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Hunting on Florida's Military Bases and National Wildlife Refuges

Hunting Florida’s military bases

Three military bases in Florida are open to public hunting. For information on hunting these lands, contact:

  • Avon Park Air Force Range,
    Hunt Information, 347 RQW, DET1,
    OLA/CEVN, 29 South Blvd., Avon
    Park Air Force Range, FL 33825-5700;
    863-452-4254.

Hunting Florida’s national wildlife refuges (NWR)

Eight national wildlife refuges in Florida  are open to public hunting. These refuges are operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hunting permits for some of these  areas are issued by the FWC:

  • Chassahowitzka NWR,
    1502 Southeast Kings Bay Dr.,
    Crystal River, FL 34429;
    352-563-2088.
  • Ten Thousand Islands NWR ,
    3860 Tollgate Blvd., Suite 300,
    Naples, FL 34114;
    239-657-8001.
  • A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR,
    10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL
    33437-4796; 561-732-3684. Waterfowl only.