Friday, August 21, 2015
Jim Hunter: Watching the Bucks ... and the Does
Northampton County is one of 12 licensing agents for the state. Lehigh County does not accept applications for doe licenses.
According to Scott Parsons, at least ten hunters have complained to him that they sent in applications for doe licenses to Northampton County, but have been turned down in the northern areas that are sold out. He has been told that other hunters who have applied elsewhere were able to get their first choice honored. "It seems to me the problem is here," remarked Parsons, wondering whether staffing shortages have resulted in processing shortages.
Fiscal Affairs Director Jim Hunter denied there are any staffing shortages. Staff in Revenue is down one person, but there have been no delays in processing applications promptly, even if overtime is required.
After Hunter was done explaining that there have been no issues, Hayden Phillips remarked, "Not only do we have this guy watching the bucks, but now we have him to watch the does."