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photo Lake Tracey Unit
Jean Marie Conner

The Lake Tracy Unit of Seminole Forest WMA consists of more than 9,000 acres in northeastern Lake County and is part of the Seminole State Forest. It is one of many public properties in the scenic Wekiva River Basin. The Lake Tracy Unit is a mixture of pastures, forested wetlands, and marsh. The previous landowners converted scrub pine and flatwoods to pastures that are being restored to native vegetation. Recreation opportunities include hunting,  fishing, hiking, and biking but there are no developed trails.  Camping is prohibited. Wildlife on the area include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, gray fox, coyote, sandhill cranes, and gopher tortoise. A quota hunt permit is required to hunt on the area. Access to the area during non-hunting periods is regulated by the Florida Forest Service (352) 360-6675.

Rules Regarding Dogs

  • For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative codes. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
  • Hunting dogs may be taken onto the WMA after 8 a.m. the day before the opening of a season and shall be removed by 6 p.m. one day after the end of the season. Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game. Hunting with dogs is prohibited. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative codes. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.

Also see Seminole Forest website.




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