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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Washington County, PA
Re: Gas Lease VS. Hunting
Everyone is drilling around my property, and I am torn as to what to do. I have consulted with an attorney, and would strongly suggest anyone considering selling or leasing their gas/mineral rights to go through an experienced attorney. I don't want to ruin my land for hunting, or ruin my water well, etc., but I suppose if there is enough money involved, my kids and I will be able to afford to go out West and hunt every year. You can count on whatever gas company drills, if it is on your land, to "disturb" twice the acreage as what the gas company tells you, between access roads, drilling site, any ponds needed, etc. Make sure you review everything...where you want your topsoil stored, what is to be re-seeded, who gets any lumber, runoff protection, etc. Good luck!