Aside from fields of soybeans, corn and clover, I have a very large and thick stand of loblolly pines, a couple creek bottoms
, marsh and hardwoods that border the creek bottoms
and extend into the agricultural fields.
The spot he chose was "exactly on a creek bottom
near an old cattle fence," Jordan says.
Aaron had placed a ground blind at the edge of a grassy slope between the standing corn and another fork in the wooded creek bottom
An avid trapper, Jim knows this creek bottom
like the back of his hand.
I easily found a tree that gave me an open shot across the entire creek bottom
, but a couple of heavy branches behind me made it almost impossible to carve a decent shooting lane to the open pasture.
There might be 75 acres of timber, comprised of rolling hills, ravines, hardwood ridges and creek bottoms
Carefully wading across at a shallow ford, I slipped quietly across the wide creek bottom
and soon found myself at the mouth of a wide ravine.
My intention was to hunt a creek bottom
stand just below the soybean field," Peak said.
We found a good looking creek bottom
with timber, tracks and almost passable roads and decided to set up shop one midday.
When I was 20 yards from the creek bottom
I saw him.
The plan was to try and spot the buck moving from a pasture bedding position to a creek bottom
That evening I hunted a creek bottom
where a spring oozed from the gravel 20 yards from a ground blind, flowed another 20 yards down the streambed, and disappeared into the ground.