Monday, January 24, 2011

Game Warden Cove

In the mid 1950's, not long after Bull Shoals lake was built, a game warden, new to the county, came to this hollow one evening to check the licenses of some fishermen there.(Like they'd ever owned one.)  They apparently didn't appreciate his request, because they wrapped him up in barbed wire and left him there for the night.  Fortunately, it wasn't as cold that night as it is now, and the only serious damage was to the warden's ego, but the story got around quickly, and the locals started calling the place Game Warden Cove.  The name stuck, and if you get to the Theodosia part of Bull Shoals Lake, ask any local how to find Game Warden Cove.  Some of them don't even know how it got it's name.

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