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Southeast Region

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

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 - April 12, 2021

Berks County Game Warden Alex Murray reports an Oley Township woman reported an individual shooting across Route 662 while hunting snow geese. Shotgun shells and other evidence were recovered, and the investigation is ongoing.

Berks County Game Warden Alex Murray reports two individuals were cited for trespass while hunting in Oley Township. The individuals were walking along the road when they were initially stopped, and stated they were hunting rabbits. Their boot prints in the snow were found exiting a quarry property in the area marked with no-trespassing signs.

Berks County Game Warden Ryan L. Zawada reports a Bethel Township man was cited for leaving traps out after the close of the season. He had left a trap inside of a safety zone that caught a raccoon several weeks after the close of the season.

Bucks County Game Warden Hannah Robinson reports investigating an individual for not receiving required permit to possess a road-killed deer.

Bucks County Game Warden Hannah Robinson is investigating the unlawful trapping and killing of squirrels in a residential neighborhood.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports that, while covering southern Berks County in January, a landowner withdrew his property from the Game Commission’s Hunter Access program after he discovered a hunter planted a food plot, set up an unlawful mechanical feeder, and erected tree stands that damaged trees – all without permission.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports that many tree stands have been found left on State Game Lands 43. Hunters are required to remove tree stands and blinds no later than two weeks after the close of the last deer season. Stands and blinds left overnight on game lands must be tagged with a legible and easily found tag. Stands must not cause any damage to trees. Not complying with these regulations can result in seizure of the stand or blind and hundreds of dollars in fines.

Dauphin County Game Warden Russell Kreider reports an increase in the number of camp sites and fire pits being found on State Game Lands and reminds users that camping is prohibited on Game Lands.

Dauphin County Game Warden Russell Kreider reports an increase in the use of State Game Lands for hiking and dog walking. Please be sure to remember that no alcohol is permitted on State Game Lands.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek investigated a case in which six waterfowlers hunted within the safety zone of a residence.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek is investigating numerous dumping sites on State Game Lands 156.

Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek had to euthanize four wild fox kits and get them tested for rabies as a result of numerous people handling them.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports that a snow goose hunting incident was reported and multiple violations were detected including no license in possession, no Federal Duck Stamp, no Snow Goose Conservation permit, unlawful taking of game or wildlife and unlawful methods and devices for use of an air rifle. Charges are pending.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports finding tree stands that have been unlawfully left in the woods after deer seasons closed. Hunters are reminded that tree stands must be removed no later than weeks after the close of the last deer season. Some stands located have chains and straps that are grown into the bark indicating they’ve been there for a long time.

Lancaster County Game Warden Daniel Gibble reports charging two individuals with using a vehicle to locate game (geese), shooting from the road, and shooting within a safety zone.

Lancaster County Game Warden Daniel Gibble reports charging an individual with using a vehicle to locate game, shooting in multiple safety zones, and illegally taking a deer. The individual was found guilty by trial. A witness checking his mailbox at the right time saw everything happen. Warden Gibble urges, if you witness a wildlife crime against big game (deer, turkey, bear and elk) or a species that is protected, endangered or threatened, call Operation Game Thief's toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to report wildlife violations: 1-888-PGC-8001 or fill out an Operation Game Thief Reporting Form online.

Lebanon County Game Warden Derek Spitler reports safety-zone violations in Derry Township. Two goose hunters were hunting within multiple safety zones.

Lehigh County Game Warden Tyler Barnes received a report during the last day of firearms deer season that someone may be trespassing. Warden Barnes located the individual and found that he had also harvested an 8-point buck. The individual was cited for unlawfully harvesting big game, trespass while hunting, and hunting without a license. The individual has also pleaded guilty to all charges.

Montgomery County Game Warden Raymond Madden reports the recent completion of multiple court cases in which the primary violation was hunting in safety zones. “This year we had many issues where people were hunting too close to homes or shooting in unsafe directions,” Madden said. “All were found guilty.”

Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports that guilty pleas were entered by three of four co-defendants involved in a poaching incident last fall. The individuals were employed together and during their commute home at night, attempted to shoot three deer along the Burma Road in Blythe Township. Two of the three deer were recovered by the group and taken back to a residence, where they were field dressed and processed in the bathtub. The four individuals were involved to varying degrees and cited accordingly. Nearly $8,400 in fines have already been ordered in this case, and an additional $2,800 to $4,600 is pending final disposition of the fourth co-defendant.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports that, after a yearlong investigation and an additional yearlong court process, a large poaching case from the Hegins area has finally concluded. In all, five individuals, including three juveniles were cited and held accountable for their actions. Many large-racked bucks were shot and killed, with the majority being taken under the use of a light and from a motorized vehicle. In all, fine totals for all cases combined netted nearly $18,700 and will result in the loss of hunting privileges for a combined 29 years.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports that since the snow has melted he has seen an increase of turkey activity in the fields locally.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports that two individuals received a warning for a having a motorized vehicle on local State Game Lands property.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports that several individuals took advantage of the youth fishing day on the Little Schuylkill River that flows through State Game Lands 227.

Northampton County Game Warden Brad Kreider reports that all court cases have been adjudicated stemming from goose season. Charges have included over the daily bag limit, unplugged shotguns, license/stamp issues and trespass.