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#3032030 - 11/13/12 07:44 PM Mississippi river bottom hunting
Rackseeker
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Registered: 09/26/02
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Loc: Franklin County

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Just wondering if anyone has hunted in Mississippi. I have been thinking about looking into some areas in Madison and Claiborne counties for early Jan. after season closes here.
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#3032070 - 11/13/12 08:07 PM Re: Mississippi river bottom hunting [Re: Rackseeker]
westtntoms
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Registered: 02/04/08
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Loc: Collierville, TN

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I've been hunting in MS for over 40 yrs. Some great hunting in both counties you mention. If I had a choice I'd probably take Claiborne county.
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#3032089 - 11/13/12 08:16 PM Re: Mississippi river bottom hunting [Re: westtntoms]
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Mud Dauber
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I have hunted Desoto, Marshall and Lafayette. The thing you want to avoid are areas with concentrations of dog hunters. I have nothing against it, but the dog pressure will completely lock deer down in Jan. I have hunted 15+ days without a deer sighting in Jan down there.
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#3032133 - 11/13/12 08:37 PM Re: Mississippi river bottom hunting [Re: Poser]
JGreg
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Registered: 08/17/12
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Loc: Gallatin, TN

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Is there public land in the tunics area? I have seen lots of deer, and some really big ones there.
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#3032147 - 11/13/12 08:43 PM Re: Mississippi river bottom hunting [Re: JGreg]
de novo
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Loc: Middle TN

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Madison has some of the best hunting in the state. It would be comparable to hunting Williamson County in TN. Big deer interspersed among patures, woods, and subdivisions next to a big city (Jackson). It's on the Big Black River; however, many miles from the mighty Mississippi.

If you're not familiar with the area there are many places in Jackson, MS where it's not safe even in the day time.
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