Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14

blers in the spring or trying to
locate a flock of birds during the
fall, turkey hunting requires lots
of walking. Many times you find
yourself in some very remote territory. To help you navigate the
backwoods we’ll show you the
basics of using a topographic map
and compass. This skill will be
important during pre-season scouting. Not only will you be able to
find your way, but you’ll be able
to chart some promising areas on
a map, too.
Now comes the really fun part
of the class. We will go outside and
begin developing the skills you’ll
need to be successful. The class
is divided into smaller groups as
you rotate through four different
hands-on, skill-building stations:
turkey calls and calling; hunting
techniques; distance estimation,
and shotgun-pattern testing. Let’s
take a look at what you’ll do and
learn at each.
Turkey calling is everybody’s
favorite and one of the most imporHal Korber

tant skills you’ll need. At this station
you’ll listen to all of the commonly
used calls, learn what they mean and
most importantly, how to make them.
You’ll get a chance to practice each of
these calls using a variety of different
types of callers. We have box, slate and
diaphragm calls available for you to use;
all under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Even better, you get
to keep your diaphragm call as part of
the course. Think of it as an hour-long,
turkey-talking tutorial.
The next station is equally important. At the hunting methods and
techniques station you’ll actually go
scouting for turkey sign in a woodland
setting. When you find sign, you’ll
learn what it means and how to use
it to your advantage. At this station
we’ll show you strategies to use when
selecting blind and calling locations,
how to best use decoys to your advantage, plus which methods to use in the
spring season and which ones are best
for fall hunting.
Okay, you learned a bunch of new
skills and ideas, but some of the most
important information is yet to come.
It’s vitally important to know when to
take the shot versus when to pass on an
opportunity. Too many turkey hunters
do everything right to this point. They
know where to find turkeys, how to call
them into range, where to setup their
decoys, but at the “moment of truth,”
when they pull the trigger, the bird gets
away. Why?
Making a quick, clean kill is part of
your equation for success. Shooting at
THE GAME COMMISSION’S Successful
Turkey Hunting course provides the
knowledge and training you’ll need to
harvest a gobbler, like the one Aaron
Korber from Newport took in a past hunt.

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

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Contents
Another Doorstep
Whitetail Predation
Pymatuning and Conneaut
Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
From the Field
Field Notes
Conservation News
Making a Difference
What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another Doorstep
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pymatuning and Conneaut
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 32
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
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