“Doe Licenses” go on sale next Monday. See story below.

Mansfield woman killed in early morning wreck…minor injuries reported after McKean County collision…Cyclone motorcyclist hurt in collision with a deer…..Game Commission urges hunters to carefully complete doe license applications…

Tuesday’s high, 88; Overnight low,65; .35” of rain





A Mansfield woman died in a one-car crash early Tuesday morning. State police report 38 year old Geniene Greene was going west on Route 6 in Shippen Township a few minutes after 1:00 am when her Jeep Cherokee went off the road and hit a flagpole, address marker and a tree before rolling onto its side. Greene succumbed to her injuries prior to EMS arrival.


Minor injuries were reported after a collision last Thursday in McKean County. State police at Lewis Run have just released details reporting the collision occurred when Serena Anderson of Ellington, MO  she traveling east on Route 59 in Lafayette Township and failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign for  a Ford F-150 driven by Randall Clemons of Richmond was going south on Route 219. The Chevrolet Suburban driven by Anderson struck the pick-up on the passenger side rear wheel causing it to roll onto the driver’s side. Clemons and his wife were slightly injured. She was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center  for treatment. Anderson was not hurt.

A Cyclone motorcyclist was hurt Monday night when his Harley Davidson collided with a deer on Route 59 in Lafayette Township. Troopers said Clifford Conner was going east when the white tail came onto the road and into his path. The bike slid about 75 feet before stopping. Conner was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center by a family member where he was treated for minor injuries.


Deer season still might be months away, but hunters who will need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 soon will need to fill out and send in their applications.

Resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning Monday, July 12.

Nonresidents may submit their first application a week later, beginning Monday, July 19.

Hunters submitting applications should take note that the amount they pay for an antlerless license has increased slightly this year. While license fees haven’t increased since 1999, the vendor that operates Pennsylvania licensing system collects a fee for each license issued. That fee has increased this year – from 90 to 97 cents.

Pennsylvania antlerless deer licenses now cost $6.97 for residents and $26.97 for nonresidents.

While the total amount now is only pennies higher than before, the change is an important one for hunters submitting antlerless-license applications. Checks or money orders written for an improper amount result in an application being rejected. So be sure to confirm you’re using a 2021-22 application and envelope that reflect the present fees of $6.97 and $26.97.

Up to three applications can be submitted using the same envelope. Those submitting two resident applications now must include a check for $13.94. Three resident applications total $20.91.

Applicants must make checks and money orders payable to “County Treasurer.”

A list of participating county treasurers and their addresses can be found within the 2021-22 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is provided to all license buyers and available to view online.

Applications that are in any way incomplete, including being sent without proper remittance, will be rejected and returned to the applicant. Applications received before the Monday start of any round also will be returned to sender.

In any WMU where antlerless licenses remain, resident and nonresident applicants may apply for a second license beginning Aug. 2, and a third license Aug. 16.

Applications during these rounds are accepted by mail only, and must be mailed with proper remittance in an official pink envelope, which ordinarily is provided by the license-issuing agent at the time a general hunting license is purchased.

A hunter first must purchase a general license to be eligible to apply for an antlerless deer license. Hunters who purchased their general license online, but haven’t yet received it, can obtain an antlerless-deer license application through the white-tailed deer page at www.pgc.pa.gov and go to any license-issuing agent to pick up an official pink envelope.

The total number of antlerless licenses has been reduced from 932,000 to 925,000 for 2021-22, meaning licenses could sell out at a faster pace this year. But where licenses remain, hunters in many cases can apply for more of them than they did in years past.

Hunters now can hold up to six unfilled antlerless licenses at a time, and can apply for additional licenses as they harvest deer and report them.

Over-the-counter sales of antlerless deer licenses for any Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) where they remain begin Sept. 13. During this period, licenses for any WMU can be purchased from any county treasurer, either in person or through the mail.

Since hunters statewide may hold up to six antlerless deer licenses at a time, and hunters may obtain no more than three antlerless deer licenses during the initial mail-in rounds, each hunter will qualify for at least three additional licenses at the time over-the-counter sales begin, although licenses in many WMUs will be sold out by then. Applications made by mail during the over-the-counter sales period can be submitted through the same process as in earlier mail-in rounds, though hunters may submit more than one application at a time until the six-license limit is reached.

When applying by mail, a hunter may submit up to three applications per envelope. If a hunter qualifies to purchase more than three licenses during the over-the-counter sales period, and chooses to make application by mail, separate envelopes will need to be mailed. Group applications (no more than three applications total per envelope) also may be made by mail during the over-the-counter sales period.

Once again this year, participants in Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting program who are at least 7 years old can apply for their own antlerless deer licenses and Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits, which can be used to harvest antlerless deer on specific properties. In years past, mentored hunters could harvest antlerless deer, but only if their hunting mentor held a valid antlerless license or DMAP permit and transferred the permit to the mentored hunter following harvest. Mentored hunters under 7 cannot apply for their own antlerless tags and must continue to receive them by transfer.

As is the case with hunting licenses, mentored hunters over 7 must have valid mentored hunting permits before applying for antlerless licenses or DMAP permits. Qualifying mentored hunters may purchase no more than one antlerless deer license.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 12:00 a.m., Saturday, July 3 through 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, there was a four-day total of 574 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,213,135.





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There are 293 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 53 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to drop.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of June 25 – July 1 stood at 1.1%.

Between 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 2 and 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 5, there were 13 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,708 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Friday, July 2, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 63.0% of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Sunday, July 4, 60.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 75.8% have received their first dose.

According to the CDC, as of Sunday, July 4 Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

5,446,961 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 14,300 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,313,921 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,070 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,558 cases among employees, for a total of 87,628 at 1,599 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 29,038 of total cases have been among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.