Swamp Hunting Cheyenne WY

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Sports Authority
(307) 632-0712
Frontier Mall, 1400 Del Range Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm Mall store hours may vary.

Elbe Arms
(307) 634-5731
610 E 27th St
Cheyenne, WY
 
Bicycle Station Inc
(307) 634-4268
2634 Dell Range Blvd Unit Main
Cheyenne, WY
 
Foot of the Rockies
(307) 778-7866
1740 Dell Range Blvd Ste D
Cheyenne, WY
 
Famous Footwear
(307) 778-0497
1400 Dell Range Blvd Spc 51
Cheyenne, WY
 
Sierra Trading Post
5025 Campstool Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Sports Authority
(307) 632-0712
Frontier Mall
Cheyenne, WY
 
Check Mate Hockey & Lacrosse
(307) 637-7825
203 W 17th St
Cheyenne, WY
 
Supply Sergeant
(307) 635-5491
3415 Ridge Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
One Stop Savings Mart
(307) 638-4026
617 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY
 

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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