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 - August 14, 2015

Berks County WCO Matt Teehan reminds everyone that Hunter-Trapper Education classes are in full swing. Individuals who need to attend a course should check the agency website for available classes and enroll as soon as possible. "Do not wait until right before deer season to try to get enrolled in a class, you might be able to find one; but you might have to travel several counties away to attend," he said.

Chester County WCO Matthew Johnson reports there are two active investigations into illegally harvested bucks. Readers are always urged to contact the Game Commission with any information they might have related to the illegal taking of wildlife.

Delaware County WCO Justin Ritter reports that an individual has been charged with resisting or interfering with an officer after fleeing during a license inspection. The individual was apprehended the next day by members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, and faces fines ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 and up to three months in prison.

Lehigh and Northampton counties WCO Tyler Kreider reports that black-bear sightings and complaints have decreased in the southern portions of the two counties since the beginning of summer. However, complaints about small animals that appear to be sick have increased with the warmer summer months. As a reminder, please do not handle or approach wild animals that might be behaving abnormally. Instead, take note of the date, time, location and behavior of the animal so that this information might be passed on to a Game Commission officer should the animal require further attention.

Montgomery County WCO Raymond Madden reports that a county court case was recently completed with an individual pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges for the unlawful buying or selling of game or wildlife. This individual was selling heads from road-killed deer. "It is unlawful to buy or sell any deer or deer parts, and any of these violations will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," he said.

Montgomery County WCO Raymond Madden reminds anyone who hunts in WMUs 5C or 5D, to take special care to read the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest because the boundary lines in Montgomery County have changed this year. "Make sure you are aware of where you are hunting at all times and make sure that you have the proper tag for the proper area to avoid violating any regulations," he said.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports that bear calls and complaints are easing up a bit due to an excellent berry crop and natural food sources. He also reports numerous sightings of immature bald eagles along the Lehigh and Delaware rivers.

Northampton County WCO Brad Kreider reports that a cable-restraint course will be scheduled for the middle of November.

Schuylkill County WCO Joel Gibble reports that he is looking for information regarding a deer-poaching incident on July 31 that occurred in Auburn. Please contact the Southeast Region Office with any information.

Chester, Lancaster and York counties LMGS Linda Swank reports that, this week, the Lancaster Food and Cover Crew established a new owl box on a state game lands that hosted an adult pair of birds this year that produced four young. The new pad hopefully will encourage a return of the adult pair. Unfortunately, the current housing is scheduled for demolition.

Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties LMGS John Papson reports a 47-acre prescribed burn on State Game Lands 205 will increase native grass regeneration and cut back on invasive spices. Also, the food and cover crews have been busy rebuilding a road for a selective timber sale, mowing clover fields to increase food for wildlife and planning food plots to help wildlife through the winter.

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