- Mar 26, 1999
- Lakeland, Tn.
Anyone float hunt the Loosahatchie running through Shelby County? It's been a few years but I used to when everything froze up outside of the river. I'd put in at one bridge and float down stream to the next bridge. I did this in several locations and always killed a few ducks. There was a hodgepodge of different varieties. I discovered something along the way. When there's snow and/or ice on the ground it goes almost all the way down to the water's edge. Between the edge of that snow or ice and the water there's always a small strip of land usually not over a foot wide. From one end of the river to the next this strip is covered up with snipe or woodcock. (I can't tell the difference just looking at them). I don't even know if they're edible or if there's a snipe limit but you can fill a sack full in a very short time. It was something to do if you wanted to get outside and wanted to plink a few ducks.