Big Bend Wildlife Management Area


Spanning 60 miles and approximately 90,000 acres of undeveloped coastline in Taylor and Dixie counties, Big Bend Wildlife Management Area offers exceptional hunting and fishing, scenic views of diverse habitats and abundant wildlife and recreation.



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Things to do

From hunting and fishing to paddling and bicycling, outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Big Bend WMA. read more »


Views of a variety of resident and migratory wildlife, including butterflies, reward visitors to this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site. read more »

Habitat and Management

Diverse, well-managed habitats support healthy wildlife populations and provide high-quality recreation. read more »


Big Bend’s abundant fish, wildlife and timber resources have attracted people for thousands of years. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located along the Gulf Coast in Taylor and Dixie counties, the five units of the Big Bend WMA extend from the mouth of the Aucilla River to just past the town of Horseshoe Beach. read more »


FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

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