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Southeast Region


News Releases

March 27, 2018: CWD Open Houses Scheduled For Early April At Middle Creek Visitors Center
November 3, 2017: Archery Range Opened For Public Use On State Game Lands 234 In Montgomery County
October 2, 2017: Special Deer Hunt At Middle Creek Set For Dec. 13
October 2, 2017: Special Trapping Opportunity At Middle Creek
September 12, 2017: Game Commission to Host National Hunting and Fishing Day Event September 24th at Middle Creek
July 14, 2017: Special Archery Hunting Opportunity At Middle Creek Set For This Fall

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039
Phone: (717) 733-1512

Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes, Snowmobile Trails and Access for Hunters with Disabilities

NOTICE: The gate located at Cold Springs Road, SGL 211 in Lebanon County, at the top of Second Mountain will be closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for necessary road repairs. The road is still open to foot traffic. The gate will remain open for travel Fridays through the following Mondays to allow access. Thank you for your understanding.

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Snowmobile Trails
Access Routes for Hunters with Disabilities

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Southeast Region

Field Reports - June 8, 2018

Bucks County Game Warden Shawna Burkett reports working with Richland Township Police to investigate damage done to State Game Lands 139 in upper Bucks County. A driver in a Subaru drove down a closed road, into a wetland area, and became stuck. Hundreds of dollars in damage was done to the property. The case is pending.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports working with the Chester County Water Authority to remove several abandoned tree stands from the Barneston Dam property off Creek Road in Wallace and West Nantmeal townships. The property is in cooperative agreement with the Game Commission to allow public hunting and trapping there. Tree stands must not damage trees, must be removed no later than two weeks after the close of the last deer season, and must also be conspicuously marked with the owner’s name and address, or CID number. The tree stands removed did not comply with these regulations, and some of them had been on the property since at least 2015. Tree stands left hanging for extended periods cause damage to trees and are more likely to fail due to constant exposure to tree growth and the elements. Abandoned tree stands also discourage lawful hunters from hunting in an area because they give the impression that the spot is “taken” by another hunter.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports 21 individuals were cited for violating rules aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Hunters harvested deer within a Disease Management Area, then transported them – and their high-risk parts – to deer processors outside of the DMA. This puts deer in areas where the disease hasn’t been detected at risk. Most violators pleaded guilty and two were convicted following a hearing. Please learn the boundaries of DMAs and help the Game Commission fight CWD in the Commonwealth. /p>

Lehigh County Game Warden Tyler Kreider reports a man and a woman who Game Warden unlawfully consumed alcohol while on State Game Lands 217, Bake Oven Knob, pleaded to all charges and will pay $300 in penalties. Additionally, a man cited for driving dangerously on State Game Lands 217 pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $150.

Northampton County Game Warden Brad Kreider reports numerous people have picked up and reported what they believe to be abandoned fawns. Many of these situations can be resolved by placing the fawn right back where it was found, but some in some cases a citation is warranted.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports that multiple deer carcasses were dumped along a road in Barry Township. Through his investigation, two individuals were cited for their roles in the dumping and a third was cited for illegally taking one of those deer. All three individuals pleaded guilty to the offenses they faced.