Monthly Archives: January 2013

I pulled some trail camera cards yesterday and there was a pile of hogs that had just started using the area but there was not much for shooters in the group. Most of the hogs were sows with young pigs. There was a small boar hog or two in the bunch and a few young hogs that are a little to small to shoot just yet. I have some feeders running again after a break while I was hunting out of state so I should start seeing some better hogs again soon.

I’ll start doing a little bow hunting here in the next week or two so hopefully there will be a good hog/bow hunt video to post in the near future.

I had a client out this past Saturday on a rifle hog hunt and he harvested a nice young boar but it was about to late to video and I had shut the camera down already. We had walked up on these hogs unexpectedly and there was no time to get the camera going but that’s the way it often goes.

Here’s a few trail camera photo’s, hogs of all shapes, sizes and colors.

See ya in the woods,

Larry Stephens

Tom’s Bull Creek Hog!

I was really under pressure to make things happen today!

A client that I had recently guided on a hog hunt had a friend flying in from New York for a visit and wanted to treat him to a hog hunt. The tough part was that I only had one evening to get the job done. If this had been a month or two ago it would have been a piece of cake but there has been so many hogs using this place that they wiped out the live oak acorns that had been falling like rain. Of course the 90 head of turkeys and 15-20 deer ate their share also. The place was literally like a zoo.

As with all things in nature, those conditions have come and gone and so have the hoards or deer, hogs and turkeys. It has come to the time of year where game has a difficult time making a living. All of the mast is gone and it is a while until spring green-up. At this point I will need to keep the feeders running to keep some game using the area.

I decided to drive in on the west side of the property and check out the creek swamp and adjoining pasture to see what we could see for turkeys. It was about 4:00 PM and it was a little weak but we were lucky enough to get to watch a half dozen Gobblers feeding along, weaving in and out of the edge of the swamp, under the live oaks. It was a pretty sight to behold.

Once they moved on we headed for the blind I had set up for our hog hunt.

Ajainst All Odds!

There were a couple of other negatives working against our success this afternoon. The wind was quartering towards where I expected the hogs were going to approach from. I decided to move the blind southeast to keep our scent from getting downwind of the feeder.  Also, not long ago this hammock had a little standing water here and there and pretty much represented ideal conditions for hogs. The woods have really dried up at this point and the hogs have moved to the creek swamp where it is wetter. The  second thing against us was the moon. The major feed time this afternoon would be well after dark.

To be honest I was really worried about our chances of success.

This was going to be the maiden voyage of my new “Grounder 250” blind. These were some big boys but we were able to get all three of us inside and zip the door closed. I had tw0 up front with me in the back running the video camera.

As I expected, things were pretty slow and it wasn’t until nearly 6;00 before we began to see a few does and yearlings coming into the hammock to feed. This was a rifle hunt and we weren’t hunting deer so I did not go to great strides to hide the blind. The deer were quick to realize it was there. We did have some unsteady winds that were not helping either.

Brushed in blind prior to move.

The hunt had literally drawn down to the last few minutes when I made the call to abandon the blind and use the last couple minutes to slip down the hammock, hoping to spot a hog in the fading light.

This turned out to be the decision that saved the hunt.

Tom Gets His Chance!

As we eased alongside a thick strand we came to a tiny open spot that was covered in maple leaf litter. Suddenly, a jet black hog darted into the opening ahead. “SHOOT THAT HOG TOM! SHOOT!” I yelled in my loudest whisper.

Just as Tom’s .308 reached his shoulder the hog bolted and vanished into the dark with barely a sound.

I thought I recognized the hog from pictures I had recently gotten from the trail camera at that spot. I knew there should be a second hog. I told Tom to get ready, there’s another one here somewhere! I waited as long as I could stand it and held just  a minute longer.  Finally, I whispered to Tom, “step up just a little.”

Tom took two steps and up came his rifle. His .308 cracked and the hog crashed off. Tom immediately turned and blurted out, “I MISSED!”

That second hog  did not know why the first one ran and had just been standing there motionless. Had we not been patient and taken a step or made any sound, we would have literally blown our last opportunity.

However, from the sound of the departing hog and the short 35 yd shot, I doubted his claim. “I don’t think so Tom” was my reply.

