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Power Authority Lottery to Determine Permits for Bow Hunters

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
 1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov

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 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 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

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