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Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Brandon Martin » June 24th, 2018, 4:48 pm

Im planning to hunt this wma for a full week in the spring of 2019. Would anyone want to tell me anything about it. Any infromation or advice is greatly appreciated. Ps im not looking for ur secret spots just any helpful advice for this particular wma. Thank you, Brandon

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by HunterGKS » June 24th, 2018, 5:36 pm

It's been quite a few years since I hunted Green Swamp but do remember it was a pretty tough hunt.
Early in the season, there were a lot of out-of-state hunters so I'd recommend going later in the year.

This is the brochure I got. It may have changed but I would guess that the map is still pretty accurate
& the info should be as well. At least it's a starting point. Click on the pic & it will display larger.
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You do have to watch for rattle emup snakes, Eastern & Pygmy & moccasins & these other bitey critters.
The lil ones were in a pond at the end of a culvert that runs under 1 of the main roads.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by HunterGKS » June 24th, 2018, 5:39 pm

OK, Why the 2nd & 4th pics are dups is beyond me. The code is only there for 2 & the 5th pic should be #4.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » June 24th, 2018, 5:58 pm

I grew up hunting Green Swamp in the 60's to the 80's. Used to be loaded with birds if you were willing to get wet (soaked) and didn't mind putting some miles on your boots. Mosquitos are worse than the snakes and gators. I even saw some type of lizard in there that was a good five feet long (not a gator). Pm me and based on Georges map I'll tell you were I used to kill a limit every year back in the day. May not be any there now, but it used to be loaded. I don't have GPS coords but could get you in the general area with the map.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Fl strutter » June 24th, 2018, 6:06 pm

They will bite down here too!
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Brandon Martin » June 24th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Fl strutter wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 6:06 pm
They will bite down here too!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TM2cHqmZjaKdX5h36
What was this lol

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Fl strutter » June 24th, 2018, 7:36 pm

5 foot gator bit my arm!

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by howl » June 24th, 2018, 8:23 pm

OK, I'll bite. How did you manage to get bit by a gator? I've been chased a few times, had them all under my canoe,etc., but never even had real close call. And that includes wading in the dark when I could hear them nearby.

I second the part about getting wet in Green Swamp.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Fl strutter » June 25th, 2018, 4:35 am

He was behind our washer and dryer in pump shed. Couldn't get him to budge thought he was stuck. Got a little close and he bite my arm. Luckily he didn't latch on he just let go. Finally got him to go out the door which we keep shut now.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by howl » June 25th, 2018, 6:33 am

Dang. I had some Gators in my house, but luckily they were all co-eds.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Fl strutter » June 25th, 2018, 6:57 am

I hear ya. I had witnesses.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by hoobilly » June 25th, 2018, 7:28 am

Fl strutter wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 6:06 pm
They will bite down here too!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TM2cHqmZjaKdX5h36
:o :o :o :o :o

I guess thats better than getting bit by a snake..

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2018, 8:11 am

Bring your snake leggings and snake bite kit too! Lakeland Regional is probably an hour away at best.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by timbrhuntr » June 25th, 2018, 8:26 am

I love it when the question is asked about Florida and the snake and alligator pics come out LOL. I hunted 3 years in Texas and 3 in Florida and thankfully the only snake I saw was a dead diamondback on the road !! My second Osceola hunt the bird I shot flopped into the middle of a large drainage ditch full of water about waist high I almost left him there :oops: ;)

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by timbrhuntr » June 25th, 2018, 8:28 am

I also love it when they say your gonna get wet when I went the first year it was so dry I had to walk 8 miles in to get to water LOL

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Grumpy » June 25th, 2018, 2:23 pm

If that is what Florida turkey hunting is you boys and girls can have my share, no damn turkey in the world worth all that chance taking.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Hognutz » June 25th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Not for me either, Grump!! Not even remotely interested. :dontknow:
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by howl » June 25th, 2018, 3:49 pm

No grizzlies in MT turkey country?

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by timbrhuntr » June 25th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Man everyone needs to hunt the Florida swamps at least once !

But if I had to choose I'd take mt also!

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by BumbleFoot » June 25th, 2018, 5:37 pm

Keep an eye on the sky too. Florida’s the lightning capital of the U.S. If the toothy critters don’t get you, lightning just might. Luckily you should miss the start hurricane season. Im sure it will be a blast...

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Hognutz » June 25th, 2018, 5:54 pm

In Wi., I had a wood tick on me, once. :lol:
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Green Swamp has had over 20" of rain in May, and over 10" in June so far.

I've seen the main road under water from one end to the other before.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Hognutz » June 25th, 2018, 7:07 pm

The name of the place freaks me out!
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Hognutz wrote:
June 25th, 2018, 7:07 pm
The name of the place freaks me out!
I once found a place in a secluded area in Green Swamp that I was convinced was where a Bigfoot lived. Something had beat down a bunch of thick weeds, maybe a 50' circle. In the middle it had gathered up a bunch of weeds and cat-tails and and piled them on broke limbs that were about baseball diameter and made a perfect bed about 2' high, 4' wide and about 8' long. Not that I've seen many, but I thought that was about the right size for a medium sized Bigfoot. It stunk too! I told my Dad about it and he asked me if I'd been smoking that whacky weed :lol: I took him and showed it to him and he said he didn't know what the heck it was but it was time to go :LMAO: To this day I don't know what made it.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Hognutz » June 25th, 2018, 7:41 pm

There ya go!!! :shock:
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