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Board approves three land exchanges The Board approved three land exchanges impacting SGLs in Clarion, Somerset, Juniata, Centre and Clearfield counties. The first involves SGL 72, Clarion County. As part of this exchange, the estate of Charles R. Alexander is offering 4.5 acres in Highland Township in exchange for a 70-foot wide right-of-way through SGL 72. The right-of-way will run from Miola Road to the northern boundary of the Alexander property along an existing private road referred to as “Penny Lane.” In addition to conveying the 4.5 acres to the Game Commission, the Alexander Estate agreed to place certain restrictions, including “no build” buffers, on the Alexander property. This set back will protect this portion of SGL 72 from any future development that would have created a safety zone extending into SGL 72. The 4.5 acres gained by the Game Commission is forested and is accessed from Miola Road. The second exchange involves SGLs 111 and 88, in Somerset and Juniata counties. As part of this exchange, David and Laurie Crosby desire a 350-foot by 16.5-foot permanent right-of-way into their existing singlefamily home and associated outbuildings. Under the terms of the exchange, no new buildings can be constructed within 75 yards of the SGL boundary, which will prevent any possible safety zone encroachment into the SGL. Maintenance of the right-of-way will be at each party’s sole discretion to meet their particular needs. In exchange, the Crosbys will provide $1,062 toward the acquisition of the property of Wilson L. and Mabel Eberly, who are offering for sale two tracts totaling 4.4 acres in Spring Hill Township, Juniata County, adjacent to SGL 88. Presently, the Game
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Commission and the Eberlys share a common right-of-way, and acquiring these tracts will provide improved access into SGL 88. The first tract is 4.3 acres and will provide access from State Road 3006, Mountain Road, and the second tract is 0.09 acres and will allow the use of an existing timber road on SGL 88. The cost of the two tracts is $18,954, and will be paid with funds from the Crosby right-of-way, with the remainder being paid from third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses which occurred on SGLs from previously approved projects. The third exchange involves SGLs 295 and 87 in Centre and Clearfield counties. As part of the exchange, Aquillas and Sallie Peachey are offering 4,011 acres in Greenwood and Penn townships, Clearfield County, adjacent to SGL 87, in exchange for 524 acres of SGL 295 in Miles Township, Centre County. The 524 acres presently owned by the Game Commission consists largely of mixed hardwoods and steep terrain with rock outcroppings and limited access. In exchange, the Game Commission will retain 50 percent of the oil and gas on the 524 acres being conveyed to the Peacheys. In addition to the land exchange, the Peacheys agree to allow immediate public access into a portion of SGL 87 by allowing the use of an existing road on the 4,011 acres being conveyed to the Game Commission. Public access currently is impeded by terrain and private land holdings. The tract being conveyed to the Game Commission will connect a detached 596-acre parcel of SGL 87 to the main portion of the SGL. The 4,011 acres consists mainly of mixed hardwoods, interspersed with herbaceous openings and supports a large beaver dam complex. Curry
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Confidence
The Smiley Face Case
Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
The Final Hunt
The Farmer’s Friend
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Ye Ole Gun Shoppe
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - For Better, For Worse — Love Me, Love My Dog
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Confidence
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Smiley Face Case
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Prescribed Fire Brings Improved Habitat on Hunter Access Property
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Final Hunt
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Farmer’s Friend
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - July 2012 - Crossings
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