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Anyone hunt the Zoar Valley?  Thinking of taking my nephew there for a pre-gun scout


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I used to hunt pheasants at the zoar valley multi use area. I would cut school with my brother with a forged note for a doctors appointment. Back then I had a brittany spaniel. I hunted it quite a few times for birds, but not deer. Great memories. We were young and dumb and often went home empty handed( my dog was kinda a clown and it certainly didn't help)  I do remember shooting my first pheasant there.  

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No but I just looked it up  lots of reviews by hikers they say its  beautiful but rough terrain to walk in  hope that helps .

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7 minutes ago, Storm914 said:

No but I just looked it up  lots of reviews by hikers they say its  beautiful but rough terrain to walk in  hope that helps .

This appeals to me. 

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i have been there several times hiking.its a dangerous places as every year someone fall to their death. 

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I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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If they (the deer) die down in the bottom you'll wish you hunted at home.......

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If I do hunt Zoar I would be sure to hunt as far from the creek as is feasible. Anyway, a scouting trip is on the cards in the near future in order to get a sense of the place.


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1 minute ago, Papist said:

If I do hunt Zoar I would be sure to hunt as far from the creek as is feasible. Anyway, a scouting trip is on the cards in the near future in order to get a sense of the place.

lot of other state land to hunt with mote game imo.


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Just now, G-Man said:

lot of other state land to hunt with mote game imo.

Zoar is the closest one to me. 


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4 minutes ago, G-Man said:

lot of other state land to hunt with mote game imo.

Zoar is the closest one to me. 


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Surprised we don't have a sub forum dedicated to Public Lands in NY. Seems like it would be real useful 

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Would you say Zoar has a low hunter population ?


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10 minutes ago, Papist said:

Would you say Zoar has a low hunter population ?

no i would.look at other..most city people go to zoar as it is on boarder of erie county

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I will check out Otto for sure. Zoar is almost 3 times bigger tho


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1 minute ago, Papist said:

I will check out Otto for sure. Zoar is almost 3 times bigger tho

there are pieces of state land under 50 acres on near me produces for m friend every year.. many are overlooked as not big enough.. some are much bigger hanging bog cranberry hollow bear creek harwood lake are all other large parcels

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18 minutes ago, G-Man said:

there are pieces of state land under 50 acres on near me produces for m friend every year.. many are overlooked as not big enough.. some are much bigger hanging bog cranberry hollow bear creek harwood lake are all other large parcels

Is there a resource that lists all these pockets of huntable state land?

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Just found the Dec list for WMUs county by county. Not much going on near me.There is a tiny patch of woods in Hamburg. Anyone ever hunt it? Hampton Brook Woods? 

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15 minutes ago, Moho81 said:

I am of no help other than to say I have never heard of any one hunting Zoar Valley.

Me either. Hence my desire to scout it


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My neighbor and his family hunt Zoar quite a bit. Like GMan says it's no joke, be careful

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10 hours ago, Papist said:

Surprised we don't have a sub forum dedicated to Public Lands in NY. Seems like it would be real useful 

Agreed, happy to contribute. I've hunted both Zoar and Otto for a number of years. Lots of pressure on both during gun season. I've seen deer in both properties but never killed. My friend killed a doe in the middle of the day that happened to run by because she was bumped by another hunter. Pressure can be good sometimes. Most of my hunts were during gun season. Going to try at least 1 spot I have picked out during bow this year. PM me if you have questions.

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11 hours ago, Papist said:

I will check out Otto for sure. Zoar is almost 3 times bigger tho

For me when it comes to public land it comes down to 2 things is it close to home and do I have dmp for that area  .

If i have a dmp for that zone  i will hunt the public land  closest to me 90%

Of the time and only go father to places I think are better when I have the time to do so ,

Or just to get away see some new areas of the state .

 

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For me when it comes to public land it comes down to 2 things is it close to home and do I have dmp for that area  .
If i have a dmp for that zone  i will hunt the public land  closest to me 90%
Of the time and only go father to places I think are better when I have the time to do so ,
Or just to get away see some new areas of the state .
 

For zoar, don’t forget different wma’s north of creek versus south.


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