Swamp Hunting Albuquerque NM

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El Malpais National Conservation Area
(505) 761-8700
435 Montano NE
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Wilderness; Wildlife Viewing

Avalon Reservoir
(505) 462-3540
505 Marquette NW, Suite 1313
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Brantley Reservoir
(505) 462-3540
505 Marquette NW
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Cibola National Forest
(505) 346-3900
2113 Osuna Road
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Sports Authority
(505) 344-9001
4720 Alexander Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Ignacio Chavez Special Management Area
(505) 761-8700
435 Montano Rd, NE
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Camping; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

Cabezon Peak Wilderness Study Area
(505) 761-8700
435 Montano Rd, NE
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Camping; Climbing; Hiking; Hunting

Platoro Reservoir
(505) 462-3540
505 Marquette NW
Albuquerque, NM
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Wildlife Viewing

Sports Authority
(505) 881-8082
Winrock Mall, 2100 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Albuquerque REI Store
(505) 247-1191
1550 Mercantile Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
 

Hunt the "Island in the Stream"

In the south, as in many other parts of the country, we have vast swamps that are often a maze of runs, sloughs, dead end back waters and at times, row after row of areas that are flowing water, higher ground and then flowing water again.

I hunt two of these… the Salkehatchie and the Coosawhatchie river systems.

The former system is, in some portions of the river, over a mile wide and while the latter one is less massive, what it lacks in width, it makes for with huge oxbows and twists / turns of the main run.

Both of these systems have their own unique characteristics (and charm!) but they also have two other things in common:

·      They are both filled with deer.

·      They both have islands – isolated patches of higher ground that are surrounded by acres and acres of flooded ground.

The deer love the swamp… it is a great area for travel, it has water, green browse, there are usually loads of hard mast, there are generally dense thickets along each side of the swamp and they feel very comfortable in these areas.

I profess a great love for these swamps and hunt these areas whenever I feel that I can get on some deer – either traveling or feeding…and sometimes… as a refuge area…

In these vast expanses, when you locate one of these islands, there is dry ground for bedding, green browse, all the water they want and often – thick areas for cover.

They are generally less concerned, I think, with the dense cover – because they are fairly relaxed down in these swamps anyway.

In many instances, you can spot these areas from a distance due to the green growth that accumulates on the higher ground… something the sodden and often flooded adjacent areas can not provide.

Locate one of these areas, and you have done two things… identified a potential hiding and bedding area for the deer and also found yourself a potential great area to set up a stand, be it a climber, fixed or even a ground level blind.

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