I have just relocated from NJ to Jax FL area. I am looking for deer hunting clubs or small leases in the north Florida area. 35 years deer hunting exp. and references from former club available. Please help!
Welcome to BGH chazmo53.
I dont know of any clubs in that area so I cant help you there.
You might look up a local Gun Shop and ask about any clubs needing members.
If you find any I hope you'll post here so others might also have some info.
Go on Jacksonville Craigslist and do a search for "hunt" in the for sale section. As of last week, several clubs were still looking. I guess this would work for most cities down here.
Also, Rayonier timber leases tens of thousands of acres in the Jax/ St. Augustine/ Flagler County area, check thier website for specifics.
I am hunting one of the FWC recreational use areas, the fees are pricey considering it is public land, but you have the permit for the whole season. Look at the FWCC website. I love it though, I pulled a 9 point off there last year.
I was in there this morning and saw 2 deer and a dozen or so turkey.
I live in Jax as well, contact me if you have questions on the public land side, I have been to most of the better areas around here, just killed a muzzleloader season buck on Saturday and was surrounded by hogs on Sunday.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...