68A-15.061. Specific Regulations for Wildlife Management Areas - Southwest Region  


Effective on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • 1(1) Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

    7(a) Open season:

    101. General gun – December 5 through January 31.

    192. Archery – 22October 30 through November 29, 27Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only and Thanksgiving Day.

    353. Small game – Beginning after the close of general gun and continuing until the close of the zonal squirrel season as established by Chapter 68A-13, F.A.C., Saturdays and Sundays only.

    664. Wild hog-dog – 70October 1-4 and 8-1174.

    755. Spring turkey – March 20 through April 25.

    846. Fishing and frogging – Allowed during periods in which hunting is allowed; and Saturdays and Sundays 101beginning the first Saturday in May and closing 43 days thereafter. Fishing and frogging are allowed at all other times provided that access is by foot only.

    128(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. 139Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 179During the wild hog-dog season, only wild hog may be taken.

    190(c) Camping: Allowed by permit only and only within the designated campsites at the Rock Ridge Road and 471 campgrounds. Camping is allowed at both campgrounds during archery, general gun, wild hog and spring turkey seasons. Camping is allowed only at the Rock Ridge Road campground during the fishing and frogging season and only at the 471 campground during the small game season. Camping permits are non-transferable. Camping along the Green Swamp Hiking Trail (Florida Trail) is prohibited except by written permission from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Refrigerators and freezers, unless contained in mobile campers, are prohibited. Lumber, sheet metal or other building materials is prohibited. The alteration, defacing, moving or tampering in any way with official markings of campsites is prohibited. The use or operation of electrical generators powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited within the campgrounds from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. A legible copy of the camping permit or the permittee’s name and permit number must be visibly affixed to camping shelters. Camping equipment must be removed by 8:00 p.m. on the last date listed on the camping permit, except for days between archery and general gun. Only tents, trailers or self-propelled camping vehicles may be used for camping.

    396(d) General regulations:

    3991. Hunters shall check in and out at a check station when entering and exiting the area and shall check all game taken.

    4222. No deer or wild hog shall be dismembered until checked at a designated check station.

    4383. Hunters may enter or exit the area at designated entrances only and only during hours in which check stations are in operation.

    4614. Hunting with dogs (other than bird dogs) is prohibited, except any dog may be used during the small game season to take small game and during the wild hog-dog season to take wild hogs. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited except during the wild hog-dog season. During the wild hog-dog season, no more than 3 free-running dogs per wild hog-dog daily quota permit shall be allowed. During non-hunting periods the possession of dogs shall only be as authorized by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    5505. Vehicles may be operated from 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset during established open seasons, except during the designated fishing and frogging season when vehicles may be operated during daylight hours only. Vehicles may be operated after 8:00 a.m. until 1.5 hours after sunset one day prior to each archery hunt, general gun season and spring turkey season for scouting. Vehicle access to the designated campsites is allowed at any time after 8 a.m. one day prior to archery hunts, general gun season and spring turkey season until 1.5 hours after sunset on the last day of the hunt or season, after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday until 1.5 hours after sunset on Sunday during wild hog-dog season, and after 4:00 p.m. on Friday until 1.5 hours after sunset on Sunday during the small game and fishing and frogging seasons. Motorized vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads, except Stanley Fish Hole, Orange Lake and Tillman Lake roads shall be open only during the designated fishing and frogging season. Bicycles may be operated only on named or numbered roads and designated bicycle trails. During the designated fishing and frogging season Tanic Grade, Powder Grade and Levee Road north of Main Grade will be closed to vehicle traffic.

    7636. Tracked vehicles, airboats, all-terrain vehicles, horses and unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles are prohibited.

    7777. Authorized hunting equipment or dogs may be taken on the area after 8:00 a.m. one day before the opening of a season and shall be removed from the area on the last day of each season.

    8148. The possession or consumption of intoxicating beverages is prohibited.

    8249. During the wild hog-dog season, a daily quota permit allows three hunters to participate in the hunt.

    842(2) Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area – West Unit.

    851(a) Open season:

    8541. Wild hog-still – October 9-11.

    8602. Wild hog-dog – October 21-23.

    8663. Special-opportunity archery – December 5-8 and 17-20.

    8744. Special-opportunity general gun – 879January 21-24, and February 1-4 and 10-13886.

    8875. Special-opportunity turkey – 891March 20-23, March 29 through April 1, April 3-6, 12-15 and 17-20903.

    9046. Small game – February 19-21 and February 26-28.

    9137. Fishing and frogging – Allowed throughout the year.

    9228. Trapping – Prohibited.

    926(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. Turkey may be taken only during the special-opportunity turkey hunts and only from one-half hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. One gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per special-opportunity spring turkey permit. One antlered deer may be taken per special-opportunity deer permit. Antlerless deer may be taken by antlerless deer permit only. Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with four or more points is prohibited. Only wild hog may be taken during the wild hog seasons.

    1018(c) Camping: Camping is allowed at designated campsites during hunting season and at other times by permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Kitchen stoves, refrigerators, and freezers, unless contained in mobile campers are prohibited. Lumber, sheet metal or other building materials are prohibited. Each camper shall ensure that their campsite is clean at all times. The alteration, defacing, moving or tampering in any way with official markings of campsites is prohibited. The use or operation of electrical generators powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited within the campgrounds from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.

    1115(d) General regulations:

    11181. Hunters must enter and exit the area at the designated entrance and register at the hunt headquarters.

    11362. Vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads. Horses and bicycles may be ridden only on designated trails.

    11573. The use of tracked vehicles, airboats, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited. The use of horses is prohibited during periods open for hunting, except during wild hog-still and small game seasons.

    11924. No game shall be dismembered until checked at the hunt headquarters.

    12045. Individuals in possession of a special-opportunity permit or quota permit shall have vehicle access to the area from sunrise to sunset on the day preceding the hunt, except special-opportunity spring turkey permit holders shall have vehicle access to the area 1 1/2 hours before sunrise until 1 1/2 hours after sunset on the day preceding the hunt.

