You got the golden ticket. I was drawn in 2008 actually January of 2009, the year before we moved from SEPA. I shot two doe and had three tags. Could have shot a third no problem, but already had a buck and a doe from NYS in the freezer, so couldn't bring myself to shoot a third. It was fun, that's for sure. Good luck, and wait til you see the bucks you have to pass up!!!!!
Got drawn first year, and never went since I used all tags before the hunt. I am currently working across the street at the new hospital, and the herd is definitely knocked back. I live off TWP. line rd. and would see 30 deer a day years back. Working on the roof piping the air handlers for the past couple months, the most seen at first light was 4. You guys will get deer as they keep em moving all day, but numbers are starting to get in check!
i drew this year too area 2...last year i drew for the first time and got 1 antlerless deer in area 1...i saw at least 80-100 deer last year.... as they drive the deer for you mostly in the afternoon..but it is a good hunt you will see lots of deer
Nicky I live 5 minutes from the park, and hunt in the area, but not near the park. If you have a spot that borders the park, and I know all the property that touches it, you either have a great friend or an excellent piece that you own. I am jealous! Good luck!!
25ftup- I live in KOP. I have a good friend who has permission, I was just lucky enough to get an invite.
One hand washes the other, I've brought him to some of my former hotspots in the past.
To be honest, I'd forgotten all about the Farm Park hunt till I read this thread. I may just take a sick day on the 25th and try talking him into hunting this spot again, I bet once they start pushing the deer over in the park it will be cherry picking time.
I also applied for the youth hunt for my boys at graterford and got the letter that it was cancelled??? Nicky, if I still had a buck tag and I was you, I would definitely be next to the park on the 25th with my bow!
Well the hunt at the park was yesterday with 35 hunters taking 34 anterless deer (23 doe, 11 buck). I took a fawn doe in the morning and left at 11. The Park put on a good organized hunt imo along with the sheriff's dept and game comm. I was in area 2 and saw guys all around (3 within 100yds). Saw doe that were shot 4 and 5 times (what a waste). On the prison bus ride to area locations I overheard hunters talking about their intention to take 8 deer a piece (who does that?). Needless to say I saw and heard enough. All of that said and done I enjoyed the morning there and the few hunters that I had conversation with and also appreciated the chance to hunt close to where I live.
i was in area 2 wasn't much shooting in 2...i didn't shoot at all...seen about 50 deer in the fields and a few in the woods but nothing within range...seen a herd of about 30 in the afternoon but they didn't come in to the woods they went thru the cornfield into area 4
I was in 2 also did not come close to getting a shoot. Its a free hunt and I do not want to complain but I wish they would limit the amount of deer one hunter can get. The guy parked next to me got 5 in area 3. Yes they did push deer but nothing made it to the bottom of 2.