Power Authority to Issue Permits for Bow Hunters

Steve Ramsey

August 23, 2011


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will offer a limited number of permits for bow-hunting, and /or crossbow hunting on designated areas around its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project for use during the 2011 hunting season, October 15 through December 20.

One hundred hunting permits will be selected by lottery. For an application to participate in the lottery, call 800-724-0309 or write to:

New York Power Authority
2011 Archery/Crossbow Hunt
1378 State Route 30, P.O. Box 898
North Blenheim, NY 12131

Completed applications must be returned to NYPA by Friday, September 23. The drawing will be held on Monday, September 26. Successful applicants will receive their permits by mail following the drawing.

To be eligible for the lottery, applicants must demonstrate shooting proficiency.  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation certified Bow Hunter Education Instructors will offer the proficiency examination on September 1, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club on Middlefort Road in the Town of Middleburgh, and on September 8, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center.    Both bow hunters and crossbow hunters must demonstrate shooting proficiency to be eligible for a Blenheim Gilboa permit.

Additional information on the proficiency exams is available from John Osinski, executive director of Regulatory Affairs, NYPA, at 518-433-6742.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 17 miles south of Middleburgh.


About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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