Outpost Gator Academy

Join us for Outpost Academy on Gator Hunting on April 13, 2019 at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina, & RV Resort from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Guy Harvey Resort Guide, Dave Markett will teach tip and techniques for Gator Hunting. Dave will walk you through every step of the process from getting the permits, the actual hunt, getting the ‘gator processed for eating and then finally help with taxidermy for your trophy. Dave has been hunting and air boating the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes for over 40 years! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to Gator Hunt for the upcoming season or learn more about Captain Dave’s Private Land Hunts!

  • Applying for permits
  • Techniques for scouting gators
  • Hunting Tips
  • The right equipment & rigs to use
  • How the temperature affects your success!
  • Casting Demo’s
  • Harpoon Demo
  • Processing

Items to bring: Notepad, Camera, Sunscreen, Hat and Sunglasses

Academy Schedule

  • Check-in: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
  • Academy Times: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Class Size: 30 students
  • Instructor: Captain Dave Markett
  • Enrollment: $25 per student
  • Location: Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort

About Dave Markett

Captain Dave Markett has access to some of the best water for alligator hunting in all of Florida and can help you get that trophy ‘Gator of a lifetime.

‘Gators larger than 12′ have been brought across the deck of Capt. Dave’s airboat and alligators from 6-10’ are common.

Dave can help you with every step of the process. From getting the permits, to the actual hunt, to getting the ‘gator processed for eating and then finally help with taxidermy for your trophy.

The Tampa Bay area is Dave’s home and he loves fishing there. Tarpon, redfish, snook, trout and many more species of fish have been his targets for well over 4 decades and there is little, if anything, that he doesn’t know about the Tampa Bay area. He has been fishing the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande waters for longer than most of the current fishing guides in Florida could walk. He’s proud to be one of the true patriarchs of saltwater guiding here and is humbled by the fact that new guides often reach out to him for advice on starting their guiding career.

Boca Grande holds a very special place in Dave’s heart as he loves tarpon fishing and it is the “Tarpon Capital of the World”. Tarpon fishing with him in Boca Grande is a real treat for anyone that gets a chance to do so.

He has served on the board of the Florida Guides Association for many years. Several of which, he served as the West Central Florida Chapter President. He is very conservation minded and works hard to make sure that our fishery will be strong for our future generations of fisherman.

Teaching people to fish is one of Captain. Dave’s passions. There’s nothing better than the giant smile on someone’s face after they learn to successfully cast, hook, and reel in their first fish all on their own. He takes great pride in not only putting people on fish but also teaching them how to fish.