The Sunshine state may not be at the top of the list when it comes to public hunting opportunities, but 26 percent of the state is publicly-owned. And, of course, there’s no shortage of excellent fishing areas with good access options as well.
• Southernmost National Forest in the U.S. and totals 383,000 acres
• 85 miles of ATV trails
• Deer hunting, turkey hunting (Osceolas) and fishing on more than 600 lakes
• 200,000 acres
• Excellent turkey hunting (despite the Forest’s name, the turkeys found there are Easterns and not Osceolas)
• Abundant fishing opportunities on ponds, lakes, rivers and streams
• 24,033 acres in Northeast Florida
• Excellent fishing opportunities for bream and bass on ponds, lakes, and streams
• Good whitetail hunting
• 720,000 acres in southeast Florida
• Abundant fishing opportunities and deer, turkey, and pig hunting
• Expansive ORV trail system
Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.
Photo: Big Cypress National Preserve
Photo credit: Guide of Travels