Southeast Region


Bruce Metz, Director

Serving the following Counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill

253 Snyder Road
Reading, PA 19605

Open Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:00PM

Phone: (610) 926-3136, (610) 926-3137

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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area & Visitor Center information
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039
Phone: (717) 733-1512
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News Releases
September 29, 2015: Special Deer Hunts At Middle Creek Set For Dec. 16 And Jan. 13
May 11, 2015: Charges Filed Against 5 For Killing Excessive Snow Geese

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

Public Shooting Ranges
Public Shooting Ranges in the Southeast Region

Field Officer Reports - November 20, 2015

Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier reports that charges are pending against an individual for allowing his 14-year-old son to hunt unaccompanied and unlawfully harvest an antlered deer during the antlerless firearms season.

Bucks County WCO Ellyn Henry reports several individuals pleaded guilty for using unapproved bait alongside the bait approved by their attractant permit during the archery deer season.

Chester County WCO Keith Mullin found a small-game hunter out for pheasants and using a shotgun that was not plugged to a three-shell capacity. A citation has been filed.

Dauphin County WCO Scott Frederick, along with LES Chuck Lincoln and Deputy Executive Director Bryan Burhans, patrolled the Susquehanna River for the opening of duck season, citing one individual for an unplugged shotgun and giving multiple warnings for waterfowlers not having their current license in possession in the field.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek cited individuals for violations involving unlawful spotlighting, unlawful acts concerning licenses, state game lands regulations and failure to wear the required amount of fluorescent orange.

Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel reports there were quite a few violations for failure to wear the required fluorescent orange material during the overlap of archery and early antlerless muzzleloader deer season. Eight citations were issued.

Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel reports that the small-game season has been quite busy and hunting areas have received large numbers of stocked pheasants. One Hunting Related Shooting Incident occurred during a pheasant hunt when two hunting parties lost track of each other. It resulted in a minor, non-penetrating injury to the skin on a lower leg.

Lehigh County WCO Kevin Halbfoerster reports that, during the first day of pheasant season, there were five violations for unplugged shotguns, one for hunting without a license and one for parking in front of a gate. Citations have been filed.

Lehigh County WCO Kevin Halbfoerster reports that range violations continue to happen and citations have been filed for shooting over the three-round limit, not shooting from the bench, shooting at the range before noon on a Sunday and not possessing either a hunting or furtaker license, or a commission-issued range use permit. “Please take the time to visit our website, or read the signs posted at our ranges, before you use one of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s ranges,” he said.

Montgomery County WCO Raymond Madden reports that over the past few weeks, numerous citations have been filed. Most of these violations occurred during the overlap of the archery and October muzzleloader season. “Fluorescent orange is required by everyone at this time,” he said. “The orange is for a hunter’s safety, so make sure that you read your digest and look at the pictures to find out how much orange you need to wear for each season.”

Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports that charges will be filed for late-night spotlighting and poaching deer.

Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports that a bear with a clear plastic container stuck on its head was located, and the container removed. The bear was released unharmed.

Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports an eagle was recovered after it had been electrocuted by high-tension wires.

Schuylkill County WCO Joel Gibble reports he has several ongoing poaching investigations due to the success of the new Operation Game Thief program. Any information, however small, is greatly appreciated.

Dauphin and Lebanon counties LMGS Steven Bernardi recently witnessed a hunter walk out of the woods and along a main road carrying a shotgun in his right hand. With his left hand, he was holding a crossbow by the foot ring and using it as a walking stick by placing the butt of the bow on the ground as he walked. When Bernardi got to him in the game lands parking lot, the bow was leaning against his vehicle cocked with a bolt in it ready to fire. When Bernardi explained the danger the hunter put himself in by using the bow as a walking stick, the hunter asked if it was illegal. “I told him that it was not illegal to walk with it as he was, but leaning it against his car was illegal,” he said. “I hate to mention that he had a mentored youth with him.” A citation was filed.

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