Flooded Farm And Open Water Hunts...Variety Of Species....Ducks
hunt open water of the Tennessee River offering you a variety of
waterfowl species. Also available is a private flooded farm
where soybeans and corn are flooded.
My farm is located in-between two state
refuges and adds another dimension to the menu for hunters.
Mallards are most common but species such
as black duck, widgeon, gadwall, pintail, canvasback, redhead,
teal and shovelers are taken. In addition to puddle ducks
several species of divers are taken such as goldeneye, ringneck,
scaup, and bufflehead in a single day's hunt in open water.
Open water style hunts offer you a wide
variety of species and you get a chance to see birds work the
decoys and respond to calling techniques.
Here you'll have the chance to bag both
ducks and geese on the same morning from the same blinds!
The flooded river bottoms have long been a corridor for movement
of waterfowl between the Mississippi River and Tennessee River,
especially after heavy rains. Thousands of ducks and geese fly
directly over the farm as itís situated on a main artery of west
Tennessee's most popular waterfowl region.
You'll shoot from comfortable, propane heated
blinds which are well constructed and safe. Each hunter has a
separate shooting stall. Blinds are NOT crowded and easy to
shoot from. Seats accommodate you in a dry area.
Blinds accommodate seven (7) hunters, in
addition to the guide. The guide stands in the middle slot with
hunters on each side so you have the best angles for shooting
when ducks work in on one corner or the other. Small or large
groups are welcome. I can accommodate small parties who desire
exclusive blinds for an additional fee.
A hefty lunch will be prepared in the
blind for every hunter consisting of hefty portions and southern
hospitality. Ranging from marinated pork chops and chicken to
country ham, venison tenderloin, fish, etc....with all the
trimmings. You won't leave hungry!
Guides furnish retrievers and the area is
an excellent place to see the benefits of a good dog at work. We
prefer to use our own dogs, as they are experienced and familiar
with the layout of the blind, dog ramps, etc....
Each blind is surrounded by large decoy
spreads (approximately 300). Sandbars adjacent to blinds are
covered with full bodied, half shells, and silhouettes of geese.
We prefer to do the duck calling, yet we welcome
additional calling for geese so bring along your goose calls.
And, we're willing to give tips and help you with your own duck
or goose calling while you're here.
Canada geese are the most common for us in this
portion of the Mississippi flyway.
New 2012-2013 Season Dates
Thanks to an all-time record high fall flight forecast our duck
season dates will be: Nov 24-25; December 1-January 27, 2013.
Call or email me for reservations or
additional details at 731-642-0360 or email
Now taking bookings so call early to get
the most availability. Once you reserve dates I'll follow up
with a confirmation and nonresident license form, plus motel
meeting times and other info mailed to you.
|Ducks: Wood Duck/Teal Early Season
(Sept 8-12) 2012
||Limit: Four (4) Ducks daily and not more than two
|Geese: Early Season (Sept 1-15)
||Limit: Five (5) daily.
|Ducks: Nov 24-25,
1-Jan 27, 2013.
||Limit: Six (6) daily.
|Geese: Same Dates As
||Limit: Three (3) Canada Geese daily.
- 1/2 hour before sunrise until 2 p.m.
Daily Bag Limit
- Six (6) ducks (not more than four mallards).
A daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards
(no more than 2 of which may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 1 black duck,
2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 2 redheads, 4 scaup. We're allowed three
(3) Canada geese.
CALL NOW WHILE
DATES ARE AVAILABLE!
- Non-resident 7-day consecutive -
$52.50 (Fee Includes Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit (TMBP)
- Kids (13-15 yrs) Jr. Hunting - $11
(Fee Includes Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit)
- Federal Duck Stamp (16 yrs and over)
Once you book a hunt I will follow with a
packet mailed to you containing confirmation forms, along with
nonresident license sheet, lodging info and motel meeting times,
As a service to hunters I will pick up
licenses and present them to you on the first morning of our
Licenses can also be purchased online at
online vendor charges a processing fee.
Steel, Hevi-Shot, Bismuth or Tungston-Iron type
non toxic shot is required. Guns recommended are 12 gauge or
larger with shot in the #1 or #2 size working best for ducks.
For geese BB's or BBB size works best. It's a good idea to bring
an extra gun along in case someone in your party has a gun
malfunction. Many hunters bring two to the blind and load one
for ducks; the other for geese.
Chest waders are worn by guides but insulated
hip or knee boots are sufficient. If you have hip boots or chest
waders then go ahead and bring them as we sometimes hunt a
temporary setup off the riverbanks, depending on where the ducks
Camouflage raingear, camou face paint or
see-thru mask, overcoat, hat, gloves, camera, binoculars,
sunglasses, thermos, soft drinks, flashlight, and alarm clock
should also be on your list.
In case you wish to have birds mounted it's a
good idea to bring along plastic garbage bags for transporting
them to your taxidermist.
Birds can be dressed, packaged and frozen
for a nominal charge. Bring a cooler for transporting your fowl
Rates for the
2012/2013 waterfowl hunting season will be $135 per person per
day with a 50% deposit required of the total hunt days booked. A
thirty (30) day notice is required on cancellations or deposit
Daily rate includes a hefty meal prepared
for you in the blind each day by your guide, along with heated
blind, decoys, boats, guide, dogs, etc...
Once you reserve dates I'll mail you
confirmation and nonresident license forms.
Hunters have several options as to locations.
The Hampton Inn (731)-642-2838,
Super-8 Motel (731)-644-7008, and
Paris Inn and Suites (731)-642-8881 are popular
choices. Call for current rates.
Wake-up call is available but just to be sure you
rise on time, bring your own alarm clock! Nice restaurants and
sporting goods stores are located nearby. I've used all these
facilities for years and recommend them.
Once you reserve hunt dates youíll receive a hunt
confirmation mailing which includes motel meeting times and additional