Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

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Larry Tucei
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Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:39 pm

Ents, I traveled to Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in North Central Ms., for some Deer and Tree hunting on the 26 of Dec. A friend has 60 acres about 10 minutes from the Refuge so I was able to stay up for 5 days. I did a report here back in Dec., 2008 on the Trail of Big trees. I spent the first morning at NW Bluff Lake, a 2 mile bike ride on the levy at 24 degrees. It was a challenge they just put down new rock, so it was like riding on sand in several places. It was well worth my trouble. I measured 6 species with a total of 9 different trees. The Forest there was mixed with Sweet Gum, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Willow Oak, Hickory, White Oak, Water Oak and Cypress. I saw many species of trees, but only measured a few. The tallest Sweet Gum was 132’, a nice find for me and my tallest in Ms., to date. The best find of the day was a huge Willow Oak to 129’ with a 14’ Cir., and a spread of 78’ x 90’ huge to me! This Willow Oak was also another best for me. I only touched the tip of Iceberg here and will return for a more detailed study. http://www.fws.gov/noxubee/ Some Photos.
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White Oak
White Oak
White Oak
White Oak
White Oak
White Oak
Mockernut Hickory
Mockernut Hickory
Mockernut Hickory
Mockernut Hickory
Willow Oak
Willow Oak
Willow Oak
Willow Oak
Willow Oak
Willow Oak
Cypress
Cypress
Cypress
Cypress
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Swamp Chestnut Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak

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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by James Parton » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:36 pm

Larry,

Very nice! I especially like the Willow Oak and Swamp Chestnut Oak. That Swamp Chestnut Oak looks a bit bigger than most of the Chestnut Oaks I see up here. Willow Oaks can get pretty darned big. I measured one over 20 feet in girth in Iva SC last summer.

And that Sweetgum is bigger than any I have seen, except for some in Congaree NP, but I bet you remember those!?

It looks like you gotta nice rifle. It looks like a 270?
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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:08 am

What James said.

My wife has that gun (I think). Inherited it from her hunter dad when he died of cancer. I think it was his favorite deer rifle. At least it looks just like Frank's .270.

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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:32 pm

James and James its a Savage 30.06. Those Sweetgums in Congaree were awesome, as are all the trees there. I would love to spend some more time up at that Mecca. I shot a Doe the next day and passed on a small Buck. Larry

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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by James Parton » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:28 am

Larry,

Yeah, the classic 30.06.

Any idea when you are visting Pascagoula?
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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:33 am

James, I'm off Monday perhaps I can make the time to pay a visit to my old Favorite area in South Ms. I need to purchase a small boat of somekind to really get to the good stuff. Lots of big Cypress, Gum and Forest that aren't easily reached. I did a spread sheet on Noxubee and will post it in Part II along with more photos. Larry

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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by James Parton » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:14 pm

Larry,

Like me, you need to purchase a small kayak. I have seen them for as low as 200 dollars. New! And I am not talking about one of those really short stubby whitewater ones either.
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Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Part I

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:20 pm

Yeah so little money so little time! Larry

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