2016 – 2017 Hunting Season


Chito Branch Reserve (District-managed Hunts
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
December 13-15, 2016
February 7-9, 2017

Edward W. Chance Reserve – Coker Prairie Tract (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
March 24-26, 2017

Edward W. Chance Reserve – Gilley Creek Tract (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
January 6-8, 2017
March 24-26, 2017

Flying Eagle Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Open for year-round public access. Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during hunt dates.
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
September 3-7, 2016
October 1-4, 7-11, and 22-24, 2016
November 5-8, 11-15, and 25-27, 2016
December 16-18, 2016
March 18-21 and 24-28, 2017

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve — East Tract (Wildlife Management Area)
• Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information.
• Camping reservations for the backcountry campsites on the Florida Trail may be requested at the District’s recreation webpage http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
September 29-30, 2016
October 1-2, 6-9, and 28-30, 2016
November 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, and 24-27, 2016
December 3, 2016 – January 29, 2017
February 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2017
March 4-5, 2017
March 18, 2017 – April 23, 2017

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve – Hampton Tract (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
November 29-30, 2016
December 1, 2016
January 27-29, 2017
February 10-12, 21-23, 2017
March 24-26, 2017

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve — West Tract (Wildlife Management Area)
• Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC and allowed at designated campsites only. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information. Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during hunt dates.
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
December 3-6 and 15-18, 2016
January 19-22 and 30-31, 2017
February 1-2 and 8-11, 2017
March 18-21 and 27-30, 2017
April 1-4, 10-13, and 15-18, 2017

Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:
October 19-21, 2016

Hunting taking place but open to the public:
October 7-9, 2016
February 24-26, 2017
March 3-5, 2017

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve – West Tract (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
June 9-10, 2016

Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve (District-manged Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
December 6-8 and 16-18, 2016
February 7-9, 2017
April 7-9, 2017

Lake Panasoffkee (Wildlife Management Area)
• Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information. Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during hunt dates.
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
September 22-25, 2016
October 4-7, 13-16, and 25-28, 2016
November 3-6 and 15-18, 2016
December 6-9 and 15-18, 2016
March 23-26, 2017
April 4-7 and 20-23, 2017

Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:
January 27-29, 2017
February 24-26, 2017

Hunting taking place but open to the public:
January 13-15, 2017
February 3-5 and 10-12, 2017

Lake Panasoffkee (Wildlife Management Area) – Public Small Game Hunting Area
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
January 20-22 and 27-29, 2017
February 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26, 2017
March 3-5, 2017

Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Open for year-round public access. Camping for quota hunter reservations issued by the District.
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
December 9-11, 2016
January 13-15 and 27-29, 2017
February 10-12, 2017
March 24-26, 2017
April 7-9, 2017

Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
November 8-10, 2016
January 24-26, 2017

Potts Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Open for year-round public access. Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
• Camping during FWC hunt dates is managed by FWC. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information. Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during hunt dates.
Hunt dates when the property is closed to horseback riding only:
November 18-20, 2016

Hunting taking place but open to the public:
October 6-9, 12-16, and 28-30, 2016
November 18-20, 2016
February 3-5 and 17-19, 2017
March 3-5, 18-21, and 24-28, 2017

Potts Preserve (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
June 23-24, 2016

Potts Preserve (Non-Wildlife Management Area Public Hunt Area)
• Open for year-round public access. Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
• Non-WMA public area hunting open year-round in accordance with applicable state regulations and state zonal seasons.
Hunting takes place year round, but is open to the public.

Starkey Wilderness Preserve – Serenova Tract (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
January 6-8 and 20-22, 2017
April 7-9, 2017

Upper Hillsborough Preserve – Alston Tract (District-managed Hunts)
Hunt dates when property is closed to the public:
November 1-3, 2016
December 9-11, 2016
January 3-5, 2017

Upper Hillsborough Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
• Camping during hunting dates is managed by FWC. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information.
Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:
November 8-10, 2016
December 3-4, 10-11, and 30-31, 2016
January 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29, 2017
February 4-5, 18-19, and 25-26, 2017
March 4-5, 23-24, and 30-31, 2017
April 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21, 2017

Weekiwachee Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
October 15-20, 2016
November 12-17, 2016
December 10-15, 2016
January 14-19, 2017
February 11-16, 2017

Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida

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