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.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

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

Seasons SummaryDates (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.)

 

December 6 through February 8 (west of U.S. Highway 27 only)



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