I have sort of a love story?
January 28, 2012, QUESTION: I have sort of a love story that I could use your help with! I recently moved to Orlando, FL. I have been living in a hotel for about a month now! I moved with my best friend! We have wanted to move for YEARS and we were finally able to do it! Yay !
The downside to all this was when I left MA, I left a guy that I love very much and would love to spend the rest of my life with.
BUT he is a Hunter and loves to be outdoors!
Me and my best friend love Florida because we love the beach and weather. I have a job but havent started yet, and she is still looking. Now my love wants to move down here, BUT he still wants to hunt preferably Deer.
Can you PLEASE recommend a city that gets the best of both worlds so we are all happy!? Maybe somewhere that is 30 minutes from the beach and 30 minutes from a good hunting area? Or at least a nice city and a little farther from the beach?
Please help if you can! THANK YOU! . . . Kaitlyn.
ANSWER: Hey, Kaitlyn:
I've never considered myself much of a romance-fixer type of a guy, but I'll give it a shot. It does sound like you've got yourself in quite a predicament with you being down here in Florida and the love of your life in MA. But don't lose heart little lady! If it's warm weather and white sandy beaches you want and he wants to deer hunt, I suppose Florida is just about the best place you can find.
Take a look at this link to a map of all the wildlife management areas in Florida
and you can see that there are plenty of places to hunt on public land.
Also, on my website, I have links to all the wildlife management area brochures
were you can find specific information for each WMA.
White tail deer can be found throughout Florida. It just stands to reason,though, that more dense population of deer can be found in the areas where there is less population of people. So you might want to keep that in mind when considering where to live and hunt.
Some areas you might want to take a look at would be cities near any of these wildlife management areas:Eglin AFB Wildlife Management Area
- Okaloosa County.Apalachicola Wildlife Management Area
- 582,691 acres in Franklin, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties.Ocala Wildlife Management Area
- 385,349 acres in Lake, Marion, and Putnam CountiesOsceola Wildlife Management Area
- 266,270 acres in Baker & Columbia Counties
I hope this information is helpful and that you both find what you're looking for.