Swamp Hunting Cookeville TN

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Salt Lick Creek
(931) 735-1034
520 Salt Lick Park Lane
Gainesboro, TN
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Boating; Camping; Fishing; Horseback Riding; Hunting

Paul's Sporting Goods
(931) 739-4868
926 Smithville Hwy
Sparta, TN

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Watauga Lake
(423) 467-3800
106 Tri-Cities Business Park Drive
Gray, TN
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Auto Touring; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Nickajack Lake
(423) 876-6706
1101 Market Street (PSC 1E-C)
Chattanooga, TN
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Auto Touring; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN
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Biking; Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Wesley's Cornhole Supplies
(931) 239-1230
ckville, just call
cookeville, TN
 
Halls Sports
(931) 823-3838
301 S Church St
Livingston, TN

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Old Hickory Lake
(615) 822-4846
No. 5 Power Plant Rd.
Hendersonville, TN
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Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Cheatham Lock And Dam
(615) 792-5697
1798 Cheatham Dam Road
Ashland City, TN
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Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Norris Lake
(865) 632-1320
260 Interchange Park Drive, LCB 1A-LCT
Lenoir City, TN
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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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