A Daily-Use Permit is not currently required to enter this area. A free visitor pass is given out at the check station to non-hunters using the area during public hunts (except small game season). Hunters will need a Wildlife Management Area Permit and may require a quota hunt permit (quota permits are not required during the following hunts: opening day dove hunt, wild hog still season and small game season). To fish, you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
A check station is manned during deer, turkey and hog still hunts but not hog-dog hunts.
The area is open to public access year round. During periods when the area is closed to hunting, public access other than on foot, horseback or by bicycle is prohibited except that motorized vehicles may be used on Pine Log Road year round and on all named or numbered roads one day immediately prior to and one day immediately after each hunt.
Hunting Regulations, Map and Hunt Calendar
Vehicle use regulations
- Vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads.
- Vehicles may enter and exit only at designated entrances, except during small game season.
- The possession or use of airboats, all-terrain vehicles, tracked vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.
- Parked vehicles may not obstruct a road, gate or firelane.
- No motor vehicle shall be operated on any part of any wildlife management area that has been designated as closed to vehicular traffic.
Rules Regarding Dogs
- For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
- Hunting dogs may be taken onto the WMA after 8 a.m. the day before the opening of a season and shall be removed by 6 p.m. one day after the end of the season. Hunting with dogs, other than bird dogs or retrievers, is prohibited, except during the wild hog-dog season. During the wild hog-dog season, no more than 3 free-running dogs per hunting group is prohibited. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibitied. Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game.
Box-R WMA is located in Franklin County, approximately 5.5 miles west of downtown Apalachicola. The entrance is off of U.S. Highway 98. From downtown Apalachicola, go west on U.S. Highway 98 for approximately 5.5 miles. Entrance is on the right.
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Additional wildlife viewing sites in the vicinity.
Apalachicola River WEA, Apalachicola River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Apalachicola National Forest and WMA, St. Joseph's Bay State Buffer Preserve, Tate's Hell WMA.
Apalachicola (5.5 miles east), Port St. Joe (17.5 miles northwest)