Florida Sportsman member: Cast&Blast We put out about 50 decoys and got into the blind and within minutes we had a beautiful drake redhead lit up in the setting sun drop in with his landing gear down right in front of me. Instant success!
Inside notes on talking turkey this spring. You’ve learned the basic calls, roosted some birds on scouting trips. You’ve patterned your loads, marked off dates on the calendar. But if you think bagging a spring turkey in Florida is as easy as connecting the dots, think again.
The gator calling method opens a whole new and exciting way to hunt gators. Alligators keen sense of smell, sight and hearing bring to the table challenges to get down wind and out of sight to draw them in with your call and ambush them.
Bird hunting can be a passion that consumes a big part of a hunter’s life; maintaining and training dogs year-round, traveling from state to state with changing seasons, maybe flying to Argentina for fast and furious shooting, rising at 3 a.m. to lug and set decoys, and even raising and stocking quail to ensure action on hunts. This is all well and good, but what about the hunter who just wants a Saturday morning outing in the Florida outdoors with a bit of wingshooting? The answer is snipe, the perfect game bird for the solitary hunter, a pair of hunters, or a group of hunters with or without dogs. They are easy to find, hard to hit, and even warn you when they up and fly! The bag limit is generous enough to supply a few hours of fun and exercise.
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.