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SUMMER HOG HUNTING is available on various Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) during 2014, and no quota permit is needed. Click for more information.

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.



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I was not always engulfed in a life of racing through a maze of winding wooded roads to get a glimpse of a darting deer or wandering through my backyard in my nightgown and flip-flops with a flashlight looking for a wild boar.   And being caught up-river in a tiny jon boat in the middle of a lightning storm was never on my to-do list either.  I have, however, found myself in the mist of these adventures and more during my life as a woman in the woods in Northwest Florida.



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
www.Hunting-with-Kenny.com


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
www.Hunting-with-Kenny.com

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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.



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GUN SHOWS - 2014: 

Aug  2-3,  2014: Jacksonville, FL (Morocco Shrine)
Aug  2-3,  2014: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Aug 9-10,  2014: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Aug 16-17, 2014: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Aug 16-17, 2014: Ocala, FL (Ocala National Guard Armory)
Aug 16-17, 2014: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Aug 23-24, 2014: Pensacola, FL (Interstate Fairgrounds)
Aug 23-24, 2014: Palm Bay, FL (Palm Bay Community Center)
Aug 23-24, 2014: Dade City, FL (Pasco County Fairgrounds)
Aug 23-24, 2014: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Aug 30-31, 2014: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Aug 30-31, 2014: Orlando, FL (Bahia Shrine)
Sep 6-7,   2014: Fort Walton Beach, FL (NW Florida Fairgrounds)
Sep 6-7,   2014: Port Saint Lucie, FL (Port Saint Lucie Civic Center)
Sep 13-14, 2014: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Fairgrounds)
Sep 20-21, 2014: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Sep 27-28, 2014: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Sep 27-28, 2014: Palmetto, FL (Bradenton Area Convention Center)
Oct  4-5,  2014: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Oct  4-5,   2014: Vero Beach, FL (Indian River County Fairgrounds)
Oct 18-19, 2014: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Oct 11-12, 2014: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Oct 25-26, 2014: Panama City, FL (Bay County Fairgrounds)
Oct 25-26, 2014: Ft. Pierce, FL (Havert L. Fenn Center)
Nov 1-2,   2014: Miami, FL (Dade County Fairgrounds)
Nov  8-9,  2014: Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Center)
Nov 8-9,   2014: Viera, FL (Viera Regional Community Center)
Nov 15-16, 2014: Pensacola, FL (Interstate Fairgrounds)
Nov 15-16, 2014: Palmetto, FL (Bradenton Area Convention Center)
Nov 29-30, 2014: Orlando, FL (Central Florida Fairgrounds)
Nov 29-30, 2014: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (War Memorial Auditorium)
Dec 6-7,   2014: Fort Walton Beach, FL (NW Florida Fairgrounds)
Dec  6-7,  2014: Tampa, FL (Florida State Fairgrounds)
Dec 13-14, 2014: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Fairgrounds)
Dec 13-14, 2014: Palm Bay, FL (Palm Bay Community Center)
Dec 13-14, 2014: Ft. Myers, FL (Lee Civic Center)
Dec 20-21, 2014: Tallahassee, FL (North Florida 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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Hunting Permits for Wildlife Management Areas
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Great Summertime Reading!

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"Adventures of a Woman in the Woods"

[Short Stories]

I was not always engulfed in a life of racing through a maze of winding wooded roads to get a glimpse of a darting deer or wandering through my backyard in my nightgown and flip-flops with a flashlight looking for a wild boar.   And being caught up-river in a tiny jon boat in the middle of a lightning storm was never on my to-do list either.  I have, however, found myself in the mist of these adventures and more during my life as a woman in the woods in Northwest Florida.



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