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Goose Lodge in Olive Branch
Posted: 04 February 2015 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Curious if anyone remembers the Goose Lodge Hunting Club just south of Olive Branch, IL on Rt 3 at Horseshoe Lake? I believe it operated from the 1950’s thru the early 80s. The building isn’t there anymore. Believe it burnt around 1985. I came across an old Goose Lodge brochure and was hoping someone had an actual picture or some stories about the place. I attached some pictures from the brochure.

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Posted: 05 February 2015 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Goose, Wish i could help ya. It looks like it would of been a neat place to hunt.

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Posted: 05 February 2015 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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WhitetailFreak - 05 February 2015 05:04 PM

Goose, Wish i could help ya. It looks like it would of been a neat place to hunt.

Thanks!  I knew it was a long shot finding an actual picture of it but I am discovering lots of interesting old facts about Horseshoe in the process of researching it!

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Posted: 05 February 2015 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I wish I could help too.  I never goose hunted down there however my dad and I went to the lake every other year trying to catch the redear spawning.  I wish I remember the name of the motel we stayed at.  It had lake access and was located off miller city road.  Amazing lake.

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Posted: 05 February 2015 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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buckbull - 05 February 2015 07:57 PM

I wish I could help too.  I never goose hunted down there however my dad and I went to the lake every other year trying to catch the redear spawning.  I wish I remember the name of the motel we stayed at.  It had lake access and was located off miller city road.  Amazing lake.

Only motel left now is the Horseshoe Lake hotel.  And I dont know that its operational after the 2011 flood.  Looking at the back of the brochure it shows two places along Miller City road Southernaire Courts and Worthington Courts.  If its not those I bet I can find out the name of the place

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Posted: 05 February 2015 09:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Its the Southernaire.  I asked my sister what the name of the place was and she couldn’t remember either.  Both my parents have passed so I can’t ask them.  Fishing was usually lousy but we had some really good times on that lake.  I loved fishing the tupelos and cypress trees.  Thanks for the feedback goosehunter.

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Posted: 05 February 2015 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Gotta love old stories and pictures from the past.  History has fascinated me since I was kid.  Wish I could help you as well.  Keep us posted

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Posted: 06 February 2015 08:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Use to head down that way with my dad in early 70’s when that was hot spot for geese.  Never made it as far as Olive as we hit the clubs around Marion.  Not sure, but my guess hunting started to dry up in the late 80’s and probably a lot of those small towns with it.

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Posted: 10 February 2015 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I went into the Marine Corps with the son of the owner of Billings hunting club, great guy.  We had this plan once we got out to guide during the season while attending SIU, I screwed that up by getting married. My Dad and I had some great hunts down there, and killed a bunch of 12 oz birds as well. I’m still in contact with my redneck buddy from Olive Branch, great guy and a brother in arms forever.

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