Over the past month, Refuge Forester Daniel Barrand has developed and implemented an intensive forest restoration project in Dixie County. The project is designed to promote the health of established longleaf pines as well as to remove dense, undesirable understory vegetation. The project includes selectively applying herbicides and then using the new Refuge heavy equipment to prepare the land in order to promote the growth of more desirable herbaceous plants and grasses. Under his direction 70,000 longleaf pine seedlings were planted in target site improvement areas.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For a digital version,
click on the photo below.
For Information about getting a Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permit and a Deer Bag Report, Click Here
To Apply for a Permit to Hunt on the Lower Suwannee Refuge,
For a copy of the Deer Harvest Log, Click Here
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