The Aucilla Wildlife Management Area offers abundant days in the fall for hunting deer and feral hog. The nearly two-month small game season in the winter usually yields excellent results. Canoeing or kayaking on the Wacissa or hiking on the Aucilla sinks trail is generally best in the spring, winter, and fall when temperatures are pleasant and bugs less abundant.

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Ann F. Johnson - rosa palustris

In the spring, the hardwood hammock islands along the Wacissa are covered with zephyr lilies and wild irises.  Even in the summer, paddling on the Wacissa is enjoyable as one may cool off in one of the abundant springs that feed the river. In the fall, enjoy the colorful foliage of the sweetgums and red maples and the songs of migratory warblers along the Aucilla Sinks Trail.

 

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Aucilla Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance PDF
(Calendar does not reflect  migratory game bird hunting seasons.)

 

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2014 through June 2015)
Archery

September 13 through October 12 (except in the Pinhook still hunt area); September 13-21 and October 4-12 (Pinhook still hunt area)

Muzzleloading Gun October 18-20
Family Still October 25-26 (only in the Pinhook still hunt area)
General Gun

November 1 through December 28 (except in the Pinhook still hunt area); November 1-23 (Pinhook still hunt area)

Wild Hog-Still December 13-28 (only in the Pinhook still hunt area)
Small Game December 29 through March 1
Trapping December 29 through March 1
Spring Turkey - Youth March 14-15 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 21 through April 26 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


FWC Facts:
Like all North American terns, the least tern has long, pointed wings and a deeply forked tail. It is the smallest of Florida's terns.

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