Tom’s Boar on Trail Cam two days earlier.

We eased up to where the hog had been and quickly found a 2″ spot of blood with my dim hat light. We couldn’t follow the blood trail with that and had to return to the truck for a tracking light. We eased up to where the hog had been and quickly found a 2″ spot of blood with my dim hat light. We couldn’t follow the blood trail with that and had to return to the truck for a tracking light. With better light we quickly straightened out the blood trail. It was pretty much a continuous line of blood all the way to the downed hog and we located him after a quick 100 yd. trail job, piled up in an old woods road. The .308 round had devastated the hogs throat and bled him out in short order.

Tom had taken a nice boar and everyone was all smiles! 

Walking back to get the truck I thought to myself, boy, did we ever pull this one out of the fire!

It had been a short but successful hunt and I hope I can share a blind with Tom again some day.

Tom’s Bull Creek Hog! 1-25-13

 

Best of Hunts,

Larry Stephens

 

P.S., I don’t have anything posted on the Guided hog hunting opportunities Bull Creek but it is a great place to hunt, not big but the game is there. If you’re interested in going on on a hog hunt with me, just drop me a line using the contact page and I’ll see what I can put together. L.S.

 

Bull Creek Lease today to check the feeders and trail cameras. I have just recently got the feeders going and the green & whites falling off the live oaks are all played out so the place is not the zoo that it was 2 months ago. I am still seeing a bunch of deer in the evening walking in to the feeder though none with horns that I could tell.

There has been a few trophy gobblers  and a flock of Jakes using the feeder I just charged up. Of course there are the usual deer but the hordes of hogs have petered out. Hopefully, I can get some more showing up with the feeder running.

Here are a few pics of the game using there.

If you have any recent good trail cam pictures, send them to me and I will post for all to enjoy.

Larry S.

The Florida Osceola can be one of the most difficult of the turkey sub-species to harvest consistently. He is noticeably more wary and typically does less calling than his northern cousins. Besides these facts, he prefers to live in an environment that is thicker and very wet compared to other turkeys. There are some important tip you need to know when setting up on these “swamp toms” if your plans include harvesting one.

Location, location, location!

Your setup can be one of the most important keys to bagging a trophy tom. I am sure you have heard the old realtor,s saying, “location, location, location as being the key to real estate sales. Well, if you want to close the deal on a wary old Osceola, you need to apply this same principal to where you set up on these birds next spring.

Roosted turkeys always have a plan for where they are headed when they fly down! This is a very important point to understand and you have to develop a plan to deal with this.

During the early season both the gobblers and hens will be roosting deeper in the swamps and usually over some flooded real estate. Sometimes it can be difficult to find something dry, above the water line, to actually keep your butt from getting wet. Usually, you are going to have to sit on a small tussock. I have even been reduced to sitting on my heels up against the swell butt of a big cypress or gum tree when no dry land could be found. This can be really uncomfortable and is a poor choice but if that’s all you have to work with, you bare with it and make the most of it.

Typically, the turkeys will move to the edge of the flooded ground just before fly-up and mill around picking until its just the right time to fly out over the flood water to roost. They will usually fly out a hundred yards or so and lite high up in the leafy canopy. The next morning they will fly right back to this same spot . If you have some historical knowledge of a preferred roost spot like this you can be there that evening and listen for the turkey to fly up then move to the edge of the flood water to see where you need to be the next morning. You probably will not even need to call! This is hunting through sheer skill and woodsmanship!

Don’t try to get so close that you get over flown at fly down!

Occasionally, the turkeys will wade out into the water if it is a broad flat of ankle depth before they take wing. In this case, they sometimes will pitch down into the water the next morning. You can still wait at the edge of the flood but if you prefer maximum excitement, then move in as close as you dare keeping in mind not to get so close that the turkeys over fly you when they pitch down. If that happens you are all but out of the game as they will already have a destination in mind and they will not back track to you. They will call to you trying to get you to assemble with the flock but within 20-30 minutes they will be moving on. You have to place yourself in between the turkeys and where they are going when they are flocked up at this time of year.

Use the flood water to your advantage for a silent approach!

