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Moving to Tampa....

Postby jdnole0585 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:44 pm

Just received a job offer in Tampa and will be moving there in August. My first goal when I get down there is to start scouting areas. Only problem is that I have no idea where to start or even whether there is any good duck hunting around the area. (DISCLAIMER: I'm not looking for anyones hunting spot.) I'd be greatly appreciative if anyone could give me a lead as to where some good places are to start scouting. If you are willing to help, shoot me a PM. Thanks!
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Re: Moving to Tampa....

Postby chris_k » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:24 am

I read that most people hunt the bays for bluebills, redheads and buffleheads. Do a search. I have seen similar posts on here before.

Also, when you go there check out Mons Venus. It's a Tampa staple.
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Moving to Tampa....

Postby ryano022 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:11 am

Mons Venus! #1 strip club in america ha, I use to live in Tampa back in 06 and moved north for college and now back in fl but in Orlando, had a buddy hunt the bays and said loaded with blues and ringnecks....I plan on making a few trips to Tampa this year, still can member those back waters
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Re: Moving to Tampa....

Postby troutman561 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:50 am

I had some change of plans with work and am now moving to the Tampa Bay area also.. Sounds like I have some scouting to do!
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Re: Moving to Tampa....

Postby jdnole0585 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:07 am

Haha, I've heard good things about Mons so I'll definitely be checking it out.

Yeah, hunting the bays seems to be what most everyone has said about duck hunting in the Tampa area. I get the feeling that I'll be trying my hand at Lake Okeechobee and the other surrounding lakes. I can't see myself hunting divers all season, not the best tasting ducks haha.

Troutman, I'm all for doing some scouting if you want to team up.
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Re: Moving to Tampa....

Postby huntmstr » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:13 pm

I have lived in Tampa my whole life (mostly) and can tell you the effort is not worth the reward on local waters. Feel free to give me a shout when you get to Tampa and I'll be happy to point you to the better areas around the state. Be prepared to drive a minimum of 1.5-3 hours to find decent hunting.
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Re: Moving to Tampa....

Postby duckhunter48 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:56 pm

i have a buddy that moved down to tampa for school a couple years ago. he just comes up here to hunt as much as he can lol good luck man!
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