When I was a kid we used to enter the woods in Haledon and come out in Franklyn lakes then hitch hike back to Haledon. It seems crazy today, but in those days people would actually pick uf a 15 year old kid with a shotgun.
I got my first deer (a spike) where WM Paterson College dorms now stand.
A friend of mine killed a BIG 10 ptr. in there about 25 yrs ago.Dragged it out, there was a cop sitting there,he was only around 15 yrs old.Cop told him he didnt want to deal w/it, his shift was ending soon.What a bruiser buck.