If you can find a spot in Allegheny County that has not been already pounded by hunters, you have found a potential gold mine. Most of the spots that have easy access or are not posted get hit hard. Many without permission. If you have a spot that is posted and you have permission, the hunting will be good. If it is tight, consider bowhunting only. Many of my spots are tiny, but they hold deer. Just have to mindful of safety zones and making sure that any deer you shoot stays in the woods and does not run into someones yard.Big-Ben said:Hello, I'm looking for a good spot to deer hunt an came across this spot in Arnold I was trying to find out some more info about this area for deer hunting .
Is this a good area or where would you all say that's a real good area to hunt in allegheny ?
Maybe I should have reworded to say that one must try to reduce the chances of a deer making it out of the woods into someone's yard after being shot. Does that work better for ya?Fleroo said:And how does one "make sure" that doesn't happen ? With a bow yet ?
No dpms, not really. Too many people are enamored with B&C scores, no offense to anybody that hunts the county, to think that what you described as your normal hunting approach in a highly populated area, will be the norm. Even at that, with near perfect shots, mortally wounded Deer are going to be crossing yards, crossing roads, entering school zones, etc... Getting back to the Mt. Lebo thread, sometimes methods other than hunting is the only viable options to some of these B&C class Deer. There just isn't another safe, and societally acceptable alternative in some cases. Everybody wants their crack at a B&C, even if that means hutning them within stone throws of swingsets and playgrounds.Does that work better for ya?
Don't know what to tell ya but what I describe is pretty common in the highly populated areas. I hunt these areas to primarily harvest does, not bucks. Most of the bucks I have shot have been outside of Allegheny County. No b&c aspirations when I hunt.Fleroo said:No dpms, not really. Too many people are enamored with B&C scores, no offense to anybody that hunts the county, to think that what you described as your normal hunting approach in a highly populated area, will be the norm. Even at that, with near perfect shots, mortally wounded Deer are going to be crossing yards, crossing roads, entering school zones, etc... There just isn't another safe, and societally acceptable alternative in some cases. Everybody wants their crack at a B&C, even if that means hutning them within stone throws of swingsets and playgrounds.
My truck brokedown as I headed down Commercial Street. Was able to pull up into the parking lot of the apartments. Sitting in the truck, which was facing Commercial St and just at dusk on the other side of the road the deer just started to appear.ruger1v said:the biggest deer in Pennsylvania I have ever seen we're in Allegheny County. I use to live in the apartments called the treetop towers. They are the apartments on the right heading into Pittsburgh right before the Squirrel Hill tunnels. Year after year I would see sickly enormous size buck through the windows. It was crazy I just couldn't hunt there the property back up to a park
Years ago about 1989, I was given a citation by the O'Hara Twp police for archery hunting. OHara then prohibited hunting (period) Went to the idiot Magistrate in Sharpsburg to pay what I presumed was a $25 fine and get on with life. He fined me $300. Long story short I appealed and went to Common pleas court with the Commonwealth decision in hand which said only the Game Commision regulated hunting. I won.iez44 said:BB, where are you located? what part of allegheny co. are you looking to hunt?
if you bow hunt, you can apply for a permit for O'Hara Twp. it was $10 last year. here's the wikipedia link that will show you the location. it's near fox chapel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Hara_Township,_Allegheny_County,_Pennsylvania
if you hunt the south, there are some places in the elizabeth area. quite a few PGC co-ops in the area as well. check the PGC site for those maps.
just in case you weren't aware: no centerfire rifles in allegheny co. >>>bows, slug guns or muzzleloaders only<<<