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Do It Yourself Hog Hunts

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1 - 4 People From $350
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Thermal Hog Harvest

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1 - 7 People From $1,200
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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 9'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $3,000
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Okeechobee Alligator: 5-5’11"

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1 - 4 People From $750
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Thermal Hog Harvest (w/ Lodging)

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1 - 7 People From $1,800
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Florida Wild Boar Whack!

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1 - 8 People From $450

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Alligator Hunting Guides Near Okeechobee, Fl

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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 9'

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Florida Gator Takedown- 12'

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Florida Gator Takedown- 6'

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Florida Gator Takedown- 10'

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Florida Gator Takedown- 8'

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Florida Gator Takedown- 13'+

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Hog Hunting Guides Near Okeechobee, Fl

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Hog Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Okeechobee Hog Harvest With Lodging

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1 - 10 People From $540
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Wild Hog Whack- With Lodging

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1 - 10 People From $575
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Florida Wild Boar Whack!

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1 - 8 People From $450
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Do It Yourself Hog Hunts

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1 - 4 People From $350
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Okeechobee Trophy Hog Harvest

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1 - 7 People From $1,000
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Okeechobee Hog Harvest

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1 - 7 People From $1,050

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trip description for Okeechobee Alligator: 9’-9’11" in Okeechobee

*This trip includes one 9'-9'11" Gator!* Alligator hunting in Florida is not for the timid or faint of heart! Here we provide you with a safe, fun, and exciting alligator hunt year-round. We offer both private and public land alligator hunts. On our private land hunts, we either hunt nuisance gators that are a threat to people or animals on close or surrounding ranches or in our private hunting preserve - which guarantees a harvest. Our private land hunts are “spot and stalk” on a pond or canal. If we find a gator laying on a bank, we will try to sneak up as closely as possible to get a brain kill shot. The size of a gator’s brain is about the size of a golf ball. If we do not see one on a bank but in one of the ponds or canals, then it becomes alligator fishing. At that time the hunter will try to snag the gator and fight it on rod and reel until it tires out and surfaces. At that time, the hunter will take the shot at the gator on the surface. You can use rifle, handgun, bang stick or bow to harvest your alligator. With our public land hunts, the hunter is required to either apply and draw a tag via a state lottery system or purchase a state public land tag from one of our guides when available and in season. These hunts take place on either an air boat or a flats boat with a seasoned gator hunting guide. If you are successful and harvest your gator then we will be able to arrange for the processing of your meat and taxidermy service by a local licensed processor/taxidermist if desired. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Okeechobee Alligator: 9’-9’11"

