Hooked on HuntingPa
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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: FL via Beaver County
Re: tionesta area
HH -- My family has a camp near Marienville. My father and myself have since moved out of state, but travel back every October/November to archery hunt for two weeks. Friends and family also gun hunt there every year.
The hunting pressure is WAY down. We hunt more farm land than big woods and have shot a couple great PA bucks (one 140 class, one 130 class, multiple 110s) and have seen many more that would fit in those same classes. To me (I'm 31), the hunting is better than it's ever been. To my dad and his friends, they're obviously seeing less deer (back in the 70s when it was apparently nothing to see 100 deer a day), but much higher quality deer. Back then, it made news when someone shot a 14-inch, eight point.
We both wish we could spend more time up there for the hunting and just to enjoy nature. So, long answer to your question, I would absolutely recommend it. Tionesta is where I learned to hunt and shot my first buck, so it will always be special to me.