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.
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 2014 through June 2015)|
||August 9-31 (Conservation Area 3A North only)
||September 6-14 (Conservation Area 3A North only)
|General Gun - Walk
||October 4-19 (Conservation Area 3A North and 2 only)
|General Gun - Vehicle
||October 25 through November 9 (Conservation Areas 3A North, 3A South, and 2; and Francis S. Taylor only)
||November 10 through March 1
March 2 through April 12
Does not reflect Federal migratory game bird hunting seasons.