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    Default State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    SGL 157 is in Haycock (northern Bucks County)-based on it's proximity to Philly and overcrowded New Jersey I'd imagine it gets slammed pretty hard during the firearm season, but it's pretty big, so you could probably go in deep and avoid the crowds. Just curious if anyone here hunts it. My wife and I love that whole area and we're hoping to maybe buy a house right smack in the middle of Haycock so we can have the state game land (and hopefully some land of our own for hunting/shooting) and Lake Nockamixon in our backyard.

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    anything within an hour of NJ will get hammered
    The first vehicles normally on the scene of a crime are ambulances and police cruisers. If you are armed you have a chance to decide who gets transported in which vehicle, if you are not armed then that decision is made for you.

    Be prepared, because someone else already is and no one knows their intent except them.

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    I hunt there and you can hunt in noximixion park both are border line UNhuntable during gun season too many hunters to even take a SAFE shot this is just my OPINION and expierences
    Have you called, faxed, or emailed your reps today!!!

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    Quote Originally Posted by IHDiesel73L View Post
    SGL 157 is in Haycock (northern Bucks County)-based on it's proximity to Philly and overcrowded New Jersey I'd imagine it gets slammed pretty hard during the firearm season, but it's pretty big, so you could probably go in deep and avoid the crowds. Just curious if anyone here hunts it. My wife and I love that whole area and we're hoping to maybe buy a house right smack in the middle of Haycock so we can have the state game land (and hopefully some land of our own for hunting/shooting) and Lake Nockamixon in our backyard.
    If you can buy land there it's fantastic the deer will be pushed onto your private land. Find the co-ops they hold deer and usually less people. On opening day they are all packed though go during the weekdays.

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    OTOH - I've been in there during late archery/muzzleloader and its been deserted. Didn't see any deer either though......

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    I live 5 minutes from Nockamixon State Park and the surrounding State Game Lands. I have hunted them for years and have had a few moments with some questionable people. The opening day and Saturdays during buck season are the most crowded. By the middle of the 2nd week, there is hardly anybody there. When I hunt there it is usually during the week as there are fewer people. I find the thickest cover and hunker down. Usually the deer will find me as they hide from the other hunters. I have shot quite a few deer this way. Always surprises them that I am sitting in their hiding place. South side of the lake is better than the mountain. I do some scouting during squirrel season and look for sign, cover, and trails and then plan my hunts accordingly. I even make some ground blinds for future use.

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    I hunt there archery season and the late flintlock. It's a ZOO for regular firearms season. Have seen/met my share of questionable "hunters" as well as some quality outdoorsmen, in both archery and firearm seasons. The deer do get hunted hard and there really isn't all that much room up there. That being said, I hunt there alot, and have seen my share of deer.

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    I just hunted it for the first time. Went on second day of the season, a Tuesday, early in the morning. There were about 7 people at the Sawmill Rd. parking area for SGL 157. I went up on the Norhtern most peak of the mountain. Did not see anything; people or deer. I was actually pleasantly surprised, even though I didn't see a deer. I expected a bigger crowd. Weekdays are definitely the time to go.

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd try anyway. I am new to the area and looking for a place to hunt some deer and small game. At 157 where is the best place to park and enter.
    Also, does anyone track general stand locations in the game land? (I know this is a long-shot, thought I'd give it a try.)
    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
    Dan

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    Default Re: State Game Land 157-Anyone here hunt it?

    Like to start by saying I hope people check old threads because I can use all the help I can get.

    Where I live and wherebi hunt both sell out of doe tags usually first round or second. Theres never left over tags. I'm looking for somewhere to archery hunt down towards the philadelpiaarea. Primarily just looking for somewhere to hunt those slick heads since tags seem to be in endless supply down that way. I have looked at SGL but still open for suggestions.

    Also are there any state foests to hunt down that way?

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