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Small game hunts on L. Kirk Edwards begin Oct. 23

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

Hunters who like to pursue gray squirrels, other small game or wild hogs may want to try the L. Kirk Edwards Small Game Area in Leon County, which will be open for 10 weekend hunts beginning Saturday, Oct. 23.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages the 1,712-acre area, located approximately four miles east of Tallahassee and north of U.S. 27 (Apalachee Parkway).  Chaires Cross Road bisects the area.

"This is an excellent public area that's close to Tallahassee and Monticello for someone looking for a place to squirrel hunt," said Roger Shields, FWC public hunting areas biologist.  "Not only that, there are quite a few wild hogs on the area, and they are legal to take."

On the portion east of Chaires Cross Road, the small-game season hunt dates are:

  • Oct. 23-24;
  • Oct. 29-31;
  • Nov. 12-14;
  • Nov. 26-28;
  • Dec. 10-12;
  • Dec. 24-26;
  • Jan. 7-9;
  • Jan. 21-23;
  • Feb. 4-6; and
  • Feb. 18-20.

On the west side, hunting is allowed on consecutive weekends from Nov. 13 to March 6.

Wildlife legal to hunt include wild hog, gray squirrel, quail, rabbit, migratory game birds in season, fish and frogs.

A valid Florida hunting license and wildlife management area permit are required to hunt the area.  For more information, contact the FWC's Northwest Regional Office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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