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Rios and Osceolas

Post by T-town » April 30th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Who do ya'll recommend as far as outfitters for Rio's (Tex or Ok) and Osceolas? Don't need a guided trip, but don't mind paying to play. Wanting to put together a Slam season in a few years. We have Easterns at home and I know where I want to go for a Merriam. Thanks

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Re: Rios and Osceolas

Post by Stinky J Picklestein » April 30th, 2014, 10:07 pm

I can't recommend any specific outfitters for Rios, but the farther north you go, the less expensive it will be...or at least it seems that way. I would look to Kansas. It has some good public land, too. Save the cash for a good Osceola spot. :)

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Post by ole5beards » April 30th, 2014, 10:46 pm

Oklahoma! Loaded with birds! Kansas was great too but a lot of areas with Easterns and hybrids and we wanted rios. The place we hunted we killed rios and hybrids. Good amount of birds and some damn biguns too. Oklahoma is a different ball game. It's like Texas just a lil different, not a feeder every 100 yards!
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Re: Rios and Osceolas

Post by Gobbler » May 1st, 2014, 6:42 am

Year after year the Osceola thing here in Florida gets more expensive. Outfitters are now paying ranchers 650 to 800 for a Gobbler. Outfitters are charging 2000+. I feel bad for out of staters and I would just apply to quota and special opportunity hunts every year until I got a permit. JMO because most hunters that want their slam just need the property not a guide.

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Post by HarleyRiders97 » May 1st, 2014, 9:56 am

I hunted with AA Outfitters this spring in Clarendon, TX. Hundreds of birds, great accomodations, great food.....Ken and Roseann Mayer are the owners and have excellent Rio leases. All private land!!!

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Post by hookedspur » February 26th, 2015, 6:18 pm

South Central Neb. is pretty good for Rios

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Re: Rios and Osceolas

Post by Cont520 » February 26th, 2015, 8:11 pm

I agree with Doug. I guide here in fl as well but ranchers are out of reach with bird prices. Some in excess of $1000 just in bird cost. I suggest putting in for quota hunts of find a small lease
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Post by Gooserbat » March 9th, 2015, 9:29 pm

If you want a Rio in Oklahoma you don't need an outfitter. Pm me and I'll show you where to go.
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Post by slickyboyboo » March 23rd, 2015, 10:20 am

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Post by phutch30 » March 28th, 2017, 12:28 pm

Ive taken 3 osceola's with Billy Henderson (Deep South Outfitters). Good guy with a lot of birds available.

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Re: Rios and Osceolas

Post by OLE RASPY » March 28th, 2017, 6:55 pm

I hunted Rios in San Angelo Texas with Kenny mcCrea outdoors.
I hunted Osceolas in St. Cloud Florida with John Partan canoe creek outfitters
Both hunts were successful, first time out killed a bird. Didn't have to hunt the 3 days.
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