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Southeast Region


News Releases

September 25, 2018: Special Trapping Opportunity at Middle Creek
September 25, 2018: Game Commmission Southeast Region to Host Game Lands Tours
September 25, 2018: Special Deer Hunt at Middle Creek Set for December 12 
September 25, 2018: Lab Results Confirm EHD as Cause of Deer Deaths in Chester & Berks Counties
August 1, 2018: Special Dove Hunting Opportunity At Middle Creek Set For This September
July 17, 2018: Special Archery Hunting Opportunity At Middle Creek Set For This Fall
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 - September 14, 2018

Bucks County Game Warden Shawna Burkett reports investigating unlawful target shooting at State Game Lands 139 in Richland Township. On two occasions, someone pulled into the parking area, exited the vehicle and walked approximately 70 yards along the hedgerow. There they fired dozens of rounds at glass and plastic bottles placed on the ground. The investigation is ongoing.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports that three men from Birdsboro were successfully prosecuted for driving around a locked gate on State Game Lands 43 and operating four-wheel-drive vehicles on lands closed to motor vehicles. The incident happened in January, but prosecution was delayed because two of the defendants failed to respond to summonses and had to be brought to the Magisterial District Court through arrest warrants. Each defendant paid a fine of $200, plus court costs. This type of violation has become more common on State Game Lands 43 in the past year.

Dauphin County Game Warden Mike Doherty reports that, with help from Game Commission Special Investigator Dave Allen, a Delaware resident was charged with buying several resident Pennsylvania hunting licenses. He pleaded guilty, and paid back the $302 he saved by posing as a Pennsylvania resident, plus over $200 in fines and costs.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports that dove and goose hunters enjoyed a good start to the hunting season, with excellent populations of both throughout his district. Safety Zone violations have been reported. Hunters are advised that even size 7 ½ shot will travel over 200 yards, which is well over the 150-yard safety zone. Please be safe and do not fire in the direction of buildings and roads

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek retrieved a juvenile bald eagle that died after ingesting a fishhook and line

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek had two incidents in which persons attempting to handle bats, found inside their homes, were bitten. Fortunately, both bats tested negative for the rabies virus.

Northampton County Game Warden Bradley Kreider reports, “with only a couple weeks until the archery opener, we have checked several baited tree-stands in the district. All the stands we checked are well inside the 30 days when the bait and all residue must to be removed.”

Berks and Schuylkill counties LMGS Dave Brockmeier reports that the habitat crews have been busy repairing roads damaged in recent storm events. Additionally, they have finished constructing sites for chronic wasting disease deer part dumpster locations and have prepared dove field locations such as foxtail, sorghum and sunflowers by mowing and disking to provide accessible seed sources and grit areas.