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:
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.|
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.
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.
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 - 2016:
Jul 23-24, 2016: Live Oak, FL (National Guard Armory)
Jul 23-24, 2016: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Aug 6-7, 2016: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Aug 6-7, 2016: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Aug 13-14, 2016: Palm Bay, FL (Palm Bay Community Center)
Aug 20-21, 2016: Crystal River, FL (National Guard Armory)
Aug 20-21, 2016: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Aug 27-28, 2016: Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds)
Aug 27-28, 2016: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Sep 3-4, 2016: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Sep 10-11, 2016: Ft. Walton, FL (N.W. Florida Fairgrounds)
Sep 17-18, 2016: Vero Beach, FL (Indian River County Fairgrounds)
Sep 17-18, 2016: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Sep 17-18, 2016: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Sep 24-25, 2016: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Fairgrounds)
Sep 24-25, 2016: Palmetto FL (Bradenton Area Convention Center)
Oct 1-2, 2016: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Oct 8-9, 2016: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Oct 15-16, 2016: Fort Pierce, FL (Havert L. Fenn Center)
Oct 15-16, 2016: Daytona, FL (Ocean Center)
Oct 15-16, 2016: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Oct 22-23, 2016: Cocoa, FL (Cocoa Expo Sports Center)
Oct 22-23, 2016: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Oct 29-30, 2016: Palmetto, FL (Bradenton Area Convention Center)
Nov 5-6, 2016: Ft. Walton, FL (N.W. Florida Fairgrounds)
Nov 5-6, 2016: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Nov 12-13, 2016: Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds)
Nov 12-13, 2016: Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Center)
Nov 19-20, 2016: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Nov 19-20, 2016: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Nov 26-27, 2016: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Dec 3-4, 2016: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Dec 10-11, 2016: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Fairgrounds)
Dec 10-11, 2016: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Dec 17-18, 2016: Daytona, FL (Ocean Center)
Jan 7-8, 2017: Sebring, FL (Highlands County Fairgrounds)
Jan 28-29, 2017: Vero Beach, FL (Indian River County Fairgrounds)