Deal Would Create Revenue, Add 800 Acres To Game Lands

 

 

A company’s plans to build a 435-foot tower on State Game Lands 34 in Elk County will provide the opportunity to hunt and trap on an additional 800 acres of game lands in nearby Centre County, based on a proposal approved by the Board of Game Commissioners recently.

The land transfer is part of a contract with New Line Networks LLC (NLN), which hopes to construct, operate and maintain a self-supporting, fenced-in tower on no more than 0.52 acres within State Game Lands 34 in Benezette Township, Elk County.

NLN was granted a right-of-way license earlier this year, allowing the company to move ahead with construction in exchange for the tracts to be conveyed by way of the commissioners’ vote. As part of NLN’s agreement with the Game Commission, NLN also has paid for habitat and surface damages, and will pay an annual license fee in excess of the Game Commission’s standard license fee. 

 

 

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