Swamp Hunting Fairbanks AK

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Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
(907) 456-0440
Box 264
Fairbanks, AK
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs

Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge
(907) 456-0329
Fairbanks, AK
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center

Beaver Creek
(907) 474-2382
1150 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Chena River Lakes
(907) 488-2748
P.O. Box 55270
North Pole, AK
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Sports Authority
(907) 451-6900
Sadler Center, 391 Merhar Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & 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.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
907-456-0250 and 800-362-4546
Fairbanks, AK
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs

Dalton Highway Recreation Management Area
(907) 474-2329
1150 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

White Mountains National Recreation Area
(800) 437-7021
1150 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Tanana Valley Sportsmen`s Rifle & Pistol Club
(907) 474-4538
Po Box 70669
Fairbanks, AR
 
Ice Alaska
(907) 451-8250
1925 Chena Landing Loop
Fairbanks, AR
 

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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