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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-26-2017, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Ridley Creek shotgun hunt

Anyone ever get pulled for it? I got pulled for zone e... I am not sure what to expect with it...

Anyone else hunting it? Have you hunted it before?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-26-2017, 04:01 PM
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I used to have to work it. The Bucks Co WCO had her patrol vehicle window shot out with buckshot while we were parked next to her talking to her . The place needs to he hunted, but I wouldn't hunt there. That said, I never heard of anyone getting shot during the hunt.

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I hunted it many many years ago twice, back when I lived in delco. It really wasn't that bad, at least from what remember. I got a doe out of there on one of the hunts. I do remember the game wardens patrolled quite often inside the park while the hunt was going on. They stopped and made me work the action on my shotgun to make sure I had it unloaded. I had it leaning up against the truck in that space between the cab and bed.
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Riddley Creek was not nearly as bad to work as Tyler State park. The anti hunter demonstrators were there in large numbers outside the park, spitting on hunters vehicles as they were going into the park and trying to block the gate. Several got arrested. The PSP had their mounted patrol their trying to hold the idiots back. Back in the old days the PsP would have ridden over them, that is where the term hoofty comes from, those under the hooves of the PSP horses. One year they sneaked into the park after the hunting started and spread tar paper nails all over the parking lots, pound of them. A lot of hunters and several PGC and State park vehicles had multiple flat tires on their vehicles.
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I get drawn for Ridley every year, normally the second week. We are successful almost always. Seen some nice bucks come out of there too.

There is not a GOOD spot or a BAD spot in the park. Just hunt it like a rabbit hunt, not a deer hunt. Post up on edges of thickets or on hills overlooking. Let the others move deer toward you.

We will be there 1st week this year, this Thursday.
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Yea...that is our plan.... we found some ok trails leading into some thick stuff on a hill....
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Also, you can hunt any zone you want. Nobody checks. The zone you are assigned is a suggestion just to evenly disperse the hunters.
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How/where do you enter the Ridley Creek shotgun lottery?
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How did everyone do this year? I participated in the second hunt today in zone 1. Didn't see anything and when I checked out the ranger indicated a very low harvest. They also said week 1 was low too. This was my first time. In the later morning/afternoon they had a bunch of drives going, but really didn't seem to be much going on around zone 1.

Elliot - you can get an application from the park office. this year I think applications were due oct 1 for the drawing, but check with the park for next year.
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I had to leave early on the first day. I saw 6 but they were too far to shoot. There was a good amount of shooting going on. My buddy hit a doe and couldn't find it.
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