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Listed below are descriptions of habitat types for the Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) involved in the Special-Opportunity Hunts.  For more detail on individual WMAs, click on the WMA name, and to see the WMA map, click on Map at the end of each description. 

DEXTER/MARY FARMS UNIT on the Lake George WMA is a 14,377-acre area just south of State Road 40, extending from the St. Johns River to Barberville in Volusia County. The diverse habitat there consists of flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, pasture, hardwood swamps and sawgrass wetlands.  Map

FISHEATING CREEK WMA (east of U.S. 27) is a 1,500-acre tract in Glades County near Palmdale. Habitat types include hardwood hammocks, cypress swamps, pine islands and freshwater marshes.  Map

FORT DRUM WMA is a 20,858-acre area in Indian River County 15 miles west of Vero Beach off State Route 60. Habitat there consists of pine flatwoods, swamp, marsh and fallow pasture.   Map

GREEN SWAMP WEST UNIT WMA is a 34,335-acre area in Pasco County, approximately 5 miles east of Dade City. The area contains a well-defined and maintained road system providing ample vehicular access. The distribution of vegetative communities is mainly governed by moisture gradient and soil types, and includes cypress swamp, hardwood swamp, pine flatwoods, xeric oak, sandhill communities and improved pastures. Although cypress and pine forests have been heavily logged and portions of the area have been converted to improved pasture, some sandhill systems remain relatively intact.  Map

HICKORY HAMMOCK is a 4,725-acre tract, with hardwood hammocks and freshwater marshes the predominant habitat types.  Map

HOMOSASSA WMA is a 5,514-acre tract in Citrus County, primarily comprised of forested wetlands and improved pasture.  Map

LAKE PANASOFFKEE WMA is a 8,676-acre tract in Sumter County dominated by bottomland forest, improved pasture, and oak scrub.  Map

TRIPLE N RANCH WMA is a 10,894-acre area in Osceola County, most of which is pine-palmetto flatwoods and wet and dry prairie with scattered cypress domes, oak hammocks and oak scrub. A mixed hardwood creek swamp traverses the length of the area.  Map