    12626. Taking wildlife with shotguns is prohibited during the special-opportunity archery hunts.

    12747. The use of dogs is prohibited except that dogs may be used during the small game season to take small game and during the wild hog-dog season to take wild hogs. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited except during the wild hog-dog season. During the wild hog-dog season, no more than three free-running dogs per quota permit shall be allowed. During non-hunting periods the possession of dogs shall only be as authorized by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    13578. During the wild hog-dog season, a quota permit shall allow a hunting group of two persons and a guest, as authorized by Rule 138168A-15.005, 1382F.A.C., (3 total) to participate in the hunt.

    13909. During periods open for hunting, motorized vehicles may only be operated by persons participating in the hunt.

    140810. During the small game season the take of wild hog is prohibited except by persons in possession of a daily wild hog permit. Eighty wild hog permits shall be issued daily at the check station.

    1444(3) Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area.

    1453(a) Open season:

    14561. Archery – September 12-16.

    14612. Bird dog training – Bird dogs may be trained in the bird dog training area September 19 through February 14 and bird dogs may be trained in the remainder of the area during the small game season except the field trial and Boy Scout areas.

    15073. General gun – November 7-15.

    15134. Small game – 1517November 16-29 and on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only December 2 through January 171532.

    15335. Field trial quail – January 23-24.

    15406. Raccoon and opossum – During the month of February.

    15507. Fishing and Frogging – Year-round.

    1556(b) Legal to take: 1560All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. During the archery season the take of turkey is prohibited. After the first two days of archery season, the take of antlerless deer is prohibited. 1592Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 1632Wild hog may only be taken during archery and general gun seasons with a limit of one per quota permit or one per exempt hunter each season. The take of wild hog with a shoulder height of less than 15 inches is prohibited. Quail shall be taken by daily quail or field trial quail quota permit only with a bag limit of 6 per day. During the raccoon and opossum season, only raccoon and opossum are legal to take.

    1711(c) Camping: Prohibited, except in designated campgrounds by permit as provided by paragraph 172468A-15.004(8)(a), 1725F.A.C.

    1726(d) General regulations:

    17291. Hunters shall check in and out at a check station when entering and exiting the area and shall check all game taken, except during the raccoon and opossum season.

    17592. All persons shall enter and exit the area at a designated entrance.

    17723. Public access is allowed only from 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset, provided public access to the designated campground is allowed at anytime camping is allowed and public access is allowed at anytime during the raccoon and opossum season.

    18154. The use of all-terrain vehicles, airboats or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    18295. Taking wildlife with dogs during the archery season and general gun season is prohibited.

    18446. During periods closed to hunting, vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads in the bird dog training area lying south of the northern boundaries of Sections 19, 20 and 21, Township 41S, Range 24E and west of the first north-south fence line east of the Seaboard Grade and on Tram Grade, Tucker Grade and Road 6 in the remainder of the area. The operation of vehicles is prohibited in Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, Township 42S, Range 24E and the west 1/2 of Section 19, Township 42S, Range 25E.

    19387. 1939Vehicles shall be operated on named or numbered roads only, except during the bird dog training, general gun and small game seasons.

    19618. Vehicular access for scouting shall be allowed one week prior to the archery season on named and numbered roads only.

    19829. During the small game and field trial quail seasons, shotguns used to take wildlife shall be plugged to a three-shell capacity with a one-piece filler that cannot be removed without disassembling the gun.

    201610. Taking wildlife with a gun is prohibited during bird dog training season while training bird dogs within the bird dog training area.

    203911. Authorized hunting equipment may be taken on the area beginning one week prior to the archery season.

    205712. The take of quail within the field trial and Boy Scout areas is prohibited, except persons 2074authorized to participate in the field trial quail hunt 2083may take quail within the field trial area.

    209113. During the archery, general gun, and Wednesdays and Thursdays of small game seasons, hunting is allowed within the field trial and Boy Scout areas provided the take of quail is prohibited and access shall be on foot (pedestrian) only.

    213114. During the small game season only persons in possession of a daily quail permit shall kill or be in possession of quail. Daily quail permits will be issued on Wednesdays and Saturdays only, beginning the first Saturday following Thanksgiving Day and may continue up to 39 days thereafter. Quail shall be taken by daily quail permit within the zone assigned on the daily quail permit only.

    219815. The season quota for daily quail permits and the specific procedures for issuing the permits shall be as established by Order of the Executive Director or his designee. The season quota for daily quail permits will be adjusted each year, as necessary so as not to exceed a harvest of 15% of the estimated population. Quotas for daily quail permits will be based on estimates of population levels relative to a 15% harvest rate and daily hunter success rates. Procedures for issuing daily quail permits will be established in the Order of the Executive Director and will result in distributing quail hunting pressure as evenly as possible among the daily quail permit zones.

    231216. Daily quail permits are non-transferable, valid the day of issuance only, limited to no more than one daily quail permit per person per day, and not subject to exemptions, except that one person younger than 16 years of age may accompany a person older than 18 years of age who holds a daily quail permit and may participate in the hunt provided that both hunters must share a single daily bag limit of quail.

    238717. During the raccoon and opossum season, hunting as specified by paragraph 239968A-24.002(2)(b), 2400F.A.C. is allowed.

    240318. During the field trial quail season, a quota permit shall allow a hunting group of two persons to participate in the hunt provided the daily bag limit shall be shared.

    2434(4) Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area – Yucca Pens Unit.

    2447(a) Open season:

    24501. Muzzleloading gun – October 16-18.

    24562. General gun – October 31 through November 8.

    24653. Small game – 2469November 11 through January 10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only and the Friday after Thanksgiving Day2487.

    24884. Raccoon and opossum – During the months of February and March.

    25005. Fishing and frogging – Year-round.

    2506(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. 2517Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 2557Quail may be taken only during the small game season. The bag limit for quail shall be six per day. During small game season the take of wild hog is prohibited. During the raccoon and opossum season, only raccoon, opossum and coyote are legal to take.

