Hunting on Public Land

Bradwell Unit
Apalachicola Wildlife Management Area

Apalachicola Bradwell WMA 2017-2018 Regulations Brochure & Map


Unless you're from around here, the old beat up tin fence visible from Highway 20 won't mean much to you. But as a young boy traveling up and down that road I would say, "Daddy, what's the tin for?"

Daddy's reply was always the same. "That's private land, son. The gentleman who owns that has some real fine deer in there. Rumor has it when he drives through to put the food in the troughs, the deer follow behind his truck. There's some mighty fine racks in there, too; but you have to pay to hunt on his property. His deer are so good, I heard the State even bought some for stocking programs."

The times have changed. The State purchased the property and it's now available for public hunting!

A quota permit is required during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun and spring turkey. Recreational access is allowed.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says that this small unit (1,420 acres) of the Apalachicola Wildlife Management Area in Liberty County is bordered by the Ochlockonee River to the east and south and Highway 20 to the north. The area is part of the Apalachicola National Forest and consists mainly of bottomland hardwoods, swamps, drains, and uplands pine (predominately pine plantations). Most of the area is pinelands with some oaks along the Ochlockonee River. Quota hunt permits are required except during small game season. Hog Management Dog Hunts and Hog Management Still Hunts take place on select weekends during May - September and require a quota hunt permit.

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