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Old November 23rd, 2008
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I'm thinking of spending several days in a row out in Tunica after Thanksgiving. I have never been there other than to do the waterfall hike about 15 years ago. I'm thinking I will concentrate on the north tract. Any tips or hints would be appreciated.
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Old November 23rd, 2008
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I don't hunt the management area but the land is very similar to mine which is 2 miles away. The hills are bad but so are the deer. There are some good bucks taken every year from there. I would find a good switchcane thicket and try for a close shot. Those deer aren't stupid, particularly the older ones. I hear they move around in those thickets but shots are hard to come by because of the cover.
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Old November 25th, 2008
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I'm thinking about the south track along the creek. I don't have a 4 wheeler, so I will be walking into the wma. If anyone else has some pointers, or thinks along the creek is a waste of time, please let me know.

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Old November 27th, 2008
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I have hunted Tunica for several years now. It can be discouraging because of the terrain and random pressure. Tips that I have learned. Don't hunt in the bottoms. The steep hills will make getting the wind right difficult in the bottoms. Walk a main ridge system and scout all of the offshoots or "fingers" as I call them. Set up at the upper 3rd or half way down the finger. Let the deer come to you.

Try and find a topo map or software on a GPS that will give you a good lay of the land. Randomly walking up and down those hills will suck quick. There are many places that you can walk in and have a chance. I am up there quite a bit. There are some very good deer in the hills.... Just got to spend the time. All things will change a bit during the rut and the previously hidden deer will start to move and can be seen during daylight hours. Good luck.
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Old November 28th, 2008
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Absolutely good tip from fishnfur. Don't forget the phrase "let the deer come to you." It may not make a lot of sense now but after hunting there a while it will.
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