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    White Clay Creek Trails - Hunting Seasons and Trail Closings?

    I'm planning to ride White Clay on Friday (November 25.)
    Since this is the first time riding there, I went on MTB Project where it stated that White Clay's trails are closed during hunting season.

    When are the hunting seasons in this area?

    I'm driving from NE PA and don't want to be disappointed after driving 3 hours with a trail closed sign.

    Thanks, in advance.

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    This is from the White Clay newsletter:
    "Archery hunting: 10/10/16 - 11/10/16 and 11/21/16-12/3/16. Trails will be open and trailheads will be posted *ACTIVE HUNTING AREA*. Dates for Shotgun: 11/11/16- 11/19/16 and 12/15/17-12/17/16 and 1/14/17-1/21/17. Certain trails will be closed on these dates." So looks like archery will be happening on 11/25. Wear something bright!

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    EKEL, Thank you for that info. It's really appreciated.
    Looks like we're good to go.

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    Here's a video of my ride yesterday. Trails were different than the rocks and roots I'm used to in NE PA. It was a nice change.
    Had a great time!

    https://youtu.be/ylinZfMupjA

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    Glad you enjoyed it! Yeah there's definitely more rooty & rocky stuff around, even in SE PA. But White Clay/Middle Run is fun, flowy, fast, and has a nice layout.

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    Have any trails been closed for hunting season this year? It looks like shotgun season is in this week statewide until sunday. Thought about a sat. ride but I may reconsider if there is hunting in the park.

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    From WC Facebook about shotgun closures: (And then archery starts back up 11/20 - 12/2/17)
    Important Info: Trail Closures-please share!
    The following trails will be closed during the November 10-18, December 13-16, and January 13-20 shotgun deer hunting seasons: All trails will be open on Sundays--No Hunting. Closed trails marked in orange.
    >Old Cart Road Trail
    >Wendel Cassel Trail/ formerly Boundary Line Trail (Delaware portion)
    >Charles Bailey Trail (Delaware portion)
    >Whitely Farms Trail
    >Bryans Field Trail
    >Carpenter Recreation Area trails east of Wells Lane to the Arc Corner Monument
    >Mason Dixon Trail between Creek Road and Wells Field
    >Tri Valley Trail between Paper Mill Rd / Thompson Station Rd and the Smith Mill Road lot.
    >Smith Mill Road, Smith Mill Road lot, 9 Road, and 9 Road lot.
    If you have any questions, please call 302-368-6900.
    * Chestnut Hill Trail and Judge Morris lot will be closed during the December shotgun deer season ONLY. Chestnut Hill trail and JM lot will be open during November and January shotgun season.

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    I'm not on FB so thanx for the info.
    I know most hunters are responsible but I'm still leary about riding during hunting season.

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    Yeah, I know. At least Sundays there's no hunting. And the Middle Run side of park has no hunting except 11/16, 11/17, 12/14 & 12/15 for shotgun. I rode WC a couple weeks ago; around lunchtime it was good, seemed like it was transition time for hunters. I wore bright orange but saw plenty of riders & runners wearing black, grey etc. who didn't seem concerned.

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