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Never too late for quail

You may think of quail hunting as a fall activity, but not at the Gilchrist Club. In fact, the adrenaline rush of enjoying hunting dogs and bursting coveys of quails extends into March. Our hunts are so popular that our schedule is jammed with hunters throughout the season. Nevertheless, look at March if you still want to see the blurred wings of quail down the barrel of your favorite shotgun. Temperatures are still pleasant and our managed habitat ensures that you’ll always be in quail action. 

Gilchrist’s 27,000 acres includes more than 20 fields of bobwhite bliss. We work hard throughout the year on our management to guarantee hunting satisfaction during the season. To further enhance your experience Gilchrist maintains a kennel of world-class pointers to sniff hideouts of hidden coveys. Retrievers wait in the wings to find quail after the shot. The sight of these canine professionals in action is reason enough to schedule a quail hunt and when you combine it with the rest of the adventure you have landed in the proverbial happy hunting grounds. Reach out to Ashley or Terri to reserve your quail flush now.



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Supersize my bird hunt

From the whirr of quail wings to the throaty gobble of a 22-pound Osceola turkey; Gilchrist Club can fulfill your feathered dream hunt. A quail flushstartles you like a surprise party from your friends, but few things stir your emotions like staring at strutting tom turkey and having it gobble in your face as it marches straight at you. 

Plan your turkey hunt now. Youth weekend is March 10 and 11. The regular season kicks off March 17 and extends to April 22. If you have a young family member interested in hunting the March kickoff is ideal to introduce them to the excitement and heritage of hunting. We’ll instruct them and give them a front row seat to one of nature’s grandest shows. 
And if you have a wild turkey grand slam on your dream list then Gilchrist Club is your first stop. The Osceola subspecies continues to be one of the toughest to check off the list. This gorgeous bird is found only in a small section of the Southeast and the Gilchrist Club is smack dab in prime Osceola real estate. 

Spring turkey hunts are action packed, but if you’re looking to expand your experience book a personal shooting session with a professional instructor. The Gilchrist Club includes a staff of Orvis-endorsed and NSCA-certified instructors ready to pilot you to better wing-shooting. After the session you can move to the sporting clays course for a round of friendly competition. Call Gilchrist to book your turkey hunt now for you and your young hunter.     


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You don’t need to fight shopping lines at your local outlet mall for great deals. The Gilchrist Club Pro Shop has everything you need to outfit any outdoor and lodge experience. Our Pro Shop is stocked with great products from outdoor leaders like Filson, Columbia, Orvis, Costa Del Mar and more. 
As you peruse the offerings you will also be drawn into the Gilchrist Vault where you have the advantage of shopping for fine firearms at membership pricing. Even if you don’t see what you’re looking for on display reach out to us and we’ll do our best to meet your expectations. 

Gilchrist Club is an authorized Beretta dealer for great selections in fine shotguns. We also stock Tikka and Sako rifles for big game safaris with precision sighting available in Leupold, and Trijicon riflescope selections. Complete rifle and optic packages are our specialty. 
Finally, if a handgun for personal defense or shooting sports piques your interest we can help make that purchase. Beretta BU9 Nano, PX4 Storm Compact, PX4 Subcompacts and the 92 FS semiautomatics continue to be our top models. They are available in popular calibers such as the 9mm, .40S&W and .45 auto. 

It’s the beginning of a New Year at the Gilchrist Club and we look forward to serving you with perfection in 2018. 


it's a new year at The Gilchrist Club

We wish you the best as you embark into 2018. If you’re still looking to ring in the New Year with flair contact our staff. Lodging availability is limited, but at press time there were some openings waiting for our members. Join us for a celebration that includes a grand fireworks display over the lake, live music and a dining indulgence from Chef Daniel this is second to none. Forget about Times Square. Make a date at Gilchrist.