We have a small swamp that is rather narrow. No gun hunting can occur but I bow hunt it every so often. Its been 3 years since I took my first swamp buck out of there an 8 pt I heart shot that field dress 174. First deer I needed help retrieving. Well I decided to hike down to the swamp and check stands along the way. The creeks were roaring and several new springs made the hike a slip and slide in places. Got to the stand and things are looking great beds everywhere,trails,and the stand it's self is good. The fern are chest high, but knocking them over as I walked kept me from sinking. a couple of trees fell blocking trails so I was able to move those. The underground stream was louder than I've ever heard and the wild rose kept me from checking out a small island wild apple. I will be doing a few hunts there this year. I had a blast getting that swamp buck but in 40 yrs of hunting it was the first and I hope only, inedible deer I have ever shot. Well that wasn't sick or wounded. He only made it 20 yrds and dropped. I center punched his heart with a G5. Have any of you taken bad tasting deer out of a swamp? There was just nothing I tried that would rid the meat of tasting like a billy goat smells. I have shot many a rutting buck and processed hundreds of deer. NEVER had a problem and many of them you could smell a mile away . That bucks meat was just NASTY every bit of it even the back straps.. Dogs ate good that winter, but even they reacted to the smell.