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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 Officer Reports - September 8, 2017

Berks County WCO M.P. Teehan reminds all adult hunters planning to hunt pheasants this year of the requirement to obtain the new pheasant permit. The cost is $26.90 and the permit must be signed and carried on the person while hunting pheasants. Junior License holders do not need the permit to hunt pheasants. For adult and senior hunters, hunting pheasants without this permit is considered hunting without a required license, and any pheasants harvested by those without a permit are illegally taken game.

Chester County WCO Matthew Johnson reports multiple citations have been filed against two adult males and one juvenile for target shooting activity on State Game Lands 43 on July 4. Based on a tip from a local resident, which included a license plate number, evidence was found that the three individuals discharged over 100 rounds from handguns and shotguns in a food plot. The defendants left behind their shell casings and target materials, which included a watermelon, china ware, clay pigeons, a large metal disk and cans. A blackberry bush had been used as a backstop, and the direction of fire was toward popular walking trails and the State Game Lands Rifle Range, less than 250 yards away. Additionally, none of the defendants were found to have a current hunting license, which is required to target shoot in any manner on state game lands.

Lehigh and Northampton counties WCO William Kreider reports a house sustained damage as a result of gunfire from an individual who was hunting a local farm. As a result, charges have been filed.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports completing his summer turkey surveys for June, July and August. Bear calls and complaints in the district have slowed down. Several human exposure to wildlife cases have been submitted to the state lab for rabies testing with no positive results for district. Four remaining Hunter-Trapper Education classes are scheduled through mid-October.