The 2014 Spring Gobbler season has come to a close and it was one outstanding year!

We closed the year with a 93% success rate! Only one of our hunters did not kill/miss or have an opportunity to shoot a gobbler. I am confident that had that gentleman been able to hunt more than one morning, we would have gotten him killed also.  We did work a bird that morning and I actually called him across the ocklawaha River, if you can believe that but the tom would not come closer than 90 yds.  He was able to harvest a Super trophy of a bar hog however and had a great hunt.

Besides the success rate, the other impressive stat was the spurs on some of these birds!Most of the birds had outstanding spurs that were 1 1/4″ or better!

One of the best was this 1 1/2″ monster killed near the Ocklawaha River.

Monster Osceola spurs - Bull Creek Outfitters

Monster Osceola spurs  - ice picks

This next bird was a pasture bird that we have hunted for at least 4 years. At 1 3/8″ he was a super trophy and it was an outstanding hunt for this Mature Tom.

Exceptional Long Osceola spurs -Bull Creek Outfitters

Many of the birds we harvested this year had 1 1/4″ spurs. That is a really great Osceola and a tough mark to beat. Here’s just a few……

Trophy Ocala Osceola  Bull Creek Outfitters

Black spurs

Here are a few of the other exception spurs taken this year including a 1 15/16″ Freak! Following courtesy of my friend Roy Huff.

Freak Hooks - Osceola Spurs

Awesome Osceola spur 2014

Super Osceola Spurs - long and sharp

Black Hooks Osceola spurs

We also harvested a large tom with a very unique deformed foot…..incredible, even the spur was deformed with an unusual hook to it? The normal spur was 1 1/4″!

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