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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: trumbull co, ohio / Kane , Pa
Re: McKean Co. Camps
Our camp is just outside of Kane just before the Col. Inn on rt6. I've hunted up there since 1990. I wish we still had the 3 day doe season. The deer herd is nothing like it used to be. I remember sitting in my stand on opening day and seeing 75 deer before noon. I'm sure some were the same just running back through but it sure was fun seeing them. It used to be if you didn't have a parking spot atleast an hour before sun up, good luck finding one close to where you wanted to be. Anymore you don't even hear another truck driving in. Now, all the old wells are running again & all the old overgrown roads are opened back up so a lot of the areas are really changed. I haven't hunted up there for a couple of years now but I might try it again this year. It was just getting too depressing; sitting there seeing nothing & thinking of seasons past. I remember 3 of us all filling our buck tags within 30 minutes of each other. Sure they weren't bruisers but we weren't looking to make the record books. We just wanted to see deer, maybe tag one, get back to camp with all the guys, drinks a few cold ones & tell stories. None of us cared if we saw the 30 pointer, though we did take some dandies; even back then. We were Pa deer hunters carring on a tradition. The last time I hunted opening day, half the camps were empty. Guys don't take their kids anymore. Kids want to see deer. I'm lucky. My son hunted a few times up there with me & rarely saw a deer. Last year he tagged his first deer ever right here at home (ohio). I was talking to him the other day & I asked him where he would rather hunt opening day this year. He said Pa, thats deer camp. He just loves being in the big woods. Hopefully he'll be able to get away from collage for a couple of days. We can't wait!
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