Regular Season begins November 17-25 and December 1-January 27
Youth Duck February 23
Teal September 22-26
Season Dates 2013: Doves
1st Phase begins October 5-28
2nd Phase begins November 16- Dec 1
3rd Phase begins December 14-Jan 12
Bag limit 15
Field ARE loaded with birds!
What to Bring
Each game hunter has his or her own equipment preferences. Therefore, we ask that you bring the following with you for your hunting experience at KRH&F:
Weapon of choice
Let me start by saying Welcome to Okeechobee!
I want to start by telling you about the area I was raised in and have hunted since I was 9 years old.
Platts Bluff west of Okeechobee. Just off Platts Bluff boat ramp sits an island (Public Use Area) that is part of 28,595 acres of hunting land. This hunting is not for the amateur hunter, this hunting is for the hunter that wants a challenge!
The wild life is definitely here and just check out the next couple of pages to see! I have included a piece from the South Florida Sun Fun Guide about Platts Bluff below.
For a beautiful trip along the scenic Kissimmee River, Platts Bluff is a great place to launch. Amenities are scarce (only the boat ramp with no other facilities, officially an unimproved county park), but the area itself is beautiful, with huge, Spanish moss-draped trees and tons of greenery. The ramp is single-lane with no dock, and best suited for smaller boats. There's allegedly parking for up to 20 trailers near the ramp, but there is no official (or even paved) parking lot.
Along with this public land I also have private land available in the surrounding area. In the past I have taken youth hunting; I find this to be the most rewarding guide hunt of all. We need to teach our kids today about the importance of hunting.
Take a look at what the Kissimmee River has to offer: