Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area

Managed in cooperation with
Plum Creek Timber Company

 

photo of road and forest
Vic Doig

Gulf Hammock WMA is a 24,000 plus-acre privately owned timber plantation in southwest Levy County consisting of planted pine, cypress swamp, and creekside hardwoods. Public access is permitted on the area only when hunting is allowed and a recreation use permit is required. White-tailed deer, feral hogs, gray squirrels, quail, eastern cottontail rabbits, and turkeys may be hunted in season.

Rules Regarding Dogs

  • For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
  • Hunting dogs may be taken onto the WMA after 8 a.m. the day before the opening of a season and shall be removed by 6 p.m. one day after the end of the season. Hunting deer with dogs is allowed during the general gun season, except in the still hunt area. The possession or use of dogs, other than bird dogs or waterfowl retrievers, is prohibited in the still hunt area, which is that portion of the area south of King Road, east of the powerline right-of-way, south of Howell Road and east of Butler Road. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited. Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game.  
  • View FWC's Regulations Summary for Gulf Hammock for an area map, hunting seasons, permits, fees, and area regulations.



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