Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 40

Brandon, to Pennsylvania elk-hunting
success, when Brandon took a generalseason cow in Elk Hunt Zone 2.
That's not to say any of it would be
easy.
John was drawn for the tag Aug. 17
- exactly four weeks before the start of
the season. Neither he nor Donnie was
familiar with the area, so they scouted
hard each weekend to pick up what intel
they could.
While they found action in the food
plot, it was at least a 2-mile walk from
the gate, which is a solid 20- to 30-minute
drive from the hard road, depending on
who's behind the wheel.
To make matters more difficult, John
and Donnie would stay at John's camp
in Cammal, Lycoming County - easily
an hour-and-40-minute drive from the
gate. So when they left Thursday at 9:23,
for instance, they arrived back at camp
about 11 p.m.
With such factors at play, it would be
easy to run yourself ragged.
If John and Donnie were to hunt the
food plot at first light Friday morning,
they'd need to leave camp at 2:30 a.m. to
make it to the gate just after 4 and to the
plot as daylight was breaking. They'd get
three hours sleep if they were lucky.
But John wasn't having it. The man
who, for 30 years, has coached just about
every sport imaginable, adjusted his game
plan. He and Donnie were hungry, tired
and needed rest. So John decided they'd
sleep in, get after it around noon, check
out a different spot and hope for some
evening action.
In a 13-day season in which he'd
already given up a handful of days, John
considered taking a break a necessary
sacrifice, even if it risked him missing out
on something special.
40

It was a strategy he hoped would win
out.
The humid walk around the perimeter
of a grown-up field at the top of the mountain reveals mostly old-looking sign, and
John and Donnie nestle next to a clump
of trees in the middle field where they can
lay in the shade, and likely hear a bugle
from miles away in any direction.
The time passes quietly with a few
hunting stories and hundreds upon
hundreds of butterflies providing the
entertainment.
Moving their setup to a wallow fetches
similar results. A persistent grouse drums
repeatedly nearby.
"It's not often you hear them in fall,
well, September," Donnie says.
With all quiet, Donnie looks at his flipflopping boot sole, and with a yank, puts
it out of its misery, making a joke about
how hard John has worked him. John says
Donnie should really be able to sneak up
on elk now. Donnie then checks his phone
to see the fourth bull hunter has scored;
John is the only one who hasn't.
The pressure builds again, John
acknowledges.
As sunset nears, a walk along a closedto-traffic road to check some nearby
fields puts John and Donnie within about
80 yards of a bull with perhaps 14-inch
spikes.
John wastes no time in grabbing the
shooting stick from Donnie before the pair
eases up the road closer to the bull, which
eventually spies the hunters and engages
them in a minutes-long stare-down.
The encounter only piques the bull's
curiosity, sending him high-stepping
closer, within 55 yards of John and his
crossbow resting on the shooting stick.



Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020

Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - Cover1
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - 64
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2020 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/annualreport2008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200809
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com