Some of my most memorable hunts took place when the situation dictated an awkward and uncomfortable setup with mosquitoes eating me alive and my body in utter pain from being pinned down by a tom that was just out of shotgun range for an extended time and me unable to move. I don’t know if you have ever had your hand go numb under the weight of an 8lb autoloader bearing down on it while propped on your knee, but It’s coming and the throbbing will have you praying for that tom to move behind his fan or step behind a tree so you can move and gain some relief! When you have endured and over come such a situation and managed to take a tough tom like this you will feel like you have been in a battle of wills and I promise you, the success will be sweet.

If you are lucky enough to harvest one of these dark, long legged toms you will count him among your most treasured trophies.

My hope here is that you will gain a better sense of the importance of roosting and can incorporate this information into your own hunting methods.

Best of Hunts,

Larry Stephens

 

P.S.  If you have any turkey hunting questions or comments, take a few moments to jot them down and I’ll be glad to respond with any help I can provide, L.S.

The beard of a turkey is a curious oddity. Actually, it is not a beard or hair at all. It is a modified feather that forms kind of a stiff bristle. Since the cluster of bristles resembles a beard of sorts, people began referring to it as a beard.

To a hunter, the  beard is considered one of the trophy parts of the turkey that is saved for display as every beard is a little different and it is easily preserved. Beards  vary in length and thickness and can have various curls and kinks.

  • What determines the length of a turkey’s beard?

As a general rule of thumb, the beard can be used to roughly age a turkey though the spur length is a more accurate measure.  A young male turkey that is born in the spring will be almost a year old by the time hunting season arrives the following spring. He is referred to as a “jake” and his beard length will vary from barely visible to a maximum of about 4-5 inches long. By the next spring he will be a 2 year old and sport a beard up to 9-10″. Beards over 10″ are typically found on birds of 3 years or older though few toms will grow a beard longer than 11-11 1/2″.

A Wide Eastern (left), Thin Osceola (right)

  • Non-Typical Turkeys!

On rare occasions some gobblers can grow multiple beards.  Generally, most turkeys will only have one beard though a small percentage can grow multiple individual beards. They will all be aligned vertically with a small separation between each beard. Typically, There will be one primary, normal sized beard with multiple smaller, thinner beards above. These extra beards will usually vary from a few hairs to approximately 1/4″ in diameter and be significantly shorter than the primary beard.  I have personally harvested (2) toms with triple beards.  Toms with more than 6-7 beards have been reported but are very rare.

An Osceola Gobbler with 3 Beards!

rick edwards triple bearded turkey

Triple bearded turkey

  • What is Beard Rot?

There is another factor that can effect the beard length of a turkey. It is known as Beard Rot and is caused by malnutrition rather than parasites as many believe. Beard Rot is an interruption in Melanin production which gives the Beard it’s color and strength.
A turkey suffering from a Melanin deficiency will develop a light colored band or ring around the beard. Some birds may have a completely blond beard under severe cases. With the Band or Ring situation, when the turkey begins producing melanin again, the beard will return to its healthy black color. However, this band is weaker at this point and as the beard fatigues from flexing, it will eventually break off and the beard will have a truncated end with a blond to reddish coloration to it at the tip.

Turkey Beard with Beard Rot!

Turkey beard with signs of beard rot

  • What is the Purpose of the Turkeys Beard?

A lot is not known about what purpose the turkey’s beard serves. Many believe it serves no purpose but nature does not create features on animals that have no purpose. From my own observations, I believe the beard is a visual cue, an identifying part of the turkey that allows other turkeys to recognise him as a male from long distance. If you have ever watched a gobbler strutting in a field or other place where he can be seen from a long distance, his beard projects out and is very much more pronounced then when he is feeding or milling around. Every so often a strutting bird will break out of strut and stretch out tall and make his beard stick straight out. He will almost always be looking at or for another turkey and I believe this is a signal just like the turkey’s fan and increased size when he blows up into a strut.

  • A Hen with a Beard? That’s Just Wrong!

