I was out riding around checking the water levels at some of our pits(there were 400 mallards feeding in my flooded bean fields) in extreme west Fulton County yesturday afternoon. I went down to the Long Point National Wildlife Refuge across from the pit I am going to hunt next Monday. There were prolly 400-600 specks sitting out in a bean field and there were waves of them coming form Reelfoot Tn and some coming of the River. There were prolly 3,000 ducks, sitting, resting, swimming, feeding, and flying around. It was an awsome site to see, and also good news that the Reelfoot area is holding birds(and there not all heading to Arkansas) There were a few snow geese to, but not like there will be 2 months from now. I started driving towards Philippy Tn, and I saw a large group of duck pass infront of the truck, I stoped b/c the line didint stop, I got out the field glasses and looked as far as I could see!!! Ducks, Ducks, groups of 10s, 50s, 100s. It was awsome I sat there for at least 25 min watchin huge wads after wads of ducks heading North(YAY not South) for the Upper Bottoms of Hickman Fulton County to roost. My dad and I estimated that there were probably 20,000 to 25,000 ducks!!
The ducks are back and I'm ready for next Monday Morning when season reopens. Saturday Ill be 1/2 from were the ducks passed, duck hunting in a pit in Tennessee !!!
The Secrets of Reelfoot and Fulton County
I have pics of this awsome site, I will be postiong them on the Avery Message Boards !!