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June 9, 2024

Conditioning is Key: Strength and Endurance Training for Your Canine Athlete Maintaining peak physical condition in our hunting dogs is a year-round commitment, not just a last-minute effort before the hunting season starts. Much like human athletes, bird dogs require consistent training and conditioning to perform at their best. Just as we wouldn’t expect a professional athlete to be in top shape after spending the off-season inactive, we…

Turkey Hunting Tips for Every Season – Master the Hunt!

May 15, 2024

INDEX Welcome to the World of Turkey Hunting Turkey hunting is a blend of skill, patience, and knowledge. This guide dives deep into the essentials of turkey hunting, covering everything from understanding turkey behavior to sharing tales from seasoned hunters. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned hunter, our guide covers techniques, gear, and strategies to enhance your turkey hunting adventures. Understanding Turkey Behavior Understanding the quirks and habits…

Hunting, Shooting, and Outdoorsman Vocabulary

April 21, 2024

Welcome to Lilsa Lodge’s Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Vocabulary and Terminology! Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, this glossary is tailored to help you understand the unique language of the hunting world. Our goal is to make the transition from novice to knowledgeable as smooth as possible. Below, you’ll find terms from across the spectrum of hunting activities, with a special…

Pheasant Tower Shooting: A Guide for Enthusiasts

April 20, 2024

Index Welcome to the Hunt Eager to experience a unique twist on traditional hunting? Pheasant tower shooting at Lilsa Lodge offers a dynamic and exhilarating challenge that appeals to both novice and seasoned shooters. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of pheasant tower shooting, offering insights into its rich history, preparation tips, and effective strategies to ensure you have a fun and memorable outing.…

Hunting Safety Checklist: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

April 16, 2024

Index Essential Gear Check Embarking on a hunting trip at Lilsa Lodge calls for more than just enthusiasm and a love for the outdoors; it demands meticulous preparation, especially when it comes to your hunting safety equipment. A thorough gear check is the first critical step towards a safe and successful hunt. Here’s how to ensure everything is in top condition before you head out. Why Gear Inspection…

The Quintessential Quail Hunting Experience at Lilsa Lodge

April 4, 2024

Welcome to Hunting Tradition In the heart of Florida’s wilderness, where the pine forests meet the sky, a tradition as old as the land itself beckons – quail hunting. Lilsa Lodge is not just continuing this storied practice; we’re elevating it to new heights. Our preserve offers a quail hunting experience that merges authenticity with exhilaration, establishing itself as the premier destination for both enthusiasts and novices. The…

Essential Gear for Shooting Beginners

April 2, 2024

Understanding the Basics of Shooting Gear Firearm Selection: Rifle, Shotgun, or Handgun? Ammunition Basics: Caliber and Cartridges Safety Equipment: Non-Negotiables Maintenance Tools: Keeping Your Gear in Top Shape Shooting Accessories: Enhancing Your Experience This section aims to give a comprehensive overview of the essential gear needed for shooting sports, focusing on making informed choices and prioritizing safety and maintenance. Mastering Shooting Techniques: Stance, Grip, and Aim Finding the…

Hunting Dog Profile: The Airedale Terrier

February 2, 2024

In the sprawling fields and dense underbrush that define the hunting landscapes surrounding Lilsa Lodge, a surprising and multifaceted hunting companion emerges—the spirited Airedale Terrier. Often overshadowed by more traditional bird dogs, the Airedale’s remarkable versatility and vivacious personality make it an unsung hero in the hunting world. The Airedale Terrier: Hunter’s Best-Kept Secret Nestled in the heart of hunting tradition, the Airedale Terrier, affectionately crowned as the…

Bird Dog Training Tips for Your Hunting Companion

January 30, 2024

Instinct and Training: Setting the Stage The dawn breaks, casting a golden glow over the landscape, where a hunter and a loyal dog stand in perfect harmony, ready to begin their day’s adventure. This iconic partnership, steeped in tradition and mutual respect, is the essence of quail hunting at Lilsa Lodge, located in the picturesque Chiefland, Florida. Here, the bond between hunter and dog is not merely about…

