Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

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There is something to see year-round at Fort White WEA. Fall and spring are good times to check the floodplain forest for neotropical migrants. Seasonal ponds attract wood ducks in the winter; summer specialties include Mississippi and swallow-tailed kites. Hiking is most pleasant in the cooler months. Blazing star, goldenrod, milkweed, aster and other fall wildflowers attract a variety of butterflies.

Archery and small game seasons occur in the fall and turkey hunting takes place in the spring. Note that during archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access. Hikers and paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during seasonal hunts, and avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.


Fort White Hunt Calendar
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  • During archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access. See the regulations summary for specific dates, entrances and parking areas, hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.
  • Dogs other than those used during hunts are not permitted. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary.
  • No daily-use permit is required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate licenses and permits.
  • Motorized vehicular access is prohibited except in the designated parking areas.
  • Horses are prohibited.
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2015 through June 2016)
Archery October 24-28, October 31 through November 4 and November 14-18
Small Game November 21 through December 4
Spring Turkey - Youth March 12-13 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 19-23 and 26-30 (legal shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

Does not reflect Federal migratory game bird hunting seasons.


FWC Facts:
The Wall Street Journal has ranked the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival of Brevard County as the third-best birding festival in the United States.

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