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Jennings State Forest to reopen; small game, bird dog training seasons back on schedule

News Release

Friday, October 15, 2010

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Division of Forestry will reopen Jennings State Forest, in Clay County, to public access on Oct. 16.

Because the area will be reopened, the supervised small game season on Jennings Forest Wildlife Management Area, scheduled to begin Oct. 16, will occur as planned. The small game season runs from Oct. 16 through 24.

In addition, the bird dog training season will be open. Bird dogs can be trained on the Normandy Unit of the forest on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from October through January.

The Division of Forestry closed the area Oct. 14 for public safety reasons while several law enforcement agencies searched for a fugitive in that area. That situation has been resolved.

For additional information, go to, or call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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