Swamp Hunting Carson City NV

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Great Basin Sports
(775) 782-5657
1681-B Hwy 395
Minden, NV
 
Alpine Fly Fishing Service
(530) 542-0759
Po Box 10465
South Lake Tahoe, CA
 
Enviro-Rents
(530) 546-2780
6873 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe Vista, CA
 
Play It Again Sports
(775) 267-3390
911 Topsy Ln Ste 226A
Carson City, NV
 
Sand Dune Surf
(775) 267-5548
911 Topsy Ln
Carson City, NV
 
Tahoe Bike & Ski
(530) 546-7437
8499 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
 
Enviro-Rents
(530) 546-2780
6873 N.L.B.
Tahoe Vista, CA
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(775) 884-3885
3727 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Fleet Feet Sports
(775) 883-3361
3246 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
 
Adventure Flyfishing Co The
(775) 246-1121
Carson City, NV
 

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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