Swamp Hunting South Jordan UT

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Little Creek Campground
(801) 977-4300
2370 South 2300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Winter Sports

Birch Creek Campground
(801) 977-4300
2370 South 2300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking

Oregon National Historic Trail
(801) 741-1012
324 S. State St., Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Dick's Sporting Goods
(801) 456-0200
41 South Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Sports Authority
(801) 572-0157
Commons at Southtowne, 10453 S. State Street
Sandy, UT
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, 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.

Simpson Springs Campground
(801) 977-4300
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking

San Luis Lake And State Wildlife Area
(801) 524-3664
125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Wasatch-Cache National Forests
(801) 236-3400
8236 Federal Building
Salt Lake City, UT
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Sports Authority
(801) 495-5945
The District, 11617 S. Parkway Plaza Drive
South Jordan, UT
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sandy REI Store
(801) 501-0850
230 W 10600 S Ste 1700
Sandy, UT
 

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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