View from Capo Tower
View from Capo Tower

Guana River Wildlife Management Area is an excellent place to hike and view wildlife, especially birds, year-round. Temperatures are likely to be cooler and bugs fewer fall through spring. During April and October, especially with a west wind or after a cold front, this is the best place in northeast Florida to see peregrine falcons. In January and February, white pelicans may be observed on Guana Lake. On Big Savannah and other ponds you are likely to see wood storks, roseate spoonbills, and other wading birds especially from May through September. Duck hunting season occurs on varying dates in September, November, December, and January. The Roscoe Boulevard Extension entrance is open for public access only from sunrise to sunset and closed during scouting, archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, small game and spring turkey seasons.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Guana River 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 4-6 and 11-13
Muzzleloading Gun October 19-21 and 25-27
General Gun November 15-17 and 22-24
Small Game November 29 through December 1, December 6-8; January 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26
Spring Turkey March 21-23 and March 28-30 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


FWC Facts:
Spring and summer are the best times to listen for the elusive 5-inch Bachman's sparrow. Their song begins with a loud, clear whistle followed by an extended trill.

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