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Tired Creek Lake to be open for teal season, hunting fees set

During its monthly meeting last Thursday, the Grady County Lake Authority approved fees for hunting during the upcoming teal season at Tired Creek Lake.
Lake authority executive director Mike Binion says that teal seasons runs Sept. 8 – Sept. 23.
Hunting will be permitted at the lake on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the teal season.
The authority will conduct drawings on Mondays at 4 p.m. for the Wednesday hunt and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays for the Saturday hunt.
Cost is $150 per boat with a maximum of three shooters. Only 10 boats will be allowed on the lake each day.
Binion says that hunting begins a half-hour prior to sunrise and concludes at noon.
Lake Authority member Steven Childs said the teal season will be a test run for the duck season, which opens Nov. 17.
Hunters interested in participating in the drawing must be present at 4 p.m. at the Grady County Courthouse commission conference room. The drawing will be held and the first 10 names drawn will be eligible to hunt. Payment of the $150 fee, in cash or check, must be made the day of the drawing.
According to Binion, the lake will remain open for fishing during the teal hunts.
Lake Authority Chairman LaDon Toole said that the migratory patterns will determine the number of teal that might be taken during the upcoming season. “Sometimes we catch it at the right time and other times we miss the mark,” Chairman Toole said. Toole said that limiting the number of boats would insure a quality hunting experience and maintain hunter and fishermen safety on the lake.
Binion reminds hunters there is a six teal per day per hunter limit.

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