Pennsylvania Game News - December 2019 - 1

DECEMBER 2019

Volume 90 No. 12

GOVERNOR
Tom Wolf

GAME COMMISSIONERS
Timothy S. Layton
President, Windber
Charles E. Fox
Vice President, Troy
Stanley I. Knick Jr.
Secretary, Dupont
Scott H. Foradora
DuBois
Dennis R. Fredericks
Amity
Brian H. Hoover
Oxford
Michael F. Mitrick
York

EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Bryan J. Burhans
Executive Director
Richard Palmer
Deputy Executive Director
Thomas P. Grohol
Deputy Executive Director

Features

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GAME NEWS
Travis Lau
Editor
Robert D. D'Angelo
Senior Associate Editor
Joe Kosack
Associate Editor
Patricia E. Monk
Administrative Assistant

Finding
Action

Make opening day pay off.

2

New Start

The 2019 Saturday opener.

17

The Plan
Sticking with a proven strategy.

BY TRAVIS LAU

6

After the Rain

Weathering a season drought.

BY TOM SAYLOR

19

BY JAY R. BUTLER

8

Ground Game
The advantages of staying afoot.

12

Grandpa's Post-War Buck
Finally topping a family record.

The Letters
The prelude to deer season.

BY MILES NORMAN

26

Get Close to Bobcats
Hunting tips for harvest success.

BY FREDDIE MCKNIGHT

BY TYLER FRANTZ

BUREAU DIRECTORS

Daniel E. Dunlap
Administrative Services
Deana Vance
Automated Technology Services
Stephen P. Smith
Information & Education
Peter F. Sussenbach
Wildlife Habitat Management
Randy L. Shoup
Wildlife Protection
Matthew Schnupp
Wildlife Management

By Joe Kosack

30

The Big News Buck
Mountain monarch stops presses.

BY STEVE SORENSEN

16

Opening Day Slammers
Don't call me late for dinner.

BY GRAYSON WEIKEL

BY TOM DIES

48

The Algerines
A snapshot of a buck season past.

BY WES WALDRON

Departments
23 The Campfire
By Joe Kosack

57 The Naturalist's Eye
By Marcia Bonta

37 Field Notes

58 On the Cover

49 Conservation News
* DMA 4 expands
* DMAP in DMAs

60 Straight from the Bowstring
By Tyler Frantz

53 Lock, Stock & Barrel
By Tyler Frantz

64 Crossings
By Charlie Burchfield

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