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Fall and winter are the times for hunting waterfowl, white-tailed deer, and feral hogs on the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

The best time to see a variety of birds is in February near the recreational areas along I-75. The endangered snail kite as well as many other birds can be seen year-round from Tamiami Trail at the Miccosukee Restaurant and at 40-mile bend. At the end of the dry season in the spring, wading birds concentrate at the last remaining pools of water.

Hiking and biking are best during non-hunting days in the fall and winter and during the spring when temperatures are cooler and bugs less abundant than in the summer. Fishing in the over 200 miles of canals is popular year-round.

 

 

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations

Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Everglades Taylor 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 August 10 through September 1 (Conservation Area 3A North only)
Muzzleloading Gun September 7-15 (Conservation Area 3A North only)
General Gun - Walk October 5-20 (Conservation Area 3A North and 2 only)
General Gun - Vehicle October 26 through November 10 (Conservation Areas 3A North, 3A South, and 2; and Francis S. Taylor only)
Small Game November 11 through March 2
Conditional Reptiles March 3 through April 13


FWC Facts:
The oystercatcher is one of the largest and heaviest of Florida's shorebirds. It is striking in appearance: dark brown, black and white, with a bright red bill.

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