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1 - 4 People From $2,450
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trip description for Okeechobee Hog Harvest in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 7 people, but its really priced per hog. Must pay for 3 hogs to go. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 hogs then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 7 hogs select 7 people* Join us for the hunting trip of a lifetime, where the thrill of the hunt awaits! Our incredible package includes the opportunity to bag one meat hog weighing up to 174 lbs – an experience not to be missed for any hunting enthusiast! Additional hogs can be shot at a fee of $50 per hog as well, but one is included in your booking. This hunt is catered to you; choose between the precision of a bow or the power of a rifle. Hunters also have the option to hunt from a stand or, for those seeking a more active hunt, the spot and stalk method and swamp buggy hunts provide an exhilarating challenge. We recommend any caliber from .223 to a .30-.06, however the weapon of choice on our swamp buggy hunts is a .223 A/R platform with a red dot scope. We also offer loaner weaponry at no charge, although there is a charge for ammunition. Ian and his team provide private hunts for each party, and on his high fence ranch you are almost guaranteed a successful hunt. Lodging and meals are not included in this booking, but check out Ian's other listing for overnight options! On a typical hunt you will arrive, meet the guides, go through a 30 minute safety briefing and set the expectations for the hunt. Then you will head to Ian’s full service rifle range to test their aim before embarking on their adventure, which typically lasts around 4 hours but can go longer depending on the success of the hunt. You can expect to shoot hogs from 50-100 yards. After the hunt, head back to the lodge to wind down with some refreshments, and optionally you can tag along with Ian and his crew to watch them feed the alligators on his property, which is always a fun sight to see. Additionally, you’re welcome to utilize the gun range at any point during your stay. It is also very common to do multiple hunts during your stay, so check out Ian’s other listings to make this a combination adventure! To make your hunting journey seamless and stress-free, we've taken care of the essentials. Once the hunt is done, our team will expertly clean and quarter the hog, ensuring you leave with your cooler fully packed, ready to savor the rewards of your successful adventure. We provide this service free of charge, but please bring a cooler for your bounty (we have ice). Ian and his family have owned and hunted this ranch for 27 years, and they are eager to share with you the special experience of hunting on their property. Their knowledge of the terrain and years of expertise ensure that you will be well taken care of and maximize your time on their ranch. Beyond the thrill of the hunt, hog hunts complement any combination adventure. Embrace the opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. For those with an appetite for bigger challenges and brag-worthy trophies, don't forget to explore Ian's Trophy Hog Hunt Listing below! Test your skills and aim for the impressive trophy hogs weighing over 174 lbs. This is your chance to make a mark in the hunting world with an unforgettable accomplishment. For the bold and adventurous, be sure to take a look at Ian's Nighttime Thermal Hog Hunts below! Experience the excitement of hunting under the cover of darkness, using cutting-edge thermal technology to track your prey. This thrilling nighttime experience is bound to be etched in your memory forever. After an adrenaline-filled day on the hunt, why rush back? Extend your adventure with an overnight stay at our comfortable lodge. You'll enjoy a cozy retreat, complete with a delicious dinner and a satisfying continental breakfast to fuel you for the next day's adventures (for options with lodging checkout the trip listings below). Read More

Hog Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Okeechobee Hog Harvest

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1 - 7 People From $1,050
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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 10' in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 10' gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 4 total gators then select 4 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

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Florida Gator Takedown- 10'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $4,250
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trip description for South Florida Duck Hunt Thriller in Okeechobee

Hunting the marshes and swamps of Lake Okeechobee for ducks is an experience in itself. Not only do we hunt on the famous Lake Okeechobee, we also hunt various public water lakes and rivers as well as private land. The 96 hour option includes 3 full days of hunting, 4 nights of lodging, and all meals are included. The 120 Hour option Includes 4 days of hunting, 5 nights of lodging, and all meals are included. On our private waters, we hunt a mixture of swamps on private ranches and big reservoirs on dairies. We chase the ducks so each hunt could be in a different location. On day one we might run the airboat in the shallow marshes of Lake Okeechobee. The next morning take the mud boat out into some open water to try ringers, then pack up and go to a private dairy to hunt in a reservoir to knock down some black bellies. No matter what type of hunt you are looking for we will accommodate. If you are looking to complete your ultimate waterfowl challenge, then we can help you with that. We shoot mottled ducks, black belly whistlers, and some fulvous when the time is right. On top of those species, we also shoot blue wing teal, green wing teal, and ringers. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

South Florida Duck Hunt Thriller

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1 - 6 People From $4,600
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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 11' in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 11' gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 4 total gators then select 4 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 11'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $5,750
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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 6' in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 6' gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 6 total gators then select 6 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

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Florida Gator Takedown- 6'

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Everything to Know About Booking a Hunting Guide in Okeechobee

What are the best hunting trips in Okeechobee?

Why should I book a hunting trip in Okeechobee with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 33 trips in Okeechobee, and the most popular trips in the area are Do it Yourself Hog Hunts guided by Mike, Florida Gator Takedown- 12' guided by Chris, and Thermal Coyote Thriller! guided by Chris.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides in Okeechobee? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Okeechobee.

What types of hunting trips are common in Okeechobee?

Alligator hunting is the most popular in Okeechobee as well as hog hunting, upland hunting, and predator hunting.

The most commonly sought after species in Okeechobee are: 1. alligator, 2. hog, 3. bobcat, and 4. coyote.

The most common hunting techniques in Okeechobee are rifle hunting, archery, and thermal hunting but shotgun hunting and hunting with dogs are popular as well.

How much does an Okeechobee hunting trip cost?

in Okeechobee prices can range anywhere from about $600 to $11,510, but the average price for a half day trip in Okeechobee is $5,589. The average price for a full day trip in Okeechobee is $4,436.

What month is best for hunting in Okeechobee?

The most popular season for hunting in Okeechobee is spring, and most hunters book their trips 23 days in advance.

Where can I look through all Captain Experiences trips?

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What is fishing in Okeechobee all about?

In Okeechobee, Florida, fishing isn't just a pastime; it's a way of life. Home to the renowned Lake Okeechobee, often referred to as Florida's "Inland Sea," this area boasts some of the best freshwater fishing in the state. Anglers flock to Lake Okeechobee year-round in pursuit of trophy largemouth bass, which thrive in the lake's vast waters. Whether casting from the shore, navigating the labyrinth of canals and channels, or chartering a boat with an experienced guide, anglers can enjoy endless opportunities to reel in big bass and create unforgettable fishing memories.

Aside from bass fishing, Lake Okeechobee offers a wealth of other angling opportunities. The lake is teeming with a variety of fish species, including crappie, bluegill, catfish, and more. Anglers can target these species using a variety of techniques, from trolling with live bait or artificial lures to bottom fishing with cut bait or worms. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers in Okeechobee can enjoy a diverse range of fishing experiences and the chance to reel in a variety of prized catches.

Beyond Lake Okeechobee, Okeechobee County is also home to numerous other fishing hotspots. The Kissimmee River, which flows into Lake Okeechobee, provides excellent opportunities for bass fishing, particularly in its upper reaches where anglers can explore remote backwaters and scenic marshes. Additionally, the area boasts numerous canals, ponds, and reservoirs that offer freshwater angling opportunities for anglers of all levels. With its abundance of fishing options and stunning natural beauty, Okeechobee is truly a paradise for anglers seeking adventure and excitement on the water.

What are the most popular months to fish in Okeechobee?

The most popular months for fishing in Okeechobee typically fall within the cooler, drier months of the year, which coincide with the late fall, winter, and early spring seasons. This is primarily due to the fact that during these months, the water temperatures are more comfortable for both anglers and fish, leading to increased fish activity and feeding behavior. Additionally, the cooler temperatures tend to result in less recreational boat traffic on the water, creating a more tranquil fishing experience.

Specifically, the months of November through March are considered prime fishing season in Okeechobee. During this time, anglers have the opportunity to target trophy largemouth bass as they congregate in shallower waters to spawn. The cooler temperatures also trigger the migration of baitfish, which in turn attracts predatory gamefish such as bass, crappie, and catfish.

While fishing can be productive year-round in Okeechobee, the winter months tend to offer some of the best fishing conditions and opportunities for anglers to reel in trophy-sized catches. However, it's worth noting that fishing in Okeechobee can still be enjoyable during the warmer months, particularly for those targeting species such as bluegill, shellcracker, and catfish. Ultimately, the best time to fish in Okeechobee depends on factors such as personal preference, target species, and weather conditions.

What types of fishing are popular in Okeechobee?

In Okeechobee, Florida, anglers have a wide variety of fishing experiences to choose from, thanks to the diverse aquatic ecosystems found in the area. Perhaps the most iconic type of fishing in Okeechobee revolves around its namesake lake, Lake Okeechobee. Known as the "Bass Capital of the World," this massive freshwater lake offers exceptional bass fishing opportunities. Anglers can pursue largemouth bass, often with great success, using a variety of techniques such as flipping, pitching, topwater lures, and live bait. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, the thrill of hooking into a trophy-sized bass amidst the scenic backdrop of Lake Okeechobee is an experience like no other.

Apart from bass fishing, Okeechobee also boasts excellent opportunities for freshwater panfishing. Anglers can target species such as crappie, bluegill, and shellcracker in the numerous canals, ponds, and backwaters that dot the area. Crappie, in particular, are highly sought after for their delicious flavor and challenging fight. Anglers can use techniques such as jigging, trolling, or live bait fishing to reel in these tasty panfish, making for a rewarding day on the water for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

For those seeking a different kind of fishing experience, Okeechobee offers opportunities for saltwater angling in nearby coastal areas. The St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, and Atlantic Ocean provide access to a variety of saltwater species such as snook, redfish, tarpon, and seatrout. Whether fishing from a boat or casting from the shore, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting these coastal favorites while soaking in the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife of Florida's southeastern coast.

