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acres in Greene County. CNX Gas currently owns oil, gas and coal rights on portions of SGL 179, and also controls a strong oil/gas lease position on private lands adjacent to SGL 179. When developed, CNX’s drilling on the land adjacent to SGL 179 will effectively withdraw portions of the Game Commission’s gas. Game Commission staff has negotiated with CNX to safeguard the prudent development of the agency’s oil/gas reserve and simultaneously protect the wildlife resources and recreational use of SGL 179. In exchange for an oil/gas lease, CNX Gas will convey to the Game Commission a 2,300-acre tract, known as the Jacksonville Property, in Indiana County. This will be a new State Game Lands, SGL 332, and has been assessed at $1,666,500. CNX also will pay the Game Commission $5,000 for each shallow well and $10,000 for each well targeting the Marcellus or deeper formations. The proposed lease agreement also provides CNX with the right to utilize the surface of SGL 179 for pipelines to transport Game Commissionowned gas reserves. Further, CNX will provide 350,000 cubic feet of free gas annually for the agency’s use with a payback clause for nonuse. Surface Mining Coal Lease on SGL 79 approved The Board approved a surface mine coal lease with Laurel Sand & Stone Inc., of Ligonier, to remove coal within a 165-acre tract of SGL 79, Cambria County. Laurel Sand & Stone owns the coal under the proposed surface mine area and the Game Commission controls the surface rights. In exchange for the surface mining lease, Laurel Sand & Stone will pay the Game Commission a royalty rate of six percent or $2, whichever is greater, for each ton of coal removed. The lease also includes a provision to remove sandstone from the site, for which Laurel Sand & Stone will pay the Game Commission $0.18 per ton or six percent, whichever is greater. Laurel Sand & Stone also has agreed to pay an initial advanced surface damage royalty payment of $110,200. Laurel Sand & Stone also has agreed to convey to the Game Commission a 64.8-acre tract, which will provide public access to this portion of the SGL 79. The total value of the land and advanced royalty payment totals $175,000. Laurel Sand & Stone also will make annual advance royalty payments of $75,000. The accumulated coal royalty value for the proposed mining acreage has been estimated to be $1,132,200. Board Approves Policy Update On Use Of Fertility Control Drugs The Board gave approval to add a statement to the agency’s policy manual about the use of fertility control agents to control wildlife populations. Specifically, GonaCon, a fertility control agent intended for use in controlling white-tailed deer in urban and suburban settings, has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a contraceptive agent. Use in any state will require advance state registration, which would be done in Pennsylvania through the Department of Agriculture. As approved by the Board, the following statement has been added to the agency’s policy manual: “Where safe and appropriate, hunting always is the primary method used to manage wildlife populations in all environments. The Game Commission recognizes that species overabundance in GAME NEWS

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 - 6
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 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Crossings
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