    2603(c) Camping: Prohibited.

    2606(d) General regulations:

    26091. All persons shall enter and exit the area at a designated entrance.

    26222. All hunters shall check in and out at the designated check station when entering or exiting the area and check all game taken, except during small game season when hunters shall use the Babcock/Webb check station and during the raccoon and opossum season when checking is not required.

    26713. Public access is allowed only from 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset, except during the raccoon and opossum season when public access is allowed at any time.

    27024. The use of all-terrain vehicles, airboats or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    27165. Hunting with dogs during the muzzleloading gun and general gun season is prohibited. The take of wildlife with dogs is prohibited, except when taking small game during the small game season or raccoon and opossum during the raccoon and opossum season when any dog may be used. The take of wild hogs with dogs is prohibited. The take of coyotes with dogs is prohibited.

    27816. Motorized vehicular access is allowed only from 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset, except during the raccoon and opossum season when vehicle access is allowed at any time.

    28137. 2814Motorized vehicles may be operated only on named and numbered roads.

    28258. Horses are allowed on named or numbered roads and designated trails only.

    28389. Authorized hunting equipment shall be allowed on the area per paragraph 285068A-15.004(5)(a), 2851F.A.C., except equipment may also be taken on the area beginning the Saturday prior to the opening of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons.

    287510. During the raccoon and opossum season, hunting as specified by paragraph 288768A-24.002(2)(b), 2888F.A.C., is allowed.

    289111. During the raccoon and opossum season, coyotes may be taken only with guns and only from one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset.

    2917(5) Upper Hillsborough Wildlife Management Area.

    2923(a) Open season:

    29261. Wild hog-dog – November 10-12.

    29322. Archery – December 5-6, 12-13, 2938January 2-3 and 9-102942.

    29433. Muzzleloading gun – 2947January 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and February 6-72954.

    29554. Small game – 2959February 13-14, 20-21 and 27-282964.

    29655. Spring turkey – March 24-25, 2971March 31 through April 1, April 7-9, 14-15 and 21-222981.

    29826. Fishing and frogging – Allowed year-round.

    2989(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs, and furbearers. Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 3015or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 3029is prohibited, 3031except by persons less than 16 years of age3040. 3041During the wild hog-dog season only wild hog may be taken.

    3052(c) Camping: Prohibited except at the designated campsite from 8:00 a.m. one day prior to each archery, muzzleloading gun and spring turkey hunt until 8:00 p.m. on the last day of each hunt; from 3:00 p.m. one day prior to each wild hog-dog and small game hunt until 8:00 p.m. on the last day of each hunt; or by written permission from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Only tents, trailers or self-propelled camping vehicles may be used for camping. Camping equipment is prohibited on the area except during periods when camping is allowed.

    3146(d) General regulations:

    31491. No deer, turkey or wild hog may be dismembered until checked at a designated check station.

    31662. Each day hunters shall check in prior to hunting and out when finished hunting at a check station when entering and exiting the area and shall check all game taken.

    31973. All hunters shall enter and exit the area at a designated entrance on County Road 54.

    32144. Tracked vehicles, airboats, all-terrain vehicles and unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles are prohibited.

    32275. Horses are prohibited during periods when hunting is allowed, but are permitted at other times with written permission from the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    32536. Motor vehicles may be operated between the designated entrance and the designated campsite anytime camping is allowed. Motor vehicles may be operated beyond the designated camp sites from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. one day prior to each archery, muzzleloading gun and spring turkey hunt. During hunts, motor vehicles may be operated beyond the designated camp sites only during hours that the check station is in operation.

    33217. Motorized vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads.

    33338. Bicycles may be operated only on named or numbered roads or designated bicycle trails.

    33489. During periods not open for hunting or camping, public access other than on foot (pedestrian) or by bicycle is prohibited.

    336910. Hunting with dogs other than bird dogs is prohibited 3379except that dogs may be used during the wild hog-dog season and any dog may be used to take small game during the small game season. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited except during the wild hog-dog season. During the wild hog-dog season, no more than three free-running dogs per quota permit shall be allowed3437. During non-hunting periods the possession of dogs shall only be as authorized by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    345711. Hunting equipment is prohibited on the area except during periods when camping is allowed.

    347212. During the small game season, wildlife may be taken only with shotguns, except gray squirrel and rabbit may be taken with air guns. 3496During the wild hog-dog season wildlife may be taken only with shotguns and centerfire handguns.

    351113. During the wild hog-dog season, a wild hog-dog daily quota permit shall allow a hunting group of two persons and a guest to participate in the hunt.

    3539(6) Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area.

    3544(a) Open season:

    35471. Archery – October 17 through November 6.

    35552. Muzzleloading gun – December 12-20.

    35613. Small game – January 9-10 and 30-31.

    35694. Spring turkey – March 23-25 and April 6-8.

    35785. Fishing – Allowed year-round.

    3583(b) Legal to take: All legal game (except turkeys shall be legal to take only during spring turkey season), furbearers and fish. Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 3620or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 3634is prohibited, 3636except by persons less than 16 years of age3645. Deer bag limit – one per day. During the spring turkey season, one gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per person, but not more than two per quota permit.

    3676(c) Camping: Permitted, except as authorized by the Florida Forest Service. Only tents, trailers or self-propelled camping vehicles may be used for camping.

    3699(d) General regulations:

    37021. Hunters shall check in and out at the check station and shall check all game taken. Hunters shall enter and exit only at designated entrances.

    37282. No deer or turkey shall be dismembered until checked at the check station.

    37423. The taking of wildlife with dogs is prohibited, except small game may be taken with bird dogs, retrievers and dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less.

    37724. Vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads. Horses are prohibited during periods when the area is open to hunting. During periods closed to hunting, horses may be ridden but only on firebreaks, named or numbered roads or designated horse trails.

    38165. The use of all-terrain vehicles, tracked vehicles, or airboats is prohibited.

    38286. No person shall operate a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine.

    38417. In addition to the provisions of Rule 384968A-15.004, 3850F.A.C., hunting equipment shall be allowed on the area 14 days prior to the first hunt allowing the take of deer and shall be removed by 7 days after the end of the last hunt allowing the take of deer.

