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car 01-16-2021 05:30 AM

Osceola Turkey Hunting
 
Now that I have retired, I had planned on hunting Osceola my first year of retirement. With the Covid-19 going on I don't think it would be a good idea for my wife and I to travel to Florida this year! Both of us are in good health, that's not a issue. Just figured it wouldn't be a good idea to go this year! Guess I'll wait until next year to hunt an Osceola.

Timbrhuntr 01-17-2021 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by car (Post 4386757)
Now that I have retired, I had planned on hunting Osceola my first year of retirement. With the Covid-19 going on I don't think it would be a good idea for my wife and I to travel to Florida this year! Both of us are in good health, that's not a issue. Just figured it wouldn't be a good idea to go this year! Guess I'll wait until next year to hunt an Osceola.

I went down there two years in a row after I retired and hunted them while ther boss slept in at the motel. Then at closing at 1 I picked up the wife and took her to eat then the beach lol I was lucky and killed a bird each year and hunting them swamps birds in Florida was a blast !! Good luck !

car 01-17-2021 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by Timbrhuntr (Post 4386834)
I went down there two years in a row after I retired and hunted them while ther boss slept in at the motel. Then at closing at 1 I picked up the wife and took her to eat then the beach lol I was lucky and killed a bird each year and hunting them swamps birds in Florida was a blast !! Good luck !

Did you hunt them on your own, or did you have help? I haven't research it yet on good places to go.

Timbrhuntr 01-17-2021 06:12 PM

On my own. Researched public land for specialty quota, regular quotaand open public then appled to some that looked potential ,

car 01-18-2021 05:02 AM


Originally Posted by Timbrhuntr (Post 4386875)
On my own. Researched public land for specialty quota, regular quotaand open public then appled to some that looked potential ,

Good deal. Did you run into much hunting pressure on public land?

Timbrhuntr 01-18-2021 06:36 AM

Yes get to the gate early lol

WVDanimal 01-20-2021 08:25 AM

I was thinking of postponing my annual trip as well, but I'm being strong armed by the wife and kids. It's killin time for me and beach time for them so it works out great. I suppose we'll give it a shot and use extra caution. If I could just get them to stay on the place I hunt instead of a fancy hotel with a pool I'd feel better about the covid stuff. Not many birds on camera at my place this year though. Place was covered last year with birds.

car 01-22-2021 04:15 AM


Originally Posted by WVDanimal (Post 4387038)
I was thinking of postponing my annual trip as well, but I'm being strong armed by the wife and kids. It's killin time for me and beach time for them so it works out great. I suppose we'll give it a shot and use extra caution. If I could just get them to stay on the place I hunt instead of a fancy hotel with a pool I'd feel better about the covid stuff. Not many birds on camera at my place this year though. Place was covered last year with birds.

I see your from WV. I'm on a hunting lease in Clay county. Have been for a few years! I plan on turkey hunting down there this year. The birds are few and far between, buy their there. Just have to find them.

WVDanimal 01-22-2021 09:51 AM

I've had a heck of a run in WV for many years but it seems like everywhere, the birds are getting less and the hunters are growing in numbers. Don't put off the trip for your Osceola, they aren't getting any easier or cheaper. I've taken a pile of them and until last year had never killed one with a beard less than 11" down there. The one and only true 12" beard that I've ever had my hands on was killed by my wife on my place at Okeechobee 2 years ago. Take a thermocel, watch for snakes, and don't go in the water!

car 01-22-2021 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by WVDanimal (Post 4387163)
I've had a heck of a run in WV for many years but it seems like everywhere, the birds are getting less and the hunters are growing in numbers. Don't put off the trip for your Osceola, they aren't getting any easier or cheaper. I've taken a pile of them and until last year had never killed one with a beard less than 11" down there. The one and only true 12" beard that I've ever had my hands on was killed by my wife on my place at Okeechobee 2 years ago. Take a thermocel, watch for snakes, and don't go in the water!

Good advice on not putting it off. With the Covid going on this year is out for us. As much as I don't want to pay to hunt Oscealo, I figured when I do go that's what I'll end up doing. Unless the prices get to far out of hand! Lol in a way the prices some charge now is way to much!


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