Hunting is a popular pastime in this part of the state. There are five management areas near Chiefland, including Andrews Wildlife Management Area, Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area, Goethe Wildlife Management area, Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area, and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

At Andrews Wildlife Management Area, enjoy hunting both large and small game, turkey, and migratory bird hunting during the designated muzzle loading gun, archery, and general gun seasons. Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area is nestled within the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve. Hunters can partake in deer, gray squirrel, and wild hog hunting during the muzzle loading gun, general gun, and archery seasons. Frogging and fishing are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection. Camping, trapping, and hunting with dogs are all banned.

Goethe Wildlife Management Area is located within Levy County sector of the beautiful Goethe State Forest. Hunting with dogs is allowed here, however, trapping and camping are not. Additionally, some areas of the forest remain closed to hunting. Enjoy the large and small game during muzzle loading gun, general gun, and archery seasons.

Public access to Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area is allowed only during hunting seasons. However, hunters may choose to camp at selected spots within the area. Frogging and fishing are allowed while the area is open for hunting, during the archery, general gun, and spring turkey seasons.

Hunt squirrel, turkey, raccoon, hog, deer, and waterfowl at the exquisite Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge during appropriate seasons. Be sure to visit their office to pick up a brochure and permit.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission directs all fishing and hunting within the area. For more information, contact RT. 7. Box 440, Lake City, FL 32055 or call (386) 758-0525.

For more information about:
What is a Wildlife Management Area
Andrews Wildlife Management Area, call (352) 493-6020 or (386) 758-0525
Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area, call (352) 493-0238
Goethe Wildlife Management Area, call (352) 447-2202
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, call (352) 493-0238