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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Southeast Region Prescribed Burns
2015 Burn Window Status
SGL 43 - Chester County - Laurel Road Burn - Units 2 & 3
SGL 46 - Lancaster County - Black Oak Burn
SGL 80 - Lebanon County - Monroe Valley Burn - Unit 2
SGL 156 - Lancaster County - Apache Oak Burn
SGL 210 - Dauphin County - Crazy Dutchman Burn
SGL 211 - Dauphin County - White Oak Burn, Unit 2
SGL 217 - Schuylkill County - Baer Rocks Burn - Unit 1
SGL 217 - Schuylkill County - Baer Rocks Burn - Unit 2
SGL 264 - Dauphin County - Big Lick Burn - Unit 1
SGL 326 - Schuylkill County - Wolf Creek - Unit 1 & Mill Creek - Unit 1 Burn

News Releases
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 - May 22, 2015

Berks County WCO Matt Teehan reports bald eagles in his district seem to be doing fine with nesting activity present, and the report of a second nest in the district. Just a reminder that even though the bald eagle has been delisted as a threatened species in Pennsylvania, it still is protected under state and federal law with very strict and heavy penalties for disturbance, unlawful taking or attempts to take our national symbol. 

Bucks County WCO Shawna Burkett reports that over the last six weeks, several cars have been burglarized in county and township parks. Many game lands parking lots are near some of these parks. People using game lands lots should remember to lock their cars and not leave valuables in sight to help protect against such events.

Bucks County WCO Ellyn Henry reports that she has been receiving calls about goose harassment and nest stomping. “Any sightings or witnesses of harassment should be reported to the Game Commission immediately,” she said.

Chester County WCO Matthew Johnson reports that two individuals were arrested for use and possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia on State Game Lands 43. Charges were filed and both subjects pleaded guilty.

Dauphin County WCO Mike Doherty comments that small animals can be a problem for homeowners, but a local woman decided the handle the problem herself by live-trapping a squirrel and a skunk, and then disposing of them by burning them alive. “She was found guilty when I cited her for this, but she still didn’t think she did anything wrong,” he said.

Delaware County WCO Justin Ritter reports that two dead hawks have been found in the same vicinity of one another.  An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of death.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek cited a number of individuals for using drugs and possessing drug paraphernalia on state game lands.

Lehigh and Northampton counties WCO Tyler Kreider reports that on May 18, four peregrine falcon eyasses were successfully banded and examined under the Tilghman Street Bridge in Allentown. The three females and one male all were in good health and were safely returned to the nest after a thorough examination by an agency biologist. The nest and falcons will continue to be monitored and protected by agency personnel and officers.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports that, with excellent weather conditions for the opener of spring gobbler season, the hunting pressure seemed high. Officers checked several successful hunters in the field. Beginning in June, officers will start their summer turkey surveys, which will run through August.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports that biologist Art McMorris will be coming to Northampton County to band peregrine chicks at two different locations.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports that bears are out and moving, generating many calls and complaints.

Schuylkill County WCO Joel Gibble reports that the individual responsible for killing a bald eagle and five great blue herons near Andreas pleaded guilty to all charges and has paid close to $4,000 in fines for the incident.

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Regional Offices

Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797