Hunting Season Limited Access

2021–2022 Hunting Season

Chito Branch Reserve (District-managed Hunts) No camping

 Property will be closed to the public due to public hunt opportunity:

  • November 2-4, 2021
  • January 4-6, 2022

Flying Eagle Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during wildlife management area hunt dates. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information on hunting. 
  • Scout day – From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. 1 day prior to each archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun and spring turkey hunts.
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.

 Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the property remains open to the public:

  • September 18-22, 2021
  • October 2-5, 8-12 and 23-25, 2021
  • November 6-9, 12-16, 19-21 and 26-28, 2021
  • December 17-19, 2021
  • March 19-22 and 25-29, 2022

Flying Eagle Preserve — Flying Eagle McGregor Smith Scout Reservation (District-managed Hunts) No camping

Property will be closed to the public due to public hunt opportunity:

  • October 29-31, 2021
  • November 2-4 and 12-14, 2021
  • January 11-13 and 28-30, 2022
  • March 11-13, 2022

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve — East Tract (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC and allowed at designated campsites only for hunters. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information on hunting.  
  • Scout day – From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 1 day prior to each archery, general gun and spring turkey hunts.
  • Campsites (vehicle access) – is allowed after 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 1 day prior to archery, general gun and spring turkey.
  • Camping reservations for the backcountry campsites on the Florida Trail may be requested at the District's Recreation webpage

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the property remains open to the public: 

  • September 30-October 3, 2021
  • October 7-10 and 29-31, 2021
  • November 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 and 25-28, 2021
  • December 4, 2021 – January 30, 2022
  • February 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, 2022
  • March 5-6, 2022
  • March 19–April 24, 2022

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve — Hampton Tract (District-managed Hunts) No camping during hog hunts

Property will be closed to the public due to public hunt opportunity:

  • November 16-18, 2021
  • December 3-5, 2021
  • January 14-16, 2022
  • February 1-3, 2022
  • March 11-13 and 25-27, 2022

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve — West Tract (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC and allowed at designated campsites only for hunters. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information on hunting.  
  • Scout day – From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 1 day prior to each special-opportunity and hog dog hunts. Vehicle access is not allowed the day prior to small game hunts.
  • Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during hunt dates.
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation. 

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below.  The property is closed to the public during these Special-Opportunity hunts:

  • December 3-7 and 15-19, 2021
  • January 5-9 and 19-23, 2022
  • February 2-6, 2022
  • March 18-22 and 27-31, 2022
  • April 1-5, 10-14 and 15-19, 2022

Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:

  • October 20-22, 2021

Hunting taking place but open to the public:

  • October 8-10, 2021
  • February 18-20 and 25-27, 2022

Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve (District-managed Hunts) No camping

Property will be closed to the public due to public hunt opportunity:

  • November 16-18, 2021
  • December 3-5, 2021
  • January 25-27, 2022
  • April 1-3, 2022

Lake Panasoffkee (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC and allowed at designated campsites only for hunters. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information.   
  • Scout day – From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 1 day prior to each special opportunity and hog dog hunts. Vehicle access is not allowed the day prior to small game hunts.
  • Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during hunt dates. 
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation. 

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below.  The property is closed to the public during these Special-Opportunity hunts: 

  • September 22-26, 2021
  • October 4-8, 13-17 and 25-29, 2021
  • November 3-7 and 15-19, 2021
  • December 6-10 and 15-19, 2021
  • March 23-27, 2022
  • April 4-8 and 20-24, 2022

Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:

  • February 11-13 and 25-27, 2022

Hunting taking place but open to the public:

  • January 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30, 2022

Lake Panasoffkee (Wildlife Management Area) – Public Small Game Hunting Area

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the propery remains open to the public:

  • January 21-23 and 28-30, 2022
  • February 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27, 2022
  • March 4-6, 2022

Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping during hunt dates is managed by FWC and permitted campers may access the camping area as authorized by their permit. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information.  
  •  No scout day with vehicle access.
  • Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during FWC hunt dates.  
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation. 

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the property remains open to the public:

  • December 10-12, 2021
  • January 14-16 and 28-30, 2022
  • February 11-13, 2022
  • March 25-27, 2022
  • April 8-10, 2022

Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve - Flatwoods Park (District-managed Hunts) No camping

Hunt dates when property is closed to the public, night hunts:

  • November 30-December 2, 2021
  • January 11-13, 2022

Potts Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping during FWC hunt dates is managed by FWC and allowed at designated campsites only for hunters. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information.  
  • Scout day – From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. 1 day prior to each archery, muzzleloading gun, hog dog and spring turkey hunts.
  • Camping at District-managed campgrounds is prohibited during FWC hunt dates.
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.   

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the property remains open to the public with the exception of horseback riding: 

  • November 19-21, 2021

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the propery remains open to the public:

  • October 7-10, 13-17 and 29-31, 2021
  • November 19-21, 2021
  • February 4-6 and 18-20, 2022
  • March 4-6, 19-22 and 25-29, 2022

Potts Preserve (Non-Wildlife Management Area Public Use Area)

  • Non-WMA public use area hunting open year-round in accordance with applicable state regulations and state zonal seasons.
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation. 

Hunting takes place year-round on non-wildlife management public use area but is open to the public.

Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract (District-managed Hunts)

Hunt dates when property is closed to the public: 

  • December 3-5 and 17-19, 2021
  • January 14-16, 2022
  • March 11-13, 2022

Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract (District-managed Hunts) No camping during hog hunts

Property will be closed to the public due to public hunt opportunity:

  • November 9-11, 2021
  • January 4-6, 2022
  • January 28-30, 2022
  • April 8-10, 2022

Upper Hillsborough Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)

  • Camping during hunting dates is managed by FWC and allowed at designated campsites only for hunters. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information. 
  • Scout day – From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 1 day prior to each archery, muzzleloading gun and spring turkey hunts.
  • Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation. 

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the property remains open to the public with the exception of horseback riding:

  • November 9-11, 2021
  • December 4-5 and 11-12, 2021
  • January 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30, 2022
  • February 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, 2022
  • March 23-24 and 30-31, 2022
  • April 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21, 2022

Weekiwachee Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)

  • No camping or scout days. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information. 

Wildlife Management Area hunts take place on the dates indicated below, but the property remains open to the public:

  • October 16-21, 2021
  • November 13-18, 2021
  • December 11-16, 2021
  • January 15-20, 2022
  • February 12-17, 2022