Power Authority Re-Schedules Proficiency Tests For Bow Hunters

John Osinski    
(518) 433-6742

September 13, 2011


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be offering a limited number of permits for bow-hunting and crossbow hunting at designated areas around its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project for use during the 2011 hunting season from October 15 through December 20. Due to the recent floods, bow hunter and crossbow hunter proficiency tests at locations in Schoharie County had to be rescheduled. The new dates are the following:

Tuesday, Sept. 27: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, Middlefort Road, Middleburgh

Thursday, Sept. 29: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.—New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center (Lansing Manor) 1378 State Rte. 30, North Blenheim

Contact John Osinski at 518-433-6742 for an appointment.

One hundred hunting permits will be selected by lottery on Oct. 7. Any bow hunter or crossbow hunter who wishes to participate in the lottery must demonstrate shooting proficiency at one of the two test locations.

For a lottery application, 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 noon on Friday, October 7. Successful applicants will receive their permits by mail following the drawing.

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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