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Good Ol' Reelfoot Drama..

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by Fowler267, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Not that it was really worth fighting over but we decided on a change of scenery this morning... Had some friends that were interested in the Reelfoot experience. It is Possible to freelance Reelfoot.... Not many spots but We stumbled onto an area years ago that was far enough in between to make do. It used to be quite productive as well but not the last few trips.

    Anyway we were doing some spot checking with my plan to set up in one spot but it would have been too close to some other blinds. (Used to be a blind there) So we went back to the Ol' tried and true spot which was where the guy stopped and asked if we were hunting there??? I said Yes; And he started the Too Close spiel so ; Being from Misery; I told him to "Show Me" and proceeded to follow him.....

    We headed off towards his spot which was a comfortable distance over the 200 yard minimum(Lots of old blind sites Are Not 200 apart) Then he graciously tried to pawn us off to another empty blind.... Any consistently empty blind is most likely Not worth hunting..

    So we left his company with a blabber about calling TWRA and waited patiently for their arrival but those darn green jeans are just not dependable!
     
  2. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    No fist fights, shots fired, blinds burned, or tires slashed?..........where's the drama?:l
     
  3. Bullet21XD

    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    They need to burn all those blinds down!

    People need to learn it ain't 1930 anymore.
     
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  4. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    No, that's based on ignorance. Some of the spots could be hunted without a permanent blind, but most would suck. Also, the majority are public draw, and the rest will be public when the owner dies.
     
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  5. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    In ten yrs it will be 2030 which will be the equivalent of 1930 with a smart phone.
    Before you bash on 1930 imagine designing a car then. They actually did without a computer.
     
  6. Bullet21XD

    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    We no longer have the resources to allow people to "claim" public property. I feel the same about all blinds (draw or FCFS) on public ground or water, and I feel the same about permanent fish houses on the ice here in the north country.

    It all needs to stop.
     
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  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I dont think anyone understands that those blinds are the end of an era.
    Dammit I wish I could resurrect a phone for the pictures of blinds that got burnt. Hundreds.
    Big Lake WMA and reelfoot lake had a lot in common. The arkansas blinds are gone. Burnt.
    Every single one.
     
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  8. Bullet21XD

    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    And it was long overdue.
     
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  9. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Season draw blinds I dont a problem with. Blinds make
    it a bunch easier to get kids out and others with mobility
    problems.
     
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  10. sleeping_dogs

    sleeping_dogs Elite Refuge Member

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    During duck season the locals on Reelfoot Lake aren’t always the friendliest folks in Tennessee.
     
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