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North Central Region WMAs

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NOTE: In addition to hunting licenses and related permits and management area permits, other permits or tags may be required for all or parts of a season. These requirements vary by area. For specific details on permit requirements and exemptions, consult the WMA brochure for each area you wish to hunt. They are available at MyFWC.com/Hunting, FWC regional offices and some county tax collectors’ offices.

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Archery season

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Muzzleloading gun season

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Archery/muzzleloading gun season

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General gun season

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Small-game season

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Spring turkey season

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Family hunts

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Camping allowed

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Hog hunting season

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Hog dogs allowed

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Deer dogs allowed

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Night raccoon hunting

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Horseback riding allowed

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Hiking trails

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Fishing

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Mobility-impaired hunts

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Youth turkey season

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33 Alligator Lake Public Small-Game Hunting Area:
484 acres in Columbia County

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Waterfowl, fishing and frogging area only.

34 Andrews: 3,582 acres in Levy County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; hiking and fishing allowed with management area permit or daily-use fee, unless exempt; recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods with management area permit or daily-use fee.

35 Bayard: 9,702 acres in Clay County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; tent camping only; recreational access allowed.

36 Belmore: 8,737 acres in Clay County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

37 Big Bend—Hickory Mound Unit: 14,427 acres in Taylor County

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Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

38 Big Bend—Jena Unit: 11,651 acres in Dixie County

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Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

39 Big Bend—Snipe Island Unit: 11,687 acres in Taylor County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

40 Big Bend—Spring Creek Unit: 14,600 acres in Taylor County

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Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun and general gun; recreational access allowed.

41 Big Bend—Tide Swamp Unit: 19,538 acres in Taylor County

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Quota permits are not required for this area; recreational access allowed.

42 Big Shoals: 2,140 acres in Hamilton County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

43 Camp Blanding: 56,197 acres in Clay County

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Quota permit required during archery (except no quota needed in still hunt area), muzzleloading gun, youth, general gun, youth turkey and spring turkey.

44 Cary: 11,644 acres in Duval and Nassau counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, wild hog-still and spring turkey; camping allowed only at designated sites by permit from Florida Forest Service; recreational access allowed.

45 Cedar Key Scrub: 4,988 acres in Levy County

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Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

46 Citrus: 49,317 acres in Citrus and Hernando counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

47 Cypress Creek: 1,328 acres in Hamilton County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

48 Devil’s Hammock:7,635 acres in Levy County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; camping allowed only during nonhunting periods at designated sites by permit from Levy County Commission; recreational access allowed.

49 Flying Eagle: 10,563 acres in Citrus County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun and spring turkey; camping allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

50 Fort White WEA: 1,610 acres in Gilchrist County

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Quota permit required during archery, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset.

51 Four Creeks: 13,060 acres in Nassau County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, wild hog-still, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

52 Goethe: 48,442 acres in Levy County

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Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun, general gun and spring turkey; camping allowed only at designated sites by permit from Florida Forest Service; recreational access allowed.

53 Grove Park: 16,437 acres in Alachua County

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Recreational use permit required for all hunts and activities except on
designated trails; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods, except on designated trails where it is allowed year-round.

54 Gulf Hammock: 23,965 acres in Levy County

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Recreational use permit required for all hunts and activities; horseback riding and fishing allowed only during hunting periods.

55 Hatchet Creek: 2,760 acres in Alachua County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; camping allowed only by permit from St. Johns River Water Management District; recreational access allowed.

56 Holton Creek:2,531 acres in Hamilton County

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Mobility-impaired quota permit required during general gun and spring turkey; fishing, horseback riding and recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods.

57 Homosassa: 5,675 acres in Citrus County

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Special-opportunity permit required during spring turkey; quota permit required during archery; recreational access allowed, except during spring turkey.

58 Jennings Forest: 23,995 acres in Clay and Duval counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, quail, wild hog-still, youth turkey and spring turkey; primitive camping allowed at designated sites by permit from Florida Forest Service; recreational access allowed.

59 Lafayette Forest WEA: 2,148 acres in Lafayette County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, wild-hog-still, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset, except during hunting periods when only hunters are allowed on the area.

60 Little River: 2,203 acres in Suwannee County

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Quota permit required during archery and muzzleloading gun; recreational access allowed.

61 Lochloosa: 11,149 acres in Alachua County

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Quota permit required during general gun; horseback riding allowed except during general gun season; recreational access allowed.

62 Log Landing: 5,048 acres in Dixie, Gilchrist and Lafayette counties

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Quota permits are not required for this area; recreational access allowed.

63 Lower Econfina River: 3,004 acres in Taylor County

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Quota permits are not required for this area; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

64 Lower Suwannee NWR: 53,000 acres in Dixie and Levy counties

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Landowner permit required during limited youth gun deer hunt; all hunters must be in possession of refuge hunting permit; recreational access allowed.

65 Mallory Swamp: 31,318 acres in Lafayette County

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Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun and general gun; recreational access allowed.

66 Middle Aucilla River: 2,301 acres in Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

67 Nassau: 8,155 acres in Nassau County

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Recreational use permit required for all hunts and activities.

68 Osceola: 266,270 acres in Baker and Columbia counties

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Quota permit required if hunting in the dog hunt area during general gun; recreational access allowed.

69 PotashCorp-White Springs: 3,992 acres in Hamilton County
Waterfowl area only.

70 Potts: 4,155 acres in Citrus County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, wild hog-dog and spring turkey; camping allowed only during hunting periods or with landowner permit; horseback riding allowed except during wild hog-dog hunts; recreational access allowed.

71 Raiford: 9,141 acres in Bradford and Union counties

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Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun, archery/muzzleloading gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; fishing allowed only during hunting periods.

72 Ralph E. Simmons: 3,630 acres in Nassau County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, family, general gun mobility-impaired, general gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; horseback riding and recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods and during small-game season.

73 Santa Fe Swamp WEA: 7,272 acres in Alachua and Bradford counties

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Quota permits are not required for this area; recreational access allowed.

74 Steinhatchee Springs: 24,422 acres in Lafayette, Dixie and Taylor counties

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Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun, wild hog-dog, general gun and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

75 Suwannee Ridge WEA: 1,428 acres in Hamilton County

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Mobility-impaired quota permit required during general gun and spring turkey; recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods.

76 Thomas Creek Kings Road Unit: 2,429 acres in Duval County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

77 Troy Springs: 1,750 acres in Lafayette County

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Quota permits are not required for this area; recreational access allowed.

78 Twin Rivers: 9,288 acres in Madison, Hamilton and Suwannee counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; camping allowed only by authorization of Florida Forest Service; recreational access allowed.

79 Twin Rivers—Blue Springs Unit: 1,975 acres in Hamilton County

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Permit required for bird-dog training; quota permit required for quail hunting; camping allowed only during nonhunting periods by permit from Florida Forest Service; recreational access allowed.

80 Watermelon Pond WEA: 4,231 acres in Alachua and Levy counties

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Quota permits are not required for this area; recreational access allowed 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset.

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