Authority 'Lottery' to Determine Permits for Bow Hunters
August 25, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority will again allow
bow-hunting for deer on limited areas of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project.
One hundred permits – issued in a random lottery
drawing – will be provided for use during most of the bow hunting
season, from Oct. 14 through Nov. 17 and Dec. 11 through Dec. 19.
Permit applications will be available at the
Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center beginning Sept. 6. The
visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of
Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. Completed
applications must be returned by Sept. 16. The drawing will be held
on Friday, Sept. 22.
Applicants must have the bow hunters’ proficiency
certification to be eligible.
Proficiency examinations will be held on Sept. 5
from 3:30 p.m. to dusk at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and on
Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to dusk at the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club on
Middlefort Road in the Town of Middleburgh.
The examinations will be conducted by New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation-certified
instructors. Additional information on the proficiency exams is
available from John Osinski at (518) 433-6742.
Permit applications to hunt on the New York Power
Authority grounds are available by calling (518) 287-6380 or by
New York Power Authority
2006 Archery Hunt
1378 State Route 30, P.O. Box 898
North Blenheim, N.Y. 12131
Successful applicants will receive their permits by
mail following the Sept. 22 drawing.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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