Another oddity among turkeys is the phenomena where a Hen will actually develop a beard. This is also fairly rare but can be found in up to 20% of the Hens in some populations. I have found it to be more rare than that in my travels. Personally, I have harvested three hens with visible beards that I can recall and that is after 30 years of hunting.  Two actually had a pretty nice beard that measured about 7 1/2″. As a rule, the beard found on a hen will be very thin and seldom be thicker than a quarter of an inch. I did film a hunt a couple years ago where a good friend of mine missed a bearded hen. Be sure to verify your states game laws before harvesting a bearded hen!

Bearded Eastern Turkey Hen

Larry’s Bearded Hen by Bow

  • Preserving your Trophy’s Beard!

There are several ways to remove the beard off of your trophy tom if you plan to preserve it. Obviously, you can remove it with a sharp knife. To do this you need to cut only the fat and soft skin from around the end of the beard. Do not cut through the tough gristle type section that the beard bristles attach to. That is what is holding the whole thing together. I prefer this method myself.

The second method is to just peal it off the birds chest but you run the risk of damaging the beard with this method. If you look closely where the beard attaches you will notice a slight change in color where the base of the beard attaches to the skin and this is where you can peel the beard off. This will leave enough of the beards base to keep the bristles from falling apart.

Once you have it off the bird you need to apply some drytan taxidermy preservative to it which will include a bug proofer. Let the beard dry until the butt end is completely hard but do not place it in the sun. After it is completely dry I like to apply some spray on polyurethane to the butt and base of the bristles for added protection.

That’s pretty well covers all there is to know about a turkey beard. Hopefully, you can add a few more beards to your collection this spring.

Best of Hunts,

Larry Stephens

P.S.  If you have any turkey hunting questions or comments, take a few moments to jot them down and I’ll be glad to respond with any help I can provide, L.S.

Hen Turkey Roosted in a Cypress Tree
Photo by Larry Stephens

There is one technique when it comes to turkey hunting that is responsible for producing more turkeys than any other! It requires a considerable amount of extra time and effort but you will learn more about turkey hunting and woodsmanship than you ever dreamed!

I am talking about Roosting and if you are not implementing this into your turkey hunting strategy  you are missing out on some of the most exciting turkey hunting you can imagine!

If you are following my writing, you probably are picking up on the importance that I place on Roosting. It is the keystone of my turkey hunting strategy.  It’s hard for me to imagine turkey hunting without roosting. Truthfully, I think I have as much fun tracking roads and roosting in the afternoon as I do actually hunting. When you cut a big set of gobbler tracks walking down a graded road, headed for a roosting area and it’s on top of all of the recent vehicle wheel sign, you know your in the drivers seat for the mornings hunt. It is that much more exciting when you know you have that waiting for you when you wake up. Of course I will always go to a bird I actually heard gobble from the roost over the set of tracks. After all, there is always a chance that the tracks could belong to a jake though as a rule jakes will travel in small groups so a lone set of tracks is a real good bet. I am always suspicious of 3-4 tom tracks traveling together. These are seldom mature gobblers. I would only hunt this kind of sign if I did not have anything more promising.

Big Gobbler Track on a Sand Road

There are two schools of thought or primary methods for hunting turkeys. The first is to locate yourself in a location that turkeys frequent and try to call them to your location and the other is to take the fight to the bird, roost him and move in as close as possible for the kill!

  • Whats in a Turkey’s Head?

Roosted turkeys always have a plan for where they are headed when they fly down! This is a very important point to understand.  If you are dealing with a flock of turkeys and you can’t locate yourself in between the roosted birds and where their headed you have lost the fight before it even began. I won’t say you have no chance at all at this bird but you won’t kill very many gobblers with this setup, especially older Toms. If you are lucky you might pull in a two year old satellite tom but the mature tom that rules the flock is headed where the flock is going and you will very seldom persuade him otherwise.

  • Rely More On Your Woodsmanship and Less On Hunting Gear for More Success!

However, If you are familiar with the woods you are hunting and roosted the birds you should have a good idea where they are going when they pitch down. If you can get on that side of them and get set up without blowing them up you will more than likely get a shot at the gobbler. You probably don’t even need to call. When you start to rely more on your woodsmanship and less on calling and gear you will see your results improve without question. When you make it to this point you can consider yourself a Master Turkey hunter. Any hunter that can harvest turkeys consistently with just his woodsmanship skills and intelligence has truly mastered the art.

