Because of continued concerns of the COVID-19 Delta Variant, FHF has decided to forgo our annual in-person banquet and instead have another on-line auction. This is FHF’s only fundraiser of the year and not having a banquet means no silent auction and fewer raffles to raise funds. This auction helps to support FHF’s New Hunters Program, which hosted twelve (12) hunts last year on two separate leases, for both youth and new adults wishing to learn to hunt. FHF stresses diversity on our hunts, with seventeen (17) women/girls, fifteen (15) Hispanics, four African Americans, three Asian Americans, and one new hunter from Egypt with his son, both of whom are Muslim. With your support, FHF hopes to introduce some 200 people to hunting this next year.
This supplemental on-line auction is dedicated to our late Board Member Lane Green, who passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021. Lane was a great conservationist and a tremendous supporter of the future of hunting in Florida. He was personally responsible for hundreds of thousands of acres in North Florida and South Georgia being put into conservation easements to protect for future generations. He spent numerous hours sitting in blinds with new youth hunters introducing them to a sport he loved so dear! Next time you see a covey of quail rise, a flock of ducks decoying, or hear a gobbler in the tree before daylight, think of Lane Green, because you have him to partly thank for that beautiful experience!.
- Hunts and fishing trips must be used before August 1, 2022, unless otherwise specified;
- Hunts may not be re-sold or used in any way to benefit the purchaser other than the use of the hunt;
- Youth participating on hunts must have their hunter safety cards prior to hunting.
- If the hunt is a “Youth Hunt,” that means the accompanying adult may NOT carry a firearm and is not allowed to shoot the youth’s gun.
-$50 minimum increase on bids. For example, bid must be $250 on previous bid of $200. Bid increases of less than $50 will NOT be accepted!
-Bids will be accepted beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 24 and all bids must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021.
-To place a bid, you must e-mail John Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide bid amount, item #, and a valid phone number where the person placing the bid can be reached. Please DO NOT provide a credit card number as e-mail can be hacked and is not secure!
-Should the COVID-19 pandemic become increasingly problematic, the donator or FHF reserves the right to cancel the hunt/fish trip. If the hunt/fish trip is canceled, your money will be refunded in full.
Trophy buck (8 pt. or better) or doe, on a 2800 ac. private hunt club land in Jefferson County. Youth must be accompanied by an adult and provide your own gun and ammo. The hunt is offered during the early FL Youth Deer Hunt Weekend, October 30-31, 2021 Guided by Shuford Davis.
Minimum Bid: $200
Current Bid: $0
Youth with an adult for a day of fishing on private lake in Leon County. You must have your own boat, with electric motor only, and fishing gear. For the big lunkers, shiners are recommended. You will be guided by Shuford Davis and will be allowed to keep some fish at the owner's discretion. To be scheduled May-June 2022.
Minimum Bid: $100
Current bid: $0
Eight people (four adults and four youth under age of 17) or five adults, for five days, six nights. Enjoy high volume dove shooting at its finest at one of MGW’s multiple hunting lodges in Arroyito, Argentina (80 miles east of Cordoba) or Soriano, Uruguay. Fields are close to the lodge and there is no limit on your dove harvest. Gourmet meals, cocktails, spacious accommodations and local transportation provided, except transportation to and from airport. Must be taken within one year of all travel restrictions being lifted.
Minimum Bid: $2800
Current Bid: $0
This dove hunt is for two hunters for 5 days/5 nights in the best dove hunting region in the world with no limit on doves. Stay at one of MGW’s multiple hunting lodges in Arroyito, Argentina (80 miles east of Cordoba) or Soriano, Uruguay. Fields are close to the lodges, which have gourmet meals, cocktails, and spacious accommodations. Local transportation is provided, except transportation to and from airport. Must be taken within one year of all travel restrictions being lifted.
Minimum Bid: $1250
Current Bid: $0
Six youth accompanied by adult for quail hunt in morning with released birds, dog and guide, lunch, and then shoot dove in the afternoon. Full day of shooting at birds! Must have own gun and shells!
Minimum Bid per Hunter: $150
Current Bid: $0
An adult and youth will enjoy a great evening of frog gigging on Lake Seminole by airboat! Hosted by Florida nuisance gator trappers Jason Everett and Lane Stephens, the participants will get to spend 3 hours on beautiful Lake Seminole. In addition to frog gigging there will be plenty of opportunities to see gators in their natural habitat.
