Swamp Hunting Madison WI

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(608) 829-1313
237 West Towne Mall
Madison, WI
 
The Paddlin'' Shop
(608) 284-0300
202 S. Dickinson St. #2
Madison, WI
 
Lifeline USA
(608) 288-9252
3201 Syene Rd
Madison, WI
 
Dunham's Sports
(608) 274-6656
614 Westgate Mall
Madison, WI
 
Wisconsin Active Sportswear
(608) 274-4166
440 Westgate Mall
Madison, WI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(608) 241-2764
350 East Towne Mall
Madison, WI
 
Madison REI Store
(608) 833-6680
7483 W Towne Way
Madison, WI
 
Badger Sporting Goods Co
(608) 274-1353
2814 Bryant Rd
Madison, WI
 
M C Sports
(608) 277-5840
4546 Verona Rd
Madison, WI
 
Polar Sports
(608) 442-0009
725 Forward Dr
Madison, WI
 

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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