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Fall and winter are the times for hunting waterfowl, white-tailed deer and feral hogs on the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. The best time to see a variety of birds is in February near the recreational areas along I-75. The endangered snail kite as well as many other birds can be seen year-round from Tamiami Trail at the Miccosukee Restaurant and at 40-Mile Bend. At the end of the dry season in the spring, wading birds concentrate at the last remaining pools of water. Hiking and biking are best during non-hunting days in the fall and winter and during the spring when temperatures are cooler and bugs less abundant than in the summer. Over 200 miles of canals provide year-round fishing opportunities.

Everglades Hunt Calendar
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  • Get directions for Everglades Wildlife Management Area.

  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.

  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary.

  • No restrooms available at this location.
  • No Daily-Use Permit currently required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2015 through June 2016)
Archery August 8-30 (Conservation Area 3A North only)
Muzzleloading Gun September 5-13 (Conservation Area 3A North only)
General Gun - Walk October 3-18 (Conservation Area 3A North and 2 only)
General Gun - Vehicle October 24 through November 8 (Conservation Areas 3A North, 3A South, and 2; and Francis S. Taylor only)
Small Game November 9 through March 6
Conditional Reptiles

March 7 through April 10

Does not reflect Federal migratory game bird hunting seasons.

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Florida ranks second in the nation for the number of residents who take trips to view wildlife. (1.4 million)

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