Monday November 25, 2019

Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 45; Overnight low, 37; .22” rain weekend total






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PA’s bear season is underway…Maryland driver unhurt in Lafayette Township car/deer collision….Two McKean County drivers arrested on drug charges…Police look for “Peeping Toms”  in Kane…..

Pennsylvania’s  four-day firearms bear season continues through Wednesday .Last year, hunters took a total of 3,153 bears – Pennsylvania’s 11th best bear harvest – in an early archery bear season in selected WMUs, a shorter statewide archery season, the statewide firearms and extended seasons in selected WMUs. Taking as many bears in subsequent weeks would topple the current record bear harvest of 4,350 set in 2011.Last year, was the 11th best bear harvest in state history, but it also was the lowest bear harvest over the past 11 years. Penn’s Woods has maintained a substantial bear population of about 20,000 the past four years, despite removing more than 17,000 bears from the statewide population over the past five years. That the average annual harvest over the past five years has been about 3,500 bears suggests taking at least another 3,000 to set a new state record in the ongoing archery and coming firearms bear seasons is a realistic possibility. Last year, bears were taken in 60 of 67 counties. Additionally, 70 bears weighing 500 pounds or more, including 20 weighing 600 pounds or more and two that topped 700 pounds, were part of the 2018 harvest. And the possibility of even larger bears remains.

The Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department reports 41 bears were weighed in on Saturday’s opening day. One topped the scales at 593 pounds.

A Maryland woman escaped injury when her SUV hit a deer in Lafayette Township, McKean County. State police at Lewis Run say Christina Cheman of Baltimore  was going north on Route 219 near the Westline Road Saturday afternoon when the whitetail bounded onto the road in front of Cheman’s Nissan Rogue.

Two McKean County men have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after being stopped Saturday by troopers from the Lewis Run Barracks. Police did not released the names of the suspects but claim a 63 year old Kane resident was found in possession of multiple plastic bags containing suspected marijuana along with paraphernalia when his 2008 Subaru Outback was pulled over on South Avenue in Bradford Township. A few hours later,  2008 Chevrolet Malibu was stopped on the Derrick Road in Foster Township after the driver allegedly  committed a traffic violation. Authorities claim the driver was found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Troopers responded to a call about peeping toms in Kane early Sunday morning. A resident told police two men were seen sneaking around the rear entrance to an apartment on S.Fraley  Street. Before police arrived, the pair had taken off on foot into the woods. One of the me is described as being 6’2” with a dark beard and was wearing dark clothing. The other was about 5’11” was wearing tan pants, an orange hat and walked with a limp.  A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing.