My husband brought me here for my first osceola turkey hunt. And let me start by saying, I will be back to stay and hunt in this paradise of a place, with Ms. Shirley and Mr. Virgil again. They absolutely treated us like family the entire time. We never wanted for anything. We are already making plans to come back and stay and pick fruit and just enjoy this beautiful place and just get away from it all for a few days. Now about my hunt, it was awesome!!! 1 hour into it, 3 beautiful Jakes and 2 hens came 5 ft from our blind. And stayed around long enough for me to question not taking one. But I waited for that long beard. Although that didn’t happen this trip, it was an experience of a lifetime. The only problem I had the whole time I was here, was trying to decide which blind to hunt. There are so many birds and so much sign everywhere. Warning we will be back.
I have made three trips to Allison farms hunting the elusive Osceola turkey. The first trip I was the hunter I got in stand 6 at daylight with plans to sit all day at 1:15pm I shot my first Osceola turkey 18 lbs. 8.5 in beard. My second trip to the farm I brought my girlfriend Brooke to get her first Osceola and we set in blind 2 all day long saw a lot of birds just nothing in range but hey that’s why they call it hunting not killing. My third trip to the farm I brought my sister Taylor for her first Osceola we got in stand 4 and sat a few hrs. when I got a bird fired up by stand six so we hurried to stand 6. We no longer sat down in the blind and we could hear him in the woods, I made a light call and he gobbled. He came strutting in within 3 feet of the blind heading for the Jake decoy. The bird got to the decoy and Taylor put him down. The gobbler was 18.5 pounds 10.5 beard and 1 1/4 Spurs. Virgil has a great place to hunt he knows his birds and all around is a great guy. We will all be back in 2018.
My Girlfriend and I booked a 3 day Osceola turkey hunt with Virgil for March of 2018. When we arrived we were met by Virgil and miss Shirley, they took us to the RV , showed us our accommodations, fully stocked refrigerator and went over the lunch order slips, next Virgil took us on a tour of the entire property, showed us all the blinds and gave us tips and recommendations on where to hunt the turkeys. The next morning we were up and in the blind before daylight. We did sit the entire day and saw one hen, but heard many gobblers during the morning. That’s all we saw that day, but the weather was rain and very windy, I don’t think the birds were moving much.The next day we moved to another blind and by 9am, Tina had called in and was able to shoot a nice 21lb Tom Turkey. The weather was nice that morning, and just that fast, we were done.
We had a nice time on the Allison farm, accommodations were clean and comfortable, plenty of food and drinks, awesome packed lunches, they had everything covered and very organized. The hunting was good, the farm has a good amount of birds, the key is to stay in the blind and put your time in, the turkeys are there, I would definitely recommend hunting by Virgil if you are after a Osceola turkey. My recommendation would be to book 3 days, in case of bad weather, you will get your turkey, if you are patient.
We will be back again to hunt at the Allison farm.
Eric & Tina