I was just looking at your “Squirrels? Who cares?” article from Aug. 25, ’12.
I spent (a recent) weekend camping and hunting (turkey and squirrel) at Green Ridge State Forest. I hunted two different areas in the forest and hiked a total of at least 12 miles.
I’d hike a ways and then sit for 20 minutes or so. And yes, I know how to keep unobserved when hunting. All weekend long I saw a total of two squirrels (counting the one I saw crossing the road on our way in).
I also noticed that there were fairly few birds. I saw only a few finches/wrens, but no cardinals, jays, etc. Saw a spike crossing the road and saw only one pile of deer pellets.
It was pretty weird sitting in woods that were so devoid of little critters. Something is definitely wrong up there.
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- Piney lunker
Some elk have way of dealing with chronic wasting disease
CHEYENNE - A 10-year study conducted by the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department suggests that the effects of chronic wasting disease on elk populations may not be as devastating as once believed.
Pennsylvania elk hunt drawing comes earlier
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Those who don’t act fast will miss out on the chance to participate in Pennsylvania’s 2014 elk hunt.
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- Eagle sightings up in West Virginia
- Bartgis leaves Nature Conservancy
- Shooting proficiency
Columnist, son are range finders, but where are .22 shells?
We feel pretty lucky on this side of the Potomac to have a nice shooting range to utilize for free and within decent driving distance.
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