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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

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Southeast Region

Field Reports - June 19, 2020

Bucks County Game Warden Shawna Burkett reports an ongoing investigation regarding a turkey hunter allegedly trespassing on PECO property in Richland Township and firing two shots in the vicinity of a dwelling. The investigation is ongoing.

Bucks County Game Warden Tyler Barnes cited three hunters on the opening day of spring gobbler season for hunting through the use of bait.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports that adjudication of three individuals for a massive graffiti event where boulders on State Game Lands 43 were spray-painted in May 2019. After a long investigation, two juveniles and one adult were prosecuted for misdemeanor criminal mischief and other offenses. They paid approximately $3,600 in restitution and were assigned community service and probation.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek has been investigating numerous cases of unauthorized vehicle use on State Game Lands 156.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek had to euthanize a raccoon that had been handled by numerous people, in order to have it tested for rabies. Thankfully, the animal tested negative for rabies.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports investigating several reports of farmers shooting nuisance birds on their properties. In one case, robins, grackles and mourning doves were shot. Only European starlings and English sparrows may be destroyed for crop damage. All other birds are protected by both state and federal law.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports he’s cited numerous individuals for state game lands violations. The COVID-19 pandemic created a huge increase in game-lands use and led to increased dumping of yard waste, littering and damage to property.

Lancaster County Game Warden Daniel Gibble reports citing several juveniles for shooting songbirds. There is no closed season on English sparrows and European starlings, but they may not be hunted during the regular firearms deer seasons.

Montgomery County Game Warden Raymond Madden reports an investigation concluded with the help of the Limerick Township Police Department. They fielded a report about a resident shooting at a fox across a busy road. During the investigation, the resident admitted to the act, saying he was worried the fox would come to his property. Citations were filed for shooting across a roadway.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports that, despite a very successful bear harvest in the county during the 2019 hunting season, nuisance bear calls are picking up. Individuals are reminded that intentionally feeding bears is against the law. It’s also illegal to put feed out for any wildlife that is causes bears to congregate or habituate to an area.