…One driver hurt in Mt. Jewett collision…No one hurt in three-vehicle Elk County collision…Coudersport driver cited for hit and run….Change coming for doe license applications…
One driver was slightly injured in a collision last Wednesday afternoon in Mt. Jewett. According to Lewis Run State police, the collision occurred when Patricia Miller of Mt. Jewett became distracted by something outside her Ford F-150XLT and failed to see a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Tasha Lampman of Westfield which was stopped in the eastbound lane. Miller and a passenger in Lampman’s van, Eugene Lampman of Westfield, were taken to UPMC Kane for treatment of minor injuries. Miller was cited for failing to produce a signed registration card.
No injuries were reported after a three vehicle collision also last Wednesday afternoon in Fox Township. Troopers explained the accident occurred when a vehicle was pulled forward too far into the southbound lane of the Million Dollar Highway while trying to turn left. A 2019 Peterbilt Tri-Axle driven by Michael Zidick of Howard, PA stopped in the southbound lane to avoid hitting the turning unit and was struck in the rear by a Chrysler Town and Country mini-van driven by Scott Korchak of DuBois. The name of the first driver was not released.
A Coudersport driver is being charged for failing to give information and render aid after a sideswiping last Thursday afternoon on West 6th Street in Emporium. According to State police Bobbi Fuller was turning left out of a driveway when her U-Hall grazed a parked 2018 Subaru Legacy belonging to Alesha Postlewait of Emporium. Fuller allegedly continued on without stopping.
The way hunters apply for Pennsylvania antlerless deer licenses is about to change for the first time in decades.Senate Bill 431, which would allow hunters to buy antlerless licenses through the HuntFishPA automated licensing service, was signed into law last week. When it takes effect with the 2023-24 license year, antlerless licenses will be available for purchase online or in person at any license issuing agent.The Game Commission, hunting organizations including the National Deer Association, Pennsylvania Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists and others, and everyday hunters supported the bill, championing it as the final step to fully modernizing license sales.
Until now, hunters applied for antlerless licenses via mail, sending those familiar pink envelopes to county treasurers, the only entity permitted to sell them. They had to do so according to a set schedule, with various deadlines based on state residency and rounds of sales, using a self-addressed stamped envelope and paper checks, something increasingly foreign to some hunters. There were, in short, a lot of variables in play, and that occasionally led to problems with hunters getting licenses or not.
Given all that, the pink envelope system was seen by many as a barrier to hunting participation, especially when it comes to recruiting new hunters. Allowing for antlerless license sales through HuntFishPA will address those issues according to officials.
Prior to the start of next license year, the Game Commission will notify hunters on the process for applying for an antlerless license under the new system.
Sunday’s high, 70; Overnight low, 47; .04” of rain