Guided Hunts

Photograph by Zack Wittman, The New York Times/Redux

Join me as I hunt invasive Burmese pythons in south Florida for a one-of-a-kind adventure! I have extensive experience, know the area, understand python behavior and have the proper equipment to give you the best chance of catching a python. As a bonus, I’ll give you tips, strategies and tricks of the trade so you can hunt yourself!

Summer Hunts

April 1st – October 31st

Pythons are nocturnal during the summer, so we will start at dusk and hunt until 1-3AM. I will take you to my summer hot spots and we will hunt from the Snake Deck on the back of my truck.

Cost
$1800 for up to 3 people. $300 for each additional person. There is a 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking.

Location
Port of the Islands Marina, Naples Florida
525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114
OR
There are hunting grounds closer to Miami. Let us know what you prefer.

Time
The hunt will last 4-6 hours. We’ll start around dusk and hunt until 1 a.m.- 3 a.m.

Lodging
We require our guests to be responsible for their lodging and meals. Water, Gatorade and snacks will be provided.

Attire
Long sleeve lightweight shirt, or short sleeves plus a jacket, outdoor or hiking pants, hiking boots or tennis shoes. Jeans are NOT recommended because it will be hot and you will be getting in and out of the truck bed. Please make sure your ankles are covered.

How we hunt
We will hunt the roads (main and back) at a slow speed from the bed of the truck on the Snake Deck that is mounted with lights. My partner, Captain Dave, will be our driver.

Dispatching Pythons
All pythons are caught live and dispatched on site with a captive bolt gun once secure. No firearms in the field. Euthanasia method is in accordance with the American Veterinary Medical Association of approved humane euthanasia methods for reptiles.

Keeping your catch
The python can be skinned and tanned for a fee.

*Python meat is not recommended to eat due to the possible mercury content. Plus it’s REALLY chewy!

Other info
Hunting license is not required.
No alcohol, cigarettes or cigars on the hunt (vaping is allowed).
As with any hunt, there is no guarantee a python will be caught.
Gratuity: 10-20% (not required but greatly appreciated)!!

 

Winter Hunts

December 15th – March 15th

This is the real deal. Experience what it’s like to hunt with The Python Huntress! I’ll take you to one of my hunting spots in the Everglades only accessible by boat. You will be jungle busting through the islands to find the elusive and invasive Burmese Pythons. This is not for the faint of heart!

Cost
$1800 for up to 3 people. $350 for each additional person. There is a 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking.

Location
Port of the Islands Marina, Naples Florida
525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114
OR
Everglades Holiday Park, Ft. Lauderdale
21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332

Time
All weather dependent. The hunt will last 4-6 hours. May start as early as 8AM. Details will be discussed prior to the hunt.

Lodging
We require our guests to be responsible for their lodging and meals. Water, Gatorade and snacks will be provided.

Attire
Long sleeves, outdoor or hiking pants, hiking boots, hat or visor, work gloves. Jeans are NOT recommended. Boots may get wet. Possibility for clothing to be torn on branches. Ladies: Leggings are NOT recommended. They don’t provide enough protection from the branches and thorns. Please make sure your ankles are covered.

How we hunt
We will take my boat to some of my favorite python hunting locations. And once on land, it’s a challenging trek on the islands we search.

Dispatching Pythons
All pythons are caught live and dispatched on site with a captive bolt gun once secure. No firearms in the field. Euthanasia method is in accordance with the American Veterinary Medical Association of approved humane euthanasia methods for reptiles.

Keeping your catch
The python can be skinned and tanned for a fee.

*Python meat is not recommended to eat due to the possible mercury content. Plus it’s REALLY chewy!

Other info
Hunting license is not required.
No alcohol, cigarettes or cigars on the hunt (vaping is allowed).
As with any hunt, there is no guarantee a python will be caught.
Gratuity: 10-20% (not required but greatly appreciated)!!

 

Please click contact Amy below to send an email to ask questions, schedule a call to go over details, and book your trip!

CONTACT AMY

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Testimonials

I had the pleasure of going python hunting with Amy. One never knows if he’s gonna pick up the first snake or not but I did… and then number two also. It was the highlight of my Florida trip. Thanks Amy… can’t say enough!! Ps. the pics say it all!

-Terry H.

 

Caught my first python, a female, 6’10”, just before midnight after starting the hunt around 8PM EST. What a thrill! I cannot say enough good things about Amy and Dave and their python hunting operation: fun, relaxed, easy going, punctual, serious, innovative, original, effective, friendly, cordial, upbeat, persistent, prepared, and deeply knowledgeable of the Burmese python and the beautiful Everglades. They thought of everything and there was a lot to learn. Left feeling like a rockstar and I am ready to go back. Many thanks to them both for an unforgettable evening.

-Karl S.

Amy gave us the trip of a lifetime. We knew we wanted to go on a python hunt and not sure who to book. Found Amy on Instagram and fell in love! There was no one better to help guide us on our first python, hunt than Amy and Capt Dave. She’s absolutely fearless and knows exactly where to find snakes, we got to hold different species and learn a lot, totally unforgettable!

We thoroughly enjoyed our python hunt with Amy and Captain Dave! They are both very competent in every aspect of what they do. As a 77yo, retired physician, they readily accommodated any special help I needed. A totally unique experience. We hope to go back again.

-Dr. Jon

Dreams really do come true with the “Python Huntress!” We came down to Florida for a long weekend of hunting and fishing. Amy and her fiance Dave definitely lived up to all of our expectations. Amy spotted a beautiful 8 footer periscoping in the tall grass! It was the most exciting and adrenaline filled moment imagin- able and definitely the icing on the cake!!! Thank you Amy and Dave for going above and beyond to make this the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!

-Laura T.

I’m so glad we decided to choose Amy as our Python hunt guide. Her years of experience means she knows where the snakes go and when to find them. We not only found two, but she made sure we had opportunity to make the grab ourselves. What a rush! She answered our many questions with lots of detail and the enthusiasm that comes from someone who loves what they do.

Amy is a true professional and I highly recommend her!’

-Elizabeth B.

I can’t speak highly enough of how incredibly awesome you made the entire experience for my family and how you catered it to each of their desires on how involved to be. From the hunting and catching, to the overall education, and the photos and videos you and Dave took were unexpected and amazing.

-Dr. Cheryl M.

This woman IS A BADASS! Dave is FEARLESS. Together they make an awesome team. I’ve never hired a guide for any sport/adventure I’ve done but in this case it was ABSOLUTELY the right move. 5 STARS!

-Kris and Deb

No experience necessary! You can be as involved as you want. You can catch, help catch, or just observe and get great pics after it’s captured!