I had a very good first morning in the southwest corner of the keystone state.
I shot an 11-point with double drops around 9:00 am.
There aren't as many deer on my dad's place in Greene County, but what is there look to be quite healthy and I saw a couple more shooters later in the week (1 8-point and 1 10-point)
Here he is
Here's the 8-point I saw when I was out being the bird-dog and was carrying my camera
I also think the key to success in any area hunted hard around PA is to go where the average hunter wouldn't go - the thick stuff!
Shooting a doe on my dad's property still is no challenge, but instead of groups of 8 or 10 I am seeing groups of 3 or 4 - which is more sustainable. I think the A/R is working, myself.
Now - if you want depressing - here's depressing: In the 2-week firearms season in Vermont, I saw 1 doe & 1 fawn and they were together. Try hunting that long and see only 2 deer and have your wildlife biologists tell you that if you saw 2 or more deer the whole season, then you were productive. What we need up here is more habitat - the tree huggers won't let anyone cut any of the forest and it's working - the deer have no browse and therefore aren't around my neck of the woods anymore.