Media advisory – Youth deer hunt to be held on district lands

PALATKA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is partnering with the Gainesville chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a youth deer hunt Dec. 9-11 at the River Styx portion of Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve and the north tract of Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County.

The youth hunt areas at both properties will be closed to other public access during this three-day hunt. Other portions of the property will be open to public access as usual.

For information about recreational opportunities on district lands, visit the district’s website at