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NORTHEAST REGION 2003-2004 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA HUNTING FORECASTS

September 30, 2003
Contact: Division of Wildlife (352) 732-1225

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Hunt Maps & Regulations Summaries for Northeast Region WMAs

Baird Unit of Richloam Wildlife Management Area: (11,567 acres in Sumter County)
Habitat: pine flatwoods, forested wetlands, oak hammock and pine plantations. Deer Hunting, Excellent; Hog Hunting, Excellent; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Excellent; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes, Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No. Hunts scheduled for the area include archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, small game, and spring turkey. A quota hunt permit is required to hunt on this area. There are no exemptions. During archery season, a quota hunt permit is required for the first nine days of the season.

Buck Lake Wildlife Management Area: (9,291 acres in Brevard and Volusia counties)
Habitat: pine flatwoods with scattered cabbage palm hammocks, saw-grass and cordgrass ponds. Western third has large flood plain marsh dotted with cabbage palm hammock and a marsh lake (Buck Lake). Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Poor; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, No; Dogs, No; ATVs, No. No quota permit exemptions during archery, muzzleloading gun, and general gun.

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area: (23,485 acres in Osceola County)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, scattered cypress, bayheads and mixed hardwood creek swamps. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, No; ATVs, Yes. ATVs are allowed on named and numbered roads only, except during the small game season when they are allowed off-road.

Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area: (24,869 acres in Putnam County)
Habitat: river bottom hardwoods, pasture and pine-palmetto flatwoods with small hammocks intermingled. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Fair to Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Excellent; Squirrel Hunting, Excellent; Quail Hunting, Poor; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No. A special-opportunity dove hunt is offered on four 50-acre dove fields.

Dexter/Mary Farms Unit - Lake George Wildlife Management Area: (14,377 acres in Volusia County)
Habitat: flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, pasture, hardwood swamps cypress heads and sawgrass wetlands. Deer Hunting, Excellent; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Good; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Excellent; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes - Bird Dogs only; ATVs, No; Horses, bicycles and fishing allowed. This area also has nature trails for hiking and a bird observation trail at Bluffton Point recreation area.

Dunns Creek Wildlife Management Area: (3,184 acres in Putnam County)          Habitat: hardwood swamp, pine flatwoods and pasture. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, No; ATVs, No.

Etoniah Creek Wildlife Management Area: (7,145 acres in Putnam County)
Habitat: blend of pine-palmetto flatwoods, sandhill, hardwood hammocks and creek bottoms. Deer Hunting, Fair to Good; Hog Hunting, Poor; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes- by permit only from the Division of Forestry; Dogs, Yes, Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No.

Fort Drum Wildlife Management Area: (20,858 acres in Indian River County)
Habitat: pine flatwoods, hardwood swamp, dry prairie and freshwater marsh. Deer Hunting, Excellent; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Excellent; Quail Hunting, Fair; Squirrel Hunting, Fair; Camping, Yes; Dogs, No; ATVs, No.

Fort McCoy Wildlife Management Area: (10,008 acres in Marion County)
Habitat: scattered clear-cuts, pine-palmetto flatwoods, cypress ponds and creek bottom hardwood communities. Deer Hunting, Fair-Good; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Fair-Good; Camping, No; Dogs, No; ATVs, Yes. NEW THIS YEAR: All users must possess a Fort McCoy Recreational Use Permit to hunt on this area.

Gore's Landing Unit - Ocklawaha River Wildlife Management Area: (2,917 acres in Marion County)
Habitat: riparian forest (hydric hammock), mesic to wet flatwoods, xeric scrub ridges. Deer Hunting, Fair-Good; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Fair; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No.

Guana River Wildlife Management Area: (9,815 acres in St. Johns County)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, saltwater and freshwater marshes and scattered hardwood hammocks. Deer Hunting, Fair to Good; Hog Hunting, Good to Excellent; Migratory Bird Hunting, Good; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Not Allowed; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes- Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No. This is a good waterfowl hunting area.

Half Moon Wildlife Management Area: (9,480 acres in Sumter County)
Habitat: flood plain swamp, flatwoods, hardwood hammock and improved pasture. Deer Hunting, Excellent; Hog Hunting, Excellent; Migratory Bird Hunting, Good; Small Game Hunting, Excellent; Turkey Hunting, Excellent; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No; Quota permits are required for all hunts, and there are no exemptions. A daily hunt permit is required for the small game and general gun hog hunt. Hunts scheduled include archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, small game, general gun hog and spring turkey seasons.

Jumper Creek Wildlife Management Area: (10,512 acres in Sumter County)
Habitat: bottomland forest, river swamp and oak-cabbage palm hammock. Deer Hunting, Fair; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, Only at Primitive/Shell Island; Dogs, No; ATVs, No. Hunts scheduled include archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, small game and spring turkey. Quota hunt permit is required for the muzzleloading gun and general gun (first nine days) seasons.

Kilbee Unit - Little Big Econlockhatchee Wildlife Management Area: (1,646 acres in Seminole County)
Habitat: river flood plain with scattered clumps, containing oaks, palms and some oak hammocks. Deer Hunting, Fair; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Poor; Turkey Hunting, Poor (archery only); Camping, No; Dogs – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No; No quota exemptions on this area.

Lake George Wildlife Management Area: (35,380 acres in Putnam and Volusia counties)
Habitat: planted pine plantations predominate, but there are several oak hammocks, bayheads and dense creek swamps. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes - Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No; Horses and bicycles allowed.

Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife Management Area: (8,676 acres in Sumter County)
Habitat: bottomland forest, improved pasture and oak scrub. Deer Hunting, Excellent; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes - Designated Campsites, Dogs, Yes, Hog-Dog Hunt, Bird Dogs; ATVs, No; Special-opportunity area, and all hunts, except the small game hunt, require a special-opportunity permit. Hunts scheduled include archery, hog-still, hog-dog, small game and spring turkey. Hunters are required to check in and out of the hunt headquarters.

Lake Tracy Unit - Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area: (3,473 acres in Lake County)
Habitat: considerable amount of improved pasture mixed with oak hammock and pine flatwoods. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, No; Dogs, No; ATVs, No; No quota exemptions for this area.

Ocala Wildlife Management Area: (382,408 acres in Marion, Putnam and Lake counties)
Habitat: ranges from dense sand pine-scrub oak communities to wet and dry prairies to longleaf pine-palmetto flatwoods. Deer Hunting, Fair; Hog Hunting, Poor; Migratory Bird Hunting, None; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Fair-Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes; ATVs, Yes. Hunters could encounter bears while hunting on the Ocala WMA.

Prairie Lakes Unit - Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area: (8,859 acres in Osceola County)
Habitat: primarily pine-palmetto flatwoods with scattered cypress domes and oak hammocks. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, No*; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, Yes**. *During Prairie Lakes hunts, camping is not allowed on Prairie Lakes. However, there is a hunter campground immediately adjacent to Prairie Lakes at the Canoe Creek entrance to Three Lakes. **ATVs are allowed on named and numbered roads only.

Relay Wildlife Management Area: (20,507 acres in Flagler County)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, creek bottom hardwood communities, scattered hammocks and cypress heads. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes – Except during small game season; Dogs, Yes; ATVs, Yes – On named and numbered roads only. NEW THIS YEAR: All users must possess a Relay Recreational Use Permit to hunt on this area.

Richloam Wildlife Management Area: (56,401 acres in Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, and Lake counties)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods with scattered oak hammocks, creek bottom hardwood and cypress swamp. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes; ATVs, No. Hunts scheduled include archery, general gun and spring turkey.

Rima Ridge Unit - Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area: (11,156 acres in Volusia County)
Habitat: flatwoods, hardwood hammocks and hardwood swamps. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Poor; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes - Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No; Horses, bicycles and fishing allowed. This area gets a lot of equestrian use, along with hiking, biking and birding.

