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#1 Whitetiger

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:44 PM

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Ok. this is an aerial map of the one public park I get a permit to archery hunt from the local police dept. the saddle in the picture that cardinal drive points to, is where I got my doe. I was wondering, do you think that the deer might bed up or atleast spend some time over on sterners island in the river there? I hunt the below the river, not the top part. In the big bend, there is a railyard that is fenced and a section of woods within that fenced in area. Im buying a canoe in a few weeks and now Im thinking about that island for more then just fishing.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:46 PM

since the map on hunt 101 doesnt show up very big, do a search on google maps for East Susquehanna street, Allentown, PA 18103. then scroll up & to the right a little.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:30 AM

Deer on that island will stay on that island. They won't bed there and swim everyday.

Woods on the inside of that bend or the outside may have a small oxbow pond within 50yds of the main river. Find one of those and you've found a hotspot.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:09 AM

Go to the following link, click on the areal photo, plug in your address you can zoom fairly close, I use the heck out of this out here in az.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:09 AM

Go to the following link, click on the areal photo, plug in your address you can zoom fairly close, I use the heck out of this out here in az.


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:15 AM

Agree with Leo unless the water is only ankle deep the deer won't swim each day.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:42 AM

I have the same thing here with archery hunting in parks surrounded by the city. The deer will cross a creek or river in no time flat here. Season before last I was hunting on the ground behind on old blow down root ball and saw a buck get up on this relative larger island from his bed. Next thing I know he's headed up the bank next to me. It had crossed the water and was still wet and headed toward my decoy doe to check it out. The problem was the park authorities wanted a doe taken before any bucks so all I could do is watch.

Yes whitetiger they will use the island.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:23 AM

I have hunted along the St. Croix river here in Wisconsin, its a boundry between Minnesota and Wisconsin. It also has many islands in it and the deer here routinely swim from island to shore or from island to island, or across the whole river from one state to the next. One should be able to tell if thats happening on your island by looking for trails coming out of the water on the mainland and how heavy is their usage. Also, if any number of deer are staying permanently on the island-never coming ashore- one should be able to see plenty of sign of over-browsing on the island. Check it out, would be interesting to know what you find.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:03 AM

I agree with Mudduck, I have found the same to be true on the Wi. River in the south western part of the state. We used to find deer on the islands all the time.. The water was deep enough that we used a canoe to get out to the islands. There were lots of tracks leading on and off the islands. I believe they went back and forth regularly.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:22 AM

I also agree with the mudduck. There are regular trails here, that end at the water's edge. I have shot lots of deer on islands. :blink: I have even gotten unscheduled baths trying to access the islands. :lol: Make sure that the ice is safe, before you head for one of them. :yes:

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:27 PM

Agree with Leo, depending on the depth of the water..

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