Public or Private Destination: public
Type of Shoots: Field
Game/Birds Offered: Quail, Turkey
Gun Dogs: Available
Other Hunting/Sporting Opportunities: Deer, Boar, Alligator
A wing-shooter’s paradise awaits as you enter the domain of the cagey bobwhite quail. Your equipment had been checked and loaded. Our customized jeep delivers you to your quarry’s turf – one of our premier quail fields nestled in acres of piney woods. The pointers vibrate with anticipation as your veteran guide shares last-minute wisdom.
The dogs go to work, scouring the cover with amazing stamina and desire. Quivering with their own excitement, they point. Stone steady, their message is clear; they’ve found what you seek.
With a distinctive rush of wings, the covey explodes form the ground into the crisp morning light.
Now it’s all up to you. In that instant you focus your reflexes, your instinct, your aim and timing into a fraction of an instant. A bird falls. The dog eagerly rushes to retrieve it on the guide’s command.
You… the dog… the guide…. The birds. All partners in this ultimate sporting pleasure at Gilchrist Club.
The turkey hunting at the Club is exceptional. The Osceola Turkey is known as the most elusive of the turkey species and the hardest to hunt. The Club’s well maintained habitat and native cover make for a perfect place to try for your trophy tom. In fact, Lovett Williams, noted turkey biologist has certified that Glichrist Club’s turkeys are true Osceola’s.
Gilchrist Club’s nearly 27,000 acres is a jig saw puzzle of oak hammocks, pine flat woods and cypress wetlands, perfect for whitetail deer, along with the native forage, every year the Club clears and burns to provide new growth for our deer herds. We also have acres of planted food plots all over the property as well as feeders and mineral licks to ensure a healthy population of whitetail. Our experienced guides spend all year learning the habits and territories of our animals so we can ensure great hunts for our members and their guests.
Glichrist Club with its huge oak hammock and cypress wetlands is the perfect place to hunt wild boar. The Club offers stalk, still and dog hunts. We offer both harvest or “catch and release”.
Florida’s nationally-recognized alligator harvest program creates a unique sporting opportunity for the discerning hunter. You’ll pursue your quarry in the pre-dawn darkness aboard an airboat or custom-built johnboat. Gliding along the quiet surface of the lake, among the cypress trees, you constantly scan the pool of light from the guide’s lantern. The massive treble hook and line lie ready on the bat’s deck.
When you find him, the gator will not go quietly. He will show you the raw power and the drive for survival that have enabled his species to endure for millions of years.
You will not forget this experience.
Before and after the hunt, hone your skills on our five-stand, wobble trap, and sporting clays. Enjoy the camaraderie of adventures told and re-told around the evening bonfire.
Or pursue the most elusive game of all: tranquility. There’s no limit and no season.
-local area springs
-Guided and unguided trips on Suwannee Lake and guided trips to the Gulf of Mexico for speckled trout, redfish and cobia
-Hiking, biking, horseshoes or just relaxing