Middle Creek Programs & Activities

Beginning in the month of April, Middle Creek will continue the highly regarded lecture series and other events and programs including the Wildlife Art Show, Wildfowl Show, Ned Smith Art Auction and a celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Featured speakers cover a myriad of fascinating topics. There is no admission charge for any program. All programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor's Center unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Middle Creek is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and paid for primarily with hunting license dollars.

2014 Programs & Activities

All programs begin at 7:30 PM at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. For further information or directions, please call the Middle Creek Visitor Center at: 717-733-1512 There is no admission charge for any program.

September 4

The Peregrine Falcon: A Saga of Recovery

   
This program will detail the recovery of the peregrine falcon in Pennsylvania. The peregrine was near extinction and was on the Federal Endangered Species List. Persistent, highly toxic pesticides, which affected peregrine reproduction, nearly eliminated this bird in the eastern United States. Attend this program to learn more about this falcon's recovery with emphasis on the peregrine falcons that nest in downtown Reading.   Art McMorris
Pennsylvania Game
Commission
 
September
20 & 21

WILDFOWL SHOW

   
The 28th Annual Middle Creek Wildfowl Show will feature hand-carved waterfowl decoys, other wildfowl art and much more. Decoy carvers will enter their creations into gunning decoy, decorative decoy and shorebird decoy competitions. Also featured will be retriever demonstrations. General proceeds from the show will benefit the Wildlands Preservation Fund for the preservation of open space.   9AM - 5PM Both Days

Retriever Demonstrations:
Sat. 10 AM & noon
Sun. 11 AM & 1 PM

Duck and Goose Calling
Contests: Sun. 1 PM
 
September 28

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY

   
Hunters and anglers have always been at the forefront of the conservation movement. National Hunting and Fishing Day is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of sportsmen towards conservation. It also is designed to introduce others to the joys of outdoor pursuits. Many sportsmen's organizations will be represented along with other conservation groups. There will be ongoing exhibits, programs and activities throughout the day. If you appreciate and enjoy the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, come out and thank the sportsmen; for without them, places like Middle Creek would not exist. 11 AM - 5 PM

SPECIAL NOTE: The Ned Smith Art Auction (previously held at Middle Creek) will be held at the Ned Smith Center in Millersburg on October 4 at 9:30AM. Visit the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art's website at www.nedsmithcenter.org









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