There is something to see year-round at Fort White WEA. Fall and spring are good times to check the floodplain forest for neotropical migrants. Seasonal ponds attract wood ducks in the winter; summer specialties include Mississippi and Swallow-tailed kites. Hiking is most pleasant in the cooler months. Paddling on the spring-fed Santa Fe River can be enjoyable all year, but water levels vary depending on rainfall. Blazing star, goldenrod, milkweed, aster and other fall wildflowers attract a variety of butterflies. Archery and small game seasons occur in October and November. Spring turkey, including, a supervised youth turkey hunt, take place in March.


Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps

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

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2015 through June 2016)
Archery October 24-28, October 31 through November 4 and November 14-18
Small Game November 21 through December 4
Spring Turkey - Youth March 12-13 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 19-23 and 26-30 (legal shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

FWC Facts:
Ospreys, also known as "fish hawks," are expert anglers that like to hover above the water, locate their prey and then swoop down for the capture with talons extended.

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