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Jackson Guard: Deer and Gopher
A little hidden cuteness in Niceville! Jackson Guard is where you buy permits to be on federal land, like the reservation, for hunting and fishing, etc. At the place where you buy the permit is always a deer or 2, you can walk right up to the fence. You can't touch or feed them, but something cool to look at. There is also an enclosure with a large gopher:)
Eglin AFB covers 464,000 acres in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. An Eglin permit is required to access the 250,000 acres of the Eglin reservation conditionally open to public recreation. Outdoor recreation permits and a comprehensive map and regulation summary are available from the Natural Resources Branch office (commonly known as Jackson Guard) located at 107 Hwy 85 North, in Niceville. All or portions of the Eglin reservation are subject to closure during military testing/training operations.