Rock Springs Run Wildlife Management Area: (14,046 acres in Orange and Lake counties)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, scrub oak-sand pine communities, hardwood hammocks and creek swamps. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, None; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, None; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, NO; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No. Numerous black bears inhabit the area but may not be hunted. No quota exemptions on this area.

Ross Prairie Wildlife Management Area: (3,522 acres in Marion County)
Habitat: rolling sandhill, dry oak hammock and wet prairie. This is a Supervised Small Game Hunt Area (only persons under 16 years of age and their adult supervisor may hunt this area). Deer Hunting, None; Hog Hunting, None; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair to Good; Small Game Hunting, Fair to Good; Turkey Hunting, None; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No; This is a walk-in area that gets comparatively little use and is a great place to introduce youngsters to the sport of hunting.

Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area: (12,524 acres in Lake County)
Habitat: pine flatwoods, sand pine-scrub oaks and creek swamps. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Poor to Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, No; Dogs, No; ATVs, No-except during Mobility Impaired Hunt; No quota exemptions on this area. Numerous black bears inhabit this area but may not be hunted.

Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area: (6,000 acres in Orange County)
Habitat: river marsh, open pastureland, hardwood and cabbage palm hammocks. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Good; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes – During special wild hog season only; ATVs, No.

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area: (52,976 acres in Osceola County)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, dry prairie with scattered cypress domes and oak hammocks. Deer Hunting, Fair; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Fair; Quail Hunting, Fair; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes; ATVs, Yes. ATVs are allowed on named and numbered roads only, except during the small game season when they are allowed off-road.

Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area: (12,257 acres in Volusia County)
Habitat: cypress swamp interspersed with pine-palmetto flatwoods. A large portion of the area burned during fires in 1998. Deer Hunting, Fair; Hog Hunting, Poor; Migratory Bird Hunting, Poor; Small Game Hunting, Fair; Turkey Hunting, Good; Squirrel Hunting, Fair; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes - Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No; Horses, bicycles and fishing allowed. Hunting and wildlife observation are the greatest recreational uses on this area.

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area: (30,701 acres in Orange County)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, oak hammock, creek swamps with hardwood bottoms and extensive river marsh. Deer Hunting, Good; Hog Hunting, Good; Migratory Bird Hunting, None; Small Game Hunting, None; Turkey Hunting, Good; Camping, No; Dogs, Yes - only during the special wild hog season; ATVs, No; No quota hunt exemptions on this area.

Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area: (15,391 acres in Osceola County)
Habitat: pine-palmetto flatwoods, wet and dry prairie with scattered cypress domes, oak hammocks and oak scrub. A mixed hard-wood creek swamp runs the length of the area. Deer Hunting, Excellent; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good, Turkey Hunting, Excellent; Quail Hunting, Fair; Squirrel Hunting, Fair; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes – Bird Dogs Only; ATVs, No.

Twelve Mile Swamp Wildlife Management Area: (19,696 acres in St. Johns County)
Habitat: planted pines with a significant mix of hardwood stands and creek bottoms. Deer Hunting, Fair to Good; Hog Hunting, Poor to Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair; Small Game Hunting, Good; Turkey Hunting, Fair; Camping, No; Dogs; ATVS, No; All users must possess a Twelve Mile Swamp Recreational Use Permit to hunt on this area.

Upper St. Johns River Marsh Wildlife Management Area: (119,419 acres in Brevard and Indian River counties)
Habitat: primarily floodplain marsh and open water, with limited upland; Deer Hunting, Fair; Hog Hunting, Fair; Migratory Bird Hunting, Fair to Good; Small Game Hunting, Poor; Turkey Hunting, Poor; Squirrel Hunting, Poor; Camping, Yes; Dogs, Yes - Bird Dogs Only; ATV’s, No except for those with Mobility Impaired Permits.

 

 

 

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