Potential gas-drilling impact on wildlife scrutinized November 1, 2011 New York

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Potential gas-drilling impact on wildlife scrutinized  November 1, 2011 New York, Ithaca Journal

"But once these sites have been up and running, we've actually seen deer move back into the area and take advantage of some of the openings that have been created." ... Not only can the drilling improve habitat for deer, turkeys and other species that don't like mature forests, there are financialbenefits as well, Feaser said. [Jerry Feaser, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission] ... "What the Pennsylvania Game Commission is doing with a lot of our royalties is taking money and purchasing additional state game lands to offset what might not be available," he said.

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