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Waterfowl - Tampa FL ??

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by JonB, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. JonB

    JonB Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I moved from SD to Tampa last year and am really missing waterfowl season. Does anyone live in/around Hillsborough Co and hunts ducks/geese? I really have no idea where to go and I haven't met anyone that hunts since moving. Not looking for your spots, just some hunting buds that know the game down here.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013
  2. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

  3. JonB

    JonB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, kind of what I figured. I am guessing most guys travel towards the center of the state. I may just have to spring for a plane ticket and go back north for a 4 or 5 day weekend.

  4. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    there's these things called......alligators.

    watch yourself waterfowl hunting in the Tampa Bay area.
  5. mnhntr

    mnhntr Well-Known Member

    I did a lot of waterfowling when I lived in FL. Most of the good hunting was a 4 hr drive southeast to a state run hunting area you had to call into and reserve a spot much like calling a radio station to win a prize. There is good hunting in the middle of the state along flooded timber and small ponds. The St Johns river is good but you need a boat. Most of the bigger water requires a boat. If the water is over your chest waders do not let your dog retrieve or he will be eaten by the big swamp lizards. There is great hunting in the glades and lake okachobee. If you want to shoot honkers go north to lake mary in the panhandle. The bays north of Tampa all hold divers but you need a boat. There is a lake about an hour north of you called stump lake near Inglis. It is good for woodies and teal. Orange lake north of Ocala is a great lake if you have a boat with a go devil.

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