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Southeast Region

Southeast

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 - July 1, 2015

Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier reports that summer has been busy with game-lands enforcement efforts, Hunter-Trapper Education, crop-damage complaints, permit inspections and assorted human-wildlife contacts prompting rabies protocols to be followed.

Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier reports that summer has been busy with game-lands enforcement efforts, Hunter-Trapper Education, crop-damage complaints, permit inspections and assorted human-wildlife contacts prompting rabies protocols to be followed.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek investigated an unlawful possession of wildlife case in Mount Joy.

Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek assisted Waterways Conservation Officers with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in patrolling the Susquehanna River during Operation Dry Water, which took place over the June 26 weekend.

Lancaster County WCO Greg Graham reports that numerous violations on State Game Lands 46 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area have been addressed, with citations being filed for unlawful possession of alcohol, drugs and drug paraphernalia, unlawful campfires, disorderly conduct, underage drinking and littering. Most of the unlawful activity occurs at nighttime, but one drug-and-alcohol case was during midday.

Lancaster County WCO Greg Graham indicates the four bald eagle nests he monitors all are nearing fledging of the young eagles. Bird-watchers are exercising proper eagle etiquette and not disturbing the nests. This is important to ensure successful nesting.

Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel reports that DWCO Jim Wingler has filed charges against the driver of a vehicle that went four-wheeling through a creek on a cooperative property, owned by Lancaster County Conservancy along Fishing Creek Hollow Road in southern Lancaster County.

Lehigh County WCO Kevin Halbfoerster reports that several dumping cases have been successfully prosecuted after placing numerous surveillance cameras at state game lands parking lots and other areas of game lands where dumping is ongoing.

Lehigh County WCO Kevin Halbfoerster reports that a cleanup effort in June at Bake Oven Knob was put into action with the help of the Allentown Hiking Club, Slatington Nature Center, Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club and other volunteers. As spring rolls into summer and fall, there will be increased law enforcement at the Knob.

Montgomery County WCO Raymond Madden reports that multiple cases are currently in the county judicial system for violations including hunting without licenses, shooting geese out of season, and buying and selling game or wildlife. All of these cases are in the process of going to hearings and should be resolved by the end of the month.

Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports the number of young ladies attending Hunter-Trapper Education classes in the county are up.

Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports relocating several bears, including one sow with two yearling cubs and another sow with three small cubs from this year.

Berks and Schuylkill counties LMGS Matthew D. Belding reports that they have had a tremendous amount of leaf defoliation in northern Schuylkill County due to the gypsy moths. "The good news is, the trees are starting to regrow their leaves," he said. "With the cooler, wetter weather we're having, it is helping the trees by not adding to the stress with hot, dry weather. We should have minimal mortality this year."








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