Look no further for a great Florida Osceola turkey hunting package seeped in friendly, personalized service and southern hospitality. Whether you're a first-time turkey hunter or a seasoned wild turkey hunting junkie seeking to score your first or another Grand Slam, high-success Osceola turkey hunting is this operator's true passion.
Hunting a wide area encompassing 3 south and central Florida turkey hunting zones ensures for 8 weeks of osceola turkey hunting opportunities and 2 sets of opening weekends. Hunts take place on numerous tracts located in the heart of the Osceola turkey's range. Glade, Hardy, Okeechobee, Polk, Hendry and Hardy are among the Florida counties hunted. Personal knowledge of these exclusive-use properties, low hunting pressure, expert guide understanding of Osceola turkey's habits, and enthusiastic dedication to hunter success combine to make this Florida Osceola Turkey hunting trip a winner.
Ideally, 2-4 hunters are booked in camp at any one time. Preference is given to parties of 2-4 hunters. Single hunter bookings are accommodated on an availability basis. Our Florida Osceola turkey hunting package includes 3 days or 1 gobbler. A second gobbler may be taken during the 3-day period for an additional kill fee.
All Osceola turkey hunts are conducted as 1x1 or 1x2 guided to semi-guided hunts to ensure the greatest odds for hunter success and maximum hunter enjoyment. Annual hunters number 24-30 guests per season. The 5-year average hunter success rate is 100% shot opportunity at mature Osceola wild turkey gobblers. Florida statutes allow for turkey hunting from ½ hour before sunrise until sunset. A typical Osceola turkey hunt here consists of morning and afternoon hunts (until 3:30 or 4 pm).
Lodging consists of comfortable, air-conditioned bunkhouse
lodging that is included in the package. Make yourself at
home in the friendly, laid-back atmosphere and enjoy the scenery of
Osceola turkeys quietly feeding in the yard. Breakfasts are
usually an early wake up and cup of coffee on the way to the
morning's hunt. There are many restaurants nearby for lunch
and dinner, which are not included in the package (although ribs or
beef brisket are occasionally smoked or wild turkey poppers fried
on the patio while hunters recount the day's events with their
favorite cold beverages).
Turkey hunting properties located throughout multiple south-central Florida Hunting Zones lets this operator provide Florida Osceola turkey hunting from the first Saturday of March through the the 3rd Sunday of April. This also makes for TWO Osceola turkey hunting "Openers".
Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting Zone A: 1st Saturday March through 1st Sunday in April
Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting Zones B and C: 3rd Saturday of March through 3rd Sunday April
Youth-only designated seasons occur the week preceding the above dates, respectively.
$2,250 for 3-day Florida Osceola turkey hunting package to include 1 gobbler per hunter
$2,000 special 2-day youth weekend Florida Osceola Turkey Hunt
"It took until 10:30 on the first morning, but closed the deal with Osceola gobbler number 3 of the morning - a 19.5 pounder with 9-inch beard and 1.25-inch spurs. The first two involved very close encounters on great osceolas. Lost count of the number of Osceola turkeys seen over a 3-day peiod. Spent the last 2 days of my osceola turkey hunting trip shooting with a long camera lense, and scored some more real Florida trophies. These guided Florida Osceola Turkey hunts are not getting any cheaper. The lodging is comfortable and convenient, the host is knowledgable and friendly, and the osceola turkeys plentiful. I was impressed with the number of exclusive-use properties among several counties and zones. In these regards, this Osceola turkey hunt represents value." ~ Ramsey Russell, Review of GetDucks.com Osceola Turkey Hunt
Arrive to hunting camp the afternoon prior to your first morning hunt. Fly into Orlando, Ft. Meyers or Tampa, Florida, by commercial airline rent car and drive about 1.5 hours to camp. A round-trip transfer may also be arranged. Depart following your 3rd morning's hunt.
The following items are suggested for Florida Osceola turkey hunts:
Freezer space is available for storage of trophy birds.
