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Chassahowitzka - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

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In the fall and winter, you can hunt for white-tailed deer, feral hogs and small game species on Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. There are also spring turkey quota hunts during March and April. The best times to hike or bike are on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring.

Throughout the year, you can take a drive through the sandhill, scrub and flatwoods on several miles of improved roads. Some roads also traverse portions of the hardwood swamp. In the fall, the sandhills are ablaze with wildflowers scattered among green palmettos and wispy, golden native grasses. The scenery during the summer months is beautiful, as well. However, the heat, humidity and mosquitoes can be intense.

Calendar

Chassahowitzka Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

Archery: Sep 18 – Oct 17
Muzzleloading Gun: Oct 23-25
General Gun: Nov 6 – Jan 2
Wild Hog-Dog: Jan 14-16, 21-23
Raccoon: Feb 3-27, May 5-29 (1½ hours before sunset on Thursdays until 1½ hours after sunrise on Sundays only)
Turkey: Mar 25-27, Apr 8-10, 22-24
Youth Turkey: Mar 12-13
Migratory Bird: See migratory bird hunting dates

These season dates are not comprehensive guides to the hunting seasons on these areas and may be subject to change. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the regulations summary brochure.