Babcock/Webb - Planning Your Visit

Credit: Jack Rogers 

Helpful Information

Babcock/Webb WMA offers something for everyone, in all seasons. Visit in fall or spring to view the tremendous diversity of migratory birds that visit the area. The network of roads through the area means that you can explore in the heat of summer without facing an onslaught of heat and bugs. Winter visitors can comfortably fish in and around the network of ponds scattered throughout the property.

Archery and small game seasons occur in the fall and turkey hunting takes place in the spring. Note that during archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access. Hikers and paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during seasonal hunts, and avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.

Babcock/Webb  Hunting Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance* PDF

Yucca Pens Hunting Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance* PDF









Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)
Archery September 9-13
General Gun November 4-12
Small Game November 13-26. November 29 through January 14 (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only)
Raccoon and Opossum February 1-28
Field Trial Area Quail January 20-21


Yucca Pens

Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)
Muzzleloading Gun October 13-15
General Gun October 28 through November 5
Raccoon and Opossum February 1 through March 31
Small Game November 15 through January 14 (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only) and November 24

Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons; please check the regulations summary for specifics.

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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