Yes, there's plenty of Northern Boys, but there's plenty of locals, too. Oh, there are plenty of birds...that's not the problem. Finding a place to hunt is the problem. I've just never been able to sneak in on somebody else's land and hunt. That's considered armed tresspass and with the 10-20-LIFE rule in Florida you "could" do up to 20 years "work'in for the state". There's very little public land available to hunt here in Central Florida. Most of the WMAs have "quota (lottery) hunts" for drawings and a certain (small number) of hunters are selected to hunt the large tracs of land. Non-quota WMAs are far apart and few in number and there are lots of fellas out there hunting them and hunting ends daily at 1:00 PM. What can you do? I took one bird last year on public land and hunted almost every day (except weekends when I just avoided the crowd). The later in the season, the fewer hunters. I like the last two weeks best anyhow. The hens are working their nests and the toms are frustrated. So, when you coming to get your Osceola?
"You're never too old to have a happy childhood."