Jason Everett 850-933-7282
Lane Stephens 850-933-3583
Current Bid: $0
Guided gator hunt in North Florida in 2021 for an adult with trapper and nuisance tag! If trapper is no longer trapping, hunter will get full refund! Hunter gets the head, trapper gets the hide and meat!
Minimum Bid: $500
Current Bid: $0
Brand new, still in box. Must be 21 years old to buy a ticket. The rifle needs scope mounts, scope, and ammunition.
Raffle closes at on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. and drawing will be held same day at 6 p.m.
Sept. 25 Gulf Hammock Work Party
Oct. 29- Oct. 31 Gulf Hammock – Youth - Muzzeloader (Modern gun for youth)
Nov. 6 Work Day at Telogia
Nov. 12-14 Gulf Hammock – New, Adult Hunters – Gun
Nov. 19-21 Gulf Hammock - Youth – Gun
Dec. 3-5 Telogia - Youth – Muzzeloader (General gun for youth)
Dec. 10-12 Telogia – Youth – Gun
Dec. 31-Jan.2 Gulf Hammock – Youth – Gun
Jan. 7-9 Telogia – New, Adult Hunters – Gun
Jan. 21-23 Gulf Hammock – New, Adult Hunters – Gun
Jan. 28- 30 Telogia - Youth – Gun
Feb. 4-6 Gulf Hammock – Youth - Squirrel/Hog – Shotgun
Feb. 18-20 Telogia – New, Adult Hunters – Gun
Feb. 25-27 Telogia – Youth – Muzzeloader Only
Both youth hunts and new, adult hunter weekends are intended for persons who wish to learn to safely and ethically hunt on a mentored weekend. Every person learning to hunt and carrying a firearm MUST complete the FWC hunter safety program. For those who have completed the on-line portion of the course and have a certificate of completion, FHF offers the field portion and final test beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon. Only stipulation is that if you don’t pass the final exam, you don’t hunt that weekend!
It is primitive camping at both sites but it is a little nicer at the Gulf Hammock lease. There, we have a regular bathroom, running(non-potable water), and electricity through use of the Volunteer Fire Department grounds and building. We do have a generator and porta potty at the Telogia lease, but lights and electricity go out at 9 pm.
Campers/hunters start showing up after 1 pm on Friday afternoon and if able to set up camp, we head to stands beginning at 3 pm and no later than 4 pm. Hunt until after legal shooting time and come back for dinner and campfire. We wake at 5 am, have breakfast, and start heading to stands at 6 am. Hunt until 10 am, come back and shoot clay targets and have lunch around noon. We have an FWC officer talk at lunch about ethics and hunter safety and then I spend approximately an hour talking about deer and hog hunting. We walk down a game trail and I point out rubs, scrapes, tracks, and signs. We head back to stands at 3 pm and hunt until after legal shooting time. We pick everyone from stands and have another great dinner and campfire. Same drill Sunday morning except when we come back at 10 am, we break camp and try to leave by noon on Sunday. All of the activities and schedule may change based upon cleaning hogs and deer and we will teach hunters how to clean, process, age, and cook the meat.
Everyone will need to have sighted in and shot their rifle numerous times. We recommend .243, .270, or .308 for hunting. .223 is generally not enough and .30-06 is too much! We don’t want complete gun novices coming on a hunt! You can bring campers or RV’s to either site but if you are using a tent, you will need cots or air mattresses. If you use a CPAP, you will need a converter so you can run it off of your vehicle battery!
Legal to shoot are any hogs, regardless of size, mature does if you get one our anterless tags, and bucks with at least three points on one side, including the brow tine! We do NOT want immature deer shot! No turkeys allowed, period! Coyotes are also legal but no bobcats!
We ask for a $75 donation for youth and adult and that covers all of the costs for the weekend. For new, adult hunters, we ask for a $50 donation to cover costs for the weekend. Any special dietary concerns needs to be told upon reserving the hunt. We have a limit of thirteen (13)!hunters at the 1520 acre Telogia lease and a limit of eight (8) hunters at the 705 acre Gulf Hammock lease! Any questions, call John Fuller @ 850 509-4099.
To sign up, contact John Fuller at email@example.com
Your donation of $50 for the New Adult Hunter and $75 for Youth/Parent Hunt overs all of the food, beverages, and snacks for the entire weekend.
