the buck stopped with its head behind a tree. Pennsylvania Game News.

COVER PAINTING BY MARK ANDERSON
THE “SHORT-TAILED WEASEL” on this month’s cover is about the size of a chipmunk, and it’s found across Pennsylvania, except in the southwest. It inhabits a wide range of habitat, including agricultural lowlands, woods, meadows and mountains. During the winter, the tail tip and the dark eyes are the only parts of the visible body that do not turn white. The short-tailed weasel preys mostly on voles, mice, chipmunks and shrews and, like all other weasels, they are ferocious predators.

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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
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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