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 - September 25, 2015

Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier reports that a Muhlenberg Township resident pleaded guilty to unlawful importation and unlawfully offering a bobcat for sale. Total fines assessed amounted to $1,700.

Bucks County WCO Shawna Burkett reports that on Sept. 20, around 1:15 p.m., a young man and woman were seen spray-painting boulders at the top of State Game Lands 157, located in Haycock Township. This area is more commonly known as Top Rock Trail, across from Nochamixon State Park. Anyone who might have information about this incident is asked to call the Southeast Region Office at 610-926-3136.

Bucks County WCO Ellyn Henry reports several individuals were cited for permit violations involving baiting. Baiting is legal in the Southeast Special Regulations area, but only with a permit. Only shelled corn and protein pellet supplements are permitted. Salt blocks or any other form of food-based deer attractant are not legal.

Dauphin County WCO Mike Doherty reports that a man has requested a trial for shooting groundhogs within the safety zone of a nursery school. As an aggravating factor, it appears he may have been intoxicated at the time.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek and Deputy WCO Justin Brian have investigated reports of numerous baited tree stands in the Lancaster area.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek is investigating multiple cases involving possession of wildlife.

Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel reports that DWCO James Wingler has filed a citation against a person for driving into a creek on a cooperator's property in Drumore Township.

Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel reports that, with the start of the early dove and goose season, he has found that most hunters are following regulations. One goose hunter has been cited for not purchasing the migratory game bird license and not signing his federal waterfowl stamp.

Lehigh and Northampton counties WCO Tyler Kreider reports that, on the opening day of the early archery season in WMU 5C, an individual was cited for depositing litter and defecating in the parking area of a public-access cooperator property.

Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports that a number of citations will be filed for camping on State Game Lands, spotlighting violations and poaching deer.

Dauphin and Lebanon counties LMGS Steven Bernardi reports that he has seen several flocks of turkeys lately on the game lands, as well as on private lands. "We should have good turkey hunting this coming fall season," he said.

Berks and Schuylkill counties LMGS Matthew D. Belding reports that the crews have finished working on an addition in which to store a truck and trailer, so they are out of the weather. Next up is mowing the clover fields once more for the year. The crews also are cleaning up and maintaining the rifle range, painting and maintaining boundary lines and posting Farm Game and Forest Game properties.

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