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My wife and I put a bid on a house this week located in Newport. Anyone know about the hunting in and around the area? There are some farms to the south; can you hunt them with permission?

The Mississippi is about 1/4 mile away - can someone duck hunt this area?

When touring the house I could tell the owner was a hunter. Awesome Golden in the basement - ATV in the garage.

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