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Southeast Region



June 26, 2020: Temporary Closure of Ellendale Forge Road, State Game Lands 211
September 16, 2019: Game Commission Southwest Region To Host Game Lands Tours

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039

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 (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Southeast Region

Field Reports - October 26, 2020

Berks County Game Warden, Ryan Zawada reports citing a dove hunter he and a cadet witnessed shooting at and killing American Robins at Blue Marsh Lake.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports two Delaware County men pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to driving on a closed road and using State Game Lands 43 Rifle Range when it was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite a closed gate posted with two signs related to the temporary road closure, and five signs related to the range closure, they drove around the gate and to the range to shoot on a Sunday afternoon in April. They also were charged with removing a Game Commission “Range Closed” closed sign at the gate. Fines and costs paid by both defendants exceeded $900. A juvenile male was riding with the pair, but he was not charged.

Bucks County Game Warden Shawna Burkett reports investigating several illegally baited areas and handling trespass issues through the first few weeks of the archery deer season.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek and Deputy Justin Brian report investigating an incident in which an individual shot a Canada Goose with a rifle from a motor vehicle. Multiple charges are being filed.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek is investigating several cases, including unlawful possession of wildlife, safety zones and trespassing.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek responded to a call of a dead bald eagle in Ephrata only to find it was a Canada Goose.

Lancaster County Game Warden Daniel Gibble reports citing an individual for hunting through the use of bait. The hunter regretfully stated, “I watch North Woods Law. I always said to myself, ‘How can they be so stupid?’ Now look at me.”

Lehigh County Game Warden Tyler Barnes cited a hunter for hunting through the use of bait, and multiple charges involving illegal possession of deer. The hunter has recently pleaded guilty to the charges.

Montgomery County Game Warden Raymond Madden reports investigating multiple cases of illegal bait sites on both public and private property in the county. Under current baiting laws, it is only lawful when done on private property with a mechanical feeder. “We are seeing increased numbers of bait sites with illegal mineral blocks on both public and private lands,” Madden said.