Power Authority Lottery to
Determine Permits for Bow Hunters
August 21, 2007
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 the bow hunting season:
October 13 to November 16, and December 10 to December 18.
Permit applications are available at the Blenheim-Gilboa
Project Visitors Center beginning August 30. 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
September 21. The drawing will be held on Monday, September 24.
Applicants must have the bow hunters’ proficiency
certification to be eligible. Proficiency examinations will be held
on September 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors
Center and on September 6 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club on Middlefort Road in the Town of
The examinations will be conducted by New York
State Dept. of Environmental Conservation certified instructors.
Additional information on the proficiency exams is available from
John Osinski at 518-433-6742.
Permit applications to hunt the New York Power
Authority grounds are available by either calling 1-800-724-0309 or
by writing to:
New York Power Authority
2007 Archery Hunt
1378 State Route 30, P.O. Box 898
North Blenheim, NY 12131
Successful applicants will receive their permits by
mail following the September 24th 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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