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Orange Hammock Wildlife Management Area

A hammock of live oaks and saw palmetto on Orange Hammock Wildlife Management Area

Located in the City of North Port, the recently acquired Orange Hammock Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The more than 5,000-acre area has approximately nine miles of trails, including the seven-mile Tarflower Trail and the two-mile Slough Point Trail.

A marsh full of sagittaria plants

The acquisition of Orange Hammock, situated between the RV Griffin Reserve and the Longino Preserve, creates a 121,000-acre conservation corridor of environmentally sensitive land between the Peace River, Myakka River and Charlotte Harbor. The WMA protects wetlands critical to the area's drinking water supply while conserving habitats for a wide array of imperiled, rare and common wildlife. Active land management will make the WMA an increasingly excellent place to view wildlife.


Orange Hammock Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

Archery: September 24-26, October 1-3, 8-10

Muzzleloading Gun: October 29-31

General Gun Mobility-impaired: November 6-7

General Gun: November 12-14, 26-28

Small Game: December 10 - January 16 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

Youth Turkey: February 26-27

Spring Turkey: March 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

These season dates are not comprehensive guides to the hunting seasons on these areas and may be subject to change. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the regulations summary brochure.

During scheduled hunt days, all WMA visitors are encouraged to wear a daylight fluorescent orange shirt, vest, jacket and/or hat.