Florida Sportsman member: Lucky Hook II I was invited to hunt a Northern Florida WMA this past weekend and it turned out to be an awesome hunt! Between my buddy and I, we saw 22 deer of which two were shooters. I was able to harvest a nice eight pointer that weighed 122 pounds.
Sighting in a deer rifle is simple, if you do it right. The preseason “sight in session” is ritual for many hunters. For some, it’s a quick, simple, and inexpensive affair. For others, it can be a lengthy and frustrating process that burns up a lot of expensive ammunition.
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.
As we exited the bustling Turnpike on a sunny March Friday afternoon after a six-hour drive south from Tallahassee, we noticed the weekend traffic picking up, boats being trailered to the water, tops down on convertibles and Jeeps—spring had arrived in the Sunshine State. Winding back on a county road to a series of dirt roads in western Martin County, my husband Tony and I made our way to a gate where cattle skulls welcomed us from each side of tall fence posts made of railroad ties.
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.