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from existing land banks instead of being addressed on a case-by-case basis. The Board approved two projects for “State Game Land Bank Site Agreements,” one in Tioga County and the other in Northumberland. In Tioga County, PennDOT has agreed to transfer 104.6 acres in Chatham Township to the Game Commission. The property, called the Hoffman Wetlands Bank Site, is a detached parcel about eight miles southeast of SGL 313. The property consists of 50 acres to be reserved in the Wetland Banking Program and 54.6 acres to be placed in the State Game Lands Banking Program. In Northumberland County, PennDOT has agreed to transfer 45.3 acres in Lewis Township to the Game Commission. The property, called the Vargo Wetlands Bank Site, is a detached parcel about four miles north of SGL 325. The property consists of 37.3 acres to be reserved in the PennDOT Wetland Banking Program, with eight acres to be placed in the State Game Lands Banking Program. Coal lease approved The Board approved a surface mine coal lease with P&N Coal Company Inc. of Punxsutawney to remove about 15,000 tons of coal from a 10-acre portion of SGL 174 in Indiana County. The Game Commission does not own the coal, but does own the surface support rights on this tract. The operation will impact about seven acres for the actual coal removal, and about three acres for erosion and sedimentation controls and operational support. The proposed surface mine area has been previously deep and surface mined areas, which resulted in many dangerous subsidence holes, abandoned mine spoil piles and high walls that will be fixed. SEPTEMBER 2009 All timber to be impacted will be assessed by the Game Commission at double stumpage rate. In exchange for the lease from the Game Commission, P&N Coal Company will pay the agency an estimated royalty value of $41,000 for all the marketable coal removed from the lease area. In other action, the Board: • Gave final approval to specifically prohibit the use or possession of drug paraphernalia on State Game Lands. (The possession and use of controlled substances on State Game Lands has long been prohibited); • Gave final approval to remove the one-way travel limitation for those who possess a disabled person permit to use a vehicle as a blind as it relates to travel on designated State Game Lands roads and replace it with an open travel allowance that is subject to limitations based upon weather or road conditions; • Gave final approval to permit persons who have previously hunted a controlled goose hunting area at Pymatuning or Middle Creek to apply for unclaimed blinds on the morning of the designated shooting day, but only when there are no applications from persons who have not previously hunted a controlled goose hunting area; • Gave final approval to change the issuance of guide permits for elk and bobcat. As part of the change, guide permit fees will increase to $25 for residents and $50 for nonresidents; • Gave final approval to expand the issue of permits to Pennsylvania citizens for various wildlife killed on the highway, mistake kills, animals killed for crop damage, and illegal kills; • Gave preliminary approval to establish a special elk conservation license auction and license issuance process, which will streamline and sim39

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Contents
Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Double Eagle
Life & Times of the Whitetail
What is Public Access?
Fulfilling a Dream
Wild Goose Chase
Hunter Education Celebrates 50
The Old Beech Tree
Handguns for Bushytails
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Trapper’s Tips
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunting Low for High Country Bears
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Double Eagle
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - What is Public Access?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fulfilling a Dream
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Wild Goose Chase
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Hunter Education Celebrates 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Old Beech Tree
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Handguns for Bushytails
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 27
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Trapper’s Tips
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2009 - Crossings
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