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Non-surface oil/gas lease in Bradford County approved The Board announced a notational vote, taken on May 11, approving a non-surface oil and gas lease with Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under a portion of SGLs 142 and all of SGL 237. The proposed tract, containing a total of 440 acres, is in Asylum and Terry townships, Bradford County. Chesapeake Appalachia already has initiated a well drilling/development program on privately owned grounds adjacent to Game Lands, and has the ability to unitize all portions of the Game Commission’s gas ownership by directional drilling without disturbing the State Game Lands surface. Game Commission staff has expeditiously negotiated with Chesapeake Appalachia in an effort to safeguard the prudent development of the agency’s oil/gas reserve, and to simultaneously protect the wildlife resources and recreational use of the Game Lands. Further, Chesapeake Appalachia currently has a privately owned oil/gas lease on a 91-acre portion of SGL 142. Although Chesapeake could utilize the surface acreage of the SGL via the privately owned oil/gas rights, they also have agreed to restrict their surface use on this Game Lands. In exchange, Chesapeake Appalachia will convey to the Game Commission a 95-acre tract, known as the

Abraham tract, and/or other tracts of land acceptable to the Game Commission, providing that such conveyance will come in the form of direct payment to the grantors of these tract(s) for the purchase of the land as directed by the Game Commission, and further providing that such total accumulated purchase price of the land(s) does not exceed $450,000. The total value of the bonus payment made by Chesapeake for the purchase of the Abraham tract and/or other lands shall be subtracted from the total bonus payment. The total bonus payment/land value is $2,417,415 of which $450,000 will be used for the conveyance of lands acceptable to the Commission and $1,967,415 will be directly deposited into the Game Fund. In other actions, the Board: • Gave final approval to create and define the geographic location of the Hegins-Gratz Valley wild pheasant recovery area and, thereby, prohibit the hunting of small game and dog training activities there from the first Sunday in February through July 31; • Gave final approval to a regulatory change to require all hunters using manufactured blinds for deer, elk and bear hunting to post a minimum of 100 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material within 15 feet of the blind so that it is visible within a 360-degree arc, in addition to wearing orange while in the

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

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
First Archery Buck
Red Oak, White Oak
Just Like the Good Old Days
Step Back in Time
Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
What Goes Up . . .
First Time’s a Charm
100 Deer
The Brute
Flight 93
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Archery Buck
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Red Oak, White Oak
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Just Like the Good Old Days
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Step Back in Time
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - What Goes Up . . .
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Time’s a Charm
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 100 Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Brute
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Flight 93
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover3
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