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Old September 14th, 2008
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Has anybody been to Tunica WMA since Gustav? Are the ATV trails clear? In particularly, the North Tract trail... I can imagine that there were many trees down in that area.
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Big Country informed me that there are numerous trees across the N Tract trails.
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Bowman emailed the biolagist and as of 9/11 they have not touched the north tract and you can only access the south tract from the old tunica hwy. They are working on clearing the roads to the south tract this week and then the atv trails before heading to the north side. Sounds like it will be a loooong time before they finish clearing everything.
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My land is about 2 miles from the WMA and there were a lot of big trees down. Took me 2 hours to go 800' of road clearing small stuff. I only had 2 big trees block 1 road but lost between 20 and 30 big ones all together on 45 acres. Black Locust trees don't have a leaf on them. A lot of the cover I use for background on my stands is gone.
Many of the trees look naked. Even the water oaks have lost a lot of foliage. IT will be hard to draw back the bow this year and not get caught.
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Time to ground hunt in Tunica. It surely has paid off for me. I remember the last time a hurricane knocked trees down in Tunica. I saw Jason with the dept. in there and his tongue was hanging out. He told me " I don't ever want to see another chainsaw!" I can imagine the poor guy now!
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This is what the North Tract looks like as of 9/18. This is just on the east side of the loop on the ATV trail, it's worse in the woods in some places.

Rhettro: I remember the last time a hurricane knocked trees down in Tunica. I saw Jason with the dept. in there and his tongue was hanging out. He told me " I don't ever want to see another chainsaw!"

I spoke to him yesterday and that was the first thing out of his mouth...LOL
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Poor guy. I feel sorry for him.
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My SIL is heading up to the land today with a couple of chainsaws. Only a few big trees that have to me moved right now but plenty of smaller ones. Hopefully he can make it in far enough to plant by tommorrow. We are a week late and will miss the openning day on the plots. Hopefully We can do some good in the cutover. It is definately more thin now. Some places it looks like a 2 year CO but it is really 9 year cut over.
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Got word today our lease wont be ready for the season too many trees and stands down. Looks like we are going to have to rough it this season. Climbers and lock ons
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i went friday, old tunica rd is clear enough to get from the tram trail to the other check station. I dident take my 4 wheeler so I dont know how the atv trails looked. I can say that the area where i like to go took a good beating but still looks good.
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