There’s a sense of pride to successfully testing your hunting and fishing skills. So why not try spearfishing in Key West, pulling in lobster traps in Maine, or hunting deer in the Adirondacks?

 

Spearfishing [Key West, FL]

Diving down into the waters while scoping out your prey is best done in the crystal-clear waters of Key West. Year-round, guides like those found with Island Time Charters provide all your gear and licensing so all you have to focus on is spotting grouper, snappers, or hogfish and taking aim.

Where to Stay Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina | Sunset Key Cottages

Deer Hunting [Lake George, NY]

Under the guise of snow-tipped pines and a blanket of freshly fallen snow, the Adirondacks becomes the perfect setting for a private deer hunting tour with Adirondack Hooks-N-Horns. While you can certainly camp in the wilderness for two to three days with this guided team – born and raised in the Adirondacks – day trips for white-tailed deer give you a taste of the hunt but get you back to the comforts of The Sagamore Resort by dinner.

Where to Stay The Sagamore Resort

Deep Sea Fishing [Naples, FL]

Cast a line in the gulf waters during a stay in Naples. A day above the waters is a nice reprieve from the shore, but also a test of patience. It’s here that crews, like that of Capt. Marvel Charters, choose to fish over wrecks where it’s not unlikely to pull in numerous snapper, cobia, mackerel, amberjack, or even gigantic grouper during a half- or full-day charter.

Where to Stay Edgewater Beach Hotel

Lobster Fishing [Rockland, ME]

Pulling traps isn’t just for the scruffy men wearing yellow slickers of tales of yore. Aboard Captain Jack, a 30-foot authentic lobster boat, you’ll learn how to hoist traps aboard and get up close to these crustaceans. Book a lobster lunch cruise and feast on the fellows you saw pulled from the trap.

Where to Stay Samoset Resort