Hunting in Walton County WMAs

December 4, 2008

General Gun season reopens Dec. 13 – Feb. 4, small game open through Mar. 1

There are three Wildlife Management Areas available in Walton County on which hunting and fishing is available. The WMAs are Choctawhatchee River Wildlife Management Area, the Lafayette Creek WMA and the Point Washington State Forest and WMA.

GENERAL GUN SEASON:
December 13 through February 4 (except Holmes Creek  Unit and East River Island).
Permit, Stamp and License Requirements – Hunting license, management area  permit, migratory bird permit (if hunting migratory birds) and state waterfowl permit and federal duck stamp (if hunting waterfowl).
Legal to Take – Deer with at least one antler 5 inches or more in length, wild  hog, gray squirrel, quail, rabbit, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, beaver, coyote, skunk, nutria and migratory birds in season. Bobcat and otter beginning December 1.
Regulations Unique to the General Gun Season – In addition to these regulations, all General Area Regulations shall apply. or more migratory birds are legal to take.

BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS:
1. Deer – Daily limit 2, possession limit 4.
2. Wild hog – No size or bag limit.

3. Turkey – Daily limit 1, season limit 2, possession limit 2. Only 1 gobbler or bearded turkey per person in the spring turkey quota area.
SMALL GAME SEASON: open through March 1.
Permit, Stamp and License Requirements – Quota permit (if hunting during any quota period), hunting license, management area permit, migratory bird permit (if hunting migratory birds) and state waterfowl
permit and federal duck stamp (if hunting waterfowl). Legal to Take – Gray squirrel, quail, rabbit, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, beaver, coyote, skunk, nutria and migratory birds in season. Bobcat and otter beginning December 1 until March 1. Regulations Unique to the Small Game Season – In addition to these
regulations, all General Area Regulations shall apply. Hunting with centerfire rifles is prohibited, except during general gun season.

For a download of the Choctawhatchee WMA map, rules and regulations- CLICK HERE

For a download of the Lafayette Creek WMA map, rules and regulations – CLICK HERE

For a download of the Point Washington WMA map, rules and regulations – CLICK HERE