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Shooting at Reelfoot #8144608 01/26/21 11:37 PM
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Have any of you seen this - https://www.gameandfishmag.com/edit...ters-dead-at-famed-waterfowl-lake/387934
For those that hunt public, stay civil. Two lives taken, a bunched ruined and many impacted.

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Awful. Would like to know what really happened.

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Originally Posted by topwater13
Awful. Would like to know what really happened.

Re: Shooting at Reelfoot [Re: js4242] #8144785 01/27/21 01:31 AM
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Not official. Mentioned on the Refuge Tennessee forum.

Last word on shooting - David Vowell went to the duck blind where the 2 young men and guide were hunting. David opened fire. Crabtree, the guide, hit David in the back of the head with his gun. Crabtree then took the two young men to shore. One died instantly from a shot to the face. The other young man lived until they were on land but passed away while waiting on ambulance. So, I M pretty certain David Vowell probably fell into the lake and his waders filled . They are now searching the lake.

https://www.refugeforums.com/threads/bad-news-at-reelfoot.1070019/

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Dang. Any given day...

Re: Shooting at Reelfoot [Re: js4242] #8144862 01/27/21 02:18 AM
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There are a lot of ideas/theories/what ifs about this deal. Super sad and ridiculous is confirmed from my point of view. I guess some guys on the refuge forum know this lake well and hunted out of the blind in question and even know the shooter. 70 year old shooter. Kind of shocked at that.

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Sad deal. Over some birds. Completely unnecessary and avoidable. I’d much rather make some new acquaintances than end up arguing, in a fight or get shot.

Originally Posted by js4242
There are a lot of ideas/theories/what ifs about this deal. Super sad and ridiculous is confirmed from my point of view. I guess some guys on the refuge forum know this lake well and hunted out of the blind in question and even know the shooter. 70 year old shooter. Kind of shocked at that.


Not surprising to me. The worst confrontation I had was with a man in his late 60’s or early 70’s. I was setup and he came along about 30 min later. He immediately went into a tirade about me being in his spot. I invited him and his grandson to hunt with me. He started cussing me. After some debate, I conceded the spot because his 10 yr old grandson had to stand there and watch his grandfather act like a child that didn’t get his way. I looked his grandson in the eye, apologized to him on behalf of the way his grandfather was acting and explained to him that’s not the way a real sportsman behaves. The old man didn’t have another word to say.

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Prayers forever one.

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Over a stupid duck. SMH

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I read the article above....my first thought was, if the lake is notoriously that bad and over-crowded, I would not waste my time. There are many lakes around here that are that way and just aren't worth the hassle. Go find someplace else, or spring for guides/leases. JMO.

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Originally Posted by topwater13
I read the article above....my first thought was, if the lake is notoriously that bad and over-crowded, I would not waste my time. There are many lakes around here that are that way and just aren't worth the hassle. Go find someplace else, or spring for guides/leases. JMO.



Reelfoot has a storied history in american waterfowl hunting rivaled by few. If you lived in the area and your family had been hunting it for generations possibly even the same blind for generations.... You'd likely feel different.

That said it's not on my destination list.

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I read the article above....my first thought was, if the lake is notoriously that bad and over-crowded, I would not waste my time. There are many lakes around here that are that way and just aren't worth the hassle. Go find someplace else, or spring for guides/leases. JMO.



Reelfoot has a storied history in american waterfowl hunting rivaled by few. If you lived in the area and your family had been hunting it for generations possibly even the same blind for generations.... You'd likely feel different.

That said it's not on my destination list.

Yeah....you may be right about that. I wonder how these murders will change people's opinion regardless of family history.

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I don't have a link, but there's a tad more info out. Quick search pulls it up.
I hope they find the old man, I'd like to hear his side of the incident.
But considering he hasn't been found yet, it probably was murder if he's still alive.


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something is just weird about this story...albeit a tragedy....something just stinks.... "4 can keep a secret if 3 are dead"

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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
I don't have a link, but there's a tad more info out. Quick search pulls it up.
I hope they find the old man, I'd like to hear his side of the incident.
But considering he hasn't been found yet, it probably was murder if he's still alive.



Yeah we'll never know what happened. But I'd sure like to have heard the other side crappy deal for sure.

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Good Lord that is screwed up.

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That story just doesn't add up to me. I hope Vowell is found to provide his side.


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One of the other forums had a post that mentioned the two had shot at Vowell's son on a previous hunt, but gave no source for that info so who knows. These blind and hunting spot fights no matter where they are often seem to have a different story from each side with what really happened falling somewhere in the middle.

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There is definitely more to the story, or a completely different story out there. None of what that guy describes makes any sense. That would be the most random murder in the history of random murders.

Agree with the statement made above. 4 people can keep a secret if 3 of them are dead.

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There is definitely more to the story, or a completely different story out there. None of what that guy describes makes any sense. That would be the most random murder in the history of random murders.

Agree with the statement made above. 4 people can keep a secret if 3 of them are dead.


I saw something that Vowell hunts that blind or one close by and they had shot his swing birds. There's no telling.

To me the story seems slightly fishy bc the only survivor is the only one we have. He might of let out some important details to cover for him and his friends.


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That's the info I was talking about. Story seems a little off.


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