    3890(7) KICCO Wildlife Management Area.

    3895(a) Open season:

    38981. Archery – September 19 through October 18, Saturdays and Sundays only.

    39102. Muzzleloading gun – October 24-25 3916and October 31 through November 13922.

    39233. Wild hog-still – November 14 through December 13, Saturdays and Sundays only.

    39364. Small game – December 19 through January 24.

    39455. Spring turkey – March 20 through April 18, Saturdays and Sundays only.

    39586. Youth turkey – March 13-14.

    39647. Fishing, frogging and other recreational use – Allowed year-round.

    3974(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs, and furbearers (except bobcat and otter). 3989Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 4029One gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per spring turkey quota permit. One turkey may be taken per archery quota permit. During the wild hog-still season, only wild hog may be taken.

    4062(c) Camping: Prohibited except by persons possessing a special-use license issued by the South Florida Water Management District.

    4080(d) General regulations:

    40831. Vehicle access is prohibited except by persons that have obtained an authorization from the South Florida Water Management District. Vehicles shall be operated only on named or numbered roads and must be parked in designated parking areas or within 25 feet of a named or numbered road. The use of tracked vehicles, airboats, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited. Horses are prohibited except by written permission from the South Florida Water Management District.

    41602. Except as authorized by the South Florida Water Management District, fires are prohibited.

    41743. Taking wildlife with centerfire rifles is prohibited.

    41824. Hunting with dogs is prohibited except retrievers, bird dogs or dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less may be used during the small game season. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited.

    42205. The portion of the area north and east of River Ranch Boulevard shall be open to hunting only during the wild hog-still season.

    42446. All persons shall enter and exit the area at a designated entrance or via the Kissimmee River.

    4262(8) Hickory Hammock Wildlife Management Area.

    4268(a) Open season:

    42711. Wild hog-still – September 18- 20, 25-27 and January 15-17.

    42822. Archery – October 16-18.

    42873. Muzzleloading gun – 4291October 24-26 and 28-304295.

    42964. General gun – November 7-9.

    43025. Small game – November 16-29 and January 25 through March 7.

    43146. General gun for mobility-impaired – December 12-13.

    43227. Migratory game birds – During the migratory game bird seasons as established by Rules 433768A-13.003 4338and 433968A-13.008, 4340F.A.C.

    43418. Spring turkey – March 25-27 and April 15-17.

    43509. Fishing and frogging – Allowed throughout the year.

    4359(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 4385or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 4399is prohibited, 4401except by persons less than 16 years of age4410. Antlerless deer may be taken during archery and general gun for mobility-impaired seasons. During the muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons the bag limit for antlered deer shall be one per quota permit. During the archery and general gun for mobility-impaired seasons the bag limit for deer shall be one antlered and one antlerless deer per quota permit. Only mobility-impaired hunters may take antlerless deer during the general gun for mobility-impaired season. One gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per spring turkey quota permit. Only wild hog may be taken during the wild hog-still season. During the first fourteen (14) days of small game season the take of wild hog is prohibited.

    4524(c) Camping: Permitted by persons possessing a special-use license issued by the South Florida Water Management District.

    4541(d) General regulations:

    45441. Taking wildlife with centerfire rifles is prohibited.

    45522. Hunting with dogs is prohibited except retrievers, bird dogs, or dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less may be used during small game season. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited.

    45893. Vehicle access is prohibited except by persons that have obtained an authorization from the South Florida Water Management District. Vehicles shall be operated only on named or numbered roads and must be parked in designated parking areas or within 25 feet of a named or numbered road.

    46374. The use of tracked vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited, 4652except that all-terrain vehicles may be used only by certified mobility-impaired hunters and only during the general gun for mobility-impaired season and from 8:00 a.m. until sunset one day prior to the season.

    46855. 4686During the mobility-impaired general gun season, certified mobility-impaired hunters with quota permits, a non-hunting assistant and one guest, as authorized by rule 470868A-15.005, 4709F.A.C., may participate in the hunt, but must share the bag limit.

    4721(9) Walk-in-the-Water Wildlife Management Area.

    4726(a) Open season:

    47291. Archery –October 3-4, 5-8, 9-11, 12-15 and 16-18.

    47382. Muzzleloading gun – December 5-6, 7-10 and 11-13.

    47473. Wild hog-still – January 16-24.

    47534. Small game – February 6-14 and February 27 through March 7.

    47655. Spring turkey – March 30 through April 1.

    47746. Fishing – Allowed throughout the year.

    4781(b) Legal to take: All legal game, furbearers and fish. 4791Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 4831During the archery season the bag limit for deer shall be one deer per person, but not more than two quota permit. During the muzzleloading gun season the bag limit for deer shall be one antlered deer per person, but not more than two per quota permit. During the wild hog-still season only wild hog may be taken. The take of turkey is prohibited during the archery season. During the spring turkey season, one gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per person, but not more than two per quota permit.

    4922(c) Camping: Prohibited, except as authorized by the Florida Forest Service. Only tents, trailers or self-propelled camping vehicles may be used for camping.

    4945(d) General regulations:

    49481. The use of dogs, other than bird dogs, retrievers or dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less, is prohibited. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited.

    49802. Motorized vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads.

    49923. All vehicles shall be parked in designated parking areas.

    50024. The use of all-terrain vehicles, tracked vehicles or airboats is prohibited.

    50145. The use of horses is prohibited during the archery, muzzleloading gun, and wild hog-still seasons. At other times, horses may be ridden but only on firebreaks, named or numbered roads or designated horse trails.

    50496. All persons shall enter and exit only at designated entrances.

    50607. In addition to the provisions of Rule 506868A-15.004, 5069F.A.C., hunting equipment shall be allowed on the area 14 days prior to the first hunt allowing the take of deer and shall be removed by 7 days after the end of the last hunt allowing the take of deer.

