State Prison Invites Public to Participate in Deer Hunt

| September 12, 2019

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – SCI Phoenix will provide opportunities for the public to participate in two antlerless deer hunts on the facility grounds, January 3 and 17, 2020.

Participation in these hunts will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery entrants may enroll in the lottery for both days, but only will be able to participate in one of the deer hunts. In the event the lottery entrant is selected for both dates, the entrant will be required to provide their preferred hunt date.

Fifty hunters will be selected in the lottery drawing for each day of the hunt. Hunters may tag no more than four antlerless deer.

Shotguns are the only authorized weapons for the hunts; ammunition is limited to slugs only. Weapons and ammunition will be inspected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission prior to the start of the hunt.

All hunters selected in the lottery drawing are invited to bring five non-perishable food items or canned goods with them to the registration area on the date of the hunt. These food items will be donated to a local food bank.

Procedures for entrance into the lottery for the adult antlerless deer hunt are as follows:

1. All state laws and regulations must be observed and will be strictly enforced.
2. Lottery entrants must possess a valid Pennsylvania Hunting License.
3. Lottery entrants must possess a Management Unit 5C antlerless deer tag(s) to enter the lottery.
4. Entrance into the lottery may be completed by submitting a 3”x5” index card to the address below.
5. A separate 3”x5” card must be submitted for each date that the entrant is entering the lottery.
6. The index card(s) shall be inserted inside an envelope containing the sender’s return mailing address and the facility mailing address.
7. The index card must be received at the mailing address no later than December 5, 2019.
8. The following information must be recorded on the index card:

  • Record “Lottery for Adult Hunt” on the card.
  • Record the date of the hunt for which you are entering the lottery. Only one date, either January 3, 2019, or January 17, 2019, shall be placed on the card. Lottery entrants electing to submit for the lottery for both dates must complete two cards reflecting alternate dates.
  • Full name of the lottery entrant.
  • Legal address of the lottery entrant.
  • Contact telephone number for lottery entrant.
  • Alternate telephone number for the lottery entrant.
  • Hunting License CID Number for the lottery entrant.
  • Antlerless deer tag number(s) for the lottery entrant.

9. Notifications to those selected for participation in the hunt and additional directions related to registration on the date of the hunt will be provided via telephone notification no later than December 19, 2018.
10. The mailing address for submission of envelopes containing the 3”x5” index cards is:

State Correctional Institution – SCI Phoenix
Office of the Superintendent
PO Box 246
Collegeville, PA 19426

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