"Blackwater is old Florida," says Morea, "picture good quail habitat." Indeed, this big WMA (which is located within the Blackwater River State Forest, among the largest state forests in Florida) contains one of the country's last remaining stands of longleaf pine and wiregrass, an ecosystem that used to cover much of the southeast United States. It's good deer habitat, too, as the upward trend in deer numbers here in the past few years attests. A draw permit is required during the first 13 and last 17 days of the still-hunt season, but the four weeks in between are wide open-as are the archery and muzzleloader seasons. "The area gets very little hunting pressure during archery season," Morea says, "so it really stands out as an excellent place to bowhunt."