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General Hunting Information
Ross Hammock Ranch offers guided fair-chase hunting on its’ large private Florida hunting ranch. The premiere hunting lodge in Florida has over 10 miles of border and 25+ miles of internal logging roads! It is approximately 50% uplands consisting of food plots, cut-overs, road systems, and planted pine forest and the remaining 50% is in hardwood hammock consisting of large stands of cypress, oak, bay, and magnolia trees. It combines forest land and natural vegetation, with supplemental food plots and game feeders, to maintain and grow healthy trophy wildlife. This environment produces a top ranked hunting spot in Florida for a challenging hunt, tremendous table fare, and a harvested trophy you can truly be proud of.
You may use any weapon, legal for hunting in Florida, including rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader, pistol, crossbow, long bow, etc. to harvest your game. However, it is well known in the industry that our specialty is archery hunting. Many industry pro staffers from well-known archery-related companies like Bear, Muzzy, Mathews, Rage, BowTech, Realtree, Scentlok, Barnett, etc. all select Ross Hammock Ranch as their go-to hunting ranch in Florida! For archers, we have a 3D range set up, and for those that prefer rifle or pistol, we have a rifle range that Remington Rifle and Swarovski helped us build several years ago.
Many hunting methods are available, and you may use multiple methods in the same day.
1. Spot and Stalk – RHR has approximately 25 miles of internal logging roads to drive and glass for game. Once located, we test for wind direction, and then ground stalk into the wind, to get you into position for a clean shot.
2. Ground Blinds – These can be useful for a quick set up when an animal is patterned, or during spring turkey, or for those hunters who simply prefer not to climb.
3. Tree Stands/Box Blinds – We have dozens of tree stands, of several different varieties and styles already in place and optimized (based on weapon, wind direction, species, etc.) to improve your hunt.
4. Bay Dogs – This option is available on our trophy wild Boar hunts. We bring in a specialized guide and team of dogs that are trained in locating, chasing, and then “baying up” a “tusky” wild boar and then getting you into position for a clean shot.
We offer hunts for both native Florida game as well as various exotic game. The other pages of this website will provide you additional info on those topics. We have both high fence and no fence properties that we hunt, however because of the size and habitat terrain, both are equally challenging!
We think you will love your hunt at RHR
Hunting Environment at Ross Hammock Ranch
Before, during, and after your hunt, Ross Hammock Ranch has put the infrastructure in place to maximize your outdoor experience. Note that we welcome young hunters, first time hunters, as well as the experienced pro’s. We love showing new-comers / rookies to the sport the way of the woods and to get them started on the right foot.