Recreational options abound at Eglin

For more than 50 years, military land has been open to the public for outdoor recreational activities, and that includes the Eglin Air Force Base Reservation at Jackson Guard.

The Sikes Act triggered that opening in 1960, ensuring that wildlife and natural resources on military lands are protected and enhanced.

Chris Johansen, a wildlife biologist and the Outdoor Recreation Program Manager for the base’s natural resources office, said the area is well-used by outdoor enthusiasts, especially during hunting season.

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