Big Bend Wildlife Management Area

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Spanning 60 miles and approximately 90,000 acres of undeveloped coastline in Taylor and Dixie counties, Big Bend Wildlife Management Area offers exceptional hunting and fishing, scenic views of diverse habitats and abundant wildlife and recreation.

 

Sights




Share Your Visit

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Things to do

From hunting and fishing to paddling and bicycling, outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Big Bend WMA. read more »

Wildlife

Views of a variety of resident and migratory wildlife, including butterflies, reward visitors to this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site. read more »

Habitat and Management

Diverse, well-managed habitats support healthy wildlife populations and provide high-quality recreation. read more »

History

Big Bend’s abundant fish, wildlife and timber resources have attracted people for thousands of years. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located along the Gulf Coast in Taylor and Dixie counties, the five units of the Big Bend WMA extend from the mouth of the Aucilla River to just past the town of Horseshoe Beach. read more »

 



FWC Facts:
Within 24 hours of hatching, young whooping cranes can follow their parents away from the nest. Together, they forage for plants, insects, snakes, frogs and small animals.

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