FWC's Geocaching Challenge: How Do I Participate

Contents of Geocache Box

Find a WMA Near You

How Do I Participate?

  • FWC’s 75th WMA Anniversary Geocache Challenge begins March 6, 2017 and ends December 30, 2017.

  • Visit FWC’s Geocaching on Public Lands and Geocaching.com’s Geocaching 101 External Websitepage to learn how to geocache and see our guidelines. You will need to register for a free account on Geocaching.com.

  • Check out Geocaching.com’s 75th WMA Anniversary Geocaches External Website for each geocache.

  • Get the coordinates for the WMA(s) you wish to explore to discover the cache.

  • Find the cache and pull out the logbook. Record your name, date and message for next person. Record your find of each geocache on Geocaching.com.

  • Be sure to replace the cache for the next person.

  • Repeat until you have achieved as many WMA geocaches as you can find. Each official geocache will have a code under the lid that you will need to record if you’d like to compete for prizes.

75th WMA Anniversary Geocoin Journey   

FWC has produced two 75th WMA Anniversary Geocoins and we’d like you to help them visit all of FWC’s lead Wildlife Management Areas before December 31, 2017!

  • Geocoins are trackable items.  This means if you find one, and log the unique tracking number on Geocaching.com along with the geocache it was found in, we can see all of the geocaches it has been to.
  • If you find one of the geocoins in a WMA geocache, log the tracking number on Geocaching.com and move it to another WMA geocache that it hasn’t been to yet. Come back here to get the latest geocoin checklist Adobe PDF to see which WMAs were visited by geocoins.
  • The geocoins will start at Big Bend WMA, Tide Swamp Unit (FWC75 Big Bend TS) and Three Lakes WMA (FWC75 Three Lakes).


FWC Facts:
The spatulate bill of the roseate spoonbill has sensitive nerve endings that help it detect prey, and the shape helps the bird move sediment and catch the prey.

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