State Parks / State Game Lands
So I have my spot all set for this season, but I'm going to be getting the opportunity to gun hunt, and I don't think I'd be to comfortable gun hunting where I've been since it's a really small area. I have a friend who I just spoke too who's moving in with his father right off of 80 near the NJ/ PA border, and in a few months he'll have his PA license. He wants to start coming hunting and would keep a rifle at his house for me, which is good news because due to nyc gun laws, I haven't been able to go gun hunting (don't want to jump through the hoops and pay the money for the application, i hear most get denied for the most nonsense reasons).
Anyway, the point of this post, is since I'll be able to gun hunt, I'm going to start scouting new areas on public land. I have a few game cameras coming in the mail, and I'll probably be setting them out.
Some of the things I'm keeping in mind while trying to chose the next spot/park:
Not too crowded, hopefully to the point where I won't have to worry about a cam being stolen.
Not too crazy terrain, I usually go alone so won't have help dragging.
Gun and Bow hunting permitted, not too restricted where Ill end up in a no hunting or private area.
Close to the nj/pa border, preferably close by 80. Willing to travel down to 5c/d if it means a good spot with a longer hunting season, or west for a goldmine of a park.
And most importantly, a good spot for deer. Major plus if there's also turkey, and any other wildlife (even though I probably won't be hunting anything except deer or turkey, I like to observe, keep sme entertained while I'm out).
Some of the places I just quickly listed off a map:
Hickory Run/ surrounding game lands, all the way through to big pocono, tobyhanna, nescopeck, etc..
George Childs park (because I'd be 10 minutes from my step fathers as well)
Deleware Water Gap recreation area (also close by my stepfathers and another friends)
Jacobsburg state park,
Evansburg state park,
French Creek state park,
Nockamixon state park (one of my preferences)
Also, just for if I ever want to get a rustic cabin in the winter and see some nice scenery (closest one open through the winter that I found online), worlds end state park, but I doubt it.
Since I listed so many, I'm not expecting anyone to have a knowledge of which is best, and I will be out there scouting myself. I'm more posting to find out if there is any on here that you guys would suggest staying away from so I can check them off now, or any that you know that stick out as better then the rest. Also open to other suggestions, and not looking for anyones specific spot (though i wouldnt mind it lol) either. Thanks