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Unread 12-02-2019, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Anyone hunted the WMA near Apalachicola?

I'll be in the area for work for a few days and thought about using my day off to take a stab at it. Anyone ever hunted over there? I applied for a permit in Box R but didnt get it, so I'd be on Apalachicola WMA
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Unread 12-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #2
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I have several local friends that hunt down there and do real well. I use to stay at Box R Ranch when it was still privately owned. Truly an incredible place
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Unread 12-03-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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I hunt Apalachicola WMA a good bit. Find a still hunt area near the river and give it a shot.

I'm a little farther east, toward Crawfordville. The quota areas are usually more productive, but I've had good luck over the years in Apalach.
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They run dogs in there like outlaws. Not sure how the still hunt areas are but I’m sure there’s plenty of deer to be killed. Beautiful place for sure.
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They run dogs in there like outlaws.
Yes they do!
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Also, Hurricane Michael went straight up the river. I haven’t been in there since, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is all tore up with blow downs.
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Also, Hurricane Michael went straight up the river. I haven’t been in there since, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is all tore up with blow downs.


I bet next year the hunting will be better than average.

After Hurricane Katrina came into Mississippi , it tore up the Pascagoula River swamp, it went from being mostly big timber in a lot of places to a pile of blowdowns, when all this timber blew down, it opened up the ground and allowed it to green up.

The following couple years the hunting was phenomenal due to being tough to hunt from being so thick and from the deer having more to eat from all the young plants/briars that were able to grow. The size and numbers went up drastically for a few years, it has went back down since but it helped for a few years.


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I bet next year the hunting will be better than average.

After Hurricane Katrina came into Mississippi , it tore up the Pascagoula River swamp, it went from being mostly big timber in a lot of places to a pile of blowdowns, when all this timber blew down, it opened up the ground and allowed it to green up.

The following couple years the hunting was phenomenal due to being tough to hunt from being so thick and from the deer having more to eat from all the young plants/briars that were able to grow. The size and numbers went up drastically for a few years, it has went back down since but it helped for a few years.


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This^^^ I bet there will be some nice bucks taken this year and for the next few. Considering when Hurricane Michael hit and how much damage it caused, I bet there are a lot of bucks that got one year older.
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