Florida Bird Hunting Species

January 27, 2024

The Thrill of Bird Hunting in Florida: A Wingshooter’s Paradise Florida is not just a haven for sun-seekers and beachgoers; it’s also a wingshooter’s paradise, teeming with a variety of migratory game birds that promise both an exhilarating hunt and delightful table fare. From the darting doves to the elusive snipe, the Sunshine State offers an unmatched avian adventure for hunting aficionados. Licenses and Permits: Your Gateway to…

Pheasant Tower Shoots

January 22, 2024

Excitement at Lilsa Lodge Experience the thrill of a time-honored European tradition at Lilsa Lodge, your premier hunting retreat nestled in the pristine wilderness of Chiefland, Florida. Our European Pheasant Tower Shoots are truly one-of-a-kind and promise an unforgettable outdoor adventure. The Royal Tradition The European tower shoot was a long-standing tradition of European kings, and now you can partake in this majestic experience at Lilsa Lodge. Our…

Florida Bird Hunting. Unplug, Relax, Reload.

December 31, 2023

If the world is your problem, let a stay at Lilsa solve that for you. Bird Hunting at Lilsa Lodge in Florida, our slogan isn’t just a catchy phrase; it’s a philosophy that guides everything we do. “Come to Lilsa and Unplug, Relax, Reload” encapsulates the unique experience we offer to each guest who steps onto our sprawling Florida grounds. Let’s delve into what each of these powerful…

Florida Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations

November 21, 2023

Florida Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limits (2023-2024) Index 1.0 Limited hunting days2.0 Special regulations for Leon County and Lake Miccosukee2.1 – Boat motor restrictions 2.2 – Duck blinds3.0 Daily bag limit4.0 Possession limit5.0 Personal Abode6.0 Tagging requirement7.0 Custody of birds of another8.0 Transportation of birds of another9.0 Wanton waste of migratory game birds10.0 Unlawful means and methods11.0 Non-toxic shot Species/Season Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession…

Hunting Dog Profile: Labrador Retriever

November 18, 2023

The Endearing and Adaptable Labrador Retriever; True Hunting Companion The American Kennel Club’s most popular dog is also the top sporting breed in the country. Here’s what to know about Labrador Retrievers if you’re considering adding one to your family. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the U.S. who can’t identify a Labrador Retriever on sight. Labs inhabit every nook and cranny of the country, with their…

Ultimate Guide to Shotguns for Upland Bird Hunting

September 5, 2023

Lilsa Lodge Pros doing the research, so you dont have to. Upland bird hunting shotgun hunters are presented with a plethora of opportunities. From lengthy seasons to a variety of species across states, the excitement never ends. However, amidst all the thrill, one equipment remains indispensable: a reliable shotgun. Whether you view your shotgun as a masterpiece or a mere tool, its primary purpose remains unchanged. In this…

Florida Freshwater Fishing

September 5, 2023

Florida’s Scenic Fishing Spots Florida freshwater fishing scenic routes are dotted with canals, lakes, and rivers brimming with an array of freshwater catches. While the largemouth bass is undoubtedly the star attraction, anglers who’ve battled with spirited bluegills, resilient crappies, or vibrant peacock bass can vouch for the thrill of these encounters. And guess what? The Suwannee River is home to a significant population of sturgeons. The Majesty…

American Quail Hunting

September 5, 2023

The Rich History of Quail Hunting in America Quail hunting has been an American tradition dating back centuries. This upland gamebird has provided sport and sustenance since the early days of European settlement. Let’s explore the origins and evolution of quail hunting in America. Native American Origins Long before Europeans arrived, Native Americans hunted quail as an important food source. Tribes including the Cherokee stalked these birds through…