Shooting Ranges Cape Coral FL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(239) 433-0216
10011 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 
Cape Coral Bicycles
(239) 242-2453
8 Del Prado Boulevard South Suite F
Cape Coral, FL
 
Paradise Bicycles
(239) 772-2453
1712 Del Prado Boulevard South
Cape Coral, FL
 
Sports Authority
(239) 242-0914
1810 Pine Island Road Northeast
Cape Coral, FL
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

MotionTech
(239) 246-2331
3418 Sw 29th Ave
Cape Coral, FL
 
Taylor Rental
(239) 574-4474
946 Ne Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL
 
Citadel International
(239) 458-2035
918 Southeast 14th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL
 
Larry`s Pawn Shop Inc
(239) 549-9633
1726 Cape Coral Parkway East
Cape Coral, FL
 
Anglers Outlet Inc
(239) 549-7555
4404 Del Prado Boulevard South # A
Cape Coral, FL
 
Cape Tool & Tackle
(941) 574-6950
405 Northeast Pine Island Road
Cape Coral, FL
 

Determine Winter/Summer Range

Author: 
Hawkeye270

One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.

There are a couple ways to go about locating these areas. The first is to just arm yourself with a map and get out in the field and find out for yourself. Take a look at a map and locate the higher ground in the unit that you have selected. Game animals will generally use this higher elevation terrain during the summer. As the seasons progress and the temperature drops and snows accumulate, these animals will move to lower adjacent elevations. Females and younger males will generally migrate first, with the mature males staying up high a little longer. You should be looking for drainages that will connect the summer and winter range that will allow game animals to slip by more or less undetected. In many cases, deer and elk will start out in their summer range (public land), move along their migration corridors (a mixture of medium elevation public and private) and then end up on the winter range which is more often than not privately owned. There are some really good late-season public land hunts that one can consistently take home meat however.

I suggest to contact your local fish and game department however and speaking with the biologist assigned to your area before heading out to investigate for yourself. This will save you a lot of time and help focus your efforts. As these people are typically over worked and thus very busy you need to contact them in the offseason. Spring and early summer are good times to contact them and you will find that they will...

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