BRADFORD, PA – November 21, 2017 – Each hunter that brings a deer to the Timberdoodle Flats Check Station of the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) during the 2017 firearms deer season will receive a raffle ticket on a new deer rifle AND a blaze orange KQDC hat. Only hunters bringing their doe or buck to a check station will receive a raffle ticket. Deer should be harvested within or near the KQDC. The KQDC is located west of Bradford and north of Kane in McKean and Warren Counties. The check station is operated by volunteers of the KQDC as a service to hunters.
This year, the hunting rifle will be a Thompson Venture rifle of a caliber of the hunter’s choice. Hunters bringing in an antlerless deer will receive two raffle tickets on the rifle. Hunters bringing in a buck will receive one raffle ticket on the rifle. Hunters are particularly encouraged to bring in deer harvested with their DMAP permit.
The KQDC Check Station will be open on Monday and Tuesday of the first week of firearms deer season, November 27 and 28, and again on the first Saturday, December 2. The check station’s hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all three days.
The Timberdoodle Flats Check Station is in the middle of the KQDC on SR 59 at the Timberdoodle Flats Wildlife Area across from the former Warehouse and Harrison Grille Restaurants, near SR 321 North.
All deer are weighed and checked for sex, age, and health, and additional data are collected on antlered deer for points, spread, and beam diameter. The data collected provides critical information used in managing the health of the herd.
The KQDC will be posting recent trail cam photos of deer at the check stations.
Maps will also be available for hunters at the KQDC check stations. Maps will show where recent wood harvests have occurred, deer densities over last winter, and how the roads are marked. Pick up your info at the check stations so you can better hunt the KQDC. The KQDC is almost 75,000 acres of public and private lands managed to improve deer populations and habitat. The cooperators are Sand County Foundation, Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Water Authority, Forest Investment Associates, Collins Pine Co. (Kane Hardwood), and RAM Forest Products. Additional information can be obtained at www.kqdc.com or www.Facebook.com/TheKQDC.