Pheasant Hunting in Okeechobee, FL
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Pheasant Hunts in Okeechobee, FL
Our pheasant tower shoots are as fun and exciting as it gets!!! It’s fast paced and non-stop action once the hunt begins. We begin with a continental breakfast and meet and greet upon arrival which is between 7:30 and 8am the morning of the hunt. After a warm welcome and prayer, the buggies leave for the hunting area. Our hunt takes place in the middle of our hunting preserve. There are 13 stations in a semi-wooded area encircling a 50’ tower which is hidden midst an oak hammock.
Upon arrival we review a brief safety and instruction orientation and from there hunters assume their position at designated stations. Some stations may be a little more challenging than others, but not to worry, we rotate station to station clockwise so each hunter experiences each station. At the sound of the air horn signaled from the tower, the action begins for the next 3 hours. During breaks between each rotation, hunters are welcomed to get a cold drink or more ammunition from one of the carts that is checking on everyone. During the shoot, our expert guides accompanied by their retrieving dogs are busy fetching fallen pheasants. At the conclusion of the shoot, we gather for a corporate and individual photo shoot at our custom signage and location.
Once everyone returns to the lodge for an epic country lunch during which time your guides clean and prepare your birds for the table. The birds are evenly distributed amongst the group of hunters. You bring a cooler and we have the ice.
WHAT TO WEAR
Match your clothing to the forecast for that day. Our hunts take place during the winter months so temps can range from 50 to 80 degrees – all in one day. Closed toe footwear and shooting glasses are required. Bug spray is generally not needed and sunscreen does come in handy if needed.
WHAT GUN AND AMMO IS BEST
This is the time to break out your big gun. 12 gauge, heavy load 6-7.5 shot shells, modified barrel or choke is recommended as many shots are “in your face”. If you’re more comfortable with a lighter gauged gun, such as a 20 gauge, heavy loads are recommended.Shoot straight!