Swamp Hunting Baltimore MD

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Loyola University Women's Soccer Camps
(410) 617-5279
4501 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 768-9372
Glen Burnie Mall
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 872-1100
Columbia Crossing Center
Columbia, MD
 
Sports Authority
(410) 821-0210
1238 Putty Hill Drive
Towson, MD
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(410) 663-5640
1959 East Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 933-0134
5220 Campbell Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(410) 584-9050
Hunt Valley Center
Cockeysville, MD
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(410) 318-6500
Reisterstown Rd. Plaza
Baltimore, MD
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(410) 788-9650
Pike Park Plaza, 6510 Baltimore National Pike
Baltimore, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Timonium REI Store
(410) 252-5920
63 W Aylesbury Rd
Timonium, MD
 

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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