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#3046120 - 11/23/12 05:05 PM Spring Creek refuge?
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer
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Is this an open refuge to duck hunt from? If so, how fair is it? I live literally 3-5 minutes outside of the bottom and would love to start hunting it.
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#3046497 - 11/23/12 10:27 PM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: ]
TNfireman
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I have hunted it several times the last few years! Some days i have seen trucks lined down both sides of the road and some times i was the only one there. We had some good days and bad.
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#3048350 - 11/25/12 04:40 PM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: TNfireman]
RecurveShooter
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Registered: 03/16/07
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Its not a refuge. It is open the same as the statewide season. As a duck hunting destination it is fair to poor.
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#3049472 - 11/26/12 10:46 AM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: RecurveShooter]
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We did go and had quite a few flyovers, but we didn't see anything like 80-100 ducks. We did go in the evening, would a morning hunt be productive?
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#3049479 - 11/26/12 10:49 AM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: ]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer
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Or even the South Fork WMA?
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#3051488 - 11/27/12 12:10 PM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: ]
TNfireman
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We had good our best hunts there in the morning. It seemed to be more like a roost hole than anything. Killed very few mallards. Mainly wood ducks and hoods.
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#3085484 - 12/18/12 03:39 PM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: TNfireman]
ducksforlife
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The South Fork WMA holds a ton of birds at most times during the season and a whole lot of birds are killed off of it, but the walk is killer. It is about a one mile walk to just about any good hole in that bottom. I have walked in there many mornings and killed a lot of ducks, but it is not worth the effort to me anymore. Spring creek can be great. If I lived closer to it I would hunt it alot more. Just have to be patient
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#3085535 - 12/18/12 04:12 PM Re: Spring Creek refuge? [Re: ducksforlife]
jar
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Registered: 08/06/12
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Ac couple years ago we scouted this place, there was a couple hundred ducks in there. The next morning we didnt fire a shot.
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