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Power Authority to Conduct Lottery to Determine Permits for Bow Hunters

Steve Ramsey

August  22, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) 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: Oct. 18 through Dec. 16.

Permit applications are available at the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center, beginning August 30. Completed applications must be returned by Sept. 19 and the drawing will be held on Monday, Sept. 22.

Applicants must have the bow hunters’ proficiency certification to be eligible. Proficiency examinations will be held on Sept. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and on Sept. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club on Middlefort Road in the Town of Middleburgh.

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, executive director of Regulatory Affairs, NYPA, 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 Sept. 22 drawing.

The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

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