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About hunting in Florida
The tropical and subtropical climate of the Sunshine State makes Florida a challenging and interesting place to hunt. White-tailed deer and wild hogs are the most commonly hunted species, but Florida also offers a number of unique hunting opportunities, including alligators, Burmese pythons, and Osceola turkeys. There are plenty of whitetails throughout the state, and more than 100,000 deer are taken by hunters each season, making whitetails the most widely hunted species. Second in popularity are wild pigs. On private property with landowner permission, wild pigs may be trapped and hunted year-round with no bag limit and no hunting license required. Hogs may also be taken during most hunting seasons on public land, but a permit is required and there are additional restrictions. One of the most sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey. This unique bird lives on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state hunters. It's similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tends to be a bit smaller and typically a darker shade with less white barring on the flight feathers of its wings. Black bear populations have grown significantly in recent years and a limited season was held in 2015. While the state has proposed plans to hold additional hunting seasons, these have not yet been implemented. Florida’s alligator harvest has been internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a natural resource. Each year, alligator management units are established with appropriate harvest quotas; up to two alligators can be taken per permit. CITES permits and an alligator trapping license are required. The Burmese python is a large nonvenomous constrictor that is an invasive species in Florida. Burmese pythons are found primarily in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida where the snake represents a threat to native wildlife. Pythons can be killed on private lands at any time with landowner permission and no permit required, and they may also be taken at any time throughout the year from Wildlife Management Areas, Public Small Game Hunting Areas, and Wildlife and Environmental Areas where pythons are known to exist. Ducks, geese, and upland birds round out Florida’s excellent hunting opportunities, and of course many hunting trips can be combined with Florida’s famous fishing. Learn more about hunting in Florida at http://myfwc.com/hunting/.
Osceola Turkey Hunt (1-2 guns) United States
The Florida Osceola turkey hunt is one of the hardest hunts and turkeys to kill. We have some new land that has not been hunted on in several years and we cannot wait for the season to get here. Our guides are great turkey callers and know the area very well. Two of our guides are champion custom turkey call makers. We have over a dozen trail cameras running in the woods most of the time, so we can see where the big Turkeys are and to see what their patterns are. The Osceola Turkey (The Florida wild Turkey) is similar to the eastern but smaller, darker in color and are only found in the peninsula of Florida. $2450 per person $1450 for extra bird (this option may or may not be available) $750 per person for non-hunters $500 extra fee per person for bow hunters
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 20 Mar 2022 25 Apr 2022
Florida Bobwhite Quail Hunt United States
A true southern tradition , quail hunting is non-stop wing shooting action along with the enjoyment of watching a great dog work! Our quail fields are meticulously burned and chopped to ensure the best conditions for our Bobwhite quail. Wether a pair of hunting buddies, or a corporate retreat of up to 20 guests we can assure you the finest quail shooting in North America. South Georgia may be known as the quail plantation capital, but we feel our wire grass, palmetto flats, with scattered pines and grandfather oaks are unparalleled! This with our newly built 9000sq ft lodge, where our chef will amaze you with one of our signature meals such as fried quail, tomato gravy and rice, collard greens, followed by the best bread pudding ever built, gives us the confidence to guarantee you an experience unrivaled!! $450 per person - Hunts include lunch and up to 12 birds
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 1 Dec 2020 1 Dec 2021
Half Day Duck Hunt Dec 11-30 United States
$225 per person for a morning OR afternoon hunt (2 hunter minimum or $450 for lone hunter) Coastal duck hunts in Florida can be some of the best in the world. Florida is the winter home for a large population of diving ducks in the Apalachee Bay region. North Florida is one of the best places to hunt redheads in the country! Apalachee Bay boasts massive populations of diver ducks like redheads, bluebills, & buffleheads with the occasional canvasback, pintail, teal, scoter, wigeon, gadwall, mergansers, wood duck, ring-neck, spoonbill, ruddy duck, and goldeneye. If you're looking for a new experience, coastal hunting might be right up your alley! Whether you're looking for a singular species to cross off your list or you're just wanting a great time in the blind with family and friends, look no further than the sunshine state for your ultimate waterfowl experience. Waders (or rubber boots if you do not own waders) and camo clothing for both cool and warm weather Steel Shot (Sizes #2, #3, and #4 are the best shells for Florida) 12 or 20 gauge shotgun with a modified or full choke Anyone 16 years old or older MUST have all 4 of the following to duck hunt in Florida: Florida hunting license Florida waterfowl permit Florida migratory permit (HIP) Federal Duck Stamp Visit gooutdoorsflorida.com or download the MyFWC app to purchase licenses, permits, & stamps. How we hunt: We typically set out a spread of 60 to 150 decoys and up to 12 custom motion decoys to help lock in the birds! Depending on tides & weather conditions you may be hunting from one of our boats or from land in an authentic Florida palm duck blind We have trained duck dogs that will fetch up your birds Our experienced & professional guides will help you every step of the way to ensure you have a safe & memorable hunting experience!
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Hunting season: 11 Dec 2021 30 Dec 2021
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