Enjoying Your Wildlife Management Areas

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Recharge in the great outdoors. Fish, hunt, paddle, hike, bike, horseback ride and view wildlife in pristine, beautiful Florida wild lands.

More than 5 million acres of mostly undeveloped land, the largest wildlife management area (WMA) system in the country offers remote getaways for outdoor enthusiasts in every corner of the state.

Most WMAs are open for recreation year round. Once you locate the WMA of your choice you can quickly find details on things to do, wildlife and their habitats, hunting seasons, history and more. While entry to most areas is free, a small number charge a nominal entry fee. Always remember that to hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate licenses and permits.

You may also explore by location to find all of the WMAs within a particular region or explore by activity to find a hunting location or paddling, bicycling or hiking trail that suits your needs. To increase your enjoyment and understanding of wildlife, wildlife habitat and how the FWC works to sustain them, you can order recreation guides, bird lists and other interpretive products.

Visit our geocaching web page to learn about geocaching FWC lands and FWC geocache permits and guidelines.

Welcome to Florida's great, wild out-of-doors!

FWC Facts:
Male cardinals are extremely territorial in the spring, often attacking other birds or even their own reflection in windows. The attacks can go on for hours.

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