Since 1940 Hopewell Fish and Game Association has maintained the goal of bringing together outdoor sports minded men & women, and their families, to educate and share their interest in hunting, fishing, target sports, camping, and more. In particular, we strive to conserve, maintain, protect and restore soils, water, and wildlife; and to promote means and opportunities for the education of the broader public with respect to such resources. We hold firm the belief that true sportsmanship consists not only in the education, conservation and propagation of fish and wildlife but doing so in cooperation with and respecting the rights of farmers and landowners.
Pursuant of our mission, we host or participate in many public service programs each year. These include Youth Days, Hunter Safety classes, Community festivals, Scouting Events, Police and First Responder Events, and School Events.
We invite all to visit our calendar of events. Come join us to celebrate the great outdoors and encourage/educate others to make it a larger part of their lives, responsibly.
BIG BUCK CONTEST 2018
Signups now available for the 2018 Big Buck Contest for members of Hopewell Fish & Game Association.
There are two categories, one for PA and one for out of state.
It costs just $3.00 to enter and you may win a nice knife and bragging rights for the whole year!
The winner in each category can also elect to get a full shoulder mount of his or her trophy for $135, thanks to Bobby Miller of Bob Miller Taxidermy. (Thanks Bobby!)
Please contact David Marsteller, 717-515-7171, for more information or to sign up.
Be sure to come support this event on October 13th 2018 - 12-5pm at the York Fairgrounds.
NEED HOURS? HELP WANTED
There are ALWAYS things needing done at Hopewell Fish and Game. Please refer to our WORK DETAIL page for the current list of things to be done by clicking HERE.
Hopewell Fish and Game Association is also partnered with Yorktoberfest which will be held at the York Fairgrounds on October 13th from noon until 5pm. If you would like to volunteer at this event...click HERE!
YOUTH DAY JULY 14th, 2018:
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this day such a HUGE success! Stay tuned for 2019 Youth Day details!
Need a Target?
Here is a printable download compliments of a Hopewell member.
Just click the target image to open in PDF format and hit print!
Archery - Jarvis Green
Big Buck Contest - Dave Marsteller
Club Rentals - Mike Waltermyer
Trout Co-Op - Allan Masters
Front Sign Board - Bill Benda
Youth Day - Jim Coyle
Hunter Safety - Don Carlisle
Pistol Range - Keith Safford
Rifle Range - John Hunt
Shotgun/Sporting Clays - Cary Walsh
Shotgun Clinic - Will Steg
Groundhog Shoots - John Hunt
Legislative Watch - Don Helms
Membership - Nadine Hubner
OPERATION GAME THIEF
Have you witnessed a wildlife crime against big game (deer, turkey, bear and elk) or a species that is protected, endangered or threatened? Call Operation Game Thief's toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to report wildlife violations: 1-888-PGC-8001 or fill out an Operation Game Thief Reporting Form online.
Calls to the Operation Game Thief telephone number are always answered by a secure recording device. Although it is beneficial to provide your contact information in case officers have follow-up questions, callers may remain confidential, however, those who wish to claim any monetary reward, must provide contact information.
WHAT CRIMES SHOULD I REPORT?
Wildlife crimes affect us all, whether we are hunters, trappers, bird watchers or others who enjoy walking in the woods. The illegal shooting or taking of big game or protected, endangered or threatened species, or any crime against those species should be reported through Operation Game Thief. Other violations should be reported to the region office
serving the county in which the violation is taking place as quickly as possible.
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I PROVIDE?
Please provide as many details as possible:
Description of WHAT YOU SAW and the SPECIES involved
DATE and TIME of occurrence
Location: COUNTY, TOWNSHIP, ADDRESS
Description of PERSON(S): height, weight, hair color, eye color, approximate age, tattoo or other distinguishing feature, clothing, sporting arm
VEHICLE Description: color, make, model, dents, decals, bumper stickers; license number and state; road/route; direction of travel
Your name and phone number (required to claim any monetary reward) and whether or not you choose to remain confidential
If the suspected violation involves the killing of big game animals, or threatened or endangered species, an additional $500 penalty may be added to those convicted of committing the crime. This additional penalty may be added to fines levied upon those found guilty of Game and Wildlife Code violations. The $500 enhanced penalty goes into a special fund from which half the amount ($250) may be paid to the individual who provided the information that led to the conviction. The remainder will be used to offset the costs of Operation Game Thief.