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
Access Routes for Hunters with Disabilities
Public Shooting Ranges
Public Shooting Ranges in the Southeast Region
Field Reports - September 13, 2019
Berks County Game Warden Ryan L. Zawada reports, filing many citations against individuals using the State Game Lands 43 shooting range without a shooting range permit or hunting or furtaker license, as well as shooting at the range before noon on Sundays.
Bucks County Game Warden Tyler Barnes reports issuing citations to two individuals for multiple violations while they were hunting in the Red Tag Program. Both individuals have pleaded guilty to all charges.
Chester County Game Warden Matthew Johnson reports that, over the spring and summer, many individuals have been found to have unlawfully purchased hunting or furtaker licenses without first completing Hunter-Trapper Education. Many of these issues are discovered while conducting regulations checks at the State Game Lands 43 shooting range. In many cases, the subject admits to purchasing the hunting license instead of a range permit because they must have one or the other to use a Game Commission shooting range, and they purchase the hunting license because it costs less. Others say they hunted in the past or plan on hunting in the future. Depending on the circumstances, both the person making the purchase and the agent selling the license can be cited.
Lancaster County Game Warden John Veylupek reports taking a local high-school student on a ride-along for a day. The student was exposed to many facets of a game warden’s job and enjoyed touring a local wildlife-rehabilitation facility and seeing local bald eagle nests.
Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports assisting with the capture of a young male black bear that wandered into Lancaster City. It’s the first bear known to be darted and processed within city limits. Local residents enjoyed the spectacle and the incident turned out to be good for the bear, too, as it was released in suitable bear habitat.
Lancaster County Game Warden Greg Graham reports that the fall duck migration has begun. There have been numerous sightings of blue-wing teal at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Lancaster County Game Warden Daniel Gibble reports citing an individual for not removing his tree stand from state game lands after last season, causing damage to the tree as it grew.
Lancaster County Game Warden Daniel Gibble reports citing two individuals for not having plugs in their shotguns. “I was asked, ‘What is a plug?’” he said.
Northampton County Game Warden Bradley Kreider reports beaver complaints increase as summer ends, and this year was no exception. Unfortunately, a recent caller decided to take care of his beaver problems with a rifle, investigation continues.
Montgomery County Game Warden Raymond Madden reports multiple alcohol violations on state game lands made it through the court system recently. Three people pleaded guilty in Chester County after being found with alcohol on state game lands during a detail
Schuylkill County Game Warden Jason Macunas reports that a Schuylkill Haven man recently was cited for littering. Numerous garbage bags and cardboard boxes filled with trash were discovered on State Game Lands 326, near Frackville. Evidence linked the trash to an individual who later admitted to the violation.