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​For Information Contact: ​Release #SE-12-2017​
​WCO Dustin M. Stoner ​July 14, 2017​
​Information & Education Supervisor F​or Immediate Release​
 Special Archery Hunting Opportunity At Middle Creek Set For This Fall
 

A limited archery hunt has been scheduled for the controlled access areas of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, on the Lebanon/Lancaster county line. Hunting will be by special permit only and 16 permits will be issued by random drawing for each hunting period. The three established hunting periods will be: Sept 30 through Oct. 14, Oct. 16 through Oct. 28, and Oct. 30 through Nov. 11.

Selected hunters will be assigned to one of five zones established within the controlled access area. In order to participate, hunters must be properly licensed and possess a valid unused antlerless license for Wildlife Management Unit 5B, at the time of their assigned hunt. In addition to the opportunity to harvest an antlerless deer, there will be eight permits issued for each hunting period that allow selected hunters to take an antlered deer, as well. Hunters wishing to participate in the drawing should apply as follows:

Applications must be on a standard postcard, obtained at a U.S. Post Office, and contain the following information: hunter name; complete mailing address; hunting license number (CID number); and antlerless deer license number for Wildlife Management Unit 5B. Only one application per hunter may be submitted. Applications will be accepted, by mail only, until Friday Sept. 1, and must be mailed to: Pennsylvania Game Commission MCWMA; P.O. Box 110; Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039.

A public drawing will be held at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. There will be only one drawing to fill all hunting periods. The first 16 applications drawn will be assigned to the hunt from Sept. 30-Oct. 14, the second 16 will be assigned to the hunt from Oct. 16-28 and the last 16 will be assigned to hunt Oct. 30-Nov. 11. Hunting zones will also be randomly assigned. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. There will be no provisions or drawings held to fill vacancies created by permit holders who do not participate in the hunt.

Selected hunters will be required to attend one of two mandatory pre-hunt meetings at the Middle Creek Visitors Center scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Additional hunt details will be presented at the pre-hunt meetings. Failure to attend will cause the permit to be invalid.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is along Hopeland Road, two miles south of Kleinfeltersville.

For Information Contact:
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
717-733-1512