Everglades Adventures offers the Seminole Whitetail subspecies O.v. Seminolus. Our bucks weigh on average 125 lbs. to 160 lbs. and stand 36" at the shoulder with chocolate colored antlers and a unique hide color. Our rut occurs in July and August fawns are dropped in early March. This type of whitetail deer hunt is incredibly unique and would be a great addition to any whitetail collection.
Hunting Free Range Seminole Whitetail
We offer seasonal only hunting for our FREE-RANGE whitetail. Our hunts are strictly FAIR CHASE on open lands. We have NO HIGH FENCED areas stocked with whitetail. This is NOT A PRESERVE type hunt or a CANNED HUNT. The harvest of a Whitetail is NOT guaranteed.
We offer spot and stalk hunting from 4WD vehicles or walking. We don't offer tree stand hunting.
We have maintained a 100% success rate for the past seven years.
Our whitetail hunts are limited to two hunters.
We are offering three types of hunts; they are listed under the rates column to the right of the page.
*Hunting licenses are required for whitetail in Florida on private lands for residents or non-residents. *
· Hunting License ($17.00 for yearly resident, $46.50 non-resident 10-day)
· Deer Permit ($5.00 for residents or non-residents)
· Clients need to obtain an Archery, Crossbow, or muzzleloader permit ($5.00 for residents or non-residents) if hunting during these seasons.
Complete information concerning requirements of licensing, costs of licenses and purchasing licenses (on-line or by phone with credit card) please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife website.
Season dates can be accessed on Florida Fish and Wildlife's website here.
WE ARE LOCATED IN ZONE "A"
These full-day hunts last approximately four hours in the morning, then a hearty lunch and a break and then four more hours in the afternoon and evening.
· Ice and taking care of the game harvested
· On-site lodging can be arranged for those interested, for an additional $150.00 per-person including meals.
· Skinning and quartering of animals. The client will receive two hams, two shoulders, two tenderloins and two back loins.
*We require the guide fee portion for the deposit to confirm your reservation. The deposit is non-refundable but is transferable as scheduling permits. Thirty-day advance notice of cancellation is required. Payments can be made by cash, personal or business check, traveler's check, cashier's check, or money order. Checks should be made payable to: EVERGLADES ADVENTURES. *
What to Bring:
· Camouflage Clothing in Dark Green pattern such as Mossy Oak Full Foliage (log-sleeve shirts, pants, hat, and rain gear)
· Waterproof Hiking Boots, preferably knee-high
· Soft case for your gun, recommended 30 caliber or higher rifles (shots range from 50-100 yards)
· If you want to Archery hunt, bring your own bow with minimum 50 lb. draw weight and you need to be proficient at 30 yards.
· Cooler, large one for taxidermy-bound deer
· Still or Video Camera
Call Tom Falls for Details:
SELECTION AND HARVEST
The PRIVATE ranch where our whitetail hunts are conducted has received VERY LIMITED past hunting pressure. This 9000-acre property is pristine and very special. We are only harvesting SELECTED animals on this property. This property has a LARGE population of whitetail deer.
ALL HUNTS are FULLY GUIDED (your party and a guide). You will not be permitted to shoot until you and your guide have discussed the animal and a decision has been made to harvest that specific animal and discussed the price prior to harvest. CLIENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HUNT WITHOUT A GUIDE.
DECISION TO HARVEST is made by the GUIDE.
DEFINITION OF HARVEST is the attempt to harvest the animal. Once the decision is made to harvest the animal and a price is agreed upon it is then up to the CLIENT to make the harvest. Discharging any weapon at one of our whitetails is considered HARVESTING.
It is the CLIENTS decision to shoot or NOT to shoot. If you are not comfortable with the shot presented, then please DON'T SHOOT. We are NOT conducting target practice. We are NOT responsible for BAD shooting skills. Please be proficient with the weapon of YOUR choice.
We will do everything possible to recover your animal but, YOUR GUIDE and EVERGLADES ADVENTURES assumes NO responsibility to recover your animal due to poor shot placement.
OUR TROPHY BUCKS
This particular property produced the number one typical whitetail harvested to date for Collier County, Florida. This buck scored 123 4/8 and was harvested in 2010.
The Florida Buck Registry was established in 1982 to provide hunters with a record of the number and quality of white-tailed deer taken in Florida. The minimum antler scores necessary to qualify is 100 Boone and Crockett inches for typical antlers and 125 for non-typical antlers.
Our trophy hunters have a good to excellent chance to harvest a Florida registry buck on one of our trophy hunts.
If you are flying in, the Southwest Florida International Airport located in Fort Myers or the Ft. Lauderdale Airport are the most convenient. These airports are located approximately an hour and a half from where you will be hunting. If you are flying into this area for the hunt we recommend that you acquire a rental car, which are available at the airport.
We have comfortable modern air-conditioned lodging on site for our guests if requested.
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$500.00 GUIDE FEE
$375.00 per animal, TOTAL $875.00
LIMIT 1 doe per-person, per-day (two people max)
WE HAVE ANTLERLESS DEER PERMITS FOR OUR DOE HARVESTS.
$750.00 GUIDE FEE
$500.00 to 1000.00 per animal depending on the size and age of the whitetail. Price discussed prior to harvest.
LIMIT (1) per-person, per-day. (two people max)
Total Average price is $1200-$1500
This Two-day hunt includes two mornings and two evening hunts. These full-day hunts last approximately four hours in the morning, then a hearty lunch and a break and then four more hours in the afternoon and evening.
$1500.00 GUIDE FEE
Price discussed prior to harvest
Average price is $3000-$3500
LIMIT (1) per-person per season. (two people max)