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I thought I would add some information about the units along with their past harvests.
Hopefully you will find it helpful and interesting.

Size in square miles:…………….2183.36

Amount public land:…………….15.5 %

Amount forested:……………….84.9 %

Amount agricultural:……………9.2 %

Amount developed:……………..2.4 %

License and harvest data in number/square mile:

Year…….antlerless license……antlered harvest…….antlerless harvest……total harvest
2003………..22.90………………..2.23……………………6.02………………8.25
2004………..22.90………………..2.06……………………4.49……………....6.55
2005………..17.40………………..1.79……………………3.34………………5.13
2006………..17.40
 

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I was out near camel back yesterday driving around looking for new places to hunt next year and saw cars parked at the Park entrance ( to the Camelback - I think - State Park. THe sign said- something to the effect that it was managed by Camelback. Anyway there is a SGl 138 I believe there. There were cars parked there also- what the heck is in season?
I need to get out and hunt more than the Nat'l Forest- where are the good places to hunt turkey and deer here? I keep hearing in Pike near the ater company but I can't find it.
My buddy lives in saw creek and has 10 and 12 points walking arounf his hood but you can't hunt there.
Any ideas?
 

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I've lived, hunted, and fished in 3D for over 45 years. I find it hard to believe that only 2.4% is developed ! Has the PGC looked at a topo map or aerial photo lately?
 

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Bethlehem Water Authority lands abut SGL 38 (Camelback Mtn.). Hypsy Gap road is the access point. The land is mostly dense scrub oak with small pine swamps throughout. The land is difficult to hunt because of the poor visibility. It gets hit pretty hard.
 

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I keep hearing that the pheasant hunting in (not sure where the fileds are) the fields is excellent.
I met a guy that works there a few months ago. He told me that it is patrolled but they won't kick you off unless you are shooting close to the building.
I will have to scope it out.
Did you guys all get together to drive bear this year? Anyone here get one? See any nice buks(harvest any) in 3D?
 

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I spent plenty of time on SGL 127, 312 & 318 throughout the fall and never saw a bear. Did see plenty of shooter bucks but missed on my only shot opportunity during archery. Passed up a really nice young 5 pointer 3 times in last week of archery. Didn't see any deer opening day of rifle in Gouldsboro State Park, but saw them on Tuesday and Wednesday that week in the gamelands...the only buck I saw in rifle came through before it was light enough to see his rack very well, that was on Tues am. Passed up a buck that dropped both antlers on the last Wednesday of flintlock. No buck this year in 3D, but sure had fun trying!

Saw more grouse and squirrels than the previous 3 seasons and hare sign was good, too! Less coyote sign this year than the past 3 years for some reason, as well. Didn't see a bobcat for the first time in quite a while. Turkeys were scattered, but in good-sized flocks.
 

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Nanook, do you know if any bears were taken from Kistler Swamp? Does Gouldsboro S.P. get hit hard in rifle season?
Just curious, I hunt N.C. Pa. during the first week of rifle.
 

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GSP was hardly pressured at all. I tracked a buck in the snow there 2 years ago on the last day and only saw one other hunter the entire time I was on him. Didn't see another hunter at all on the first day this year, but did hear a shot very close. Not sure if any bears were taken from Kistler. There was some bear sign in there this fall.
 

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Thanks. I enjoy exploring SGL 127, Gouldboro and Tobyhanna S.P.s but I don't see very many deer there. I like exploring swamps. SGL 38 didn't have alot of buck sign on it this year either, which surprised me considering the heavy cover. I also spend alot of time in the Promised Land area. I guess I just like exploring!!!
 

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129 and 38 were pretty bad this year. Neither the deer nor the people were moving, due to the weather.
Anyone else notice the amount of poached deer that were caped out and just left laying everywhere on 38?
 

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129 is right behind my house and I didn’t even bother going in there this season for deer.
I know every time I passed the parking lot down on 903 there were more cars then last year.
The first 4 days this year we spent over in 127. There are plenty of deer in there, but they all have PhD’s in hunter avoidance. I know 2 that must have been drop outs, one is in the refrig at Lamparters in Gouldsboro.
 
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