Guana River WMA

Guana River WMA  is a 9,815-acre wildlife management area (WMA) located in St. Johns County, approximately 15 miles south of Jacksonville, FL. This area offers a variety of managed wetland habitat that includes Lake Ponte Vedra, a 2,300-acre brackish impoundment, and several smaller ponds and impoundments located in the adjacent uplands. Hunters may encounter a good variety of ducks at Guana, ranging from teal to diving ducks.

Hunting is administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) through the Ocala regional office (352 732-1225). This WMA has specific regulations and is open to hunting only on certain days: refer to the area brochure for details. Contact the Guana River WMA office for current information (904 825-6877).



FWC Facts:
The Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption enables newcomers to purchase a Florida hunting license and hunt during a one-year trial basis.

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