Little River Wildlife Management Area

Managed in cooperation with
Suwannee River Water Management District

 

photo of hardwood hammock
Edwin McCook
Suwannee River
Water Management District

Little River WMA lies along the Middle Suwannee in southwest Suwannee County, north of Branford.  This quiet area consists of more than 2,000 acres, offering hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, paddling, horseback riding, and limited biking opportunities.  This area has become very popular for high quality deer hunts. Those hunting during the muzzleloading season have an excellent opportunity to bag a trophy deer. Small game hunting is also excellent as gray squirrels and wild hog are abundant on the area. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.  For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law PDF.  All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Numerous springs along this portion of the Suwannee contribute to the river's flow. The river and adjacent floodplains provide ample opportunities for wildlife viewing. Wading birds, otters, and turtles are abundant. You can view a map of the Middle Suwannee basin on the Suwannee River Water Management District's website.

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 with dogs is prohibited, except bird dogs may be used to hunt quail during the first hunt of the small game season. 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.



FWC Facts:
Burrowing owls live as single breeding pairs or in loose colonies consisting of two or more families. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are active during both day and night.

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