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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 - May 11, 2018

Bucks County Game Warden Shawna Burkett reports a maintenance crew foreman recovered in early April a 14-foot boat from the State Game Lands’ 196 propagation area, off Ridge Rd. Anyone with information regarding the boat’s owner is asked to contact the Southeast Regional Office at 610-926-3136.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson, who is currently covering parts of southern Berks County, reports a doe was killed unlawfully with a bow Feb. 18 within Birdsboro. Time-of-death analysis and testimony indicate the deer was shot during daylight hours. If you know something more about this case, contact the Game Commission’s Southeast Region Office or report it through Operation Game Thief. A monetary reward is available for information that leads to successful prosecution. Tipsters remain anonymous.

Dauphin County Deputy Jeff Kawich and Game Warden Scott Frederick were checking turkey hunters on State Game Lands 211, when Kawich noticed two people hiding in the woods. Turned out they weren’t hunters, but a man and a woman with a bag of marijuana who thought state game lands would be good place to get high. Charges are pending.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports neighboring Game Warden Matt Johnson and he apprehended numerous individuals while they spray-painted rocks on State Game Lands 43 in Chester County. Several also were cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Open to the public, state game lands also receive visitation by those seeking to avoid law enforcement. Please report any suspicious behavior to your closest region office.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek reports issuing a citation to an individual for shooting a pheasant during closed season.

Lancaster County Game Warden Dennis Warfel says hunters during spring gobbler season in southern Lancaster County, so far have been compliant; no violations have been detected. A young man in the Quarryville area in Eden Township also was given a warning for causing the death of a deer after it was struck by a vehicle, then calling to get a consumption permit for the animal.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports two individuals pleaded guilty to the illegal killing of a trophy-class black bear. The bear had an estimated live weight of 616 pounds and was harvested on State Game Lands 229, near Jeff’s Swamp. While hunting for deer during the concurrent/extended bear season, individuals were putting on a drive. During the drive, the bear was shot by a hunter who hadn’t purchased a bear license. Another hunting-party member possessed a bear tag and chose to tag and take possession of the bear. After uncovering the illegal harvest, the bear was confiscated and the hunters cited. The bear was donated to a local butcher who participates in Hunters Sharing the Harvest.