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Old 10-08-2007, 10:41 PM
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Chris,
According to FWC data, there were only 90 someting deer killed during all of last year....so I'd say that the #s are probably right on track. Green Swamp definitely has a terrible hunter day/kill ratio.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:21 AM
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"Green Swamp definitely has a terrible hunter day/kill ratio."
Mike


Got that right...but there are a handful that get 2 or 3 every year. In he Green Swamp you just have to lessen the odds.
The darn place is too HUGE..It's very hard to pattern those deer. What I look for are funnels ...to where you know they haveto come through . I've got a couple of such places ..but now that the swamp is wet again both places can be scary....snakes and gators...

Let me tell ya a quick story. 3 years ago I was goingto my stand in Powder. On my way there I was walking the Sumter fireline. There was a big mud puddle across the fireline. It was during archery. The puddle was about 10 inches deep where I would across. I would hear a splashing sound each time I crossed through..I'm thinking big turtles scooting off a log. One morning I overslept and as I was on my way to the puddle I saw what was living it. I stopped dead and my tracks and honestly thanked the Lord for preserving my life..Honestly a gator about 10 foot long was stretched avross the entire fireline. So ....becareful ..even in 10 inches of water. needless to say ; I found an alternative routeto my stand.

Here's a pic ofmaybe a 9 footer I took not far from my house.



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Old 10-09-2007, 06:38 AM
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FloridaBucks,

Thanks for the update. I need to look more at FWC data.

Chuck,

Yikes. I don't want to step on a large gator. If you forgot you coffee you didn't need any after that. (-:

Cheers,
Chris
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:41 AM
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For Chuck 7... how in the world do you boys hunt that place. I went over last year with a friend who goes there (and other areas nearby) alot and I thought it was terrible. All I saw were tons of cars, people, skeeters, yellow flies, knee deep water and 4 dead hogs that a little gal had arrowed from a treestand. The totals board I saw had pathetic kill #'s. I hated it. Even though I only get up north a couple of times, I'll take the cool (cold) and snow any day of the week. Going to KY and NY in November. Can't wait. Good luck in your ventures there!!! (you'll probably need it).
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:57 AM
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BugsNBows,

You are right Green Swamp is not easy and yes there are probuably way too many hunters out there. Opening day of archery I got bit up bad by mesquetos. I must have had 4000 mesqueto bites. Parts of my body looked sunburned, but is was mesqueto bites.

I envy you for having a place in KY to be able to hunt. I miss hunting in Indiana, but I will learn to love the heat, bugs, and humidy and I guess if I hunt Green Swamp I will learn to put up with the people. )-: It does get pounded. I would bet if you closed it for 2 years and then only let in about 100 hunters that it would be crazy hunting. But I don't want that because I would not be one of the 100 hunters. (-:

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Chris
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:08 PM
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Guntercb- I like that KY hunt, but boy -o -boy it's some rugged terrain. I lucked out though as It's private land (200acres) owned by a friend. The NY stuff is our family land that I've been hunting on since the 60's. Makes for a great getaway from Florida... that's for sure. Anyway, good luck to you this fall.
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