Swamp Hunting Caldwell ID

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Lake Lowell
(208) 467-9278
13751 Upper Embankment Rd.
Nampa, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Black Canyon Reservoir
(208) 365-2682
3999 Black Canyon Highway
Emmett, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports

Anglers Habitat
(208) 454-8188
916 Blaine St
Caldwell, ID
 
Penny Wise Drug Store
(208) 459-3691
802 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID
 
Fireball Park
(208) 453-8219
5699 Oasis Rd
Caldwell, ID
 
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
(208) 467-9278
13751 Upper Embankment Rd
Nampa, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center

Sports Authority
(208) 442-7309
Nampa Gateway Center, 1460 N. Happy Valley Road
Nampa, ID
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sling Pitcher Incorporated
(208) 795-5064
223 Roedel Ave
Caldwell, ID
 
Idaho Paintball Supplies
(208) 455-3462
216 Blaine St
Caldwell, ID
 
Growling Bear Outfitters
(208) 392-9597
206 Main St
Caldwell, ID
 

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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