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#2932275 - 09/04/12 08:33 PM Middle and East tn waterfowlers?
tn_duckman
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Any middle and east tn duck or goose hunters on here?
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#2932328 - 09/04/12 09:07 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
BuckHunter511
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Crossville, TN hunter ;\)
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#2932360 - 09/04/12 09:23 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: BuckHunter511]
tn_duckman
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Hows the hunting up that way?
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#2932446 - 09/04/12 11:03 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
Spoonbillmallard
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I do
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#2932625 - 09/05/12 07:33 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: Spoonbillmallard]
tn_duckman
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Where you located spoon?
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#2932845 - 09/05/12 10:52 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
rukiddin?
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Used to. Not worth it. Now I just drive to West tn or to a lease in NC. Hunt smarter not harder...........
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#2932924 - 09/05/12 12:19 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: rukiddin?]
tn_duckman
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 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
Used to. Not worth it. Now I just drive to West tn or to a lease in NC. Hunt smarter not harder...........


Thats about right. We have a few spots that treat us good. I go to west TN a good bit

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#2934680 - 09/06/12 08:18 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
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I live in Nashville
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#2937176 - 09/09/12 10:58 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: Spoonbillmallard]
holstonangler
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im in jc, its usually tough hunting arouund this part of the state
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#2937218 - 09/09/12 11:44 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: holstonangler]
tn_duckman
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 Originally Posted By: holstonangler
im in jc, its usually tough hunting arouund this part of the state

Yeah sometimes it can get tough but we usually have pretty good hunts.

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#2939837 - 09/11/12 05:04 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
krazykarl_13
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I goose hunted some in middle tn. I am in grad school at ETSU right now. I would love to get in on some hunts if anyone needs an extra. I am not experienced by no means though but would love to learn. I have my stoeger up here and can bring my waders next time I go back home.
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#2940193 - 09/11/12 09:22 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: krazykarl_13]
tn_duckman
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 Originally Posted By: krazykarl_13
I goose hunted some in middle tn. I am in grad school at ETSU right now. I would love to get in on some hunts if anyone needs an extra. I am not experienced by no means though but would love to learn. I have my stoeger up here and can bring my waders next time I go back home.

Im in johnson city im sure we could get you on a few hunts with us.

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#2940444 - 09/12/12 06:19 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
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sounds good buddy. i'd really appreciate it. my layout blind and waders are at home. i'll get them up here though. the geese have been going crazy flying over my apartment and around the VA campus the past few days.
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#2940535 - 09/12/12 07:36 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: krazykarl_13]
tn_duckman
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Yeah the geese activity has been more then normal this year. Hopefully the ducks will be the same way.
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#2953279 - 09/22/12 08:46 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
pathfindr92
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Hey karl,

Dr. Robertson in the biology dept is a big waterfowler. If you're over in Brown Hall you might hit him up for some help, too.

I've got a couple of old dekes I'd be willing to part with if you need some while you're here in case you want to do any solo hunting. 2-3 will normally work for river/creek or small pond hunts here. I'm about 2 min from etsu.


tn duckman,

I've hunted ducks here for almost 20 yrs. As holstonangler said, it sure gets tough, but I love to hunt 'em. I hunt Boone and the Nolichucky.

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#2953787 - 09/23/12 10:53 AM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: pathfindr92]
tn_duckman
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Pathfindr,

I hunt boone and the watauga river and up toward bluff city. Ive got some ponds we hunt when the weathers right.

We found a few new spots this year that look like they will work out pretty good for us.

Ive seen more ducks so far this year then i have the last few years so hopefully that continues during the season.

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#2955745 - 09/24/12 05:04 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
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A man needs ponds to hunt around here til it freezes up. From what I hear, this yr is supposed to be the peak # before the populations take a nosedive. If it had gotten cold last yr I think we'd have done well. Hope it gets good and cold with some snow cover up north this time around.
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#2955852 - 09/24/12 06:57 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: pathfindr92]
krazykarl_13
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Thanks for the info pathfinder. I am still learning the ropes on duck hunting. We have a corn maze back home that we goose hunt on after they harvest. I usually don't call; still working on getting everything down. I have my waders and shotgun up here now. Need to get my layout up next time I go home. Doubt I'll be doing any solo hunting this year.

Edited by krazykarl_13 (09/24/12 06:58 PM)

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#2955919 - 09/24/12 07:48 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: krazykarl_13]
tn_duckman
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We have good luck on the river and ponds before the everything freezes but like you said we need some good cold weather to do good but ive got high hopes for this season.

Pathfinder maybe we can get together and kill a few this season

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#2957616 - 09/25/12 09:26 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
pathfindr92
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Sounds good.
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#2996888 - 10/24/12 12:53 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: pathfindr92]
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I'm new to east tn this year as well. I lived in west tn before moving here and grew up hunting in alabama, so I've been hunting ducks a long time. I have been reading what you all are saying about east tn waterfowling, and I too am in jc. We actually have a farm right on Boone lake. Spent some time goose hunting durin these early seasons, and saw more ducks than what I was expecting, but still not a whole lot.

My question is, are most of these ducks locals? And when Boone lake gets down all the way, how bad does it hurt the waterfowl numbers?

I actually could have got close to limiting out during these goose hunts, even saw some blue wing teal and coots as well which is a good sign. I will def agree with these other guys though, from my experiences. . Scouting is extremely important. I kept my call with during the goose hunts, an was practicing up by calling at the ducks I saw. I actually had several mallard pairs and those teal respond beautifully to the call. They even landed in our goose decoys. This is good, but as the season comes and they get called at more they will become much more leery to respond. Especially inexperienced callers, so keep that in mind.

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#2997490 - 10/24/12 06:47 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: QuackWack86]
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Just remember there are no ducks in east tn.. i wouldnt waste my time hunting \:D

Edited by tn_duckman (10/24/12 06:48 PM)

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#2997843 - 10/24/12 09:36 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
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 Originally Posted By: tn_duckman
Just remember there are no ducks in east tn.. i wouldnt waste my time hunting \:D


what he said.. sent you a pm.

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#2997867 - 10/24/12 09:57 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: pathfindr92]
tn_duckman
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 Originally Posted By: pathfindr92
 Originally Posted By: tn_duckman
Just remember there are no ducks in east tn.. i wouldnt waste my time hunting \:D


what he said.. sent you a pm.


Sounds good

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#2999491 - 10/25/12 09:29 PM Re: Middle and East tn waterfowlers? [Re: tn_duckman]
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 Originally Posted By: tn_duckman
 Originally Posted By: pathfindr92
 Originally Posted By: tn_duckman
Just remember there are no ducks in east tn.. i wouldnt waste my time hunting \:D


what he said.. sent you a pm.


Sounds good


i meant to Quack.. but we ought to figure out some plans to meet up this season

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