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converting it to young forest or native
grasses can propose projects that might
qualify for federal grant money to cover
costs of the work. Any cooperator who
is interested in such a project can call
their respective Game Commission
region office, or call the Harrisburg
headquarters at 717-787-4250.
In recognition of the public hunting opportunities they provide, each
cooperator who attended the meeting
received a signed and numbered print
of wild turkeys being called to a decoy
setup, and the five cooperators with
the highest number of acres enrolled
received framed prints.
Leading that group is the Collins
Pine Company, a timber business with
a milling operation in Kane, Pa.
Collins Pine opens to public hunting
all of its mostly forested land - 118,000
acres in Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest,
McKean, Potter and Warren counties. Among the others recognized for
enrolling 30,000 acres or more in the
Hunter Access Program were Seneca
Resources, Headwaters Investment
Group, the Forestland Group and
Landvest.
Cooperators who completed significant habitat improvements on enrolled
properties last year also were presented
with framed prints. They include:
Laurel Sand & Stone, for creating 177
acres of native grass and young forest in Cambria County; The Nature
Conservancy, for improving through
prescribed fire 147 acres of mixed-oak
and ridgetop barrens in Monroe and
Huntingdon counties; and the Beth-

lehem Water Authority for improving
through prescribed fire 1,400 acres of
pitch pine barrens in Monroe County.
"Although the Game Commission
manages 1.4 million acres of state
game lands for wildlife, more than
85 percent of the state is in private
ownership, and if we want to make a
difference for most wildlife throughout
the state, we need to cooperate with
private landowners to improve habitat
on their lands" explained Mike Pruss,
the Private Lands Section Chief for the
Game Commission.
The Game Commission has been
making great strides in that direction,
improving habitat on more than 6,000
acres of private land in the last two
years, primarily through the Voluntary
Public Access and Habitat Improvement Program (VPA-HIP) funded
through the federal Farm Bill.
"This year, the Game Commission
is committing additional Pittman-Robertson funds to improve large tracts of
habitat on private lands" said Wildlife
Habitat Management Bureau Director
William Capouillez.
Pittman-Robertson funds are derived from an excise tax on sporting
arms and ammunition that comes to
the agency through the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service.
An explanation of the Hunter Access Program, as well as some of the
benefits provided to landowners, is
available at the Game Commission's
website, www.pgc.state.pa.us, and can
be linked to from the "Hunting" page
by clicking on "Hunter Access."

Pennsylvania Game Commission: Managing wild birds, wild
mammals and their habitats for current and future generations.
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