My uncle on Jan 15, 2018 saw 8 does near his house. Later 5 bucks came out, with his binocs he could see they were 10 to 12 points each. Now I have seen 5 bucks in a day but I never saw 5 bucks at once. He said they were nice ones. Good for next year I guess.
Back when New Jersey really had deer , in Hunterdon County and Sommerset County , it was not unusual to see that many bucks in a group ... more . It just wasn't before the bachelor groups broke up in the early Fall . On a opening day of Small Game Season , usually about November 10th , 9 bucks ran out of a small patch of pines when several hunters walked through it . Opening day of Buck Season it was not unusual to see more than 100 deer for the day ... maybe 10 to 15 bucks ! This of course this was back in the mid-70s before the progressive management " kill every deer that walks " for high dollar permits and licenses became a way of life in New Jersey . Chris