There are more than five million acres of state-operated wildlife management areas in Florida. Add National Forest land and national wildlife refuges open to hunting and that number jumps quite a bit. Among the WMAs where you can hunt Osceolas without a quota permit are Kissimmee River, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Three Lakes, Upper Hillsborough, and Bull Creek. Since these areas are open to general hunting, they see a lot of pressure and the birds get educated quickly. The hunters I spoke with that regularly hunt and kill birds in these areas rarely hear a turkey gobble. Simply put, hunting turkeys on public land is a real challenge unless you draw a quota permit for a limited-entry hunt. It's too late to apply for a limited-entry hunt this year, but if you're already thinking about next spring, some of the better quota hunts are on Caravelle Ranch, Hickory Hammock, Camp Blanding, Fort Drum, and Andrews WMAs, as well as the Prairie Lakes Unit of Three Lakes.