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Both wetlands, which
comprise State Game
Lands 213 and 214, are
critical to migrating
and nesting waterfowl.
They held the state’s
last bald eagles when the
dark days of organochlorine pesticides — like
DDT — wiped out the
rest of Pennsylvania’s
nesting bald eagles, and
led to the extirpation
of its nesting peregrine
nests were in
falcons and ospreys. Here PENNSYLVANIA’S last three bald eagle1970s. Nesting
the Pymatuning region during the late
is where Pennsylvanians eagles were absent in the state’s other 66 counties.
went to get a taste of
Canada goose hunting
in the 1960s. Both are Important Bird off the Great Lakes, it became a
Areas; Pymatuning is also an Important frozen tundra few people preferred
Mammal Area. Both harbor species of to call home. American Indians
greatest conservation need and serve saw the swamp differently and
as destinations for hunters, trappers, used it and its resources to supanglers, birders and boaters. They are port their settlements. Passenger
massive wetlands — albeit innocuous pigeons found safety there, parobstacles — woven inseparably into ticularly near Linesville, in the
both Pennsylvania’s and Ohio’s history early 1800s. In the early 1900s, the
and western Crawford County’s way of swamp exceeded 10,000 acres and
life. They have the prominence and represented some of the most rugstaying power of mountains. And they ged, unnavigable land anywhere
have been timelessly bound to wildlife in the state.
The first residents of the Great
and the people of Pennsylvania for
Swamps were believed to be
thousands of years.
Much of Pymatuning was the bed “Mound Builders,” a name given
of an ancient natural lake. As the to prehistoric societies that built
lake filled with sediment over time, it mounds apparently for spiritual,
became a vast wetland — thousands burial and/or ceremonial purposes.
of acres in size. It was so intimidating The mounds were central in their
that during Pennsylvania’s coloniza- culture and two such mounds were
tion, “the Pymatuning” became one reportedly found in the Shenango
of the last areas in which frontiersmen River watershed that now is inunand settlers ventured. It was Amazon dated by Pymatuning Dam. The
country Pennsylvania-style with plenty Erielhonan (also Eriez or Erie),
of mosquitoes and medicinal plants in who inhabited the Erie/Presque
summer. But when winter roared in Isle area, and the Monongahelas
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 36
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 43
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 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
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