freelance hunting reelfoot?

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freelance hunting reelfoot?

Postby wetnap » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:04 am

hello everyone my buddy and I make a trip every year out of town to duck hunt. We always look for public land and always freelance hunt, never use guides. The past few years we have gone to catahoula in LA and had great success. We are looking at potentially going to reelfoot in december, but everything I hear is that free lance hunters arent welcomed, and u need a guide.

Just looking for some opinions on the matter. I heard the same thing about catahoula and we didnt have any problems with anyone. We like to hunt out of our boat or wade... so we wouldnt be getting in someone elses blind. We just like traveling to different places and hunting
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Postby TennesseeNW » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:08 pm

All of the decent spots will have a blind on them. If there was good boat blind spots, there'd be 50 rednecks gunning for the spot at about sundown the day before.
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Postby Reelfoot Quack Smoker » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:46 pm

you can rent a blind with or without a guide or boat hunt a less than desireable spot
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Postby cuppedup50 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:14 pm

jsut dont get anywhere close to one of the permanent draw blinds or guide blinds out there because a lot of people up there get pissed when they think you screwed up their hunt.
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Postby wetnap » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:23 pm

thanks for the input im glad you all are responding, im from northern FL/south GA so anytime yall want a good redfish trip let me know and i will help out as much as possible. round here its just bullnecks, teal and woodducks... so we always try to get on some big ducks when we go out of town.
we know well enough not to get near people from hunting back home. its just that most places ive hunted there are still spots to hunt that maybe most folks wouldnt want to put in the time to get there, or its not a great spot for a blind, like in the woods or a very small hole. thats the kind of stuff i like to hunt in. wonder if there are places like that?????
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Postby TennesseeNW » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:32 pm

I hear there is plenty of public timber in Arkansas but i've never been.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:23 pm

if youve never been to reelfoot its worth the trip man. there are some die hards out there too. like 1000plus decoys and like 5+ robos and crap like that. it gets crazy out there sometimes.
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Postby mox » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:34 am

be careful if you hunt out of a blind on reelfoot. a former college teammate of mine has been a guide down there for 6-7 years now and he's told some pretty serious stories about people burning blinds and stealing fabric/brush because of blind hopping.
nonetheless, i've hunted reelfoot with him and its always an experience i won't forget. like cuppedup50 said, several dozen decoy spreads, vortex machines, its really an experience (just know where/when to go).
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Postby cuppedup50 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:59 am

well said mox.
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Postby mollyworker » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:42 pm

Rain needed. last nights rain did noit raise the lake! RAIN MUCH NEEDED
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Postby cuppedup50 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:26 pm

u can say that again
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Postby TennesseeNW » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:49 pm

It'll be a little better come this weekend. Usually the lake rises X2 what it rains.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:58 pm

hopefully it does.
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