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So long GL 36

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Feaser can spin it any way he wants but your Gamelands will be changed forever. The road building and widening will be the worst part. Constant activity and noise will be the norm. If you have a camp nearby and have to travel to get to it you will start to question what the benefit is anymore. Yes, the pipelines will function as long and narrow foodplots but they will also attract constant ATV activity. Hopefully, the gas money will allow the PGC to keep purchasing Gamelands and to keep performing habitat work.

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Yes i agree. And unfortunatly it will be forever changed. And im afraid it will never be the same. Its just another sighn of the times that i hate to see happen. And for at least the next few years at least it will be very hard to hunt i belive.

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I wouldn't immediately jump to the idea that SGL 36 is going to become some sort of industrial hot zone and will be of no value to hunt. Lets review the facts.

SGL 36 is about 19,000 acres total. Of that, the PGC owns roughly 70% of the oil and gas rights. Currently this whole region is being developed all around the Game Lands, and SGL 36 is getting surrounded by activity. it makes good sense to take a measured approach to manage the impacts and take advantage.

The lease up for bid is for only about 3,177 acres. Which equals about 16% of the land area of the SGL.

For this lease, the operators will be limited to TWO (2) well pads only and locations pre-determined by the PGC. With an avarage well pad location being about 5 acres, that totals 10 acres+/- of surface disturbance. That's not even 0.1% of the land area affected. Yes there will be some temporary increase in activity during drilling and fracking, but that is also limited during hunting seasons by the lease terms. The locations will be near or adjacent to existing road infrastructure in order to minimize construction and habiatat disturbance, avoid wetlands and rocky areas, avoid critical habtats, and avoid conflicts with PGC surface habiatat management activities.

With the per acre bonus set at $2,000 per acre, the rental is expected to be a little over $6 million. It is a royalty bid, and the minimum acceptable royalty was set at 20%. The PGC policy is that much of the money from oil and gas development goes back into land acquizition escrows to replace surface habitat losses, and the intent is to acquire lands in the same Region and county as where the development happened.

It is possible that no bidders will come to the table with the given set of restrictions. The gas markets are volitile and things are changing every day. Just because a bid is offered doesn't necessarily mean that activity will definately occurr.
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Well done Dave!



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SGL 331(previously called SGL 93)Has had loads of shallow well drilling over the past several years.The PGC doesn't own the gas rights but they've done a very good job nehotiating the amount of disturbance.All of the well pads were fertilized,seeded and made into small foodplots.I'd rather have woods and clearcuts but it is what it is.My only real gripe is that now there's alot of access roads that go into some remote parts.You still have to walk in but the pressure today is more in these remote areas.They took a potentially bad situation and made it into one that's at least bearable.
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With Tom Corbett being the generous man that he is, projects like these are very important, when the PGC actually has the mineral rights, since they exercise large amounts of control and the money goes right back to the PGC. It's also important to diversify the sources of it's income.
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very good points and i smell what ur stepping in. Now that i see it from that point of view i am a +5 thank you.

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