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TWRA: No duck blind drawing at Crockett

TWRA: No duck blind drawing at Crockett

Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010 10:15 am

Access to duck blinds on Crockett Bottoms lake will continue to be on a first-come, first served basis, according to a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency official.
Crockett Bottoms, officially known as “Gooch Unit E,” is a 500-acre impoundment located between Rives and Mount Pelia. Its ecology mimics that of Reelfoot Lake.
Alan Peterson, manager of TWRA Region IV, which includes northwest Tennessee, said he and other officials considered adding Crockett Bottoms to a computerized drawing for duck blinds along with several sites that will be hunted for the first time this year.
“We withdrew even presenting Crockett Bottoms to the commission to consider for a computerized draw,” Peterson said. “It was never even recommended to the commission. So there’s not going to be a duck blind drawing at Gooch Unit E.
“Crockett will keep operating the way it has for the last decade or so.”
Published in The Messenger 7.16.10

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