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#3509820 - 12/20/13 09:29 PM So dare I ask, opinions?
DonW
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So while I am back in TN visiting family and friends over the holiday I am going to get some hunting in. I was originally looking at hunting Percy Priest, but doing some research it looks like might be better off going somewhere else.
I will be in the area from the 23rd until probably the 29th, initially in Murfreesboro area, but after the 26th I can pretty much go wherever. Pretty flexible, loosely planning along the lines of if the weather is not horrible I plan on hiking in and camping for a few days. If the weather is horrible then I will find a hotel somewhere to base out of.
So I am thinking Yanahli or Cheatham WMA's? Any other recommendations?

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#3509871 - 12/20/13 10:12 PM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: DonW]
jlmustain
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I don't know of many places where you can hike in and camp. You may be right about Percy, but this late in the season it really isn't too bad, especially during the week. In your situation, I'd try go to Cheatham, but Yanahli is closer to the Boro.
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#3510627 - 12/21/13 05:31 PM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: jlmustain]
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Cheatham has some studs...
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#3510696 - 12/21/13 06:08 PM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: Hunt 365]
tbird13
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I have not hunted Cheatham, but I have driven through there twice since Thursday, 12/19. I have maybe seen four trucks parked. It does not look like many people are out hunting that property...and it is large.
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#3510714 - 12/21/13 06:18 PM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: tbird13]
jaybird62
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I think that Yahanali is closed for deer hunting now... has been in years past so small game hunters can hunt it undisturbed. There's a camping area at Cheatham.
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#3511212 - 12/22/13 06:54 AM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: jaybird62]
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What? Screw small game hunters. It's deer season. If you want to shoot rodents go during rat season or whatever it is you hunt.
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#3511258 - 12/22/13 07:35 AM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: jaybird62]
ImThere
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 Originally Posted By: jaybird62
I think that Yahanali is closed for deer hunting now... has been in years past so small game hunters can hunt it undisturbed. There's a camping area at Cheatham.

Not true
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#3511323 - 12/22/13 08:55 AM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: ImThere]
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What I would do is while in M'boro hit Priest or Yanahli. Cheatham is further from M'boro then either of the other two.

Keep in mind many will be off work too so pressure may go up no matter where you hunt. No matter what you will have to find those over looked spots or find thick stuff that no one wants to hunt.
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#3511531 - 12/22/13 12:36 PM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: Bone Collector]
ImThere
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I wouldnt over look Normandy had a lot of late season luck there
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#3511734 - 12/22/13 03:35 PM Re: So dare I ask, opinions? [Re: ImThere]
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Cheatham:
1-You can camp in the designated area.
2-It is over 20,000 acres.
3-It has some large bucks and a fair deer population.
4-This time of year, it is not heavily hunted.
5-If you know what you are doing, the best hunting may be within sight of the road. In most instances, you accomplish nothing by walk way back in. However, there is sure plenty of way back in to walk to.
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