During many of the days in the fall you can hunt for white-tailed deer and feral hogs on Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. The best times to hike or bike are on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring. In the fall the wet prairies scattered throughout the flatwoods are ablaze with wildflowers. Heat, humidity, and mosquitoes are likely to be intense in the summer.

Sunset
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Throughout the year, you can take a driving tour deep into the hardwood swamp. Hunting is prohibited on the Weeki Wachee Tract and the Seville Tract. Only small game hunting is permitted on the Annutteliga Hammock Tract.

 

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Chassahowitzka Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance PDF
(Calendar does not reflect  migratory game bird hunting seasons.PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2013 through June 2014)
Archery September 14 through October 13
Muzzleloading Gun October 19-21
General Gun November 2 through December 29
Wild Hog-Dog January 10-12 and 17-19
Raccoon January 30 through February 23 and May 1-25 (1 1/2 hours before sunset on Thursdays until 1 1/2 hours after sunrise on Sundays only.)
Spring Turkey - Youth March 8-9 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 21-23, April 4-6 and 18-20 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


FWC Facts:
Wood stork nestlings are fully feathered and capable of short flights at about 7-8 weeks of age but are not independent of their parents until they are 9-10 weeks old.

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