    5109(10) Hilochee Wildlife Management Area.

    5114(a) Open season:

    51171. Youth turkey hunt – March 13-14.

    51242. Spring turkey – March 26-28 and April 9-11.

    51333. Muzzleloading gun – 5137February 19-215139.

    51404. Wild hog-still – November 20-22, December 4-6, and 18-20.

    51505. Small game – December 25 through January 17.

    51596. Archery – 5162February 12-145164.

    51657. General Gun – February 27 through March 1.

    51748. Fishing – Permitted only on Peat Lake, Little Peat Lake, Hidden Lake, Stock Lake, and Turtle Pond and only by those in possession of a Hilochee Fishing Permit. The possession of nets (except dip nets), fish traps, trotlines, set lines, minnow seines, cast nets, or bush hooks is prohibited. Fishing is allowed on Saturdays and Sundays only and during daylight hours only. Twenty fishing permits shall be available for each weekend. Permits shall be nontransferable with no exemptions.

    52539. Raccoon – August 6 through September 27 (from 1.5 hours before sunset on Thursday until 1.5 hours after sunrise on Sunday).

    5275(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish (as provided below), and furbearers. Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 5303or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 5317is prohibited, 5319except by persons less than 16 years of age5328. During the spring turkey season, one gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per person, but not more than two per quota permit. Gobblers or bearded turkeys may be taken during the spring turkey season from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. During the wild hog-still season, only wild hog may be taken. No person shall kill or possess any largemouth bass from Peat Lake, Little Peat Lake, Stock Lake, Hidden Lake, and Turtle Pond. No person shall take, in any one day, more than 20 bluegill, 10 black crappie, or 6 catfish. No person shall kill or possess any bluegill less than 8 inches total length or black crappie less than 10 inches total length. During the raccoon season, only raccoon and opossum may be taken.

    5456(c) Camping: Prohibited.

    5459(d) General regulations:

    54621. All users shall enter and exit the area through designated entrances.

    54742. Hunting with dogs other than bird dogs and retrievers is prohibited, except any dog may be used when taking small game during small game season or during the raccoon season. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited.

    55143. Motorized vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads and shall be parked in designated parking areas or within 25 feet of a named or numbered road.

    55444. The use of tracked vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    55595. Horses are allowed on named or numbered roads and designated trails only.

    55726. During periods when the area is closed to hunting, public access other than by foot, bicycle, or horse is prohibited, except that motorized vehicles shall be allowed one day prior to the archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog-still, and spring turkey hunts, and by individuals in possession of a valid fishing permit. 5626Persons participating in the raccoon season may operate motorized vehicles from 1.5 hours before sunset on Thursday until 1.5 hours after sunset on Sunday5650.

    56517. Operation of any boat propelled by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.

    56648. Public access is prohibited from 1.5 hours after sunset until 1.5 hours before sunrise, 5679except persons participating in the raccoon season may have access from 1.5 hours before sunset on Thursday until 1.5 hours after sunset on Sunday.

    57039. During the raccoon season, hunting as specified by paragraph 571368A-24.002(2)(b), 5714F.A.C., is allowed.

    571710. 5718Northern bobwhite may be released and taken by shotgun during the small game season provided each individual or group participating possesses a daily permit and proof (including the name and address of the vendor and date of purchase) that the northern bobwhite were purchased within the past 90 days from a game farm licensed by the Commission or another state. 5778All individuals participating must enter through the Riddick Grove Road entrance.

    5789(11) Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area.

    5796(a) Open season:

    57991. Archery – October 17-19 and 23-25.

    58062. Muzzleloading gun – November 27-29.

    58123. General gun – 5816January 22-24 and February 5-75821.

    58224. Small game – January 1-3 and 8-10.

    58305. Wild hog-still – December 11-13 and 25-27.

    58386. Youth turkey hunt – March 13-14.

    58457. Spring turkey – March 20-22, 5851April 2-4 and 16-185855.

    58568. Fishing – Allowed throughout the year.

    5863(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish and furbearers (except bobcat and otter). Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 5892or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 5906is prohibited, 5908except by persons less than 16 years of age5917. One antlered deer may be taken per quota permit. No more than one antlerless deer may be taken per quota permit during the archery season. One gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per spring turkey quota permit. Only wild hog may be taken during the wild hog-still season.

    5967(c) Camping: Prohibited during hunting seasons. Permitted at other times by individuals in possession of a special-use license issued by the South Florida Water Management District.

    5993(d) General regulations:

    59961. The use of tracked vehicles, airboats, horses, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    60132. P6015ublic access other than by foot or bicycle is prohibited, except by persons that have obtained an authorization from the South Florida Water Management District. 6040Vehicles shall be operated only on named or numbered roads and shall be parked in designated parking areas or within 25 feet of a named or numbered road.

    60683. Entry into or exit from the area at locations other than designated entrances is prohibited.

    60844. Hunting with dogs other than bird dogs and retrievers is prohibited, except that during small game season dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less may be used. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited.

    6124(12) Avon Park Air Force Range Wildlife Management Area.

    6133(a) Open season:

    61361. Archery – September 19 through October 18 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    61572. Muzzleloading gun – October 24 through November 6 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    61793. General gun – November 7 through January 24 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    62014. Small game – November 14 through March 7 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    62235. Youth turkey hunt – March 13-14 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    62436. Spring turkey – March 20 through April 25 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    62657. Antlerless deer – November 21-27 in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    62848. Trapping – Prohibited.

    62889. Fishing and frogging – During periods when hunting is allowed and at other times specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    631110. Wild hog (still and dog hunts) – In areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    6332(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs, turtles, and furbearers. Antlered deer, wild hog, and quail may be taken only during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee. Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 6379or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 6393is prohibited, except 6396by persons less than 16 years of age 6404in those areas and during those days as specified by the Installation Commander or a designee. Gobblers or bearded turkeys may be taken during the spring turkey season from one-half hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. or as specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    6450(c) Camping: In areas and during periods specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    6465(d) General regulations:

    64681. Hunters and individuals accompanying hunters must wear a minimum of 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material above the waist as an outer garment when in any hunt area during muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog or small game seasons, except those hunting waterfowl in Morgan Hole Creek, Kissimmee Marsh or Arbuckle Marsh. Persons within the passenger compartment of a vehicle are not required to wear the fluorescent orange material.

