The guides at Calyx Outfitters are of the highest quality. They have many years of experience guiding and hunting turkeys on the Calyx property as well as other areas around the country. Our list of guides include Lyle Gilbert, Matt Persons, Mike Miller and Walter Field. Lyle Gilbert lives in Tuscaloosa, AL. He is founder and owner of Houndstooth Game calls. Matt Persons is a forester by trade and has turkey hunted east central Mississippi for over 20 years. Lyle Gilbert says," Matt has all it takes from woodsmanship to spitting feathers and realism of the hen turkey". Mike Miller of Kingston, Missouri has an impressive track record. He has won the Missouri State Turkey Calling Championship and is a professional videographer. He currently films for the Duck Commander and the Buck Commander with previous stints with H.S. Strut and Hunting with the Judge. Mike is also a member of the Hook's Custom Calls prostaff and is currently filming Strut Commander. My resume is not near as impressive, but I have lived and hunted in Calyx my whole life.
Calyx Outfitters offers spring time hunters a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. You will have the opportunity to chase the eastern subspecies of turkeys which are the most challenging and most respected turkeys in the country. The land we hunt on is approximately 5,500 acres, and is as abundant with wild turkeys as anywhere a hunter will find in the southeast. It contains a variety of land features that varies from hardwood river bottoms, open agricultural fields, large pine plantations to rolling hills that will make you think you are hunting in Missouri. We only take in a small number of clients each season so the turkeys are not pressured. You will get to see a beautiful place during God's most beautiful time of the year, not to mention hearing all nature's sounds that will bring you back to the turkey woods spring after spring.
Lodging and Meals
Our lodge at Calyx Outfitters is called "The Lakehouse." It was originally built in the early 1950's, and was rennovated in 2008. It is by no means a mansion but is nice accomodations for a hunting camp and it gives one that feeling that they are on a hunting trip and not at a bed and breakfast. The Lakehouse over looks a 7 acre lake that was stocked with a variety of brim and F1 Tiger Bass in the Spring of 2009. It also has a 40ft. deck that goes out over the water, which creates a beautiful scene to the west looking into the setting sun. Three meals a day are provided during your trip which includes a big meal of country cooking for supper every evening.
Pricing and Terms
Our hunts at Calyx Outfitters are priced at $600 per day with a three day minimum, which is $1,800 for a three day hunt. The hunt can be longer than three days. This price includes the hunt, which can be a bag limit of 2 mature gobblers, a guide, lodging and meals. There are no guarantees to a client that they will fill their limit, and I don't think anywhere in this part of the country can make those guarantees. Other than being able to control the weather, I can guarantee that Calyx Outfitters has all the components in place for a hunter to thoroughly enjoy themselves in the woods and at camp.