Pennsylvania Game News - December 2017 - 5

While the author's father
Howard Whiteman seldom
sought Pennsylvania
whitetails while wearing
anything other than his
many-pocketed blazeorange jacket, he also
had a habit of taking it
off, even changing jackets
when he got back to the
truck. Here he's pictured
with a rifle-season 6-point.

of the barrel of my own .35 Remington for
my first deer, and I've not been the same
person since.
The jacket brings those memories back
quicker than any picture could, memories
that are more comforting than its warmth.
His last hunting license - his back tag
from years ago - is still clipped to the back
of the jacket.
Few if any states seem to require
such formalities now, but I have left that
original license in its clear protective case,
rimmed in the old-style hunter red that
predates fluorescent orange.
As I walk my dog through the snow, I
am sure that I get stares from my neighbors about the strange tag on my back.
That license, and its unfilled tag,
reminds me of one of the greatest lessons
the man in the jacket ever taught me. You
don't have to kill anything to have fun.
To this day, it's a reminder, a symbol, of
why I hunt. Not just to get meat, not just
for the chance at a trophy, and not just to
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experience nature one-on-one.
All of these are important to me.
But I hunt to have fun, to create memories, and to relive old ones.
And the memories I made with the
man in the jacket, well, those were some
of the best.
So as you hunt with your father or
mother this fall, take a closer look at his
or her jacket. Someday, it might be yours.
And appreciate the time you have
together, as our time in the woods often
seems as limited as our time on this Earth.
Hunting with family is one of the greatest gifts any of us could ever receive, even
when the memories are all that remain.
But as new forests and fields are hunted,
new memories will be made, and with
new family members.
Someday, my own hunting garb, which
also is covered with trinket-lined pockets,
will pass to my children.
My hope is that when they put it on,
the memories of the fun we shared will
be as bright and clear as its fluorescentorange color.
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