Slide Show -- The many faces of Florida
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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:
What do you do?
You allow me to share 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.|
Photo of the Week:
October 16, 2013
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.
October 15, 2013
What's for supper? Fried dove wrapped in bacon!
2013-14 Mourning and White-winged dove season dates:
First Phase: October 5 - October 28
Second Phase: November 16 - December 1
Third Phase: December 14 - January 12
First Phase: 12 noon to sunset
Second & Third phases: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Bag Limit (daily/possession): 15/45
Link to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Dove Hunter's Information:
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.
GUN SHOWS - 2013:
Oct 19-20, 2013: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Oct 19-20, 2013: Crystal River, FL (Crystal River National Guard Armory)
Oct 26-27, 2013: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Oct 26-27, 2013: Ft. Pierce, FL (Havert L. Fenn Center)
Oct 26-27, 2013: Green Cove Springs, FL (Clay County Fairgrounds)
Nov 2-3, 2013: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Nov 2-3, 2013: Vero Beach, FL (Indian River County Fairgrounds)
Nov 9-10, 2013: Orlando, FL (Orlando National Guard Armory)
Nov 16-17, 2013: Pensacola, FL (Interstate Fairgrounds)
Nov 16-17, 2013: Plant City, FL (Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds)
Nov 16-17, 2013: Starke, FL (Bradford County Fairgrounds)
Nov 23-24, 2013: Leesburg, FL (Leesburg National Guard Armory)
Nov 30 - Dec 1: Ocala, FL (Ocala National Guard Armory)
Nov 30 - Dec 1: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Nov 30 - Dec 1: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Dec 7-8, 2013: Ft. Walton Beach, FL (N.W. Florida Fairgrounds)
Dec 7-8, 2013: Ft. Pierce, FL (St. Lucie County Fairgrounds)
Dec 7-8, 2013: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Dec 14-15, 2013: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Fairgrounds)
Dec 14-15, 2013: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Dec 14-15, 2013: Jacksonville, FL (Morocco Shrine)
Dec 21-22, 2013: Crystal River, FL (Crystal River National Guard Armory)
Dec 28-29, 2013: Winter Haven, FL (Nora Mayo Hall)
Dec 28-29, 2013: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Farming for Wildlife's "Watch Him Grow" is back for its second season. Last year we got to watch Sudden Impact grow what did become the biggest whitetail antlers EVER! Sudden Impact died of a blood infection last season and even with two weeks left to grow still made almost 500 inches! This year we get to watch Primetime, a buck who at 3 years old last year grew a set of antlers that scored 308" and had over a 27 inch inside spread. He's got it all - mass, width, palmation and drop-tines - an unbelievably impressive buck! Please join us at www.farmingforwildlife.com to watch Primetime grow his "headgear" this year.
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