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Public Hunting Areas: North Central Region

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Wildlife management areas (WMAs)

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.

2011NC.pdf

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

2006fishing1.tif

Waterfowl, fishing and frogging area only.

33 Andrews: 3,501 acres in Levy County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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.

34 Bayard: 9,615 acres in Clay County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

35 Belmore: 8,737 acres in Clay County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog dog1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif

Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

37 Big Bend—Jena Unit: 12,522 acres in Dixie County

2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif
Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun and general gun; recreational access allowed.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

41 Big Shoals: 2,140 acres in Hamilton County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

42 Camp Blanding: 56,197 acres in Clay County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006turkey-fall1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

43 Cary: 11,410 acres in Duval and Nassau counties

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif

Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family and spring turkey; camping allowed only at designated sites by permit from Division of Forestry; recreational access allowed.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif

Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006small game1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

46 Cypress Creek: 1,328 acres in Hamilton County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2006hog1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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.

48 Flying Eagle: 10,563 acres in Citrus County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

49 Fort White WEA: 1,290 acres in Gilchrist County

2006archry1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

50 Four Creeks: 13,147 acres in Nassau County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

51 Goethe: 48,442 acres in Levy County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog dog1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun, general gun and spring turkey; camping allowed only at designated sites by permit from Division of Forestry; recreational access allowed.

52 Grove Park: 19,637 acres in Alachua County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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.

53 Gulf Hammock: 24,625 acres in Levy County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog dog1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

54 Hatchet Creek: 2,760 acres in Alachua County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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.

55 Holton Creek: 2,531 acres in Hamilton County

2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006turkey-fall1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tifhandicapped_logo_small.tif

Mobility-impaired permit required for all hunts; fishing, horseback riding and recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods.

56 Homosassa: 5,675 acres in Citrus County

2006archry1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

57 Jennings Forest: 23,995 acres in Clay County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth turkey and spring turkey; primitive camping allowed at designated sites by permit from Division of Forestry; recreational access allowed.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006fishing1.tif2006hog1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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.

59 Little River: 2,203 acres in Suwannee County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006small game1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

60 Lochloosa: 11,149 acres in Alachua County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Quota permit required during general gun; camping allowed only at designated sites by permit from St. Johns River Water Management District, but camping is not allowed during general gun; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

61 Log Landing: 1,147 acres in Dixie County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif

Landowner permit required for all hunting seasons; recreational access allowed.

64 Mallory Swamp: 31,318 acres in Lafayette County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog1.tif2006hog dog1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

65 Middle Aucilla River: 2,261 acres in Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

66 Nassau: 13,892 acres in Nassau County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Recreational use permit required for all hunts and activities.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog dog1.tif2006deer dog copy1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Quota permit required when deer-dog hunting; recreational access allowed.

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

69 Potts: 4,155 acres in Citrus County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006hog dog1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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 only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

70 Raiford: 16,200 acres in Bradford and Union counties

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006am1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006turkey-fall1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tifhandicapped_logo_small.tif

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

72 Santa Fe Swamp WEA: 5,627 acres in Bradford County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006am1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

73 Steinhatchee Springs: 20,909 acres in Lafayette, Dixie and Taylor counties

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2006hog1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

74 Suwannee Ridge WEA: 1,425 acres in Hamilton County

2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tifhandicapped_logo_small.tif

Mobility-impaired permit required for all hunts; recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods.

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

76 Troy Springs: 1,810 acres in Lafayette County

2006small game1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

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

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

78 Twin Rivers—Blue Springs Unit: 1,973 acres in Hamilton County

2006small game1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif

Permit required for bird-dog training; quota permit required for quail hunting; camping allowed only during nonhunting periods by permit from Division of Forestry; recreational access allowed.

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

2006archry1.tif2006small game1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

Legend

2006archry1.tif

Archery season

2006powder1.tif

Muzzleloading
gun season

2006am1.tif

Archery/muzzleloading
gun season

2006hunting1.tif

General gun season

2006small game1.tif

Small-game season

2006turkey-sprng1.tif

Spring turkey season

2006turkey-fall1.tif

Fall turkey hunting

2006camping1.tif

Camping
allowed

2006hog1.tif

Hog hunting season

2006hog dog1.tif

Hog dogs allowed

2006deer dog copy1.tif

Deer dogs allowed

2006centerfire1.tif

Centerfire
rifles allowed

2006horseback1.tif

Horseback riding allowed

2006hiking1.tif

Hiking
trails

2006fishing1.tif

Fishing allowed

handicapped_logo_small.tif

Mobility-impaired hunts

2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Youth turkey season

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