Small game hunts on L. Kirk Edwards begin Oct. 23
Friday, October 22, 2010
Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676
Hunters who like to pursue gray squirrels, other
small game or wild hogs may want to try the L. Kirk Edwards Small
Game Area in Leon County, which will be open for 10 weekend hunts
beginning Saturday, Oct. 23.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) manages the 1,712-acre area, located approximately
four miles east of Tallahassee and north of U.S. 27 (Apalachee
Parkway). Chaires Cross Road bisects the area.
"This is an excellent public area that's close to
Tallahassee and Monticello for someone looking for a place to
squirrel hunt," said Roger Shields, FWC public hunting areas
biologist. "Not only that, there are quite a few wild hogs on
the area, and they are legal to take."
On the portion east of Chaires Cross Road, the
small-game season hunt dates are:
- Oct. 23-24;
- Oct. 29-31;
- Nov. 12-14;
- Nov. 26-28;
- Dec. 10-12;
- Dec. 24-26;
- Jan. 7-9;
- Jan. 21-23;
- Feb. 4-6; and
- Feb. 18-20.
On the west side, hunting is allowed on consecutive
weekends from Nov. 13 to March 6.
Wildlife legal to hunt include wild hog, gray
squirrel, quail, rabbit, migratory game birds in season, fish and
A valid Florida hunting license and wildlife
management area permit are required to hunt the area. For
more information, contact the FWC's Northwest Regional Office in
Panama City at 850-265-3676.