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Lifting of Temporary Hunting Restrictions in Lehman Township Includes Delaware Water Gap National RecreationArea BUSHKILL,PA:Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Bushkill, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that all hunting seasons have been restored on National Park Service lands within LehmanTownship. On Friday afternoon, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough amended the October 1 executive order that temporarily suspended hunting and trapping seasons within7 townships in Pike and Monroe Counties and included NPS lands in LehmanTownship.Friday's amendment provided for the immediate reopening of all hunting and trapping seasons in all of Lehman Township, including lands in Delaware Water Gap National RecreationArea, and the eastern portions of Blooming Grove and Porter townships, all of which are in Pike County and within Wildlife Management Unit 3D. A map of the open and closed portions of these townships is available at the Game Commission's website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106.
The amended executive order also creates special requirements for hunters within the previously closed areas in Pike County. All hunters –including those taking part in the waterfowl or archery deer seasons –must wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material while moving. Waterfowl hunters may remove fluorescent orange material when settled into a stationary hunting position, but archery hunters must continue to wear 250 square inches of fluorescent orange, even while stationary. The 250 square inches of fluorescent orange is a combined total of orange material that must be worn on the head, chest and back, and be visiblefrom 360 degrees.
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