Osceola Turkey (Florida Wild Turkey)
The Florida wild turkey, or Osceola turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola) as it is more commonly referred, is found only in the central two-thirds of the Florida peninsula. W.E.D. Scott, named it for a famous Seminole Chief, Osceola, and first described this particular wild turkey subspecies in 1890.
The Osceola turkey is similar to the eastern wild turkey, but is generally smaller and darker in color. There is characteristically with less white veining in the wing quills. The white bars of the wing's primary feathers are narrow, irregular, broken and typically do not extend fully to the feather shaft. The black bars predominate the feather. The secondaries are also comparably darker. When the wings are folded on the back, there is an absence of the whitish triangular patches seen on easterns.
Feathers of the Florida turkey appear more iridescent green and red coloration, with less bronze than the eastern. The dark color of the tail coverts and the large tail feathers tipped in brown resemble easterns, but are unlike the lighter colors of the three western subspecies. The Osceola turkey's colorations and behavior are ideal for the slash pine woods, oak and palmetto hammocks of central Florida. Hen Osceola turkeys exhibit duller and lighter coloration throughout, except wing feathers, which are darker.
The reproductive cycle for the Florida wild turkey begins only slightly earlier than for the eastern wild turkey in nearby southern statesm but in southern Florida, turkeys gobble and strut during warm spells in January, several weeks before actual mating. Egg laying occurs mainly during April and the cycle is completed with peak hatching usually taking happening in May.
*Content courtesy of The National Wild Turkey Federation.
License Requirements - Florida Turkey Hunting (Osceola Turkey Hunting)
We suggest purchasing your Florida turkey hunting license before arriving to camp. Your Florida hunting license may be purchased over the phone at 1-888-486-8356 or online at http://www.myfwc.com .
Costs of the licenses needed to Osecola turkey hunting in Florida are as follows:
Non-residents: Turkey stamp - $125.00 10-day hunting license - $46.50
Osceola Turkey Hunting Success Rates
Our Osceola turkey hunts are 100% fair-chase for wild Florida osceola turkeys. While there are no guarantees, 100% of all osceola turkey hunting guests during the past 5 years had opportunities ti kill one or more longbeard gobblers.
Helpful Links for Osceola Turkey Hunting in Florida
GetDucks.com Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting Photo Gallery
Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting packages include:
Hunters arrive the day before the hunt and depart following the third morning hunt.
Florida Osceola turkey hunting packages do not include airport transfers ($150 round-trip) or car rentals, discretionary gratuities, or hunting licenses. Lunch and dinner are not included but are available at many nearby restaurants.
High success Florida osceola turkey hunting in the heart of their range. Hunts take place among 6+ counties encompassing 2 of Florida's turkey hunting zones, ensuring 2 opener weekends and fully 8 weeks of osceola turkey hunting opportunity. Hunts are guided or semi-guided as the client chooses. Review the photos and we think you'll agree that this osceola turkey hunt delivers!
I enjoyed my Florida Osceola turkey hunting trip and got to watch a couple Osceola toms die while there. The guide was very easy to get along with and it was nice watching the birds around his house when not hunting. He knew his areas and where the birds would be. By talking to him, he doesn't over hunt his land. The bunk house could use a little spucing up, but it was perfectly comfortable.
Ramsey puts alot of time and work into picking out outfitters to use. He is also very helpful with any questions that arise. GetDucks.com is a quick and easy way to pick a reputable outfitter that you know has been checked out.
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Everything about our Osceola turkey hunting trip was first rate. We wanted to make sure we had the best opportunity to harvest an Osceola and put our trust in Ramsey because of the hard work he does finding reputable outfitters to work with. This Florida osceola turkey hunt exceeded my expectations.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and had pre-scouted these birds for weeks before we arrived. He had them down. I had actually talked to him on the phone the week prior to the hunt and he asked it would be ok it we just doubled on opening morning. I laughed and told him that would be just fine.
He kept his word. Five minutes after sitting down we had our 2 osceolas lying on the ground with a third gobbling at them. It was awesome.
I now completely trust Ramsey as wanting nothing more than to
make our hunt memorable and successful. I highly recommend
GetDucks.com to anyone wanting to go on a good quality hunt.
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