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Hunting flooded timber
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Forest bows 09-Dec-18
Forest bows 09-Dec-18
Buffalo1 09-Dec-18
Bou'bound 09-Dec-18
Grunter 09-Dec-18
Forest bows 09-Dec-18
hawkeye in PA 09-Dec-18
Cazador 09-Dec-18
Charlie Rehor 09-Dec-18
Glunker 09-Dec-18
Forest bows 09-Dec-18
Swampbuck 09-Dec-18
Forest bows 09-Dec-18
Medicinemann 09-Dec-18
Panther Bone 09-Dec-18
drycreek 09-Dec-18
JL 09-Dec-18
Zbone 10-Dec-18
lewis 10-Dec-18
LiveOutdoors 10-Dec-18
BigOzzie 11-Dec-18
White Falcon 11-Dec-18
JLeMieux 11-Dec-18
Lee 13-Dec-18
Genesis 14-Dec-18
From: Forest bows
09-Dec-18
Shot this deer today in the water. Anyone ever hunt flooded timber?

From: Forest bows
09-Dec-18

Forest bows's embedded Photo
Forest bows's embedded Photo

From: Buffalo1
09-Dec-18
Common thing in the South

From: Bou'bound
09-Dec-18
No

From: Grunter
09-Dec-18
No blood trails would be extremely difficult. Congrats on getting it done though!

From: Forest bows
09-Dec-18
Craziest thing. Wading around looking for him and the back half of my arrow floted by.....

09-Dec-18
Was spring gobbler hunting with a kayak in flooded timber and manage to really upset a beaver. That tail was a weapon splashing and thrashing.

Good job on the recovery and then the arrow floating by. Nice deer BTW. Congratulations

From: Cazador
09-Dec-18
Somehow I feel the meat on that will suffer.

09-Dec-18
What broadhead did you use?

From: Glunker
09-Dec-18
Guessing a string tracker is necessary for a recovery.

From: Forest bows
09-Dec-18
Vortex!!! 23/4"

From: Swampbuck
09-Dec-18
Yes, hence my handle

From: Forest bows
09-Dec-18
Jeff Arrow floated by before I found him. 60 yards away lol!

From: Medicinemann
09-Dec-18
It would have been even cooler if the deer had floated by you instead of the arrow!!

09-Dec-18
Only for ducks, but I’ve seen some good deer in those flooded timber tracts of Arkansas.

From: drycreek
09-Dec-18
For mallards, but not deer. I've hunted the river bottoms when all the sloughs were full though. Not the same thing but it does make for some different funnels.

From: JL
09-Dec-18
Yup....common down south. Might be doing it myself in a couple of weeks or so for some hogs on FL. I got some pics somewhere of swamp walking in waders to the hunting spots.

From: Zbone
10-Dec-18
Long story, but had to drown one once wounded and jumped into a creek when I was out of arrows...

10-Dec-18

Straight —» Arrow's embedded Photo
Straight —» Arrow's embedded Photo
for sure...

From: lewis
10-Dec-18
Yep I grew up hunting in Florida low country of South Carolina plus went to college in the Ms delta congrats on the nice buck the floating arrow really added to the story Lewis

From: LiveOutdoors
10-Dec-18
Maybe a stupid question but would it be considered hunting from water and shooting a deer in the water? I know its not a physical body of water on a map. Just curious as how it could be looked at. I know in most states its illegal to shoot a deer in water.

Not trying to stir the pot just a question.

From: BigOzzie
11-Dec-18
illegal to shoot a deer in the water? I have heard illegal to shoot a swimming deer but "in the water" would be a stretch.

oz

From: White Falcon
11-Dec-18

White Falcon's embedded Photo
White Falcon's embedded Photo
Most of the winter where I hunt.

From: JLeMieux
11-Dec-18
Very, very common down south. If you take the trail up pretty quickly you can follow the bubbles. Often times there is enough vegetation or dry ground to pick up blood here and there. I've never heard of the meat being affected if recovered in a reasonable amount of time.

From: Lee
13-Dec-18
Used to hunt them all the time in the river swamps of coastal GA. Dang easy to float out!

Lee

From: Genesis
14-Dec-18
Lots of it.Slipping into some hip boots in the morning to wade into my tree stand.I could kill a limit of woodies from the stand if I had enough arrows.

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