South Florida Osceola Turkey Hunts


Osceola turkey hunts in our southern zone are conducted near Ft. Myers Florida. This season opens the first Saturday in March and we limit the number of hunters in camp at one time to 4, with a maximum of 12 hunters per season.  We generally only hunt this area the first 10 days of the season.

Our 3 day Osceola turkey hunts consist of three morning and three afternoon hunts. A hunter is allowed to take only one long bearded turkey on this hunt. Limited availability for a second bird option.

Hunting for turkeys in Florida is allowed from ½ hour before sunrise until sunset, with mornings usually being the best.

March 2016 Hunts: 3 day hunt ~ $2200
March/April 2019 Hunts ~ $2300

  • Second Bird Option: If available, a second bird may be hunted for $500 with an additional $500 trophy fee due when bird is taken. $500 is due at booking to reserve the second bird.

Scott & Greg Daniels on their Southern Zone Osceola Turkey Hunts

Deposits:

50% due at the time of booking with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. The deposit is nonrefundable.

Management Rules:

Because of limited hunting pressure, we have a large population of mature birds and request that only gobblers with at least 8″ beards be taken. No Jakes.

Success rates:

While there is no guarantee of success on this hunt, 99% of hunters who have hunted with Tall Tine Outfitters have had an opportunity to take a mature bird.

Licenses:

IMPORTANT– Hunting license and Turkey permit fees are not included. The non-resident turkey permit and the 10 day non-resident hunting license should be purchased prior to arrival and can be done online@ www1.fl.wildlifelicense.com/start.php.  This can also be done over the phone at 1-888-486-8356. Cost of the licenses are as follows:

Non-residents: Turkey stamp – $125.00

10 day hunting license – $46.50


Accommodations:

Unlike our lodge accommodations in the Northern Zone, on these turkey hunts you will stay at the local motels, and eat at the area restaurants.

South Florida Turkey Services

Tall Tine Outfitters Provides:

  • Exclusive hunting rights on private property.
  • Clean, comfortable lodging at local motels.
  • 3 delicious meals per day at area restaurants.
  • Transportation to and from hunting area.
  • Ground Blinds
  • Decoys
  • Seasoned Guides with over 60 years combined experience.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Hunters may shoot one mature Gobbler.
  • Hunters must sign accident waiver for insurance purposes.
  • Turkey hunts are guided as two hunters with one guide. (2×1).
  • Hunt consists of three afternoon and three morning hunts. Hunters should arrive between 1:00 and 2:00 pm and be prepared to hunt that afternoon.
  • Hunters should fly into Ft. Myers, FL.  Hunting area is 45 minutes from airport. Transportation to lodge is not provided.
  • Wound policy: If a hunter wounds a turkey, we will do everything possible to recover that bird.  Hunt is over when a turkey is wounded or harvested.
  • Archery policy: All turkeys must be head shot with a guillotine style broad head.  A guide will be in the blind with you during the hunt.  A missed or wounded turkey will count as your opportunity and at that time the hunt will be over.
  • Hunters born after June 1, 1975 must have a valid hunter safety card.     
  • All hunting will be conducted in accordance with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions rules and regulations.
  • Non-hunting guest fee is $150 per day.
  • Tips to guides are not included in hunt fee. (10% is customary)

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Please take a look in our Florida Osceola turkey photo gallery to see some of the Osceola turkeys that have been taken with us.  You can check out hunters like Michael Waddell, Will Clark, Bill Gorman and Dr. Warren Strickland who have chosen Tall Tine Outfitters to complete their Grand Slam.