Necedah Wildlife Refuge
I am not surprised you were the first to post about my comments. I told Thirsty to expect butterflies and oaks. This is what the refuge is being managed for. There's a lot of nice looking hunting areas on google earth. You may be Ol Sarge, but you must not be old enough to remember when the refuge actually held deer and the sky was black with geese. Now, it's a nice peaceful place to get out to the woods and not really have to worry about the work involved with cleaning game. Once again, the refuge has been hijacked by environmentalists who have no use for hunting and the official management strategy has moved away from game species. I have property a couple miles from the refuge and the deer hunting thing doesn't really bother me. I shot my first buck in the refuge many years ago and it was really fun to hunt it back then. What bothers me is that the Necedah refuge was originally a waterfowl refuge and was managed as such. I'm not sure they even have a waterfowl count there anymore. Last I knew, they were begging Ted Turner for money. I saw him there one day in 2004. I might be negative, but I have every right to be when Pittman Robertson Act dollars pay for 75% of the projects and the people that fund PR don't get to take advantage of what could be a great place to hunt.
why so negitive if you dont hunt there? Necedah is a huge place with lots of area to hunt. Take a look at google earth and you can see prime hunting areas. Now you are not going to sit and have deer walk out and beg to be shot, but there are nice bucks and anyone who puts some time into doing a little prep has a better than average chance at harvesting a deer. Just look at the area from 9th St up to Hwy 173 (Goose Pool north wards). Please dont be so negitive when people are looking for advise. This is one of the things that I dislike about this site.