Swamp Hunting London KY

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Kentuckyoutdoorsman
8833 South Hwy. 25
Corbin, KY
 
Bacon Creek Gun Shop
(606) 528-4860
1205 Cumberland Falls Road
Corbin, KY
 
Chinquapin Rough Gunworks
606364523
150 Wiley Hillard Rd
Annville, KY
 
Cumberland Lake
(606) 679-6337
855 Boat Dock Road
Somerset, KY
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Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Martins Fork Lake
(606) 573-7655
5965 Hwy 987
Smith, KY
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Dave& Rex''S Outdoor World
(606) 523-2277
831 W. Cumberland Gap Parkway
Corbin, KY
 
Big Bottom Branch Gun Shop
606364500
1293 Hwy 578 N
Annville, KY
 
Buckhorn Lake
(606) 398-7251
804 Buckhorn Dam Road
Buckhorn, KY
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Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
(270) 924-2000
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY
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Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Paintsville Lake
(606) 297-6312
807 KY RT 2275
Staffordsville, KY
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

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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