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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 2014 through June 2015)
Archery August 9-31
Muzzleloading Gun September 6-14
General Gun-Walk October 4-19
General Gun-Vehicle October 25 through November 9
Small Game November 10 through March 1
Conditional Reptiles March 2 through April 12


FWC Facts:
The Florida snail kite is aptly named - it feeds almost exclusively on apple snails and, in the United States, is found only in Florida.

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