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Public Hunting Areas: Northwest 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.

2011NW.pdf

1 Apalachee: 7,952 acres in Jackson County

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

2 Apalachicola: 582,691 acres in Franklin, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties

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

3 Apalachicola—Bradwell Unit: 1,420 acres in Liberty County

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

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

4 Apalachicola River WEA: 86,140 acres in Franklin and Gulf counties

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Quota permit required during wild hog-dog; recreational access allowed.

5 Aucilla: 50,475 acres in Jefferson and Taylor counties

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Quota permit required during general gun and on portions of area during archery, muzzleloading gun and family; recreational access allowed.

6 Blackwater: 191,148 acres in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties

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Quota permit required during general gun, family, quail and archery/muzzleloading gun; recreational access allowed.

7 Blackwater—Carr Unit: 590 acres in Santa Rosa County

Special-opportunity released quail permit required.

8 Blackwater—Hutton Unit: 7,629 acres in Santa Rosa County

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

9 Box-R: 11,216 acres in Franklin County

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

10 Chipola River: 9,094 acres in Jackson and Calhoun counties

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Quota permits are required on portions of the area during archery, muzzleloading gun, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

11 Choctawhatchee River: 57,688 acres in Bay, Holmes, Walton and Washington counties

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Quota permit required during youth turkey and spring turkey; recreational access allowed.

12 Econfina Creek: 41,363 acres in Bay, Jackson and Washington counties

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

13 Eglin AFB: 265,000 acres in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties

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Landowner permit required for all hunting seasons and activities.

14 Escambia River: 35,413 acres in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

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

15 Flint Rock: 17,033 acres in Jefferson and Wakulla counties

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

Recreational use permit required for all hunting seasons and activities; recreational access allowed only during hunting periods.

16 Joe Budd: 11,039 acres in Gadsden County

2006archry1.tif2006a&m1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006turkey-fall1.tif2006camping1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Quota permit required during archery and archery/muzzleloading gun; camping allowed with landowner permit; fishing and recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods.

17 Juniper Creek: 914 acres in Calhoun County

2006centerfire1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Family and youth hunts only; landowner zone tag required for all hunts; recreational access allowed only during nonhunting periods.

18 L. Kirk Edwards WEA: 1,712 acres in Leon County

2006archry1.tif2006a&m1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

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

19 Lafayette Creek: 3,160 acres in Walton County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif

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

20 Ochlockonee River: 2,790 acres in Leon County

2006archry1.tif2006a&m1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006turkey-fall1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006fishing1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Quota permit required during archery/muzzleloading gun and youth turkey; fishing and recreational access allowed 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset.

21 Perdido River: 6,261 acres in Escambia County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, archery/muzzleloading gun, family, youth turkey and spring turkey; horseback riding allowed on designed trails; recreational access allowed.

22 Pine Log: 6,911 acres in Bay and Washington counties

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

23 Point Washington: 15,247 acres in Walton County

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Quota permit required during general gun; recreational access allowed.

24 St. Marks NWR: 68,000 acres in Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties

2006archry1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006centerfire1.tif2006horseback1.tif2006hiking1.tif2006fishing1.tifhandicapped_logo_small.tif

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

25 St. Vincent NWR: 12,000 acres in Franklin County

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

26 Talquin: 3,053 acres in Leon County

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

Quota permit required during general gun and youth turkey; recreational access allowed 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset.

27 Tate’s Hell: 187,710 acres in Franklin and Liberty counties

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Quota permit required during general gun and spring turkey; camping allowed with landowner permit; recreational access allowed.

28 Tate’s Hell—Womack Creek Unit: 13,754 acres in Franklin and Liberty counties

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

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

29 Tyndall AFB: 12,500 acres in Bay County

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006hunting1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006camping1.tif2006fishing1.tif

Landowner permit required for all hunting seasons and activities.

30 Wakulla: 4,045 acres in Wakulla County

2006archry1.tif2006a&m1.tif2006small game1.tif2006turkey-sprng1.tif2006horseback1.tif2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Quota permit required during archery, archery/muzzleloading gun, youth turkey and spring turkey.

31 Yellow River: 28,380 acres in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties

2006archry1.tif2006powder1.tif2006a&m1.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; recreational access allowed.

Legend

2006archry1.tif

Archery season

2006powder1.tif

Muzzleloading
gun season

2006a&m1.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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