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Heading to Florida for an Oceola

Postby Rajun cajun » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:37 pm

Actually going to the Everglades bass fishing and filming and we get to hunt a national Forest in the mornings for oceolas.

The area has never had any turkey hunters get that far back and we will be using airboats.

Staying in a lodge built in the hearts of the everglades for 4 days.

Deer season is over, ready for hogs, turkeys and gettng through with this stinking chemo therapy (poison injections)
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Postby PAINTMAN » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:26 am

That sounds great should be a good time! Good luck and take plenty of pics for us!
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Postby gtk » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:35 am

good luck rajun, & don't over-do it...
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Postby gtk » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:35 am

Oh, and btw, loved the "mohawk" pictures over at mossy-oak :D If its gotta happen, at least you did it with style
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Postby jalbrsn » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:34 pm

Good Luck
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Postby bt58 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:37 pm

Sounds like a blast...Good luck!!!
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Postby Rajun cajun » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:12 pm

Guess I need to put the Mohawk post up here also!
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Postby lugnut » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:24 pm

them osceolas are supposed to be hard to kill. but then again, what turkey isn't :lol:

have fun :wink:
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Postby Rajun cajun » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:50 pm

Well we have been researching them a lot.

They dont gobble much so that will be the same as the easterns we have near the house, these birds here at home almost never gobble all season.

Osceoloas basically rquire you to set up and Still Hunt them. Very few gobbles so running and gunning is out of the question.

We will try and locate the birds on ridges and set up and try to get them to come into our calling or ambush them on their way to feed.

PLus we will be hunting in Big Cypress National Forest and we have never been there in our lives. GPS will pay off on this trip!

We will need to bring our snake boots as this area is full of rattlers and mocassins.

Even if we don't get a bird, we should have some fun and learn something!

Afternoons will expended catching Bass in the Glades. That is a dead sure given so we will get action of some sort!

Leave in four days!

Just finished packing calls, batteries, lights, clothing, shells.

Patterned my New Ithaca. The Xtra full choke is putting about 6-8 BB;s in the neck and head area, about 20 in the body at 35 yards.

I have a line of heavy BB concentration 4 inches on either side of the head.

Guess I will bring my old full choke Browning BPS on this trip as it drops turkeys dead at 40 yards. One last hunt will do the old Browning proud!

Will have to find a good turkey choke and re pattern my Ithaca when I get back!

We flu out Friday Monr form New Orleans at 6:15 am and get into Miami at 9:30.

My friend picks us up and we drive 2 hours to the Glades and take an hour ride by airbot to get to his camp/lodge.

He offers Everglades fishing trips.

We will fish Friday afternoon, turkey hunt sat and sun morn and fish sat and su evenings.

Fish monday then flyout at 3 pm for New orleans then an hour drive home.

I then have my second chemo the next day (Tuesday)

He does not offer turkey hunting in the everglades, just at his plantation in Georgia. We are just going to hunt the National park as his lodge is within 1/2 mile from it and we want to try and get some turkey footage there!

will let you guys now how it went and hopefully have some pics to post!
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