Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area
Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is comprised of more than 7,000 acres in north central Levy County along the Waccasassa River and Otter Creek. The land cover consists of bottomland hardwoods and cutover pine and cypress forests. There are two canoe launches on the area. Other recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and hunting. Wildlife species on this area include kingfisher, wood stork, river otter and black racer. Camping is prohibited during periods open to hunting, and is restricted to designated sites by group camping permit only from the Levy County Commission during periods closed to hunting. For information, please call 352-486-5218. White-tailed deer, feral hogs, small game and turkey are plentiful.
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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 prohibited. Hunting with dogs other than bird dogs or waterfowl retrievers is prohibited, except by persons hunting raccoon or opossum at night during the small game season, who are in possession of a Special Use Permit from the Suwannee River Water Management District. 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 brochure for Devil's Hammock WMA for an area map, hunting seasons, permits, fees and area regulations.