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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 Officer Reports - June 30, 2017

Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier reports that, in a two-day period, he fielded three injured-deer and three injured-raccoon calls throughout the county. Additionally, one of the injured deer was a newborn fawn that was born about 1 1/2 months later than typical.

Bucks County WCO Ellyn Henry reports a defendant pleaded guilty to failing to completely fill out and place ear tag on a harvested deer.

Dauphin County WCO Mike Doherty reports an elderly woman who enjoyed watching the squirrels at a feeder in her backyard, became concerned when she began finding them dead, then realized her neighbor was shooting them with a BB gun. He is facing charges for killing squirrels out of season.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek cited an individual in Lancaster City for possessing an American kestrel that had been taken from the wild. The kestrel had an injured leg and was in need of veterinary care.

Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel says the farmers are reporting more severe crop damage in southern Lancaster County this spring, the deer population seems to have fared well during the past winter with mild temperatures. Also sightings of black bears seem to be rising in Lancaster County. Most of them are young male bears pushed out by their mothers before breeding season. But on June 22, a male bear estimated at 550 pounds was immobilized in the Leola area and relocated to upper Dauphin County on State Game Lands 211. It had a chest girth of 60 inches.

Schuylkill County WCO Jason Macunas reports he has received many nuisance bear complaints within his district. He also noted that, after meeting with property owners and having conversations about removing outdoor food sources, all of these complaints were resolved by the homeowner. By simply placing garbage out on the day of pick up, removing birdfeeders and outdoor pet food, the bears caused no further issues for the homeowners.