NEBRASKA MERRIAMS $1400 3 DAYS 2 GOBBLERS
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 the majority of hunters take a second gobbler.
He offers 3 day hunts priced at $1,400 that includes 2 birds, 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. If you want a calling guide it is an additional $400. Season opens mid April and runs to the end of May. 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 located in northwestern Nebraska known as the Pine Ridge area; beauti- ful 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 ad- vance. Shotgun season is typically mid April to late May and early hunts could be in snow. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on these propeties. Hunt TU402.
KANSAS RIOS OR EASTERNS $1100 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 $1,100 for 1 bird and 3 days of hunting, Kansas went to a one bird limit. This property has both East- ern 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 consul- tants Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have taken birds here. Hunt TUKS565.
OHIO EASTERNS 2 GOBBLERS $700 4 DAYS LODGING INCLUDED
This outfitter has access to close to 20 farms southeast of Cincinnati near the Kentucky border. In Ohio you can shoot 2 spring gobblers, but not on the same day. Price is extremely rea- sonable considering he supplies lodging (usually a nice cabin), but no meals or guide. He will show you around and suggest on where to go, but this is an unguided hunt.
4 days from April 20 to May 15 is only $700. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has turkey hunted with this outfitter. Hunt TU513.
FLORIDA 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 to fishing some prime Florida waterways, this trip is bargain priced for the memories it will create.
This outfitter located in the southern part of Florida offers his 4 day turkey hunt for $2,850 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 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 $875 and includes one meat hog, additional trophy hogs are $275 or meat hogs $125.
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 $5,750, 13 foot or over is $10,000 plus $350 per day for lodging and meals. Gator and hog combos make a great trip.
He also offers several packages, such as a 6 foot gator plus a hog, 1 night lodging, meals and guide for only $1750 in September or October. Nice cabin accommodations and hunters fly into Orlando or Ft. Meyers and rent a car or airport transportation can be arranged for $300. HHunt HG863. HG863 Hunt Photos.
MEXICO GOULDS TURKEY PAST 100 PERCENT SUCCESS $2500 SECOND GOBBLER $950
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 years with exceptional success; in fact, they have been 100 percent for several years.
This is an ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE OF $2,500 and a second bird can be taken on a $950 trophy fee. The price includes 3 1/2 days of hunting guided 2×1, lodging, meals, shot- guns 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 hunt- ers 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 so- lar or generator power, hot showers, beds with linens and good food with some Mexican dishes. Hunt TU559.