Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge protects one of the largest river delta and estuary systems in the eastern United States. This 53,000-acre refuge, located where the Suwannee River empties into the Gulf of Mexico, is home to all manner of interesting wildlife, including manatees, alligators, swallow-tailed kites and Gulf sturgeon. Hunters have more than 200 days of hunting and will find 194 miles of roads and trails providing either vehicle or foot and bicycle access. Refuge hunt permits must be purchased through the state of Florida. Hunters can choose from 11 different hunts for many of Florida’s game species. Deer hunters can participate in archery, muzzleloader and firearms hunts. The general firearms hunt is for bucks and hogs. Family/senior deer hunts include a two-day, either-sex hunt, an antlerless deer hunt and a youth deer hunt. Hogs can be taken with no bag limit except during spring turkey season. The mid-winter small-game and hog season offers hunters the chance to pursue hogs, squirrel, rabbit, armadillo, raccoon and opossum in late January and February. A spring turkey season is available as well. Consult the refuge hunt brochure for specific regulations.

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Refuge Hunt Brochure Lower Suwannee NWR

Hunt regulations and hunt dates; pdf and Word docx. Also, how to buy a permit for the Refuge Quota hunts.