Where is there good hunting at in Tennessee?

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Where is there good hunting at in Tennessee?

Postby dogsbestfriend2 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:01 pm

Hey guys I am looking into purchaseing a 100+ achers in Tennessee in the next 2 years and was wondering what area of the state has good hunting. I hunt anything deer,turkey, ducks, rabbits, squirel and upland game. I really don't have a area in mind. I plan on doing the work planting food plots and opening up ponds. I just want to buy the land now and will put a house on it later. Any help would be appreciated.
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Postby Preacher1011 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:53 pm

How old are you? Are you wanting to be away from people or do you need a good school for the kids? Middle TN has good hunting especially if you can get out in Unit L.
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Postby dogsbestfriend2 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:44 pm

I am 26 and perfer to be away from people. I am in the military and plan are settleing there once I retire about 11 years from now. I want to buy the land now and then building a house. I have traveled the country and the world since being in the military and the wife and I agree Tennessee is the place where we want to be.
2008/2009 Tally
Hunts 18
Ducks 86
Widgeon 34
Pintail 8
Gadwall 10
Mallards 13
Spoony 2
Ruddy 1
GW Teal 4
Bufflehead 9
BlueBills 4
Comon Golden Eye 3
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Postby TennesseeNW » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:30 pm

Lauderdale, Lake, and Obion counties would be your best bet for ducks. Also try Bogota in Dyer county. The turkey and deer are thick around the river systems.
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Postby dogsbestfriend2 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:56 pm

Thanks for the info. I just don't want to purchase $250k worth of land and then find out there is no wild game around. I am prepared to help develope the wildlife. I plan on putting in some food plots, setting up some irragation for a lake for waterfowl and maybe even releasing some upland game birds.
2008/2009 Tally
Hunts 18
Ducks 86
Widgeon 34
Pintail 8
Gadwall 10
Mallards 13
Spoony 2
Ruddy 1
GW Teal 4
Bufflehead 9
BlueBills 4
Comon Golden Eye 3
Dogs Retrieves 120 ducks 1 goose
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Postby Preacher1011 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:33 pm

Honestly anywhere in TN has good deer and turkey hunting. The farther west you go the better it gets. West TN has the best duck population though like TNNW said. There are places working on getting quail and upland bird populations back up to par such as North Cumberland WMA and Catoosa in Middle TN. I haven't ever gotten to quail and grouse hunt because they aren't around here. When we had a few farm raised quail a few wild ones did show up for some reason though. To manage your land you'll have to have quite a chunk of property though because a bunch of counties are poaching havens. If you do get lots of property there a quite a few people that don't care, they'll hunt it anyway. That's kind of what you'll be facing any where you can go to get away from people.
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Postby dogsbestfriend2 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:08 pm

I figure that I would have to deal with the poaching thing. I am going to try to get with a few good old boys that live near by and give them permission to hunt and also have them keep a eye on the land. I figure that is a good trade. Also if they are local then they will know when someone starts talking about the monster whitetail they killed over by so so. I plan on raising quail and releasing them for a few years to build up the population. I figure if I plant a few (100-150) a year for about 5 years the population should take off as long as they have food and I keep the dogs out.
2008/2009 Tally
Hunts 18
Ducks 86
Widgeon 34
Pintail 8
Gadwall 10
Mallards 13
Spoony 2
Ruddy 1
GW Teal 4
Bufflehead 9
BlueBills 4
Comon Golden Eye 3
Dogs Retrieves 120 ducks 1 goose
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Postby Preacher1011 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:05 am

We got our quail from some place near Maryville. They had a big farm out there where they breed quail and other birds. I'd be careful letting people use your property too. I'd get to know them first because I know of people that have come into Gander Mountain that some would consider "good ole boys" that flat out told me they hunted out of season and "smoked the hell out of marijuana" on stand. Not the kind of person I want on my property. Anywho, good luck on your purchase and keep us posted. :thumbsup:
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Postby cuppedup50 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:13 pm

welcome to tn u made a good choice. like TNNW and preach said if duck hunting is ur thing u should try to stay on the west side of the state.
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Postby vmivol » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:50 pm

If you are military, then think about making some contacts through the 101st. They might be able to help you towards good locations. If you can get stationed there or at Knox then you can use the opportunity to scout locations -at least for maybe half the time you are sationed there. There is lots of good hunting on the Post, LBL, and the two rivers. However, like has been said before, the waterfowling is best and most consistant the closer to the MS river you are.
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Postby duck_slayin_101 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:20 pm

middle tn is the way to go nice bucks and enough duck hunting to keep you goin but like sombody mentioned in a previous note thefarther west you go the better the hunting gets but what you have to look at is yea the hunting gets better so the price of the land goes up as well as long as your around or close to a lake in middle tn your gonna kill ducks and especially geese and there are too many deer and turkeys in middle to get a piece of ground without them
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Postby dogsbestfriend2 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:00 pm

Thanks for all the help. I am looking to purchase land early 2010 or late 2009. I love Tennessee and have spent some time there. We decide Tennessee because of the afordable land and the great hunting. We decided between MT and TN.
2008/2009 Tally
Hunts 18
Ducks 86
Widgeon 34
Pintail 8
Gadwall 10
Mallards 13
Spoony 2
Ruddy 1
GW Teal 4
Bufflehead 9
BlueBills 4
Comon Golden Eye 3
Dogs Retrieves 120 ducks 1 goose
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Postby cuppedup50 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:19 pm

good call i wouldnt mind if i lived in west TN the rest of my life...i love it here.
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Postby Preacher1011 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:34 pm

Just stay away from Memphis. I went there once and it scared me...
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Postby TennesseeNW » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:14 pm

duck_slayin_101 wrote:middle tn is the way to go nice bucks and enough duck hunting to keep you goin but like sombody mentioned in a previous note thefarther west you go the better the hunting gets but what you have to look at is yea the hunting gets better so the price of the land goes up as well as long as your around or close to a lake in middle tn your gonna kill ducks and especially geese and there are too many deer and turkeys in middle to get a piece of ground without them


It depends on what your definition of enough is.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:03 pm

yea u dont want to live in memphis....been there done that and hated it.
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Postby dogsbestfriend2 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:05 pm

the wife was looking that other day and found some land near lobelville near Perry county. Anyone know this area? I will be waiting until the summer so that I can go see the area but, she is getting excited and has a few places that she is looking at.
2008/2009 Tally
Hunts 18
Ducks 86
Widgeon 34
Pintail 8
Gadwall 10
Mallards 13
Spoony 2
Ruddy 1
GW Teal 4
Bufflehead 9
BlueBills 4
Comon Golden Eye 3
Dogs Retrieves 120 ducks 1 goose
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