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Public Hunting Areas: Southwest 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.

2011SW.pdf

124 Arbuckle: 13,530 acres in Polk County

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Quota permit required during weekend archery and muzzleloading gun; camping allowed with landowner permit; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

125 Avon Park AFR: 82,000 acres in Polk and Highlands counties

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Landowner permit required for all hunts and activities.

126 Babcock Ranch Preserve: 16,612 acres in Charlotte County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun,
general gun mobility impaired, family and spring turkey.

127 Babcock/Webb: 65,770 acres in Charlotte County

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Quota permit required during archery, general gun and field trial quail;
camping, horseback riding, fishing and recreational access allowed with management area permit or daily-use fee, unless exempt.

128 Babcock/Webb—Punta Gorda Water Treatment Facility: 885 acres in Charlotte County

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Quota permit required when hog or dove hunting.

129 Babcock/Webb—Yucca Pens Unit: 14,577 acres in Charlotte and Lee counties

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Quota permit required during muzzleloading gun and general gun; horseback riding, fishing and recreational access allowed with management area permit or daily-use fee, unless exempt; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods.

130 Chassahowitzka: 33,919 acres in Hernando County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog-dog, youth turkey and spring turkey; horseback riding, hiking, fishing and recreational access allowed with management area permit or daily-use fee, unless exempt.

131 Croom: 20,595 acres in Hernando and Sumter counties

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

132 Green Swamp: 50,692 acres in Polk, Sumter, and Lake counties

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Quota permit required during general gun, wild hog-dog and spring turkey; camping allowed only during hunting periods by permit from FWC; recreational access allowed.

133 Green Swamp—West Unit: 34,335 acres Pasco County

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Special-opportunity permit required during archery, general gun and spring turkey; quota permit required during wild hog hunts; camping allowed only during hunting periods or with landowner permit; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

134 Hickory Hammock: 3,791 acres in Highlands County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, mobility-impaired, wild hog-still and spring turkey; camping allowed with landowner permit; recreational access allowed.

135 Hilochee: 9,369 acres in Lake and Polk counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, wild hog-still, youth turkey and spring turkey; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; fishing allowed with FWC permit; recreational access allowed with management area permit or daily-use fee, unless exempt.

136 Hilochee—Osprey Unit: 6,093 acres in Polk County

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Quota permit required during archery, family, hog hunts, youth turkey and spring turkey; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

137 KICCO: 7,426 acres in Polk and Osceola counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, hog hunts and spring turkey; horseback riding allowed with landowner permit; recreational access allowed.

138 Kissimmee River PUA: 30,804 acres in Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties

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Quota permits are not required for this area; offers crossbow season; camping and horseback riding allowed with landowner permit; recreational access allowed.

139 Lake Marion Creek: 8,083 acres in Polk and Osceola counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog-still, youth turkey and spring turkey; camping allowed only during nonhunting periods with landowner permit; recreational access allowed.

140 Lake Wales Ridge WEA—Royce Unit: 2,641 acres in Highlands County

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

141 Myakka State Forest Public Small-Game Hunting Area: 7,295 acres in Sarasota County

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During archery, only hogs can be taken; recreational access allowed.

142 Upper Hillsborough: 5,178 acres in Polk and Pasco counties

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun and wild hog-dog; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods with landowner permit; recreational access allowed.

143 Walk-in-the-Water: 6,034 acres in Polk County

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Quota permit required during archery, muzzleloading gun and wild hog-still; camping allowed with landowner permit; horseback riding allowed only during nonhunting periods; recreational access allowed.

Legend

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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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Fall turkey hunting

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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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Centerfire
rifles allowed

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Horseback riding allowed

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Hiking
trails

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Fishing allowed

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Mobility-impaired hunts

2011 youth turkey icon.tif

Youth turkey season

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