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  1. There.is.no.ST

    There.is.no.ST Senior Refuge Member

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    I know the last day to put in is this week...still haven't decided if I want to commit to it.
     
  2. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Because it’s only an hour and a half away from me, I called Woods Res/AEDC a couple weeks ago, and got good detail of the blind conditions.

    But then realized I can’t really count on getting buddies to go more than one time, given their work schedules. So it’s probably better to have 3 chances at the short-term draw blinds closer to me and hunt open access areas the rest of the time.
     
  3. Small Bore Hunter

    Small Bore Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Sent ours in today. All for Reelfoot. 2,000 plus applied last year. Let’s see how many this year. I have not seen any TWRA work on their Tier 2 spots on south end of lake.
     
  4. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I got an email today saying those tier 2 draws would start in October.
     
  5. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    I don’t know how representative it is of other WMAs, but on Woods they were still doing final review of bids from contractors 2 weeks ago. At this point it has to pick up quick or it’ll be too late.
     
  6. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Why? The blinds will take a few days to build in a shop. They'll then be placed at the WMA and brushed in October or early November like every other blind in the region. I'm far from a fan of the program, but there's no time crunch yet to be concerned about.
     
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  7. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Mainly concerned about the approval process becoming interminable, but I guess since there’s so few Tier II blind sites you may be right.
     
  8. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    What part approval processes are you concerned with?
     
  9. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Perhaps I misremember, but my impression from the commission meetings was we were supposed to be well past the bid review process by now.
     
  10. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Gotcha, I wouldn't be too concerned about that aspect of it. I'm more concerned with what appears to be a poor design and also with how they are each brushed.
     
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