It was just luck of the draw so to speak. I grew up in NH and was in the marines in NC. I got to hunt easterns in NH, VT, PA, NY, WV, VA, NC, SC an MS. Then I went to college in MT and we have merriams here. After college I worked in central OR where there were rios. Then moved back to MT. Im friends with a guy in FL and thats how I got my osceolas. It just worked out good. I am heading down to FL next spring to stick a osceola with my bow. I wish I could do a goulds and oscallated without a guide but thats not possible so I'll have to pay someone to follow me around.