Taking its name from the historic town that lies 3 ½ miles to the west, the 85-acre Sopchoppy Preserve is tucked away next to the 68,000-acre St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. While the property enjoys a private setting, city amenities are available in Tallahassee just 45 minutes away.
This part of Wakulla County has historically been recognized as possessing outstanding deer hunting, hence the “Buckhorn” name that locals use. Naturally, whitetail deer are plentiful as are wild turkeys – the photos don’t lie! The property is just as well-suited to be used for wildlife viewing or as a personal retreat.
Sopchoppy Preserve is an affordably priced recreational / hunting property that features 30 acres of longleaf pines planted in 2018. Buffeting this area of mature hardwoods that round out the property to provide a nice mix of habitat that fosters wildlife diversity. An adjacent 42 acres are available for purchase if having an expanded footprint is important.
For those adventurous souls looking for goings-on beyond Sopchoppy Preserve’s boundaries, there’s a long list of nature-based sites and outdoor activities to choose from.
Harvested buck photo was taken on a nearby property although it was photographed many times on Sopchoppy Preserve. All other game photos were taken on either Sopchoppy Preserve or owner’s other property, Otter Creek, located one-half mile away.