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Swan creek and SOA’s draw

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  1. cholt

    cholt Elite Refuge Member

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    well not sure how most the Bama guys feel on this new system I will start with the SOA hunts the state has about 3 to 4 hundred deer and small game hunts and only about 8 waterfowl hunts, I think they shouldn’t even open the waterfowl area up until something is done with the land I hunted it last year as a guest and it need to either have a brush cutter come thru or burn it. I don’t think they can even get the water off the land so all the hardwoods are dying fast and buck brush taking its place the state needs to turn it over to someone that can fix the problems on the small tract of land. Now to swan there’s a lot of butt hurt people that have always went to the blind draw have their blinds inspected and drawn for spots. Now there’s people getting drawn that have never set foot or heard of swan creek it’s crazy. At least keep it the same and just do the 30 blinds now there’s people getting drawn and paid money to other guys with blinds and spots don’t think that’s right, at least let the ones willing to compete with the blind nazis up there once a year. I will get off my soap box now. The State of Al. Land management is a joke....
     
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  2. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Your last sentence says it all.

    I have never competed in the blind draw, and never will, because no matter what, it’ll be a joke. It’s akin to stuffing 10 pounds of **** into a 5 pound sack.

    As for the SOAs, it’s a new(ish) program. Hopefully they get it ironed out.
     
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  3. FLHRC

    FLHRC New Member

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    I have never been in the blind draw, I just don’t have enough friends that duck hunt. I guess I’ll be out there this year in my canoe,
     
  4. cholt

    cholt Elite Refuge Member

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    put in for it next year and me and my buddys have about 7 different ones that you can use.
     
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  5. Stealyourface

    Stealyourface Senior Refuge Member

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    We used to put 4 blinds into the draw every year and got a draw all but 1 year that I can remember. We sold our blinds a few years ago. Just in time, I guess.

    I hear plenty of stories from “back in the day” about the dewatering unit from my dad and his buddies. My first hunt was in the green tree over 20 years ago, back when the trees were green and the hunting was good.

    Say what you will about it, but at least they are trying to do some thing. That place has been mismanaged for a long time.

    I’ve been seeing some places where the milfoil is coming back on the river. Maybe the freelancing will be better this year.
     
  6. FLHRC

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    Thanks
     
  7. FLHRC

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    I have not been to swan creek in two years, am I reading this right? No hunting Monday. Tuesday, wend??? I’m not looking at it right now
     
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    Stealyourface Senior Refuge Member

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    I can’t remember if it’s m, t, w or t,w, th, but yeah they started that last year. But that’s only the dewatering unit. You can still hunt other parts of the management area in those days.
     
  9. cholt

    cholt Elite Refuge Member

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    Mon. Thru Thursday no waterfowl hunting at swan mallard fox and mud and raccoon creek
     
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  10. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Tue through Thur, not Monday. And it’s only the dewatering area at Swan on those days. Not the entire WMA. Mallard-Fox is still open daily. I haven’t looked at the Mud Creek permit.
     
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