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Contents

Volume 67, Number 2

October, 2012

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Looking up at the sky through colorful fall foliage

Fall Foliage Photo Essay

Photographer Mark Bowie celebrates autumn

page 2

The head of a cougar

Long Way from Home

Wild western cougar travels through New York

by Jenna Kerwin

page 8

A dad in a wildflower meadow with his son on his shoulders

Nothing to Sneeze At

Sharing nature with your kids

by Eli Knapp

page 12

The head of a mature bald eagle

Letchworth State Park

Where to watch wildlife in New York

page 14

A hand holding a copper bullet extracted from a target showing a

Alternative Ammo

New ammo:good for hunting and the environment

by Gordon Batcheller

page 18

A man mowing through a thick layer of fall leaves on a lawn

Your Leaves: To Love 'Em is to Leave 'Em

Leaf composting

by Mark Gilliland

page 20

Adark brown feral swine

Pigs Gone Wild

Feral swine threaten New York State

by Eileen Stegemann

page 22

A marten clings to a tree trunk in winter

A Legacy of Wildlife Management

75 years of fish and wildlife restoration

by Douglas Stang

page 26

Departments

On Patrol

Includes feature: Ask the ECO

by ECO Lt. Tom Caifa and Forest Ranger Lt. John Solan

page 17

Briefly

by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson

page 29

Letters

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Sitting Silently

by Heidi Fuge

page 32