Fish and Game commission approves leasing wildlife area gas rights

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved leasing the oil and gas rights for the Payette River Wildlife Management Area.

The 386-acre reserve, located on both sides of the Payette River north of New Plymouth, lies right in the middle of the area where commercial levels of natural gas were discovered in 2010. The rights will be put up for bids in an Idaho Department of Lands auction this year.

The approval of the lease for gas drilling included the stipulation that there would be no surface disturbance on the wildlife management area. Lease payments would be small, but Fish and Game would earn royalties on any natural gas extracted from the leased lands.

The area is popular among pheasant hunters who pay $23.75 annually to hunt there.

I'm sure that went through faster than a greased pig ...

Sure miss the days when we had one of the best Fish & Game Departments in the Nation. Now it's filled to the steaming brim with floating sycophants.

Greed

Money talks, and our greedy F&G listens

Lovely,

right on top of the Pierce Gulch Sand Aquifer.

I think it will work fine.

I think it will work fine. there is some fine hunting in Nebraska where they have done this before. maybe our tags will be less?

I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.

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It you go online and yell FAQ YOU TOO

You are cut off at the well son.

I don't believe it.

Rocks writes, "The area is popular among pheasant hunters who pay $23.75 annually to hunt there."

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That is like saying, "The Idaho Statesman is popular with Bronco fans who pay $168 annually to read it."

Can't be-they spend a million bucks to have enough cable...

SEE them!

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It you go online and yell FAQ YOU TOO

You are cut off at the well son.