Proposed rules do not allow successful hunters to return
Pennsylvania -(Ammoland.com)- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a one-per-season limit on geese within the controlled goose hunting area at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, in the southeastern part of the state.
If given final approval, the change would take effect in the 2015-16 hunting season.
Hunters still will be selected by lottery to hunt from blinds within the controlled goose hunting area and, has been the case, each can harvest only one goose per day.
Previously, however, hunters who had been successful from a Middle Creek blind were able to reapply to hunt from an unclaimed blind later that same season, abiding by the controlled area’s daily bag limit of one goose. With the season limit within the controlled area now set at one goose per season, that no longer will be the case.
Hunter success rates in recent years have declined within the controlled goose hunting area due in part to declining resident goose populations, fewer migrant geese and higher harvest rates on geese in …read more