Yeah the rivers are pretty big; if you know the area at all it's where six lakes branch joins the main branch of the Chippewa River. But I have seen deer swim across there many times, it’s shallow enough that we use hip waders and get across just fine. It’s actually hard to find good trails in there though because one, even late in the fall the ground can still have standing water in some places, two there are trails EVERY where. I think the deer are coming out of the woods to the north, through or around a small field of grass, through the swamp, and head out into the ag field. The furthest my property gets from the field is a quarter mile but then I am against two none agricultural fields, that I can't hunt. It’s a weird spot, ag field to the west, small grass field to the north, small grass field to the east and across the road another area of swampy/forest. There are lots of does in there, I have seen a group of twenty or more on opening day of rifle, I just want to find that one good buck.
Also my hunting land is a five hour drive from Chicago. I go there every three to four months but I will be there several times in the next few months. Once at the end of August, my wedding is there the end of September (can't do much then though lol), the beginning of October for a few days for bow and then hopefully the weekend after opening day of rifle in November. I don't have any trial cameras at the moment, just can't afford them, but I have been seriously considering it lately.
How do you attach photos? I tried several different formats and it wouldn't let me.