Capt. Doug Scheible, better known as the skipper of the headboat Bay King out of Scheible's Fishing Center at Ridge, has turned to a different kind of shooting preserve business to tide him over the winter.
Scheible and his son Dale, a charterboat captain out of the family's fishing center, operate Triple-D Ranch of 10,500 acres 20 miles east of Sarasota, Fla. Wild boar are the big drawing card, but there is also shooting for quail, rabbits, doves, deer and wild turkeys.
The deer are smaller than our whitetails, but have nice antlers, said Scheible, who reported a 12-pointer was checked in yesterday. The turkeys are of the Florida (M. g. Osceola Scott) variety, smaller, but some claim more wary than our native birds. "We draw many turkey hunters who are trying to complete their grand slams," said Scheible, who added that good bass fishing is also available on the ranch.
NTC Lodging, food and hunting (also fishing) is available for three days at $325. Club memberships are also available. Write Doug Scheible, Triple-D Ranch, Box 804, Murdock, Fla. 33938.