Pennsylvania Game News - April 2021 - 1

APRIL 2021

GOVERNOR
Tom Wolf

Volume 92

No. 4

Features

GAME COMMISSIONERS
Stanley I. Knick Jr.
President, Dupont

Michael F. Mitrick

Vice President, York

Kristen Schnepp-Giger
Secretary, Warren

By Joe Kosack

Scott H. Foradora

2

The Bottleneck

DuBois

Dennis R. Fredericks
Amity

How bears bridge winter

Timothy S. Layton
Windber

Charles E. Fox
Troy

EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Bryan J. Burhans
Executive Director

Richard Palmer

8

Turkeys & Tadpoles

A learning experience.

Deputy Executive Director

BUREAU DIRECTORS
Daniel E. Dunlap

Administrative Services	

Deana Vance

Automated Technology Services

Stephen P. Smith

Information & Education

Matt Morrett

Marketing & Strategic Communications

Peter F. Sussenbach

12

Expect Tomfoolery
2021 Gobbler hunting forecast.

21

Scouting Strategies
Outfoxing gobblers.

BY FREDDIE McKNIGHT

34

Cover Deer

Story of 2020 Digest cover buck.

BY STEVE HETRICK

Departments
7 On the Cover

25 Exploring Game Lands

Wildlife Management

27 Penn's Woods Passages
By Bob Sopchick

Jason L. Decoskey
Wildlife Protection

GAME NEWS
Travis Lau
Editor

Robert D. D'Angelo
Senior Associate Editor

Joe Kosack

Associate Editor

Patricia E. Monk

Administrative Assistant

BY BRAD CONNER

49

BY JOE KOSACK

Wildlife Habitat Management

Matthew Schnupp

Turkey-hunting lessons learned.

BY CARL LOEFFLER

Deputy Executive Director

Thomas P. Grohol

37 Don't Forget Your Boots

40 Field Notes
44 The Campfire
By Joe Kosack
45 Conservation News
* 2020 Black bear harvest

Milk Duds & the Rookie
A taste of hunting camraderie.

BY GARY HENRY

51

Hunts of a Lifetime
Triple Trophy accomplishment.

BY DENNIS McKIMM

60 Beholden & Beats

RLSC 32nd Class graduation.

BY GAME NEWS STAFF

54 The Naturalist's Eye
By Marcia Bonta
57 Straight from the Bowstring
By Tyler Frantz
61 Lock, Stock & Barrel
By Dave Ehrig
64 Crossings
By Gregg Rinkus

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