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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-06-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

This was my first year hunting at a camp. A friend has one in Roulette. I had a great time and now I'm thinking about looking to purchase my own. What counties are the best for hunting all game and might have affordable camps? I'm looking for something less populated with a lot of public land that is accessible from the backdoor of camp. Thanks for all your input!
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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

Around the ANF in Forest and Warren counties would be good. There is tons of public land and open lumber company land up there. One thing to remember though, there are not as many deer up there as there used to be. Gone are he days of 40 or 50 deer seen on opening day. You got to HUNT for them now. On the upside, you could hunt the first week every year for the rest of your life and never sit in the same place.

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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

You could be in Sullivan county in less than 3 hours from Berks county. SGL 13 is 49,000 + acres, lots of state forest land as well.
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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

I'm in the process of building on the cameron potter county line in a subdivision in the elk state forest. Lots of land up there maybe not a lot of deer but I love the area.
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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

I would keep the drive to about 2 hours unless you are retired or drive a prius.

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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

look south of I 80
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I would keep the drive to about 2 hours unless you are retired or drive a prius.
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I would keep the drive to about 2 hours unless you are retired or drive a prius.
Agreed. My place is in north central Pa., it's a good 3 hr drive. I wish it was closer. Two hours Max would be great but it's worth the drive when once you get there.
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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

Tater is right. Our camp is 1.5 hrs from home and that's just about right IMO. It's still close enough if you want to go for the day and work on something that its not too big of a hassle.

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Re: Where in Pa Should I Look For a Camp?

Our camp is 67 miles, takes about 1hr 20 minutes to drive. What is nice is we can do a lot of day trips if we don't plan on staying. Lots of days we get off work at 2pm, drive up and do some odd jobs around the place and drive back home.
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