Deer Check Station on SR 59 Opens Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – December 4, 2019 – Deer hunters in McKean County are reminded that the deer check station on SR 59 will be open this Saturday, 12/7, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The check station is located on SR 59 at the Timberdoodle Flats Wildlife Trail, near the junction of SR 59 and SR 321N, and is staffed by Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) volunteers with professional backgrounds in deer management.

Hunters are encouraged to bring their deer in to learn the age of your deer, the health, and other biological statistics.  Each hunter that brings a deer to the Timberdoodle Flats Check Station of the KQDC this Saturday will receive a raffle ticket on a new deer rifle.  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.   

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 will be posting recent trail cam photos of deer at the check stations.  A list of deer processors, and the most up-to-date info on Chronic Wasting Disease will also be available at the check station.

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, Conservation Forestry, Collins Pine Co. (Kane Hardwood), and RAM Forest Products.  Additional information can be obtained at or