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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 - July 19, 2021

Berks County Game Warden Alex Murray reports a Warwick Township man was cited for firing multiple rounds over the limit at one of our State Game Lands Shooting Ranges. Prior to firing those rounds, the man was asked if he was aware of the rules and safety regulations at the range. He responded “yes,” but fired the rounds anyway.

Berks County Game Warden Ryan L. Zawada reports he and State Game Warden Murray recently executed a search warrant at a home in Oley Township after learning the occupant was in unlawful possession of a live whitetail fawn. Seized were a live fawn, a frozen fawn, a live Canada goose, an 8-point whitetail skull, the remains of a red-tailed hawk, personal use marijuana and a marijuana plant. The occupant also was in possession of numerous turtles and an alligator, which are being investigated by the Fish and Boat Commission.

Bucks County Game Warden Hannah Robinson reports seizing three unlawfully possessed raccoons from a Philadelphia resident.

Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports a Pottstown man and his juvenile son were charged with multiple violations while hunting pheasants on State Game Lands 43 on Thanksgiving Day. Violations included operating a vehicle in a closed area of the game lands, having loaded firearms leaning against a vehicle, hunting without a pheasant permit and possessing two copies of the same hunting license. It was further found that the juvenile never took hunter education prior to acquiring a hunting license. The citations filed resulted in guilty pleas and several hundred dollars in fines, as well as one year of license revocation for the adult

Dauphin County Game Warden Russell Kreider reports an increased use of ATVs on State Game Lands 264 at the Lykens Rail Trail. As a reminder, motorized vehicles are not permitted on State Game Lands.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports investigating a safety-zone complaint where a groundhog hunter was shooting within 80 yards of a house. He’d received permission from a landowner to hunt next to his garage, but was unaware that he needed permission from the neighboring landowner, as well. Hunters are reminded that they must have advance specific permission to hunt in a safety zone.

Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports responding to a complaint from about a golfer who lost his temper after a bad shot and threw a golf ball at a group of Canada geese. The golf ball struck and killed one of the geese. While perhaps a freak accident, it’s clearly an unlawful taking violation. The investigation is ongoing.

Lebanon County Game Warden Derek Spitler reports ongoing issues with the spray-painting rocks in Cold Spring Township on State Game Lands 211. The location is known as Boxcar Rocks. If you see this activity, please report it to the Southeast Region office to help preserve the beauty this location has to offer

Lehigh County Game Warden Tyler Barnes reports filing multiple citations for control-of-property violations over the holidays. The defendants from these violations have pleaded guilty to the charges.

Montgomery County Game Warden Raymond Madden reports recent cases were finalized through the court system for game-lands violations ranging from damage to property to alcohol violations.

Northampton County Game Warden Brad Kreider reports attending administrative hearings in Harrisburg concerning license revocations from violations prosecuted last hunting season. Kreider also reports investigating an individual who allegedly possessed a monk parakeet, which cannot be lawfully possessed in Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports that a Missouri resident who has been residing locally while on an extended business trip, failed to tag a turkey that he had harvested on the first day of the spring turkey season, although he reported the harvest online. The individual was cited for the offense and recently pleaded guilty to the tagging violation.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports that an Orwigsburg woman was given a warning for the unlawful possession of an opossum.

Schuylkill County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports that ATV activity on game lands and Hunter Access property appears to be up. Schuster plans to increase patrols in these areas to help eliminate the issue.