Hog Hunts

Spring and Summer Hog Hunts

Spring and summer hog hunting is available on the following WMAs during the dates listed, and no quota permit is needed: 

Apalachicola River (Franklin and Gulf counties)
Dog and still hunting
July 18-20
Aug. 15-17
Sept. 19-21
Management area permit not required

Aucilla (Jefferson and Taylor counties)
Dog and still hunting
May 9-11
June 13-15
July 11-13
Aug. 8-10
Sept. 5-7

Beaverdam Creek (Liberty County)
Dog and still hunting
May 9-11
June 13-15
July 11-13
Aug. 8-10
Sept. 12-14

Blackwater (Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties)
Dog and still hunting
May 2-4, 16-18
June 6-8, 20-22
July 4-6, 18-20
Aug. 1-3, 15-17
Sept. 5-7, 19-21

Blackwater Hutton Unit (Santa Rosa County)
Dog and still hunting
May 16-18
June 20-22
July 18-20
Aug. 15-17
Sept. 19-21

Joe Budd (Gadsden County)
Still hunt only
May 2-4
Daily hunt permit required
Centerfire rifles are prohibited

Royce Unit – Lake Wales Ridge (Highlands County)
Still hunt only
May 3-4 and 10-11

Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Area (Osceola and Polk counties)
Still and dog hunting
Open to year-round hog hunting
Management area permit not required


These hog hunts (below) require a quota permit, and they can be applied for at License.MyFWC.com during the month of June:

Apalachicola Bradwell Unit (Liberty County)
Dog and still hunting
July 11-13, 18-20
Aug. 1-3, 15-17
Sept. 5-7, 19-21

Box-R (Franklin County)
Dog and still hunting
July 11-13
Aug. 8-10
Sept. 12-14



FWC Facts:
The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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