Croom Hunting Dates 2019-2020  
Muzzleloading Oct 19-21
General Gun Nov 12-24
Small Game Nov 25 to Mar 8
Fox, raccoon, bobcat opossum Dec 12 to Mar 8
Spring Turkey
Mar 24-26, Apr 7-9, Apr 21-23

 NCBCH Shindig 2019
at Tillis Hill Campground brought to you in pictures.
Click Here for Shindig Photos

Lake Townsen Preserve
by Becky Card-Swerdloff
TOGETHER WE WON. This morning (May 15), the Hernando County Commissioners heard from all the emails you sent in, myself and other horse owners from NCBCH, the hikers, and local homeowners asking that Townsen Park remain as an equestrian and hiking park. We asked that the county continue with removing the dead trees but leave shade along the trails. Commissioner Dukes and Commissioner John Alloco made a motion that no more clearing be done on the trails at Townsen Park and to put hardwood trees back on the initial phase of clearing.  The motion passed unanimously. The Tortoises will be able to be re-homed in the first phase of the restoration and on our trails we get shade! This is a win win for all! Thanks to everyone for participating with emails, speaking and attending.  
You made the difference!

Click Here for Restoration Information


                NCBCH would like to thank
       the following sponsors who made our
             2019 Shindig a huge success

Ranch Hand Feed Depot, Giddy-Up Saddle Shop, Wagon Wheel, Fletcher's Tack Shop, Irish Trails Farm and Pet Supply

Remington Outpost, Capricci Healing Waters, Massage by Claire Larrson, White Daisy, Damsel in Defense - Phyllis Nolte, Photography by Ann Hopta

Tractor Supply Co. Brooksville, Pickett's Brooksville Ace Hardware, Toole's Groveland Ace Hardware, Rural King 

Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant, River Ratz, Luigi's Pizza of Brooksville, Mykonos II, Beef O'Brady's, Mallie Kyla’s, Country Kitchen, Glory Days Grill, Publix

Florida Forest Service

Please patronize these generous
donors that support our local

Volunteer of the Year 2019

  Friends of Florida State Forests Annual Day Pass

Good for all Florida state forests that have fees at the trailheads. The day use fee at Croom's Tucker Hill trailhead is $2 per person. The annual pass is $45 which is good for any day of the year for up to 6 people.       To order the annual pass on-line go to:

Friends of Florida State Forests Annual Day Pass
Or purchase it locally at:

Florida Forest Service
Withlacoochee State Forest 
Recreation/Visitors Center
15003 Broad St.
Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
(352) 797-4140

Lake Townsen Preserve, Nobleton Parking Fee.

The daily parking fee is $3.00 per vehicle. An annual parking pass is $45.00 per vehicle.

To get Annual Parking Pass Application go to:

Lake Townsen Annual Parking Pass 

Read both pages, particularly the highlighted area, print, fill it out, make a check payable to Hernando Cnty Recreation Department, & mail to 205 E. Fort Dade St., Brooksville, FL 34601, or go to their office at same address to purchase one. Call 352-754-4027 for further info.

Equisure Liability Insurance is Now Available to BCHA Members!

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