Aucilla - Planning Your Visit
The area offers many fall days for hunting deer and feral hog. The winter small game season is nearly two months and usually yields excellent results. Canoeing or kayaking on the Wacissa River or hiking on the Aucilla trails is generally best in the spring, winter and fall when temperatures are pleasant and there are fewer bugs.
In the spring, the hardwood hammock islands along the Wacissa are covered with zephyr lilies and wild irises. Even in the summer, paddling on the Wacissa is enjoyable by cooling off in one of the many springs that feed the river. In the fall, enjoy the colorful foliage of the sweetgums and red maples and the songs of migratory warblers along the Aucilla Sinks Trail. The Florida Natural Scenic Trail traverses the area and is open to hikers throughout the year.
- Get directions to Aucilla Wildlife Management Area.
- Order the Aucilla Recreation Guide.
- 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 brochure.
- Restrooms are available only at Goose Pasture and the headwaters of the Wacissa.
- No Daily-Use Permit currently required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
Aucilla WMA Hunt Calendar
Year-at-a-glance (Revised August 27, 2019)
The September wild hog-dog hunt has been rescheduled to occur September 6-8 to avoid a conflict with the opening weekend of archery season. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience.
This calendar is not a comprehensive guide to the hunting seasons on this area. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the regulations summary.
Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2019 through June 2020)
|Wild Hog-Dog||July 12-14, August 9-11 and September 6- 8, May 8-10 and June 12-14|
|Archery||September 14 - October 13 (except in the Pinhook still hunt area). September 14-22 and October 5-13 (Pinhook still hunt area)|
|Muzzleloading Gun||October 19-21|
|Family Still Hunt||October 26-27 (only in the Pinhook still hunt area)|
|General Gun||November 2 - December 29 (except in the Pinhook still hunt area). November 2-24 (Pinhook still hunt area)|
|Wild Hog-Still||December 14-29 (only in the Pinhook still hunt area)|
|Small Game||November 25 - December 13 (only in the Pinhook still hunt area). December 30 - March 1|
|Trapping Season||December 30 - March 1|
|Spring Turkey - Youth||March 14-15|
|Spring Turkey||March 21 - April 26|