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Tennessee Duck Hunting Report
DUCK SEASON REOPENS
By Steve McCadams
Waterfowlers across Tennessee will see their break draw to a close when
the statewide and Reelfoot Lake Zone duck seasons resume on Saturday.
Duck season will run 58 days straight and to all the way through January
last five days season has been close all across the state. And, all of
TWRA’s wildlife management areas have been closed off as well to
boating, fishing and all traffic to allow waterfowl to return to rest
and feed in the units.
It should be another good opener for a few duck hunters in these popular
public hunting areas assuming their blind is located in an area with
Last Saturday the season opened with a bang for a few hunters in the
Kentucky Lake area.
Some blind in Camden Bottoms, Dover, Big Sandy, Gin Creek and West
Sandy reported excellent shooting. The lack of water in the upper ends
of the bottoms seemed to push ducks to place that did have water and for
many the concentration worked in their favor.
Homra Guide Service
Several blinds reported six and seven man limits by 8 to 9 AM. Shooting
was good in the open fields of West Sandy where a variety of species
were using the areas in big numbers.
second day activity was still decent but subsided some compared to the
opening day blast.
Water, or lack thereof, is still a factor for many
areas of West Tennessee. A little rain fell since last weekend but not
enough erase the drought conditions that have lingered the last two to
blinds in the upper end of West Sandy are still inaccessible to hunters
due to a lack of water. A few in other units across the region are in the
A little cool weather is in progress as the second season approaches.
It should be another
good hunt for several hunters but unfortunately, a small percentage of
waterfowlers across the region are suffering due to the drought.
Sooner or later rains will come.
Here is a phone video clip from a Reelfoot Lake youth hunt..."Smokin
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