Pennsylvania’s Elk Season starts Monday. See story below.

McKean County Wire fraud investigated….attempted burglary in Ceres probed….Several DUI and drug possession arrests made….Driver unhurt in car/deer encounter in Cameron County….Pennsylvania’s general elk season starts Monday…

McKean County

State police at Lewis Run are investigating another wire fraud. Troopers report a 52 year old Shinglehouse man has been victimized by a possible cyber theft and the investigation is continuing.

An attempted burglary in Ceres Township remains under investigation by state police at Lewis Run. Sometime between 10:00 pm Sunday and 5:00 am Monday, someone tried to enter a building on Falkner Road  owned by a 44 year old Shinglehouse woman and damaged the door in the process. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814-368-9230.

A Hazel Hurst woman has been arrested for drug possession after troopers pulled her 2003 Dodge Dakota over on Route 6 in Hamlin Township Tuesday evening for traffic violations. Police claim 32 year old Angila Clouser was in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia.

Troopers at Lewis Run have charged 25 year old Matthew Luke of Bradford with DUI. Authorities say when Luke turned into an empty parking lot early Saturday morning and shut the  headlights off on his 2012 Chevrolet Malibu they stopped to speak to him and determined he had been driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Elk County

Two Ridgway residents have been arrested for drug possession. State police claim when they conducted a traffic stop at the Lantz Corners intersection Tuesday evening they discovered 32 year old Brittany Pinchock and 24 year old James Bullers were in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Drug possession charges have also been filed against two Marienville men. Officers say when they stopped a 2016 Fiat on Route 219 Tuesday evening they determined  Timothy Kaiser was driving under the influence of a controlled substance and he and his passenger 45 year old Vincent Bauer were allegedly in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia.

Cameron County

An Emporium driver escaped injury in a car/deer encounter early Wednesday morning in Shippen Township. According to state police Devin Palumbo was going east on Route 120 when three deer ran onto the highway in front of his GMC Sierra. Palumbo heavily applied his brakes and swerved off the road into a ditch to avoid the deer. The SUV came to rest upright but  had to be towed from the scene.


Pennsylvania’s general elk season begins  Monday, Oct. 31 and ends Saturday, Nov. 5.

While Pennsylvania now has three separate seasons for elk – a two-week archery season in September, the general season and a late season that begins around the first of the year – the general season remains the biggest in terms of participation, with more than half of available elk licenses being allocated to the general season.

This year, 101 of the 178 Pennsylvania elk licenses are valid for the general season. Of those, 31 hunters will be hunting antlered elk, or bulls, and 70 will be hunting antlerless elk, or cows.

Elk licenses for the general season have been allocated in 12 Elk Hunt Zones, geographic elk-management units dispersed throughout the northcentral Pennsylvania elk range. Maps of the zones can be found on the elk page at

Hunters participating in the general elk season, in which firearms are permitted, must wear, at all times, 250 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material on the head, chest, and back combined, visible 360 degrees.

A successful hunter must attach the tag that comes with a license to the ear of an elk immediately after harvest and before the carcass is moved. In addition, within 24 hours, each hunter who harvests an elk must take it, along with his or her hunting license and elk license, to the Game Commission check station, where the elk are weighed and samples are collected to test for Chronic Wasting Disease, brucellosis and tuberculosis. The elk check station is located at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the season.

Following completion of the general elk season, 48 hunters will participate in late season that runs from Dec. 31 through Jan. 7, 2023. Fifteen of those hunters have licenses for antlered elk, 33 for antlerless.