Grab your tackle box

Florida’s Wildlife Management Area system is celebrating 75 years of conservation success this year, and it’s a great time to head outdoors with family or friends.

Florida has nearly 6 million acres of Wildlife Management Area, one of the largest in the country, according to a recent press release. Some areas were closed for cleanup and repairs after Hurricane Irma, but their status can be found at can provide information to help you get started on:

Saltwater fishing

Freshwater fishing

Find a boat ramp

New hunter info

Find an FWC-managed public shooting range

Get your hunting/fishing license