We leave early and drive along the creek bottoms
, thick with sycamore trees that have brown and white bark spots swirled together like camouflage, and pass Sugar Run Picnic Area, named after the sugary water that ran downstream from old moonshine stills.
The buck bolted across the creek bottom
, and I could see my four-fletched arrow against his side.
I saw a buck that same day, in the same creek bottom
, taking it with a vintage Mannlicher 9x56mm carbine.
Going into the 2013 season, Jordan knew a big buck was living somewhere in the 15-acre swath of creek bottom
at the center of his boss' farm near the town of Fair Hill.
Undaunted, cameraman Mike Emery and I hunted hard on a section of land almost entirely covered in standing corn, intertwined with a few ribbons of trees lining a small, twisting, forking creek bottom
I'd scouted this creek bottom
in western South Dakota for the past several weekends.
Unique to this property, by right, are "King's Grant bottom," ownership of a portion of creek bottom
in front of the property.
We finally ended up along the creek bottom
in the buckthorn, locust and multi-flora rose, near the spot where I shot a rooster with my old Stevens 311 side-by-side on the day my cousin Jeff and I had hunted together in November .
The entire creek bottom
is one big thicket, hard to push through, difficult to get a clean shot.
The new proposal excludes the contested concrete floor along much of the creek bottom
, allowing the soft-earth floor environmentalists say is needed for natural habitats.
20 Jim set out on foot to investigate a nearby creek bottom
the giant had been living in.
Then, on the Fifth afternoon of the hunt, I was walking up a dry creek bottom
when I found a couple of scrapes that had not been there that morning.
The inside of the tight bend isn't pastured and the cover in the creek bottom
is dense, willow-choked grass and weeds--perfect bedding cover.
The property consists of a creek bottom
in a steep valley.
Before that, I hunt the periphery in the creek bottom