What species are popular in Okeechobee?

In Okeechobee, Florida, anglers are spoiled for choice when it comes to fishing species to target. At the forefront of the angling scene is the iconic largemouth bass, which thrives in the waters of Lake Okeechobee. Known as one of the premier bass fishing destinations in the world, Lake Okeechobee offers ample opportunities for anglers to reel in trophy-sized bass. Whether casting along the shoreline, exploring the expansive grass flats, or navigating the maze of canals, anglers can experience the thrill of hooking into these hard-fighting freshwater giants.

Aside from bass, Lake Okeechobee and the surrounding waters are home to a variety of other sought-after freshwater species. Crappie, also known as speckled perch, are a popular target for anglers seeking delicious table fare. These panfish can be found congregating around submerged structure and vegetation, where anglers can use jigs, minnows, or small crankbaits to entice bites. Additionally, bluegill and shellcracker, known for their scrappy fights and delectable flavor, are abundant in the area's canals, ponds, and backwaters, providing anglers with endless opportunities for family-friendly fishing fun.

Beyond freshwater angling, Okeechobee also offers opportunities for saltwater fishing in nearby coastal areas. The St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, and Atlantic Ocean provide access to a variety of saltwater species such as snook, redfish, tarpon, and seatrout. Whether fishing from a boat or casting from the shore, anglers can enjoy the excitement of targeting these coastal favorites while taking in the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife of Florida's southeastern coast.

What are the best places to fish in Okeechobee?

In Okeechobee, Florida, anglers have access to a plethora of prime fishing spots that cater to various preferences and fishing styles. Undoubtedly, the star attraction is Lake Okeechobee itself, often referred to as the "Big O." This massive freshwater lake spans over 730 square miles and offers anglers endless opportunities to reel in trophy-sized largemouth bass. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers can explore the lake's expansive waters, including its renowned grass flats, submerged structure, and winding canals, to hook into some of the biggest bass in the region.

Aside from Lake Okeechobee, anglers can also explore the numerous canals, rivers, and ponds that crisscross the Okeechobee region. The Kissimmee River, which flows into Lake Okeechobee, is a prime destination for bass fishing, particularly in its upper reaches where anglers can navigate remote backwaters and scenic marshes. Additionally, the network of canals and channels surrounding Lake Okeechobee provides excellent opportunities for anglers to target bass, crappie, bluegill, and other freshwater species. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers can enjoy the scenic beauty and abundant wildlife of Okeechobee's inland waterways.

For those seeking saltwater angling adventures, Okeechobee's proximity to coastal areas offers access to a variety of saltwater species. The St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, and Atlantic Ocean provide opportunities to target snook, redfish, tarpon, and seatrout, among others. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or casting from the shore, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting these coastal favorites while soaking in the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife of Florida's southeastern coast.

Other things to do in Okeechobee

While Okeechobee, Florida, is renowned for its exceptional fishing opportunities, the area offers a variety of activities to enjoy beyond angling. Nature enthusiasts can explore the stunning beauty of nearby parks and wildlife areas, such as the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. This historic site offers walking trails, picnic areas, and interpretive exhibits, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the area's rich cultural and natural heritage while enjoying outdoor recreation.

For those interested in outdoor adventure, Okeechobee is surrounded by vast expanses of pristine wilderness waiting to be explored. The nearby Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, and stargazing amidst its expansive grasslands and wetlands. Visitors can embark on guided tours, birdwatching excursions, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll through this unique ecosystem, discovering the diverse plant and animal life that call the prairie home.

Additionally, Okeechobee is a gateway to some of Florida's most popular tourist destinations, including the nearby cities of West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Visitors can explore cultural attractions, museums, art galleries, and world-class dining and shopping options in these vibrant urban centers. Whether enjoying a day trip to the beach, attending a live music performance, or indulging in gourmet cuisine, there's no shortage of entertainment and leisure activities to enjoy in and around Okeechobee, making it a versatile destination for visitors of all interests and preferences.

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