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Normal public use resumes for Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Areas

News Release

Monday, October 24, 2016

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescinded an executive order issued in September that established special restrictions to portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

The order, which takes effect immediately, once again permits normal public access to all of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA. Deer hunting and the general gun-vehicle season remain canceled per Executive Order 16-21.

Updates regarding closures for all WMAs statewide can be found at MyFWC.com/Viewing by clicking on “Wildlife Management Areas,” and then “Open/Closed Status.”



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