Swamp Hunting Monroe LA

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Wallace Lake
(318) 322-6391
3505 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA
Other Activties
Fishing; Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

Ouachita-Black River - Jonesville Pool
(318) 322-6391
3505 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Bussey Brake Boat Dock
(305) 273-4440
5373 Boat Dock Road
Bastrop, LA
 
Sports & Company
(318) 322-0055
1201 Lamy Ln
Monroe, LA
 
Bob Sale Gift & Camera
(318) 322-3425
1111 N 4th St
Monroe, LA
 
Bayou Bodcau Reservoir
(318) 322-6391
3505 S. Grand Street
Monroe, LA
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Academy
(318) 324-5720
111 Constitution Drive
West Monroe, LA
 
Monroe City of
(318) 329-2453
Monroe, LA
 
Boomerang Man
(318) 325-8157
1806 N 3rd St
Monroe, LA
 
Outfitters Ltd
(318) 322-8153
3027 Breard St
Monroe, 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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