Florida Sportsman member: FowlMouth824 We hunted till 11:45, and finished up with 14 birds for 3 hunters. A nice mixed bag with teal, shovelers, ring necks, scaup, and yes, a drake red head for my buddy. The drake was the last bird killed so it was a heck of a way to finish up the day.
Great-eating wild hogs are never out of season if you know where to go. Wild hogs, also called wild boars or feral pigs, aren’t native to Florida. They either were introduced by colonists or may even have been brought over by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Either way, they have adapted and prospered in Florida’s mild climate and are plentiful throughout the state, found in all 67 counties.
If you slip from your treestand, a properly fitted and secured safety harness should prevent you from falling to the ground. But now you’re in something of a fix. Will you be able to rescue yourself from potentially life-threatening suspension trauma?
In the seminar above, Florida Sportsman’s Trey Wheeler met up with the staff at All American Gator Products in Ft. Pierce, FL to learn how to properly skin and clean a Florida ‘gator.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 2013 Python Challenge™ invites the public to register for and compete in a month-long harvest of Burmese pythons.