Wildlife Management Unit Boundary Changes

Commissioners give final approval to a proposal that extends WMU 5D north and west.

 

Water Quality, Agriculture & Wildlife Special Session
Wildlife Management Unit Boundary Changes
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania  -(Ammoland.com)-  The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a proposal that expands Wildlife Management Unit 5D north and west into what now is Wildlife Management Unit 5C.

In voting on the measure, the board said the new boundary line better divides the more-developed urban areas surrounding Philadelphia and the less-developed areas farther from the city.

The commissioners noted the proposed boundary change is in keeping with the philosophy of the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) system, which groups land areas that are similar regarding their land use and population, to better manage wildlife at a local level. Revisions have been made to WMU boundaries previously as they have been deemed necessary by the board.

With the change, WMU 5D becomes larger. Its new boundary runs west from the New Jersey state line near New Hope, along U.S. Route 202, the west to state Route 413, north to state Route 113, south to U.S. Route 30, west to state Route 82, and east to the Delaware state line, near Yorklyn.

The new boundary of WMU 5C starts at the Maryland line and runs north along the Octoraro Creek to Route 372, east to state Route 10, north to Interstate 76, west to U.S. Route 222, north to state Route 61 west of Reading, north to Interstate 78 near Hamburg, east to Route 143, north

to Route 309, south to state Route 873 northwest of Allentown, north to Route 248, east to state Route 946, east to state Route 512 and continuing on state Route 611 near Mount Bethel, north to Portland Toll Bridge and east to the New Jersey state line south to U.S. Route 202 near New Hope, west to state Route 413, north to state Route 113, south to U.S. Route 30, west to state Route 82, and east to the Delaware state line, near Yorklyn.

The boundary change will become effective for the 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons.