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#2970787 - 10/06/12 08:34 AM Hatchie Advice
Kevin
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I think I'm gonna go hunt hatchie this afternoon for the first time..does anyone have any advice on where to maybe set up. General direction obviously. Gonna be my first time in the bottoms and I'm really looking forward to if!

Is there a brochure I need similar to that of Chickasaw refuge?
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#2970813 - 10/06/12 08:53 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: Kevin]
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Mud Dauber
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Yeah, you need a signed copy of the brochure.
It's a tough place to hunt. Lots of deer, lots of food, lots of cover. Don't expect to see deer out in the open woods. Get next to a slough or something thick.
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#2970912 - 10/06/12 11:03 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: Poser]
Kevin
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Thanks!
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#2970918 - 10/06/12 11:18 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: Kevin]
SEC
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Everything looks exactly the same.
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#2971381 - 10/06/12 09:13 PM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: SEC]
Kevin
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LOVED Hatchie! Was sitting in a perfect spot but my brother in law stuck one, hit it way way back, and with all the rain that started we didn't find it.

Going back tomorrow for sure, we saw a MASSIVE deer coming out.
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#2971636 - 10/07/12 08:59 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: Kevin]
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Mud Dauber
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You can definitely beat your head against the wall bowhunting there. There is just so much food and rediculously good cover that it's a tough game. When the water is higher, you can use that as funnels, but its so low this year that its not a factor.
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#2973770 - 10/09/12 01:04 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: ]
Kevin
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The one at 56, not lower I don't believe
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#2973773 - 10/09/12 01:17 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: Kevin]
Wells Taxidermy
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Well one is close to hwy59 but not right by it and the other is 35-40 miles away and hwy76 runs right through the middle of it. it just may be me but it went over my head.
 Originally Posted By: Kevin
The one at 56, not lower I don't believe

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#2973789 - 10/09/12 03:38 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
tn droptine
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 Originally Posted By: Wells Taxidermy
Well one is close to hwy59 but not right by it and the other is 35-40 miles away and hwy76 runs right through the middle of it. it just may be me but it went over my head.
 Originally Posted By: Kevin
The one at 56, not lower I don't believe


Think he's talking about exit 56 off of I-40
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#2973886 - 10/09/12 06:44 AM Re: Hatchie Advice [Re: tn droptine]
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Everyone is right, a very difficult place to concentrate any deer movement......More food than a country buffet.

Patience is a key there simply because there is no set patterns down there and imo deer roam around. I doubt that you'd see the same deer on a regular basis down there.

I grew up down there and i still marvel at the places hunters rarely venture in to.

Lots of swamps, cutover and sloughbeds. There is not a lack of sign anywhere and if you are at the right place, at the right time, you can kill a monster down there....

The largest buck I have ever seen , on the hoof, was standing on the refuge , just off highway 76 almost where you now turn into the refuge office....

Saw a picture once at Koko grocery of a deer skull that some squirrel hunters brought out. Apparently the buck died of old age or something....anyway, it was laying on the hood of a truck when the picture was taken and it took up most of the hood (width wise). Granted this was 30 years ago, but it shows the potential in the area.

Good luck to you, and if you need help dragging one out, let me know...

Seriously, if you want my cell number, I'll pm it to you.

Never too busy to help drag a deer out....espcially a NICE one!!
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