I dont agree with this statement. When I lived in NJ, my father and I hunted primarily in Salem Co. I even got an out of state licence after I moved away. But, I quit hunting in Salem Co. because of too many hunters, esp on weekends. If you have some private plots, you cant beat the area! But, if you are on public ground, its pretty crowded, despite all the acres of land.You need more south jersey members. I live in Salem county. Along the bay coast there are plenty of acres to hunt and not that many hunters. Mostly out of stater for waterfowl.
Me too man. It is easy to get twisted around out there isnt it?? But, with all the people pushin the uplands hard, its a great place to squat for deer. I used to be amazed how far they would travel back in there from the fields. But, i guess if my life was at stake, i'd do the same thing.My grandfather used to drop me of at the access ramp by the nuke.
I bet that was a fun drag!all have to be accessed by boat. I've kill 2 nice bucks in these spots.172lbs 10pt. 156lbs 8 pt.and a few others in the 140lbs range
I know a lot of hunters who kill big deer, then lie and say they killed them on public land just to hide their honey hole. If you didn't see it come from those WMA's, be a little skeptical. I know there are a few big deer in the marshes, but they normally die of old age because they can't be gotten to in daylight.I'll be going to my taxidermist and will post 4 pics from deer that come from these grounds.
Ryan, I was allowed to hunt Thundergut before it was even a WMA, I know it very well. I realize the state has added some land to Gum Tree, and maybe there is a new piece added since I was there last, but what was there, was very little woods and a bunch of tree stands. As for Salem River, been to most of those little sections since day-one as public land, I know how hard they get hit, but since I didn't hunt there too much this year, maybe everyone else left too and I just didn't see that. I'll admit you probably know the marshes better than me, I don't trap, but you should also know there is plenty of pressure on those grounds too. I can't yet figure out why you make it sound like no-mans land, where a hunter has the woods and fields to him or herself. That just isn't the case.I don't want to put you down, but I don't think you know the properties, like I do.
Ryan, I apologise for that remark. I didn't mean it to be mean-spirited, but when I came back and read this again, it does come across like that. I tried to edit it out, but can't seem to find the edit feature.maybe you are downplaying the reality somewhat to bolster your book sales.
Ask him about deer drives on WMA'sWhatever the case, it seems like our prespective on just what constitutes heavy hunting pressure is different. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one