    65402. The use of centerfire rifles for taking wildlife is prohibited, unless authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    65603. Shotguns are prohibited for taking wildlife during the archery season.

    65714. Hunting with or possession of dogs is prohibited in areas designated by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    65905. During the general gun season, hunting in the designated dog-hunt areas is restricted to hunters using dogs, unless hunting waterfowl in Morgan Hole Creek, Kissimmee Marsh or Arbuckle Marsh. No tree stands may be erected in the designated dog-hunt areas.

    66316. Running of dogs after sunset and before sunrise is prohibited, unless authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    66517. Taking wildlife is prohibited in the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge, unless authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    66718. Vehicles may be operated only on roads designated by the Installation Commander or a designee. No person shall operate a vehicle off of named or numbered roads, except hunters with bird dogs in the designated vehicle-bird dog areas during the small game season or as authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    67259. The use of vehicles is prohibited between 10:00 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. except on Frostproof, Smith Old Bravo and Kissimmee roads. When authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee, these restrictions shall not apply.

    676110. Hunters shall sign in and out and check all game taken at the Outdoor Recreation Office.

    677811. Hunters may enter and exit the area only at entry points designated by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    679812. Use of all-terrain vehicles and airboats is prohibited, unless authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    681613. Public access is prohibited in areas designated as “Closed” by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    683314. Hunting as specified in paragraph 68A-24.002(2)(b), F.A.C., is allowed in areas and during days specified by the Installation Commander or a designee.

    685615. During wild hog-dog hunts, legal hunting hours shall be during times specified by the Installation Commander or a designee. When authorized by the Installation Commander or a designee, wild hog may be taken during wild hog-dog hunts at night by the aid of a light with a firearm provided that no wild hog shall be shot until bayed by dogs. The hunting of wild hogs under this provision by display or use of a light from a moving vehicle, boat or animal is prohibited.

    6941(13) Croom Wildlife Management Area.

    6946(a) Open season:

    69491. Muzzleloading gun – October 24-26.

    69552. General gun – November 7-29.

    69613. Small game – November 30 through March 7.

    69704. Spring turkey – March 23-25, April 6-8 and 20-22.

    69805. Fox, raccoon and bobcat – December 17 through March 13. Hunting is allowed from 5:00 p.m. Thursday to sunrise Sunday with dogs only. Taking wildlife with guns is prohibited during this season.

    70136. Fishing and frogging – Throughout year.

    70207. Duck, geese and coot – During the migratory game bird seasons as established by Rule 703668A-13.003, 7037F.A.C.

    7038(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. One gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per spring turkey quota permit. 7062Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age.

    7102(c) Camping: Prohibited unless authorized by the Florida Forest Service.

    7112(d) General regulations:

    71151. Hunting with dogs is prohibited during the muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons. Any dog may be used for taking small game during the small game season. Dogs used during the fox, raccoon and bobcat season are only allowed in the portion of the area south of Croom road, bounded on the east by Croom-Rital Road to its juncture with the boundary fence of the Croom Motorcycle Area located in Sections 17, 18, 19, 30, 31 and those parts of Sections 7 and 8 lying south of the old railroad right-of-way, Township 22 South, Range 21 East, and thence bounded by said boundary fence. Taking wildlife with dogs is prohibited in the Croom Motorcycle Area.

    72312. The take of wild hogs with dogs is prohibited.

    72413. Motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles may be operated off roads in Sections 17, 18, 19, 30, 31 and those parts of Sections 7 and 8 lying south of the old railroad right-of-way, Township 22 South, Range 21 East (Croom Motorcycle Area) only. Operation of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in this area is permitted throughout the year but all such vehicles shall be permitted by the Florida Forest Service. Vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads in that portion of the area lying outside the Croom Motorcycle Area, but such vehicles must be properly licensed under Chapter 320, F.S., or otherwise legal to operate on public roads.

    73504. Horses may be ridden only on named or numbered roads or on designated horse trails.

    73665. Taking wildlife with firearms or dogs is prohibited at all times in Sections 17, 18, 19, 30, 31 and those parts of Sections 7 and 8 lying south of the old railroad right-of-way, Township 22 South, Range 21 East.

    74066. During the first nine days of general gun season and the entire spring turkey and muzzleloading gun seasons, all game taken shall be checked at the check station, and no turkey shall be dismembered until checked at the check station.

    74477. Taking wildlife with guns is prohibited on the Withlacoochee State Trail.

    7459(14) Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area.

    7464(a) Open season:

    74671. Archery – September 19 through October 18.

    74752. Muzzleloading gun – October 24-26.

    74813. General gun – November 7 through January 3.

    74904. Wild hog-dog – January 15-17 and 22-24.

    74985. Migratory game birds – During the migratory game bird seasons as established by Rules 751368A-13.003 7514and 751568A-13.008, 7516F.A.C., except waterfowl and coot may be taken on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

    75306. Fishing, frogging and other recreational use – Allowed year-round.

    75407. Youth turkey hunt – March 13-14.

    75478. Spring turkey – March 26-28, April 9-11 and 23-25.

    75579. Raccoon –February 4-28, May 5-29 (from 1.5 hours before sunset on Thursday until 1.5 hours after sunrise on Sunday).

    7577(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers (except bobcat and otter). During the archery season, the take of antlerless deer shall be by antlerless deer permit only. 7608Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with two or more points is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 7634During the spring turkey season, 7639one gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per person, but not more than two per quota permit. Only wild hog may be taken during the wild hog-dog season. Waterfowl and coot may be taken on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. During the raccoon season, only raccoon and opossum may be taken.

