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 2013 through June 2014)
Archery October 19-23, 26-30 and November 9-13
Small Game November 16-29
Spring Turkey - Youth March 8-9 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Hunters must exit the area by 2 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 15-19 and 22-26 (legal shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


FWC Facts:
Male cardinals are extremely territorial in the spring, often attacking other birds or even their own reflection in windows. The attacks can go on for hours.

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