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Postby goosecaller » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:58 am

I was just wondering how the waterfowl hunting is in NW TN. How are your goose limits and how is the overall waterfowling? Is there a lot of public hunting land? How willing are the farmers to let you hunt there land. Also, is there much oportunities to bowhunt for deer there as well. Thanks in advance.
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Postby TennesseeNW » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:55 pm

The duck hunting is the best in the state. There are some good public spots if conditions are right and you know what you are doing. There is a ton of good private leases. There isn't really any farmers that give up their land for hunting. If its worth hunting, its either already leased or up for lease. I would consider bow hunting decent as there is lots of bottoms with cover. However, like duck hunting, the best land is taken up. It is easier to get permission to deer hunt though. If you make friends its likely they'll have connections to a spot to deer hunt.
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Postby goosecaller » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:10 pm

So kind of a pay to hunt sort of area. Seems like it is going that way everywhere. In MI it is sort of the opposite. A ton of oportunities to waterfowl hunt, but really can't get a spot to deer hunt. I am more of a walk in kind of hunter, not a boat guy. Do you need a boat to hunt most places? I like to hunt geese out of corn fields mainly, sounds like the fields are spoken for before the birds even show up correct?
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Postby TennesseeNW » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:11 pm

Geese? What are geese? haha Hardly any make it down this far. As long as the northern states keep shellin out the piles of corn the geese wont make it this far. Its considered good to get 10 in a year. Not too much walk in area either. Shelby forrest can be considered walk in around Memphis. Public flooded timber is available when the rivers get out. But they are usually only accessable by boat.

Two Canadians and 6 ducks a day. As stated the goose hunting is well below what your used to. People are getting better at killing Specs. The duck hunting is very good in West Tennessee. But it also takes good conditions to have an overall good year. Unlike the MI the ducks dont just show up when it starts getting cool. It takes a big cold front to get a good influx of ducks.

Some people in the area consider 200 ducks a year a good day. Some of the better spots might expect 800. The elite honey holes will get anywhere from 1500 plus.
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