    7691(c) Camping: Prohibited, 7694except primitive overnight camping is allowed at a designated site on Ryle Creek by persons paddling Segment 7/Nature Coast segment of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. Paddlers must obtain a permit from the Commission and have the permit in their possession while camping7738.

    7739(d) General regulations:

    77421. Public access is prohibited from 1.5 hours after sunset until 1.5 hours before sunrise, except for registered SCUBA divers and during periods open to hunting.

    77682. Hunting with dogs other than retrievers or bird dogs is prohibited west of the Main grade, on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service portion of the property. Hunting with dogs other than retrievers or bird dogs is prohibited in Zone C, except during the wild hog-dog season. Dogs with a shoulder height greater than 17 inches are prohibited in that portion of the area lying east of the Main grade and Zone C, except during the wild hog-dog and raccoon seasons when dogs are allowed east of Main Grade.

    78583. Fires are prohibited.

    78624. Waterfowl hunting from permanent blinds or structures is prohibited.

    78725. Decoys and boats must be removed from the management area daily.

    78846. Vehicles shall be operated only on named or numbered roads.

    78957. All persons shall enter and exit only at designated entrances. Hunters shall check in and out at a check station and check all game taken during the archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog and spring turkey seasons.

    79348. The use of tracked vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    79499. That portion of the area east of US Highway 19 shall be open for small game hunting and spring turkey season only.

    797210. During the wild hog-dog season, a quota permit shall allow a hunting group of two persons and a guest, as authorized by Rule 799668A-15.005, 7997F.A.C., (3 total) to participate in the hunt.

    800511. The take of wild hog with the aid of dogs is prohibited, except no more than three free-running dogs per quota permit may be used during the wild hog-dog season in that portion of the area east of Main Grade and west of US Hwy. 19.

    805212. Horses are allowed on named or numbered roads and designated trails only. Bicycles are allowed on named or numbered roads and designated trails only, except during periods open for hunting and 7 days prior to each hunt when bicycles are allowed throughout the area.

    809713. During the raccoon season, hunting as specified by paragraph 810768A-24.002(2)(b), 8108F.A.C., is allowed.

    8111(e) SCUBA diving on Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area is prohibited, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph.

    81281. SCUBA diving is allowed only by persons 18 years of age or older, after completion of the no-cost “Chassahowitzka WMA SCUBA Diving Registration” with the  Commission, prior to SCUBA diving, accessed at https://public.myfwc.com/CrossDOI/PermitMe. CHASS-1, a document encompassing the content of the registration entitled “Chassahowitzka SCUBA Registration Instructions” (Dated December 2017), is hereby incorporated by reference and available at 8187http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-09597, 8189or from the Commission, at The Southwest Regional Office, 3900 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811-1207.

    82052. SCUBA Divers are required to present an electronic or paper copy of proof of registration and government issued identification upon request by the Commission.

    82303. Completion of the Chassahowitzka SCUBA diver registration does not eliminate the Chassahowitzka daily use permit fee requirement.

    8248(15) Hilochee Wildlife Management Area 8253 8254Osprey Unit.

    8256(a) Open season:

    82591. Family hunt 8262 8263November 13-15.

    82652. Wild hog-still 8268 8269November 27-29.

    82713. Wild hog-dog 8274 8275December 11-13 and January 8-10.

    82804. Small game 8283– January 11-31.

    82865. Archery – February 12-14.

    82916. Muzzleloading gun – February 19-21.

    82977. Youth turkey hunt – March 13-14.

    83048. Spring turkey 8307 8308April 16-18 and 23-25.

    83129. General gun – February 27 through March 1.

    832110. Fishing 8323 8324Allowed year-round.

    8326(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish and furbearers. 8336Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points 8351or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length 8365is prohibited, 8367except by persons less than 16 years of age8376. The bag limit for deer shall be one antlered deer per person, but not more than two per quota permit. The take of antlerless deer is prohibited during the archery season. The take of deer is prohibited during the family hunt. 8418Only wild hog may be taken during the wild hog seasons. Turkey may be taken during the spring turkey season only. During the spring turkey season, one gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per person, but not more than two per quota permit. 8462No person shall kill or possess any largemouth bass. No person shall take, in any one day, more than 20 bluegill, 10 black crappie, or 6 catfish. No person shall kill or possess any bluegill less than 8 inches total length or black crappie less than 10 inches total length.

    8512(c) Camping: Prohibited.

    8515(d) General regulations:

    85181. Public access is prohibited from 1.5 hours after sunset until 1.5 hours before sunrise, except during the small game season.

    85392. All persons shall enter and exit the area through a designated entrance.

    85523. The use of airboats, outboard motors larger than 10 horsepower, tracked vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    85744. Horses are prohibited during wild hog-dog hunts. At other times, horses are allowed on named or numbered roads and designated trails only.

    85975. During periods when the area is closed to hunting, public access other than by foot, bicycle, or horse is prohibited, except motorized vehicles shall be allowed one day prior to all hunts except small game by persons participating in the hunt. During small game season, motorized vehicle access is allowed from 1.5 hours before sunrise on the first day of the season until 1.5 hours after sunset on the last day of the season.

    86726. Motorized vehicles shall be operated only on named or numbered roads and shall be parked in designated parking areas or within 25 feet of a named or numbered road. Motorized vehicles shall enter and exit the area only at the designated entrance located at the intersection of C. R. 557 and Robert L. Tanner Grade.

    87287. During periods open for hunting, motorized vehicles shall only be operated by persons participating in the hunt, except during the small game season.

    87528. The use of dogs, other than bird dogs and dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less, is prohibited except that dogs of any size may be used during the wild hog-dog and small game seasons. No more than 3 free-running dogs per quota permit shall be used during the wild hog-dog season.

    88089. During the wild hog-dog season, a quota permit shall allow a hunting group of two persons and a guest, as authorized by Rule 883268A-15.005, 8833F.A.C., (3 total) to participate in the hunt.

    884110. The possession of nets (except dip nets), fish traps, trotlines, set lines, minnow seines, cast nets, or bush hooks is prohibited.

