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Talquin Wildlife Management Area


Managed in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service.

Talquin Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of more than 3,000 acres and is one of nine major tracts in the 19,347-acre Lake Talquin State Forest. Four miles west of Tallahassee, the wildlife management area is bordered to the north by the Ochlockonee River and Lake Talquin. Most of the area is dominated by pinelands, although outstanding examples of slope and ravine forests are found on the western portion of the tract.

The area is popular with squirrel and deer hunters. Service roads are available for horseback riding, biking, hiking and wildlife viewing. 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. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Wildlife on the area includes red-shouldered hawks, bobcats, gopher tortoise, coyotes, osprey, wild turkey and bald eagles.

Camping is prohibited.

Add your bird observations to the Talquin WMA eBird Hotspot.

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.
  • For regulations regarding hunting dogs, see FWC's regulations summary brochure.

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