Southwest Florida Water Management District

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District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Nov. 13-15

November 8, 2018

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County Nov. 13-15.  The property will be closed to the public from dusk until dawn during the hunts. Normal daytime operations in the park will not be affected.

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District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 13-15

November 7, 2018

The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 13-15.

Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All 20 permits for these hunts have been sold.

Flying Eagle Nature Center is located at 12650 East Boy Scout Road in Inverness.

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District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Charlotte County

November 7, 2018

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency last year.

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