Two limited archery/muzzleloader hunts for antlerless deer have been scheduled for the controlled access areas of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Kleinfeltersville, Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
These hunts will be held outside of any regular statewide deer season; the only hunting occurring within the management area on these days will be those hunters with special permits."
In order to participate, hunters must be properly licensed and be eligible to take an antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit 5B on the day they would be hunting.
Hunting will be by special permit only, and 100 permits will be issued by random drawing for each hunting day.
Hunters wishing to participate in the drawing should apply on a standard postcard, obtained at a U.S. Post Office, and contain their name, mailing address, general license back tag number; muzzleloader and/or archery stamp number and antlerless deer license number for Wildlife Management Unit 5B (if applicable).
Just one application per hunter may be submitted and will be accepted, by mail only, until Monday, Nov. 7, and must be mailed to Pennsylvania Game Commission MCWMA, Box 110, Kleinfeltersville 17039.
A public drawing will be held at the MCWMA visitor center, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.
There will be only one drawing to fill both hunting days, and the first 100 applications drawn will be assigned to the hunt on December 21, the second 100 to the hunt on January 18.
Successful applicants will be notified by mail. There will be no provisions or drawings held to fill vacancies created by permit holders who do not participate on the day of the hunt.
In addition to the antlerless deer hunts, which are being conducted for the purposes of herd reduction at Middle Creek, there will be 10 permits issued for each hunt enabling selected hunters to take an antlered deer as well.
To be eligible for this antlered deer permit drawing, which will be held the morning of each hunt, hunters must still possess an antlered deer tag in addition to having been drawn for the hunt and be able to take part in the antlerless deer hunt.
Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network's "PCN Call-In" program, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions about hunting, trapping and wildlife management to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA65001 (726-5001).
Available on nearly 150 cable systems throughout the state, PCN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan cable television network that airs unedited live and same-day coverage of Pennsylvania House and Senate sessions, press conferences, speeches and other public forums where the business of the state is debated, discussed and decided.
PCN's live interactive "Call-In" program allows viewers to speak directly with government officials, newsmakers, and other knowledgeable parties on current Commonwealth issues.
For more information, visit PCN's website (www.pcntv.com ).
This week's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, Sunday, at 7 a.m. on 1410 WLSH and 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5, will feature Hunter's Specialties pro-staff member Matt Morrett of Harrisburg.
A trap shoot will be held, Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m., at Orwigsburg Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 443 East, Orwigsburg. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
"Delano High Point Hike" will be led by "Porcupine Pat" McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District, Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2-4:30 p.m.
For information, contact McKinney at porcupinepat@yahoo. com or call 570-622-4124, ext. 113.