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Southeast Region


News Releases

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 - December 21, 2018

Berks and Schuylkill counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dave Brockmeier reports that a new habitat worker was recently hired to fill a vacancy on the Schuylkill County crew.

Bucks County Game Warden Shawna Burkett reports filing a citation on a hunter encountered at Nockamixon State Park on the opening day of the statewide firearms deer season. The hunter was found in possession of a loaded shotgun in the cab of his pickup. The hunter stated he was busy talking to another person and did not have time to unload the firearm before departing. Thankfully no one was injured.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports that, while patrolling in southern Berks County, near French Creek State Park on the opening day of the firearms deer season, three people were issued citations for having loaded firearms in vehicles. Hunters are reminded that having a loaded firearm inside, on top of, or leaning against a vehicle is a violation. Attachments such as trailers count the same as vehicles. The firearm also is considered loaded if a loaded magazine is inserted, even if a round is not chambered

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek cited multiple individuals for removing high-risk cervid parts from Chronic Wasting Disease Management Areas.

Lancaster County Deputy Game Warden Justin Brian cited two individuals for spotlighting violations.

Lancaster County Deputy Game Warden Haines Henry cited an individual for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Montgomery County Game Warden Ray Madden reports that, during the first Saturday of the firearms deer season, many incidents occurred near Evansburg State Park. Many of these incidents revolved around individuals having loaded firearms in vehicles.

Montgomery County Game Warden Ray Madden reports there have been many cases involving unlawful baiting activities. Regulated baiting with a mechanical feeder is lawful in the special regulations areas, but large piles of corn, apples, etc. are not. Before using an attractant, make sure you read the regulations.

Montgomery County Game Warden Ray Madden reports receiving numerous tips from the Operation Game Thief reporting system this hunting season. The information provided has been extremely beneficial to wardens and was crucial to solving numerous cases.

Northampton County Game Warden Brad Kreider reports finding numerous harvested whitetails that had been improperly tagged. Failure to tag harvests, bucks unlawfully tagged on the antler, and tags containing incomplete information were the most common violations. There are several ways to legally tag the deer’s ear without compromising the process at a taxidermist.