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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Somerset County (2C)
Proposing an AR at my camp
Ok, let me first off start by stating I know not everyone likes AR or believes in it. I for one love it and do believe in it. I'm a member of a 250 acre camp in SE Somerset County. Currently, we take out about one 2.5 year old 8 pt a year. (Before the state implemented AR, seeing at 8 point was the equivalent of seeing a unicorn.) Every few years we get two or three 2.5 year olds, but it's rare. We do shoot however (2-3) 5 or 6 pt 1.5 year old bucks each year. The camp is somewhat divided on implementing an AR to say 3 up off the beam like the western part of the state or say 15" wide spread.
So, my question is for those of you that belong to camps or leases with others, how has your own AR system worked out? What did you do to enforce it? What have the results been? How did you get buy in from other members? Is 250 acres manageable? Our neighbor with the largest amount of land is already implementing the AR that I described.
Again, I'm not trying to start an argument about AR, so please don't bother to comment if you just have something negative to say about ARs.