Hunting

Our hunts are led by expert hunt guides who are deeply familiar with our 27,000 acres of land and the migrations of its wildlife.

Quail

October 1- March 31

The cagey bobwhite quail is plentiful throughout the Club’s fields. Nineteen quail fields are currently available, with 15 customized Jeeps awaiting our members and guests. We can accommodate up to 30 hunters (two hunters per Jeep). Our kennel facility has 60 dog runs and is home to some of the finest pointing & flushing dogs in the country. A valid Florida hunting license is required to hunt quail.

Osceola Turkey

Early March- mid-April (five weeks)

The Gilchrist Club enjoys a magnificent population of Osceola turkeys, which are only found in certain counties within the state of Florida. Gilchrist allows limited hunts during spring gobbler season only. The spring season begins —. A turkey stamp is required on a valid Florida hunting license to hunt turkey.

Whitetail Deer

Year-round

The Florida whitetail deer abounds in the Club’s woods with both buck and doe available for harvest. The Club follows the calendar for bow, muzzle loading/black powder and general gun seasons. A valid Florida hunting license and deer stamp is required.

Wild Boar

Year-round

Wild boar is plentiful throughout the Club property and may be hunted from the comfort of a stand, jeep stalking or with dogs, and as catch and release. A valid Florida hunting license is required.

Alligator

Year-round

The Club’s numerous lakes and ponds are home to the Florida alligator. Hunting is permitted year-round; however, the prime months are May through September.

Fishing

Year-round

The avid or novice fisherman will enjoy fly or spin cast fishing in several of the Club’s lakes and ponds, as well as the opportunity for outings to fish the historic Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. A valid Florida freshwater and/or saltwater fishing license is required.