2F is one of those WMU's and I have a rant about it....
2F isn't ALL big woods, public land, etc., but it's managed like it is. I'm tripping over deer in my area of southern 2F....they're everywhere and there is no shortage, low population, or anything of the like. However, I can only get one doe tag because they sell out 'usually' before non-res can even apply. That wasn't the case this year as there were a few thousand left at that point...that's an exception rather than the rule though. Folks think of 2F as the ANF, other public land and camps, which a lot of it is. However, there's a huge amount of private land, farmland, mixed in there as well....especially in the southern end. I ended up using the system in place and DMAP'd our property so we could kill some deer and try to aid regeneration....which is finally starting to work though I don't actually see any less deer than before (actually I'm seeing more deer since this past fall and more quality regen, I can't explain that). My slice of 2F looks a whole lot more like 2D than the northern end of 2F. I wish they'd redraw the lines to better suit the habitat since they claimed that was the intent of WMU's to begin with. End rant.
To guess an answer to your question though: There are a lot of hunters in those norther WMU's in a whole lot of real estate. Look at 2F, I don't know the actual land area but the ANF alone is entirely within 2F and it's over half a million acres. 2F as a whole is probably around twice that at one million acres by my own guestimate....that's about 1600 square miles! PA has the highest hunter density in the nation (https://www.qdma.com/hunter-density-across-u-s/
) at 20.5/sq. mi. That's roughly 33,000 hunters in 2F using simple math and not figuring in cities, roads, buildings, etc. It also doesn't take into consideration that it's one of the traditional deer hunting areas in this state so that 20.5 average is likely higher in reality. 24,000 doe tags don't go very far considering the sheer number of hunters. 2G is just as bad, if not worse, with more hunters, more land and only a few more tags at 25,500.
What many people don't realize is that the little towns with high densities of camps and only a few hundred actual residents turn into bustling little cities for a couple weeks each year. They're crawling with people everywhere, their population increases tenfold overnight and dies out just as quickly a week or so later. A whole lot of those 'new' folks do the same thing they always do....sit on grandpap's rock or under that hemlock in the hollow or walk this ridge to that one, etc. A good many never scout, never step foot in the woods prior to that weekend before (sometimes even opening morning). They don't know deer at all, they know that rock or stump that dad 'always got lucky' at or uncle Bob killed that buck 40 years ago down by the 'crick' in that hollow. I'm not knocking on those folks, but that's where a whole lot of the complaining comes from.....notice it doesn't last long after the season is over! They're back to doing whatever it is they do the other 360 days a year! There are exceptions to everything there, of course, but that's the meat and potatoes of it, I believe anyway.