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 2014 through June 2015)
Archery September 13 through October 12
Muzzleloading Gun October 18-20
General Gun November 1 through December 28
Wild Hog-Dog January 9-11 and 16-18
Raccoon January 29 through February 22 and April 30 through May 24 (1 1/2 hours before sunset on Thursdays until 1 1/2 hours after sunrise on Sundays only.)
Spring Turkey - Youth March 14-15 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 27-29, April 10-12 and 24-26 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

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

FWC Facts:
The spatulate bill of the roseate spoonbill has sensitive nerve endings that help it detect prey, and the shape helps the bird move sediment and catch the prey.

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