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wide and is adjacent to an existing electric transmission line right-of-way on SGL 156. Oak, hickory, black gum and sassafras make up the overstory, with arrowwood, witch-hazel, mapleleaf viburnum and blackberry in the understory. In Luzerne County, the Board accepted a donation of one acre in Dennison Township, which is about 2.3 miles from SGL 187. This donation from Patricia A. Davis of Greenville, South Carolina, is a detached parcel predominately forested with northern hardwoods and eastern hemlock. Board approves land exchange in Warren County The Board approved a land exchange with the Tony L. Stec Lumber Company Inc. that will result in 100 acres of land being added to SGL 86. Stec previously was the high bidder on a Game Commission timber sale on SGL 86 and agreed to pay the agency $202,020 for the timber. The Stec family owns a 100-acre tract in Deerfield Township, Warren County, which is an indenture into SGL 86. As the Game Commission is interested in acquiring this tract to protect potential encroachment into SGL 86, the agency and Stec have agreed to the value of $170,000 for the 100-acre parcel. As part of the exchange, Stec will transfer the 100-acre parcel to the Game Commission, and the agency will credit Stec’s timber contact $170,000 toward the $202,020 commitment. The property is entirely forested with mostly mixed northern hardwoods to include hickory, oak and cherry. The majority of the trees are in early forest succession. A one-acre wetland is located on the property and an unnamed tributary, which supports native brook trout, flows across the 36 property. Board approves gas storage lease amendment The Board approved a lease amendment with Steckman Ridge to its existing 753-acre oil/gas lease on SGL 49 in Monroe Township, Bedford County. The lease amendment consists of the addition of gas storage rights in the Oriskany formation for 82.36 storage acres and 398.6 buffer acres. Steckman Ridge is converting 1,906 acres of the now depleted Oriskany sandstone formation to a natural gas storage field, of which 82.36 acres is under the Game Commission’s ownership. In exchange for the lease amendment, Steckman Ridge will make a one-time bonus payment of $48,460 to the Game Fund. Steckman Ridge also will pay the Game Commission an annual rental of $15,067 per year or a storage fee rate of three cents per MCF of the storage field proportionally owned by the Game Commission, whichever is greater. Board approves coal refuse removal and reclamation lease The Board approved a lease with CMT Energy Inc. of Brisbin, to mine and remove abandoned coal refuse on a 20.2-acre tract of SGL 60, in Clearfield County. The proposed removal will entail about 9.3 acres of unreclaimed coal refuse spoil piles. The remaining lease acreage will be used for access to the site, construction of erosion and sedimentation controls and operational support. The accumulated coal refuse royalty value of this project has been calculated at approximately $25,000. Further, removal and reclamation of the spoil piles will reduce ongoing pollution into Muddy Run. In other action, the Board: • Gave final approval to a series of technical changes to the agency’s reguGAME NEWS

Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
A Deer Season to Remember
10-Point
Blood and Dishonor
The Royal Straight Flush
2007-08 Small Game and Furbearer Harvests
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Annual Index
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - A Deer Season to Remember
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 10-Point
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Blood and Dishonor
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - The Royal Straight Flush
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 2007-08 Small Game and Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 36
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 57
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Annual Index
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Crossings
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