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royalty revenues during 2008 from Marcellus gas production, with the average approximate well production being only 250 mcf/day, rather than the 2,000-3,000 mcf/day production some have assumed would occur. Unfortunately, there have also been two separate environmental degradation incidents that occurred during these wells’ development, causing the need for increased Game Commission coordination and oversight. We feel we’ve had a very positive year. There were many things in our strategic plan we could not accomplish due to resource constraints, but we did continue to get a lot of things done. We have updated our strategic plan and that document will drive our programs and the objectives we want to accomplish for the next five years. We continue to update our species management plans that will assist in our integrated State Game Lands plans. We know what we need to do to improve conditions for wildlife and, in turn, provide better opportunities for our hunters and trappers. We want to do more. This is not a matter of will but a matter of resources available to get the job done. We are looking forward to a bright Check out penngamenews.com, and get the most out of your Game News subscription. At the website (high-speed access recommended) you’re free to check out all the back online issues, even if you’re a new subscriber, conduct searches, email stories to friends and much more. Also, the online version is often up before most magazines are mailed, so you can see Game News sooner every month. And, if your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, the zoom feature will allow you to make the type much larger and easier to read. To access the Game News, enter your 12-digit subscriber number (the number above your name on the address label) and then the password, which can be found on the login page. future for the wildlife resources of the Commonwealth, and with your assistance we can do more. To view a copy of the agency’s annual report, visit the Game Commission website, click on “Resources” in the menu bar under the banner on the homepage, then select “Reports/Minutes” in the drop-down menu, click on “Annual Legislative Reports” and then click on “2009” in the listing. Mentored and youth gobbler season SPRING turkey season is just around the corner. The Youth Spring Turkey Hunt is on Saturday, April 24, and is open to Junior License holders (those 12-16 years of age) and to younger hunters taking advantage of the Mentored Youth Hunting Program. Hunters under the age of 12 must obtain a Mentored Youth Hunt Permit. The permit, new for the 2009-10 license year, cost $2.70, and may be obtained from the “General Store” on the Game Commission website, or at any hunting license issuing agent. The permit includes a spring gobbler tag. The permit must be signed not only by the young hunter, but also by a parent or other adult. Hunters in the Youth Hunt may take only one bird. Hunting hours are from a half-hour before sunrise until noon. This marks the fourth year spring gobblers have been included in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program. Participating youngsters must be accompanied by a mentor, a licensed person 21 years of age or older who is GAME NEWS
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
The Close Call
Silent Whispers
The Shot Not Taken
Eastern Coyote
A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
In the Company of Children
A Jake for Ben
Early Bear Management
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Shot Not Taken
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Eastern Coyote
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 37
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Crossings
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