Chassahowitzka - Planning Your Visit


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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.

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.

Chassahowitzka Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance PDF

Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2015 through June 2016)
Archery September 19 through October 18
Muzzleloading Gun October 24-26
General Gun November 7 through January 3
Wild Hog-Dog January 15-17 and 22-24
Raccoon February 4-28 and May 5-29 (1 1/2 hours before sunset on Thursdays until 1 1/2 hours after sunrise on Sundays only)
Spring Turkey - Youth March 12-13 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)
Spring Turkey March 25-27, April 8-10 and 22-24 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)

(Calendar does not reflect  migratory game bird hunting seasons.)

FWC Facts:
The $2.7 billion that people spend to view wildlife in Florida is more than double the value of the state’s annual orange harvest.

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