photo marsh

Fall and winter are the times to hunt for waterfowl, white-tailed deer, and feral hogs on Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. Winter is a good time to see snail kites, red-shouldered hawks, and many migratory birds. Wading birds are common year-round, although they tend to concentrate along the canals at the end of the dry season in the spring. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are best on non-hunting days in the fall and winter and in the spring when temperatures are cooler and bugs less abundant.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Rotenberger 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 August 10 through September 1
Muzzleloading Gun September 7-15
General Gun-Walk October 5-20
General Gun-Vehicle October 26 through November 10
Small Game November 11 through March 2
Conditional Reptiles March 3 through April 13


FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

Learn More at AskFWC