FHF recently received an $8,000 grant from the Turner Foundation for the purchase of a used tractor for $9,000 for use on the two leases. FHF received assistance from the following: Dallas Tenant $250, Joe Costine $175, Kevin Abrante $150, James Young $150, Greg Allen $25, Robert DeShazo $50, & Mike Stach $50.
By joining The Future of Hunting in Florida for $25, you are supporting our efforts to recruit and retain hunters and increase access and opportunities to hunt in Florida.
An annual youth membership is $15. However, being a youth member of FHF is NOT required to participate in any FHF activity, including any youth hunts.
Support The Future of Hunting in Florida with a Family Membership of $50!
Become a Sponsor of FHF for $250. Comes with a hat or
t-shirt and two decals!
Become a Gold Sponsor for $1000. Comes with four (4) FHF hats, four (4) FHF t-shirts, and eight (8) FHF decals!
Asher's first gobbler! Bought at 2019 Banquet!
During the 2019-20 Hunting Season, The Future of Hunting in Florida (FHF) hosted nine (9) weekend youth hunts with a total of 63 kids in attendance. Five (5) youth hunts were held on FHF's 705 acre lease in Gulf Hammock and four(4) youth hunts were held on FHF's 1520 acre lease near Telogia.
Both leases are paid for through a grant from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
During the 2019-20 Hunting Season, The Future of Hunting in Florida (FHF) hosted four (4) New "Old" Hunters weekends in which a total of twenty-nine (29) adults were recruited and/or reactivated to hunt.
During the 2018-19 Hunting Season, The Future of Hunting in Florida (FHF) also hosted five (5) Wounded Warriors who were first-time hunters.
Chairman Bill Marvin
Vice-Chair Daphne Wood
Secretary Lane Stephens
Treasurer Jeff Allen
John D. Fuller
Mayor Dave Henson
Jim & Terri Casselman
Cal and Mary Kay Cooksey
Buster and Carrie Smith
Marty and Daphne Wood
Brad and Becki Lowery
James, Jennifer and Jacob Young
Dr. Greg Williams
NHWL Engineering, Inc.
Chuck Wester, Yates Wilkie & Joe Lane
Brett Ewing and First Franklin Financial
George Grimsley and Grimsley and Associates, CPA
J.T, Surles and Trophy Creek Outfitters, Monticello, FL
Bill Day and The Shoe Box, Tallahassee, FL
Lee Trailer Sales, Tallahassee, FL
Waukeenah Fertilizer Company, Waukeenah, FL
Kevin Kelly and Kevin's Sporting Goods, Tallahassee, FL
Bass Pro Shops, Tallahassee Store
Robin Barber and All Pro Equipment & Landscaping
Jake Webb & The Rivers Edge Bait & Water Escapes,LLC
Woodville ACE Hardware
Wildwood Golf Course
Magnuson Hotel Wildwood Inn, Crawfordville, FL
Mike's Marine Supply, Panacea FL
Coastal Trailer & Hitch, Medart, FL
Crawfordville ACE Hardware
Shield's Marina and Brett Shields, St. Marks, FL
Riverside Cafe, St. Marks, FL
City of St. Marks, FL
Crum's Mini-Mall, Panacea, FL
T-n-T Hideaway, US 98 & Wakulla River
Coon Bottom Gun Club and Frank Kraeft
Sea Tow Big Bend, Panacea, FL
Scott Pliskin, DVM and Mahan Animal Clinic
Mark Folmar and Folmar's Gun & Pawn
Tristan Shelfer and Red Hills Arms
Walmart, Tallahassee Stores
Cal Cooksey and Cooksey Auction Company, Sawdust, FL
Stowaway Marine & More, Inc., Shell Point Hwy & US 98
The Rivers Edge Bait & Water Escapes, LLC
Coastal Forest Resources Company and Ryan Daniels
Capt. John Swanson
Allen & Jeannie Boyd
Dr. Jim Davis
Reed Swamp Hunt Club
John Whiddon and MGW
Buck Atkinson and Welaunee Plantation
Alofl Hotel of Tallahassee
Shula's 347 Grill
Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy
Hoyt, Brent & Glenn Lowder
Marty and Daphne Wood
Florida Farm & Feed
Homewood Suites Hilton, Gainesville, FL
Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Head, SC
Firehouse Subs, W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL
Bradley's Country Store, Centerville Rd., Tallahassee, FL
Hal Bennett and Johnston's Meat Market
Tractor Supply Co., Tallahassee store
Stone's Home Center, Quincy store
Aloft Hotel, Jacksonville Airport
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