photo of Lake Wales Ridge

Hunting is approved only on the Royce Unit. The most comfortable time to visit is during the winter. To see rare and more common plants blooming, visit in the late spring or early fall, although some of the rare plants flower during the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Lake Wales Ridge - Royce Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.Adobe PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2014 through June 2015)
Archery September 19-21 and October 10-12
General Gun November 14-16
Small Game December 5-7, 19-21, January 16-18 and 23-25
Spring Turkey - Youth March 14-15 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 21-23 and April 3-5 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Wild Hog-Still May 2-3 and 9-10


FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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