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Power Authority 'Lottery' to Determine Permits for Bow Hunters

Steve Ramsey

August 25, 2006


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 writing to:

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.

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