Fisheating Creek - Planning Your Visit


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The fall is the time to hunt for deer and feral hog on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. The best conditions for hunting deer are when water levels are down in the creek but not so low as to make travel by boat impossible. In the spring, turkey hunts are popular and usually yield excellent results. Paddling is best during high water, which usually occurs in late July, August, and September, but which may also occur following winter cold fronts. Fisheating Creek is an excellent place to view wildlife year-round. Warblers are abundant during spring and fall migrations. In April and May, swallow-tailed kites nest and raise their young all along the creek.

Fisheating Creek Hunt Calendar
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  • Get directions to Fisheating Creek WMA.

  • Order the Fisheating Creek Recreation Guide.

  • Restrooms are not available at this location

  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle and airboat 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 Daily-Use Permit is currently required on Fisheating Creek WMA. However, fees are charged by the concessionaire to use the facilities at Fisheating Creek Outpost. Check their fee schedule before you visit. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2014 through June 2015)
Archery August 22-24 and 29-31 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only)
Muzzleloading Gun September 12-14 and 19-21 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only)
General Gun October 3-5 and 17-19 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only)
Wild Hog-Still November 22-23 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only)
Small Game December 6 through February 8 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only)
Spring Turkey - Youth February 28 through March 1 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 7-10, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30 and April 3-6 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Special Opportunity Spring Turkey March 7-13 and 21-27 (east of U.S. Highway 27 only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.)

FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes, the tallest of North American birds, stand nearly 5 feet tall. Their wingspan measures between 7 and 8 feet.

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