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If you've ever asked yourself, "Where can I go hunting around here?" You've hit the bull's eye for answers! Place your sights on THIS SITE as your guide.

You just bought that shiny new muzzleloader, Winchester rifle, or "whatever" shotgun. You're itchin' to use it. But you've got a problem:
You don't own private property.
You can't afford a private club lease.
You still haven't won the Florida lottery.

What do you do? Maybe my website can help!

First of all, I am not a hunting guide, and this is not a hunting guide business. However, I am able to share with you the knowledge I've gained from over 50 years of living in the great outdoors of North Florida.

I was born and raised on back strap and Browning rifles. I've tracked for whitetail deer in the Apalachicola National Forest, hunted for lost hounds in Mud Swamp, and wrangled with wild turkeys at the rattlesnake curve. I've even shot coyotes off the back side of a deer.

But enough about me. We need to find YOU that perfect spot. Let me and my lovely wife Brenda help.

Through my own personal experience, I have discovered great places on North Florida public land. If you live in or visit the Tallahassee, Florida, area you will find public land in almost any direction you go.  So sit back and take a few minutes to browse through the website. I know you will find the perfect spot for your next hunting experience.

This is your information guide to hunting on public land in Florida. You can find valuable information on where to hunt in the many wildlife management areas as well as up-to-date regulations for hunting in Florida. You will also find articles, stories, photos, and much more as you browse through the website. We welcome your stories, photos, and any other contributions you care to share with other hunters like yourself!

Our mission is to provide the dedicated working man or woman who loves to hunt with the information needed to find no-cost hunting places on public land in Florida and to be properly informed of the hunting rules and regulations.


Click to find more places to hunt on public land. . .


Florida Photos:

Red-shouldered Hawk - Apalachicola National Forest

Wood Stork(Mycteria Americana)

I recently spotted this wood stork in the Apalachicola National Forest.  As of August 28, 2013, it is classified as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; however, there have been proposals to downlist it to threatened.  The wood stork is the only stork that presently breeds in North America.  In the United States there is a small breeding population in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Kenny Presnell

Bald Eagle
Apalachicola National Forest

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

While out dove hunting the other day, I was quickly reminded of why I invested in a pair of snake-proof boots.  This big Eastern diamondback rattlesnake looked to be about 5 feet in length and was shaking his tail of 17 rattles and a button.  When I walked toward him to take his picture, he popped up into his ready-to-fight stance with his rattles already shaking. 

I took a dozen pictures from different angles.  And all the while, without dropping down, his piercing glare and upper body followed my every move as I circled around him.  The constant reminder of impending danger reverberated from the never ending shaking of the rattles at the end of the snake's coiled tail.

I couldn't help but to feel sorry for any critters unfortunate enough to come within striking distance of the snake's venomous fangs.  They would not have a chance to get away from this frightening predator who is easily camouflaged in the woods.

Kenny Presnell

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The Second Amendment:
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects a right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.


For up-to-date legislative and policy issues that affect hunters and gun owners go to: National Rifle Association.

Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America was formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue: Gun Owners of America.

GUN SHOWS - 2015: 

Jan 10-11, 2015: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Jan 10-11, 2015: Newberry, FL (Newberry American Legion)
Jan 10-11, 2015: Port St. Lucie, FL (Port St. Lucie Civic Center)
Jan 17-18, 2015: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Jan 17-18, 2015: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Jan 24-25, 2015: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Fairgrounds)
Jan 24-25, 2015: Ocala, FL (Ocala National Guard Armory)
Jan 24-25, 2015: Palmetto, FL (Bradenton Area Convention Ctr)
Jan 24-25, 2015: Ocala, FL (Marion County Agri-Center)
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2015: Pensacola, FL (Interstate Fairgrounds)
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2015: Dade City, FL (Dade City/Pasco County Fairgrounds)
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2015: Ft. Pierce, FL (Havert L. Fenn Center)
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2015: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (6001 Powerline Road)
Feb  7-8,  2015: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Feb  7-8,  2015: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Feb  7-8,  2015: Vero Beach, FL (Indian River County Fairgrounds)
Feb 14-15, 2015: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Feb 14-15, 2015: Arcadia, FL (Turner Agri-Civic Center)
Feb 21-22, 2015: Ft. Walton Beach, FL (NW Florida Fairgrounds)
Feb 21-22, 2015: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015: Kissimmee, FL (Osceola Heritage Park)
Mar  7-8,  2015: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Fairgrounds)
Mar  7-8,  2015: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Mar  7-8,  2015: Sebring, FL (Highlands County Fairgrounds)
Mar 14-15, 2015: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Mar 14-15, 2015: Punta Gorda, FL (Charlotte Harbor Event Center)
Mar 21-22, 2015: Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Center)
Mar 21-22, 2015: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (6001 Powerline Road)
Mar 28-29, 2015: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Mar 28-29, 2015: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Mar 28-29, 2015: Port St. Lucie, FL (Port St. Lucie Civic Center)
Apr 11-12, 2015: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Apr 11-12, 2015: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center
Apr 18-19, 2015: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Apr 25-26, 2015: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)

Informative Maps:

Apalachicola National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map.

Ocala National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map.

Osceola National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map.

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