West Shore Outfitters
Hey everyone, and thank you for visiting our Outfitter website. I would like to take this moment and introduce myself and also tell you a few things about us here at West Shore Outfitters. My name is Matt Northcutt and I am the owner/operator of WSO and we have been in business for over 10 years now providing you with all your outdoor hunting and fishing activities. We offer many types of hunting and fishing outdoor adventures from our Central Florida Hog Hunts, to Bowfishing, to Osceola Turkey hunts, and as far out as our Offshore Fishing located in St. Pete, Florida just to name a few. Basically, if it walks or swims, we can provide you and your party with a hunt or fishing charter that will provide memories for a lifetime. We have extremely knowledgeable and professional guides that specialize in their specific fields to provide you with 1) Safety, and 2) a trip and memory that you can share for years to come with friends and family.
Once again, thank you for visiting our West Shore Outfitters website. Feel free to look around as much as you like, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have. My guides and I look forward to having the opportunity to guide you in the woods or on the water.
About this trip
2hr Morning or Afternoon – $345 per hunter, $45 per guest/non-hunter, Unlimited Kill
What is Provided:
All calls and decoys needed
Knowledgeable and experienced guide
Thermal Weapon and ammunition (if doing night hunt)
This hunt offers a wide variety of thrills and spills that are sure to get your heart pumping. We offer daytime and night time (Thermal weapons) hunts for all ages and skill levels of hunters. We have over 7,000 acres of free range land with open fields that are perfect for sets on the illusive predators that we’ll be hunting. We use electronic game calls, mouth calls, and decoys to help aid in the success of your hunt. We also like to spread ourselves out so we don’t keep hunting the same woods and animals over and over again which also helps in the success of our hunts. Most hunts are two hours either early morning, late afternoon, or night time with the thermal weapons (that we provide).
About the Coyote:
The scientific name of the coyote,Canis latrans, literally means “barking dog.” Coyotes make a variety of vocalizations from barking to shrill yips and howls. They are active day or night, but usually most active at sunset and sunrise. They are also territorial, with a resident pair having an established territory shared by other members of the family group.
A coyote’s home range varies from 1,500 to 12,000 acres depending on the individual, food availability and other factors. Coyotes established in urban areas have smaller home ranges than coyotes in rural areas.
Coyotes eat a variety of plants and animals including fruits, insects, rats and mice, rabbits, birds, deer, livestock, virtually any type of carrion, and people’s trash and pet food. They usually hunt alone, sometimes as a pair, but rarely, as a pack.
Coyotes have one breeding cycle per year. They can first breed when they are 10 months old. Breeding occurs in late winter and following a 63-day gestation period, 4 to 6 pups are born. They den in hollow logs, brush piles and burrows. Pups emerge from dens when they are about 3 weeks old. Parental care lasts until the pups are about 9 months old. The young usually then disperse to a new area, where they establish their own breeding territories. Some pups, however, may stay in their parents’ territory and assist with rearing the next year’s litter.
Bobcat (D)(F) Season Dates:
Statewide – Dec. 1 – March 31
By all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows, pistols and air guns.
Those with a hunting license may possess no more than 1 bobcat pelt between April 1 and Nov. 30, unless pelt has CITES tag. Also, bobcat pelts may not be taken out of Florida unless tagged. Bobcats may be chased with dogs year round.
Bag Limit: No Limits
Raccoon, Opossum, Coyote, Beaver, Skunk, Nutria Season Dates:
Statewide – Year-Round
By all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows, pistols and air guns. (D)(F)
Hunting raccoons or opossums at night is allowed, but only .22-caliber rimfire firearms (other than .22-magnums) or single-shot .410-gauge shotguns (using shot not larger than size 6) may be used. Hunting raccoons or opossums by displaying or using lights from moving vehicles, vessels or animals is prohibited. It is illegal to transport wild-trapped live raccoons within, into or from the state, except by FWC permit or authorization.
Bag Limit: No limits on any species
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