  • What call is more important to turkey hunting than an actual turkey call?

If I could only use one sound to turkey hunt with, it would not even be a turkey call at all! It would be the call of a barred owl! I have taught myself to owl with my natural voice and without this ability or at least being able to use an owl call, I would not have taken nearly as many turkeys as I have. The reason I would select the owl call is that it plays such a key roll in roosting. You can’t kill them if you can’t find them. On average a gobbler will only gobble for about 20-30 minutes from the limb before he flies down. Once he hits the ground, he may not even gobble again. At best, his gobbling will be cut in half. Within 30 minutes or so it will drop off by half again. What this means is that you have very little time to locate a turkey in the morning before he shuts up. This bird will usually start gobbling a little again, later in the morning but it’s probably over for a while otherwise. Now, the converse of this is the bird that don’t gobble from the limb! If he is not vocal on the roost, he is probably going to gobble good once he’s on the ground. That ones worth remembering!

  • Roosting Provide Valuable intelligence!

Another important thing that roosting does for you is to gain you valuable intel on exactly what the woods are like where the birds are roosted. Once you wait for the light level to get just right which is something you have to learn the hard way, you can approach a roosted bird fairly easily. This also depends largely on the amount of ground cover and leaf canopy above.  As a rule, when I roost a bird that is responding on the limb well, I am going to move in close enough that I can see him! I want to know what I am getting into in the morning…. is there a thicket or small creek or any other obstacle that’s going to keep the bird from being able to come to me. Sometimes, you may only learn where not to be before it gets so dark that you have to back out but that is valuable intel also. I can’t tell you how many long beards I have stood under at last light and watched them trying to shake the mosquitoes off their snood……. big ole beard swinging around!

By the way, I highly recommend a good pair of smaller binoculars, they are invaluable for turkey scouting and roosting. I have been using Nikon’s Monarch in 10×36 paired with a good Bino system for a number of years now.

This Tom pitched right back down to the road that he had flown up to the roost from. Big Mistake!

Most of the time a turkey, especially a mature tom, will roost over an area that is thick at ground level. If it is a wet area it will probably be open on the ground and you can move easily. In places where there are not a lot of open woods (which means a low turkey population) a turkey will fly up from a road and out over an old cut-over.

Here in Florida that may likely be an old bay head that has a few mature pines left  here and there. As a rule, if you don’t disturb him he will probably pitch right back down to the road in the morning.

This is just the kind of situation I fell into a couple of seasons ago. I was tracking some graded roads in my huntin’ club and I cut a pair of fat toed gobbler tracks walking down the road. I could tell they were hot tracks as you could still see the texture from the pads of their toes. I parked the truck and started tracking. About a half mile later they came to a bend in the road that had a short dead end  spur off to the south. To the left was a oak scrub, to the right was a long narrow bay head that bordered a creek strand. The bay section  had been cut over many years ago and grown back into an impossible thicket. I have tracked a crippled deer or two into this tangle and it is one miserable place to be. We call it the hell hole!

The creek strand was approximately a hundred and a quarter from the road and there were some scattered mature pines still standing. About this point, the edge of the road dropped down to a low flat that extend out into the bay. This is where the tracks ended! The creek was thick but not so much that he couldn’t have fluttered down in there if he wanted but up on the hill behind me was a big pasture that the hens like to nest around. I knew that was where he was going to want to go in the morning. That meant he just about had to fly back down to the road that he’d flown up from.

By the way, neither bird gobbled from the limb that evening.

The next morning I set up on the edge of the road about 15 yds back from the edge of the flat and waited for gobble time. Both toms gobbled the next morning but had roosted about 100 yds apart. They had flown up from the same point but angling away from each other. The bird that did most of the gobbling was behind the flat though I never could pick him out in the tree. Finally, he pitched out and sailed 125 yds and landed within 18 yds of my  position. When his toes touched the dirt and he got stopped, I sent a load or Winchester #6 down range and the hunt was over!

Inspecting the black wings of a nice Florida Osceola

Here’s another tip:  when a roosted tom starts to slow down his gobbling or stops all together, you need to be ready, he’s just about to pitch down!

The actual place I had to set up would have been ridiculous for any other situation. Literally, there was no way to get off the road and set-up. I had to just back up into a tiny pocket looking down the road though I did it in such a way that I could only see as far as I could shoot. Boy, was that gobbler surprised when he touched down and saw me sitting there!

  • Did Roosting Really Kill This Turkey?

Here’s the point of that story….. That was not an area that many people would have picked to try to strike a bird in the morning if they were hunting cold, without benefit of having scouted. Had I not roosted that night and cut those tracks, there is a good chance I could have ended up some place out of ear shot of a gobbling tom. That hunt could have easily been a bust. Get the picture?

My hope here is that you will gain a better sense of the importance of roosting and can incorporate this information into your own hunting methods and become a more successful turkey hunter.

Best of Hunts,

Larry Stephens

 

P.S.  If you have any turkey hunting questions or comments, take a few moments to jot them down and I’ll be glad to respond with any help I can provide, L.S.

 

If you are planning a turkey hunting trip to Florida, it could be one of the most memorable hunts of your life or one of the most miserable adventures you could imagine. The following are some tips that will help keep it from becoming the latter.

Hunting long beards in Florida can be one of the most difficult turkey hunts you will ever set out on. It will most likely be wet and you can expect it to be hot. There may be frost on the ground in the morning and in the upper 80’s by noon time. You will probably come close to stepping on a moccasin before its all over and the mosquitoes can be so bad they’ll eat your eyeballs out! The ticks and chiggers can be rough also. Did I mention the mosquitoes!

Osceola River Swamp Gobbler!

Just locating a place to hunt can be very difficult for someone that wants to go it on his own. Unless you have some contacts, friends or family with land or access, you will probably be looking for a Guide or hunting public land. As you might guess this adds another level of difficulty. If you find a good outfitter and are willing to cough up some cash you can get in on some great hunting in some of the best turkey woods around but it is not mandatory for having a great hunt. Most all of the public management areas have limited entry and many have some down right excellent turkey hunting.

If your hunting public land, research what permits will be required.

The State of Florida has a quota hunt permit for each WMA that is a lottery drawing process. Along with this you will need a State hunting license, Turkey Permit and Management area permit, all of which can be purchased online. Go to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s web site and review their permit drawing system. Be sure to mark on you calendar when the quota hunt permit application period begins so you don’t miss out on applying for your permit or you’ll be out of luck until the next year.

Plan your trip carefully!

If you intend to accept the challenge of traveling to another state to hunt you had better do your homework! There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into a successful and enjoyable hunt.. There are many different ways to accomplish your goals and some of the things to consider are: where to hunt, lodging, drive vs. fly, will I be hunting somewhere that is wet, what gear do I need, what kind of access to the hunting area is available, etc.

A bug tamer, permethrin and knee high rubber boots are mandatory!

A bug tamer suite and rubber boots are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment you can bring on you Osceola hunt but a can of Permethrin based repellent runs a close second. If your boots are snake proof that’s a plus. Most Osceola hunting takes place in flooded swamps and low wet hammocks. Other creatures call these places home as well and one you hope you don’t run into in the dark is a moccasin. Pay particular attention when you are wading through some arrowhead lilies trying to get to a roosted gobbler, Usually a moccasin will be lying on a fall down log or coiled up on a rotting stump and the first thing you’ll see is a slight movement and a white spot appear as he opens his mouth wide in warning. The bad part is when your standing in 8-12” of mud and water and the snake is on a log, that can put him almost , thigh high!

Prime Osceola Habitat!

The Florida Osceola is arguably the most prized of the turkey sub-species!

The Osceola is not a large turkey weight wise but they tend to have longer beards and spurs than most other species. A typical bird will weigh about 18lbs or so. Anything that tops 20 lbs is a real heavy weight. The spurs of a mature Osceola are typically long, hooked and very sharp. Their beards do tend to be thinner than most of their cousins but 11“+ beards are not uncommon where pressure is low. The Osceola covers a small geographic area compared to some of the other sub-species, particularly the Eastern. Typically, they are less vocal and can be difficult to hunt due to the type of habitat they call home. If you are lucky enough to harvest one of these dark, long legged toms you will count him among your most treasured trophies.

Good luck & hunt safe,

Larry Stephens

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