Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting
Welcome from Jim and Jane Seymour to our premiere Osceola Turkey Hunting facility in Central Florida.
Our facility was established in 1982. The owner, Jim Seymour is a native Floridian born and raised in Central Florida. Hunting and fishing has been a part of his entire life. He started turkey hunting with his Father at the age of nine (9). Through his youth and adulthood hunting with his father and friends, he established many long lasting relationships with hunters.
In 1970 he moved to Wyoming where he became a guide and outfitter in Southern Wyoming and Dubois, Wyoming. In the Dubois area and southeastern Wyoming he guided hunters for deer, antelope, elk, bear and mountain lions. These hunts included pack trips on horses and mules. In recent years our western hunts have included mule deer, antelope, elk, prairie dogs and wild free ranging buffalo on the Crow Indian Reservation.
We have had the pleasure of having:
- Harold Knight and David Hale, Knight and Hale Game Calls
- Neal Cost, the Stradavarius of turkey call makers
- Earl Mickel, the writer of many published books on call making
- Albert Paul, of Paul’s Calls
- Peck Martin, of Martin Brothers Taxidermy and Calls
Making four (4) videos of turkey hunts
We are very proud and passionate of our hunting facilities. We are fortunate to live and work in this area of Florida where the weather, as a rule is most comfortable. We wish to provide you with the very best Florida turkey hunt possible. Safety is #1 with us. We follow good hunting practices and up hold Florida hunting regulations.
Our facilities include two (2) cabins each with twin beds, and one (1) cabin with a queen size bed and one (1) twin bed with complete bathroom facilities air conditioning and heat as necessary in each. We can accommodate four (4) to six (6) hunters. We enjoy spending time with our hunters, getting to know you so we prefer smaller numbers. We can accommodate none hunting guests with prior notice.
Our 40+ years’ experience provides us the opportunity to see to the details of your hunt making it a great outdoor experience for you…that is our goal.
We offer you the opportunity to harvest a trophy Florida Wild Turkey. Our birds do not respond well to over calling, running and gunning, you have to be patient and call quietly- these birds will come to you.
Our hunts are semi guided, if you need a “guide” and “caller” with prior notification this can be arranged.
Our spring hunts begin the 3rd Saturday of March and end the 3rd Sunday of April, this makes our season very short, approximately four (4) weeks. It is important that you book early to reserve the dates of your choice. We welcome you calling and discussing your interest and preferred dates as early as possible.
We require one half (1/2) deposit to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance to be paid at time of arrival, or deposits throughout the year are accepted.
We only allow the harvest of adult trophy Florida Osceola Turkeys. We do not harvest any Jakes, should you shoot a Jake there will be an additional charge. Our Osceola Turkey Hunts are three (3) day hunts. These hunts include all lodging, meals, and transportation on our privately owned ranches. We own or lease 20,000+ acres of prime Florida Turkey hunting habitat. Therefore you will not be hunting on areas that others have hunted and previously called to the turkeys.
Our management of these properties includes prescribed burns, mowing, disking, and planting of large food plots and supplemental feeding.
We suggest that all our clients be in good physical condition. You may find our weather to be humid, warm, wet or cool. When packing we suggest you bring light hiking boots, long sleeve camouflage shirts, long pants, face mask, gloves, jackets for cool weather, rain gear, binoculars, small flashlights, as well as calls, turkey vest with cushion and any other personal hunting equipment that you require. If you have any special needs please discuss this with us at time of booking your reservation. Don’t forget your camera and batteries.
You may obtain your hunting license and turkey permit through Myfwc.com at a cost of approximately $145.00. (Contacting by phone 1-888-486-8356)
We do not hunt over bait, feeders, behind high fence, or release any birds prior to the hunt. This is not a preserve hunt utilizing pen raised birds, as is not uncommon in some operations. We offer only the PURE WILD FLORIDA OSCEOLA TURKEY. Please take a look at our picture gallery.
*We have excellent taxidermist available or you can make your own arrangements for the mounting of your bird.