photo of Lake Wales Ridge

Hunting is approved only on the Royce Unit. The most comfortable time to visit is during the winter. To see rare and more common plants blooming, visit in the late spring or early fall, although some of the rare plants flower during the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Lake Wales Ridge - Royce Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.Adobe PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2013 through June 2014)
Archery September 20-22 and October 11-13
General Gun November 15-17
Small Game December 6-8, 20-22, January 17-19 and 24-26
Spring Turkey - Youth March 8-9 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 15-17 and 28-30 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Wild Hog-Still May 3-4 and 10-11


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