NEBRASKA MERRIAMS $1600
2 GOBBLERS $2,100
This Nebraska outfit has over 30,000 private acres northwest of North Platte in central Nebraska with over 8 miles of riverbottom and another camp with 70,000 private acres half an hour to the east with 10 miles of riverbottom, both Merriam turkey havens. Success has typically been near 100 percent and most hunters take a second gobbler.
He offers 3 day hunts priced at $1,600 that includes 1 gobbler, nice ranch house lodging, meals and airport pickup in North Platte or fly into Denver and rent a car for the 3 hour drive. Most birds are taken from blinds. You can book a 2 bird hunt in advance for $2,100. If you want a calling guide it is an additional $400. Season opens mid-April and runs to the end of May. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on this property. Hunt TUNE565. TUNE565 Hunt Photos.
NEBRASKA MERRIAMS TRESPASS FEE
3 DAYS 2 GOBBLERS $1000 4 DAYS $1150
3 RANCHES 4,000 ACRES
These ranches are in northwestern Nebraska known as the Pine Ridge area; beautiful country known to hold good Merriam numbers. He has access to 3 ranches from 3,000 acres down to 320 acres.
This is also a good opportunity for archers as this outfitter is a bowhunter himself and he could set up some blinds along travel routes between roosting sites and feeding areas. Archery season normally opens late March, about 3 weeks ahead of shotgun season, but this could be colder snowy conditions.
$1,000 is the 3 day trespass fee allowing you 2 gobblers or hunters can schedule 4 days for $1,150. Lodging and meals are not included, and most hunters stay at a local motel and eat in local restaurants. A guide can be provided for an additional $350 if he is scheduled in advance. Shotgun season is typically mid-April to late May and early hunts could be in snow. License goes on sale early January and non-resident tags do sell out so apply early. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on these properties. Hunt TU402.
KANSAS RIOS OR EASTERNS $1600?
3 DAYS 1 GOBBLER
We have had hunters take either a Rio or Eastern on the first day of their hunt with this Kansas outfitter, plenty of birds. Success has always run 100 percent. He controls over 24,000 private acres and is priced at only $1,600 for 1 bird and 3 days of hunting, Kansas went to a one bird limit. This property has both Eastern and Rio turkeys and is located just outside Manhattan in northeastern Kansas. Nice lodge accommodations and meals with airport pickup in Manhattan included. If you need a calling guide the price is an additional $400. Season dates are mid-April to late May. HCU consultants Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have taken birds here. Hunt TUKS565.
FLORIDA HUNTS FOR OSCEOLA GOBBLERS,
GATORS AND HOGS
This outfitter has some of the best Osceola hunting Florida has to offer or you might want to try hunting gators out of an airboat on the swamps at night. Everything from chasing hogs with hounds or night thermal hunts to fishing some prime Florida waterways, this trip is bargain priced for the memories it will create.
This outfitter located in the southern zone of Florida south of I-70 offers a 4 day turkey hunt from March 2 to April 7 for $3,500 and you can take one hog at no cost as long as you take the meat home. They have a real nice operation with very comfortable cabins in a great setting in the woods. They also offer hunts in the central zone of Florida for $3,250 from March 16 to April 21.
They normally harvest 35 to 45 long beards every spring and if you cripple a bird and do not find it your hunt is over.
Hog hunting package for 3 days and 3 nights is $925 and includes one meat hog, additional trophy hogs are $275 or meat hogs $150.
Gator hunts on 8 to 9 foot gators are $1,750, 9 to 10 foot $2,750, 10 to 11 foot $3,750, 11 to 12 foot $4,750, 12 to 13 foot $6,500, 13 foot or over is $10,000 plus $375 per day for lodging and meals. Gator and hog combos make a great trip.
Nice cabin accommodations and hunters fly into Orlando or Ft. Meyers and rent a car or airport transportation can be arranged for $375 per vehicle. Hunt HG863. HG863 Hunt Photos.
MEXICO GOULDS TURKEY
PAST 100 PERCENT SUCCESS
$2900 SECOND GOBBLER $1150
This well established American outfitter meets all his hunters in Tucson, Arizona and then drives them across the border to the private ranches totaling over 60,000 acres registered for hunting located about a 5 hour drive into the high Sierra’s of Chihuahua. He has hunted this part of Chihuahua for the past 20 plus years with exceptional success; in fact, they have been 100 percent for several years.
This is an ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE OF $2,900 and a second bird can be taken on a $1,150 trophy fee. The price includes 3 1/2 days of hunting guided 2×1, lodging, meals, shotguns and ammunition, all paperwork to legally hunt in Mexico, all trophy care and required documents to import the birds into the U.S. and all transportation from his ranch in Tucson to the hunting destination and return. Hunters are responsible for their $28 Visa.
Gould’s hunts are from the third week of April to mid-May. He normally runs 5 to 6 hunters per hunt and hunts his ranches 3 times each for turkeys. The ranches have good road systems utilizing ATV’s and pickups.
Nice ranch house accommodations with solar or generator power, hot showers, beds with linens and good food with some Mexican dishes. Hunt TU559.
NEBRASKA PLATTE RIVER
DUCKS AND GEESE
This outfitter has several miles of the Platte River just outside of the town of North Platte. They offer ducks and geese from mid-December to late January for $650 per day with a 3 day minimum and includes processing. This is a guided hunt including lodging and meals. The area is known for mallards, some canvasbacks, assorted other ducks, Canadian geese and Specks. Call for more details on Hunt DU565.