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licensed furtakers to purchase a bobcat permit. In turn, the season has been shortened to three weeks. This action, if approved, eliminates the need for a drawing, as every licensed furtaker would be allowed to purchase a permit. The Board also proposed a 6-day fisher trapping season (Dec. 18-23) in WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F, and to allow all licensed furtakers to obtain a fisher permit. “Through this limited season, we will be able to gather additional biological samples for demographic and genetic analyses,” Roe said. “Mandatory reporting, along with fisher permits, is needed to better assess participation, effort and harvest for this new season.” Bobcat and fisher permits will be $6.70 each ($5 for the Game Commission; $1 for the issuing agent; and 70 cents for the license sale system operator). In other trapping related action, the Board proposed to open the cable restraint season on Dec. 26, rather than Jan. 1; and to increase the number of body-gripping traps that may be used to harvest beavers in WMU 1B, to address increasing beaver nuisance complaints there. Board gives agency greater land acquisition capabilities The Board proposed a regulatory change that will, in effect, allow the agency to purchase land — and oil, gas and minerals rights — at tax sales, auctions and other venues that take place between Board meetings. Under the change, once approved, the executive director must notify the Board of Commissioners of the pending auction sale date and verify that, due to time constraints, it is necessary to react immediately. The purchase price may not exceed $500,000, without further additional approval from MARCH 2010 The public may offer comments on all proposed 2010-11 seasons and bag limits, and other Board actions, up until the Board’s next meeting, April 19-20, at which time the Board will finalize seasons and bag limits for 2010-11. the Board, and successful bids must be made known to the general public at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. Board Approves Items In Mercer, Washington and Luzerne counties The Board approved a land exchange with John and Beverly Rossi, in which the Game Commission will received two tracts containing 0.62 and 0.416 acres adjoining SGL 284 in exchange for a 1.2-acre piece of an abandoned railroad grade extending out from the main portion of SGL 289. Because the Game Commission is conveying 0.18 acres more than it is receiving, the Rossis have agreed to place $1,000 into an interest-bearing escrow account that is to be used solely for replacement of land and habitat. In another action, the Board approved a land exchange with Pete E. Zappi, in which the Game Commission will receive three tracts totaling 10 acres. In exchange, Mr. Zappi will receive five acres. This land exchange will eliminate an encroachment on SGL 232 and straighten boundary lines between both landowners. Lastly, the Board accepted a donation from Albert and Amelia Fazzi of five acres adjoining SGL 292. Board Approves Gas Lease On SGL 179 The Board approved an oil and gas lease with CNX Gas Company LLC, of Canonsburg, on a portion of SGL 179. The lease contains about 2,175

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Scofflaws
The Last Shot
Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
Chasing the Dream
The Barberry Grouse
Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
The A Team
Hand-Me-Downs
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Scofflaws
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Last Shot
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Chasing the Dream
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Barberry Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The A Team
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hand-Me-Downs
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Crossings
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