2017 – 2018 Hunting Season


Flying Eagle Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• 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 16-20, 2017
September 30, 2017
October 1-3, 6-10, and 21-23, 2017
November 4-7, 10-14, and 24-26, 2017
December 15-17, 2017
March 17-20 and 23-27, 2018

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve — East 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 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 28-30, 2017
October 1, 5-8 and 27-29, 2017
November 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, and 23-26, 2017
December 2, 2017 – January 1-28, 2018
February 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, 2018
March 3-4, 2018
March 17, 2017 – April 22, 2018

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 2-5 and 14-17, 2017
January 18-21 and 29-31, 2018
February 1 and 7-10, 2018
March 17-20, 26-29 and 31, 2018
April 1-3, 9-12, and 14-17, 2018

Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:
October 18-20, 2017

Hunting taking place but open to the public:
October 6-8, 2017
February 23-25, 2018
March 2-4, 2018

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 21-24, 2017
October 3-6, 12-15, and 24-27, 2017
November 2-5 and 14-17, 2017
December 5-8 and 14-17, 2017
March 22-25, 2018
April 3-6 and 19-22, 2018

Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:
January 26-28, 2018
February 23-25, 2018

Hunting taking place but open to the public:
January 12-14, 2018
February 2-4 and 9-11, 2018

Lake Panasoffkee (Wildlife Management Area) – Public Small Game Hunting Area
Hunting taking place but open to the public:

Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Camping reservations during hunts issued by the District (please indicate participation on family or youth hunts).
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
December 8-10, 2017
January 12-14 and 26-28, 2018
February 9-11, 2018
March 23-25, 2018
April 6-8, 2018

Potts Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Camping during FWC 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 FWC hunt dates.
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunt dates when the property is closed to horseback riding only:
November 17-19, 2017

Hunting taking place but open to the public:
October 5-8, 11-15, and 27-29, 2017
February 2-4 and 16-18, 2018
March 2-4, 17-20, and 23-27, 2018

Potts Preserve (Non-Wildlife Management Area Public Hunt 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.

Upper Hillsborough Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
• Camping during hunting dates is managed by FWC. Please visit MyFWC.com for more information.
• Please refer to the individual property page for available recreation.
Hunt dates when property is closed to horseback riding only:
November 7-9, 2017
December 2-3, 9-10, and 30-31, 2017
January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, 2018
February 3-4, 17-18, and 24-25, 2018
March 3-4, 21-22, and 28-29, 2018
April 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19, 2018

Weekiwachee Preserve (Wildlife Management Area)
Hunting taking place but open to the public:
October 14-19, 2017
November 11-16, 2017
December 9-14, 2017
January 13-18, 2018

Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida

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