Swamp Hunting Lake Charles LA

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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
(337) 598-2216
1428 Highway 27
Bell City, LA
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Academy
(337) 562-4000
3401 Derek Dr (in the Power Center at Hwy 14 in 210 Loop)
Lake Charles, LA
 
Classic Trophies & Pro Shop
(337) 477-3335
2727 Gertsner Memorial Dr
Lake Charles, LA
 
Outdoor Specialties
(337) 478-8566
1327 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
E & M Sport Center
(337) 433-0303
808 17th St
Lake Charles, LA
 
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
(337) 762-3816
3000 Holly Beach Highway
Hackberry, LA
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Barney's Firearms
(337) 477-2840
1700 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Lids
(337) 474-4229
496 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Faulk's Game Call Co Inc
(337) 436-9726
616 18th St
Lake Charles, LA
 
Pacific Sunwear
(337) 562-0059
552 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 

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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