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Power Authority Lottery to Determine Permits for Bow Hunters

Steve Ramsey

August 24, 2009


NORTH BLENHEIM - The New York Power Authority will again allow bow hunting for deer on limited areas around its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.

One hundred permits, issued at a random lottery drawing, will be provided for use during the bow-hunting season.

Permit applications are available at the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center beginning September 1.  The visitors center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 17 miles south of Middleburgh. Completed applications must be returned by September 25.  The drawing will be held on Monday, September 28. Successful applicants will receive their permits by mail following the drawing.

Applicants must have the Bow Hunter Proficiency Certification to be eligible.  Proficiency examinations will be offered on Thursday, September 3, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club on Middlefort Road in the Town of Middleburgh.

The examinations will be conducted by instructors certified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Additional information on the proficiency exams is available from John Osinski at (518) 433-6742.

Permit applications to hunt on designated portions of the New York Power Authority’s grounds are available by either calling 1-800-724-0309 or emailing


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