First deer(shotgun buck) I ever killed was at Amwell Lake. A house now sits were this was as this was before the house across the lake was built (many years ago). We also used to have some great rabbit hunting along and just below the dam. We also did some damage on geese and ducks. Those were the days.... I haven't been there in a long time so I can say what it's like today. The far corner should be ok if the surounding area doesn't have houses around it.
1shot there is alot of state land in those 4 counties. My suggestion is to go to the NJDEP's website and the Fish and Wildlife section. You will find a listing of all the WMA and topos of them. Pick one that is near you and take a look. I have had good luck on WMAs
Sounds good I hunted Black River about 15years ago. I seen some deer but had alot of hunting presure but its worth a try.I need to get out of middlesex county and try some new spots.Did you ever try Spruce Run?
You got bears?
Did I meet you at the womens day at the range at Cherry Ridge Range a few years ago? My wife took the coarse and I met a guy that lives right by Spruce Run whos wife was also in it.He was telling me about the bears he saw in his driveway.
My wife always had an interest in shooting so I guess its easier. The womans day at the range and a few other similar events at cherry ridge range are great. They give 2 hours of classroom type instruction, then bring the ladies out to the range for a few shots on the rifle(22) pistol(22) and shotgun. They have a lot of fun and its free.