    886311. The take of wild hog with dogs is prohibited during the small game season.

    887812. During the small game season, hunting as specified by paragraph 888968A-24.002(2)(b), 8890F.A.C., is allowed.

    8893(16) Weekiwachee Wildlife Management Area.

    8898(a) Open season:

    89011. Archery – October 17-22, November 14-19, December 12-17, January 16-21 and February 13-18.

    89152. Fishing and frogging – Allowed year round.

    8923(b) Legal to take: All legal game, bearded turkey or gobbler, fish, frogs and furbearers. 8938Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 8978The take of antlerless deer is prohibited. The bag limit for deer shall be two antlered deer per quota permit.

    8998(c) Camping: Prohibited.

    9001(d) General regulations:

    90041. During periods open for hunting, public access is prohibited from 1.5 hours after sunset until 1.5 hours before sunrise. During periods closed to hunting, public access is allowed during daylight hours only.

    90372. All persons shall enter and exit the area through a designated entrance.

    90503. The use of airboats, tracked vehicles, swamp buggies, all-terrain vehicles, horses or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    90694. Bicycles may be ridden only on established roads and firelines.

    90805. Motorized vehicles are prohibited except in designated parking areas.

    90906. Hunting with dogs is prohibited.

    90967. Fires are prohibited.

    91008. Taking wildlife with a shotgun is prohibited during archery season.

    9111(17) Lower Hillsborough Wildlife Management Area.

    9117(a) Open season:

    91201. Family hunt – December 11-13, January 15-17, 29-31 and February 12-14.

    91322. Youth turkey hunt – March 26-28 and April 9-11.

    91423. Fishing and frogging – Allowed year round.

    9150(b) Legal to take: All legal game, fish, frogs and furbearers. 9161Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. 9201Antlerless deer may be taken during the family hunts. The bag limit for deer shall be two deer per quota permit. One gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per spring turkey quota permit.

    9235(c) Camping: Prohibited except by permit from Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    9247(d) General regulations:

    92501. During periods open for hunting, public access is prohibited from 1.5 hours after sunset until 1.5 hours before sunrise, except in the designated camping area. During periods closed to hunting, public access is allowed during daylight hours only, except in the designated camping area.

    92952. All persons shall enter and exit the area through a designated entrance.

    93083. The use of airboats, tracked vehicles, swamp buggies, all-terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    93264. Motorized vehicles are prohibited except in designated parking areas and persons with a camping permit may drive directly to the designated camping area.

    93505. Hunting with dogs is prohibited.

    93566. Fires are prohibited except in the designated camping area.

    9366(18) Everglades Headwaters Wildlife Management Area – Arbuckle Unit.

    9375The regulations contained in subsection 938068A-15.061(6), 9381F.A.C., not in conflict with specific area regulations, shall apply to this area.

    9394(19) Everglades Headwaters Wildlife Management Area – Hatchineha Unit.

    9403(a) Open season:

    94061. Archery – October 17-23 and November 7-15.

    94142. Muzzleloading gun – November 27-29.

    94203. Family hunt – December 25-27.

    94264. General gun – January 22-24 and 28-31.

    94345. Small game – January 30 through February 25.

    94436. Youth turkey hunt – March 13-14.

    94507. Spring turkey – March 25-28 and March 31 through April 4.

    94628. Trapping – Prohibited.

    94669. Fishing and frogging – Allowed year round.

    9474(b) Legal to take: All legal game, wild hog, wild turkey (bearded turkey or gobblers only), fish, frogs and furbearers (except bobcat and otter). Taking of antlered deer not having at least one antler with three or more points or 9514one antler with a main beam of ten inches or more in length is prohibited, except by persons less than 16 years of age. During the archery season, the bag limit for deer shall be two deer, only one of which can be antlerless per quota permit. 9561During the muzzleloading gun, general gun and family hunt seasons, the bag limit for deer shall be two antlered deer per quota permit. 9584During the spring turkey seasons, one gobbler (or bearded turkey) may be taken per person, but not more than two per quota permit.

    9607(c) Camping: Allowed only by permit from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

    9621(d) General regulations:

    96241. All persons shall enter and exit the area only at a designated entrance.

    96382. Public access is allowed year round except during quota hunts when only individuals authorized to participate in a hunt may access the area and during the family hunt and youth turkey hunt when one non-hunting guest per quota permit may also access the area.

    96833. Vehicular access is prohibited, except vehicles may only be operated on named or numbered roads and only by persons participating in a hunt during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family hunt, small game and spring turkey seasons and three days prior to and three days after each of these seasons. At all other times, public access other than by foot, horseback or bicycle is prohibited.

    97495. 9750The use of airboats, swamp buggies, tracked vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.

    97676. Shooting hours shall be from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

    97827. Dogs are prohibited, except bird dogs and retrievers may be used for hunting small game and any dog may be used to take small game during the small game season.

    98138. Fires are prohibited.

    9817Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const., 9825379.2223, 9826375.313 FS. 9828Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const., 9836379.2223, 9837375.313 FS. 9839History–New 6-21-82, Amended 7-1-83, 11-17-83, 7-5-84, 10-1-84, 7-1-85, 9-19-85, 5-7-86, 5-10-87, 6-8-87, 10-8-87, 5-1-88, 7-1-89, 7-1-90, 7-1-91, 7-2-91, 7-1-92, 8-23-92, 7-1-93, 7-1-94, 7-1-95, 7-1-96, 9-15-96, 6-1-97, 8-7-97, 7-1-98, 10-20-98, 12-28-98, 7-1-99, Formerly 39-15.061, Amended 12-9-99, 3-30-00, 7-1-00, 7-1-01, 5-13-02, 5-25-03, 7-1-04, 7-1-05, 7-1-06, 7-1-07, 7-1-08, 7-1-09, 7-1-10, 7-1-11, 7-1-12, 7-1-13, 7-1-14, 7-1-15, 7-1-16, 7-1-17, 9-14-17, 7-1-18, 8-9-18, 7-1-19, 7-1-20.

     

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