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Nope. Driving up Rt. 15 from Rt. 80... across (on your left) Rt. 15 is Berkshire Valley WMA. However, if you make a right onto Berkshire Valley Rd (at the New Orleans Steak House)... all along the left is Rockaway River WMA.
 

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I worked for Picatinny and wanted to join the rod and gun club but they said I could join and go to meeting but I just could not Hunt cause I was a contractor. Kinda strange.
 

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I hunt Picatinny Bo. Ive seen some great bucks here. I took a nice mature 5pt 2 years ago.(no brow tines).I didnt hunt much last year because of my wedding and such but this year I'll be hunting for sure. The problem is they really loosened the bag limits here. and the guys that hunt with muzzle loader and shot gun just drive the heck out of the place. I've noticed a real drop in deer the last couple of years. also I work in an enclosure within the arsenal and I saw tons of deer but now they are building all over the place up here and it really has affected the deer.
 

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LOl drag , I only bow hunt the property. Not many guys bow hunt here. and we have over 6 thousand acers. The guys that do hunt during the gun season really push the deer hard and have shot a ton of deer.I'm sure they will and have pushed a few your way.
 

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Whelan,yep I work at Picatinny. Sorry the name doesnt sound familar. There are almost 3000 people that work all over the arsenal.
 

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I'm kinda off by myself where I work Just a small group. Kinda nice actually
 

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yea we went,caught a bunch of fish, lots of shorts. we each caught a couple of keepers.It was rough on him though. With the chemo he burnt really bad, got sun poisoning on his lower arms and hands.but it was good to get him out.
I've never heard not to eat the fish out of there hmm ive eaten crappie,perch and trout from all the various lakes there.The trout are stocked so I guess they arent a problem. the venison was fine too.
 

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I usually hunt Fort Dix, because I've trained with my guard unit there for decades. I'd only been to Picatinny once in the 90s to deliver some humvees.

I've been wanting to go up there for hunting, but I wouldn't even know where to start!

Is there an impact area and a Range Control station to let you know where you CANNOT hunt?
 

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WoooHooo! I got the zone 54 permit and tags in the free lottery with my guard unit. I guess I'll be hunting there this muzzleloader season. Looks like end of November.

But it looks like they are limiting some areas this year due to Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs)

Here's what they posted:

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BG Maddux and LTC Koehler have directed a temporary prohibition on recreational hunting and trapping in the following areas due to possible UXO. This prohibition applies immediately and will remain in effect until further instructions are provided:
2B, 2W, 3, 4, 5B (South of Peterson St./Babbit Rd. intersection), 6N, 6B, 7S, 8N, 9B, 11E, 13E, 13W, 17, 18E (East of Green Pond Brook), 20B.
Thank you for your cooperation. More information will be made available concerning the status of these hunting areas in the near future.
V/R,
Robert Hailstone, Safety Office
The command group at Picatinny has announced the all recreation use on Picatinny Lake is closed as of 19 Sep. 2011, until the dam/wall project is completed by the end of this year.
 

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ALCON,
BG Maddux and LTC Koehler have directed a temporary prohibition on recreational hunting and trapping in the following areas due to possible UXO. This prohibition applies immediately and will remain in effect until further instructions are provided:
2B, 2W, 3, 4, 5B (South of Peterson St./Babbit Rd. intersection), 6N, 6B, 7S, 8N, 9B, 11E, 13E, 13W, 17, 18E (East of Green Pond Brook), 20B.
Thank you for your cooperation. More information will be made available concerning the status of these hunting areas in the near future.
V/R,
Robert Hailstone, Safety Office
The command group at Picatinny has announced the all recreation use on Picatinny Lake is closed as of 19 Sep. 2011, until the dam/wall project is completed by the end of this year.
These areas probably have the best deer...

Remember, Maddux shot the biggest racked buck last year. They might be closed to keep the pressure down. I have seen Generals do weirder things (like open up the network restrictions during fantasy football season...).

BillHoo - if you plan to hunt there, get there early or you might not get the area you want. First come, first served.

Also, does anyone really eat ANYTHING coming out of that place??!! Remember, they didn't BRAC the base because of the cost for the environmental cleanup. Most people don't even drink the water. I see deer everywhere, but I don't know if I could eat that meat. It's really why I never tried hunting there.
 

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Is there an impact area and a Range Control station to let you know where you CANNOT hunt?
You need a training course and then you need to sign in at the police station before you go afield. Google the Picatinny Rod and Gun Club and get some contact info from there. They will point you in the right direction.
 

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Our gun club borders picatinny. Usually during the rut one of the bucks we see along the inside of the fence when driving(lake denmark road) will cross over. One guy in our club got a huge buck that crossed over last year. They also have a awesome duck spot. I can her them shooting from my spot
 

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BillHoo, go to the ODR buidling and pick up a map. It lists all the hunting areas and the type of hunting that you can do in each area.
 

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As far as eating the meat, the deer cross over fences in a number of areas that would also be an issue for hunters outside of zone 54. I really wouldn't be too concerned. The fish are another story though. IMO, catch and release only, since most of the testing back in the day was conducted over Lake Denmark.

During the 6 day, the "orange army" usually drive certain areas, not all. I have never had a problem with driving.

Hope to see you during the Muzzleloader season!
 

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During the 6 day, the "orange army" usually drive certain areas, not all. I have never had a problem with driving.
That's good to hear. I haven't had good experiences with large drives like that (not at Pica though) and maybe a little biased [eyeroll]
 
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