Wild Boar Hunting at Bear Bridge Ranch
As a Florida native, and active member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, it is my honor and privilege to share our great state with fellow sportsmen/women. Florida is the most populous state in the Southeastern United States and the fourth most populous in the entire country, and for good reason. Our tropical weather is Picture Florida Perfect, and, for the sports enthusiast, the opportunities are limited only by the imagination. Our lakes, ponds, and rivers, as well as insure-offshore waters are a dream come true for the serious fisherman. Florida, 'The Fishing Capital of the World,' is in a league all of it's own. Join in the adventure as my good friend, Mr. Tony Cangelosi, and myself explore the wonders of this tropical paradise on earth we call Florida.
Tony, the son of very proud Italian LEGAL Immigrants, was born in New York City. He attended Catholic grade school and High School. Tony, now retired, served the people of Tampa for thirty five years as a detective, school resource officer, and corporal with the Tampa Police Department.
Tony & I were members of Madison county's Buck & Boar Hunting Club for twenty years. To us hunting & fishing is a way of life; we demand the best. Buck and Boar was, is, just that. In 1993 Tony met his wife to be while hunting at B&B. In 1998 he married the girl of his dreams, his hunting and fishing partner, the lovely Terri:
For over forty years I have been fishing the far off Florida Middle Grounds and vicinity with Madeira Beach, Florida's family owned and operated Hubbard's Marina. First the Florida Middle Grounds:
And then 'Wild Boar Hunting at Bear Bridge Ranch:
Over a decade ago Mr. Tim Randolph had a vision, a vision not to import exotic animals, but to provide a safe, enjoyable, hunting experience centered around truly wild game. Tim envisioned not only hunting and fishing but also great wildlife viewing opportunities. This was the birth of Bear Bridge Ranch; the birth of a legend. One major problem, Eustis, Florida, home of Bear Bridge Ranch, has a large black bear population. No fence in the entire area was safe from being trampled by bears. No problem! Tim had the answer, a Bear Bridge; a 'Bridge' for bears to climb over rather than destroy a fence:
Tony snapper this picture while wild boar hunting at Bear Bridge Ranch:
OK! Join in the action as we go in HOT pursuit of the Florida Wild Boar Hog. Give them corn, plenty of corn, and they will come. Our guide, the very experienced Mr. Scott Maybury, a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces and trained hunting guide, spreads the corn: