Dixie County is located between Tampa and Tallahassee on U.S. 19. The Gulf of Mexico, Dixie’s western border, provides a natural sanctuary for the harvesting of seafood. Dixie’s eastern, southern, and northern borders are the Suwannee and Steinhatchee Rivers which offer excellent water activities and empty into the Gulf of Mexico at quaint fishing villages.

Log Landing WMA

Posted in Hunting on April 3rd, 2013

Covering 5,048  acres Log Landing WMA is available for deer, hog, turkey, and small game hunting. Log Landing is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) program.

For more information about WMAs, contact the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 386.758.0525 to request its annual hunting handbook or stop by your local tax collector’s office to pick up a copy. 

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Originally posted 2012-09-23 22:32:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Parks & Boat Ramps Map

Posted in Maps on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-20 08:59:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shell Mound-Hog Island Paddle Trail

Posted in Gulf Coast, Maps, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

   

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Originally posted 2012-09-24 11:25:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Dixie County Historical Society

Posted in Historic Sites on April 3rd, 2013

The Dixie County Historical Society was created in February 1992.

It is located in the Dixie County Cultural Center (formally the Old Town School), and is open each Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and the first and third Saturdays of each month.

We are located at 761 SE Hwy 349, Old Town, Florida. For more information, please feel free to stop by, contact us by phone (352) 542-0047 or via email dccc1909@gmail.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 14:17:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shired Island

Posted in Gulf Coast on April 3rd, 2013

Part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Shired Island Boat Ramp & Trail provide access to the Gulf, shoreline fishing, and a short trail to a 7,000 year-old archaeology site. You’ll want to bring your camera.

For anglers without vessels, the ample sea wall provides plenty of shore-fishing opportunities. There are no nearby stores or tackle shops, so come prepared.

After enjoying the walk out to the point, you’ll see millions and millions of sun-bleached shells. Ancient cultures of fishing people discarded their meal debris (oysters, clams, scallops, fish bones, etc) where they ate. Millennia of this accumulation gave height to the island that was once merely a mudflat at the edge of the Gulf.

Please, stay on the beach and leave the island interior to the wildlife. Enjoy a day of discovery at your National Wildlife Refuge.

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:45:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter