Power Authority to Conduct
Lottery to Determine Permits for Bow Hunters
August 22, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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
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.
■ 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. ■ For more
information, please go to www.nypa.gov.
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