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Chassahowitzka - Planning Your Visit

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In the fall you can hunt for white-tailed deer and feral hogs on Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. The best times to hike or bike are on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring. In the fall the wet prairies scattered throughout the flatwoods are ablaze with wildflowers. Heat, humidity, and mosquitoes are likely to be intense in the summer.

Throughout the year, you can take a driving tour deep into the hardwood swamp. Hunting is prohibited on the Weeki Wachee Tract and the Seville Tract. Only small game hunting is permitted on the Annutteliga Hammock Tract.


Chassahowitzka Hunt Calendar


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)

Season Dates
Archery September 14 through October 13
Muzzleloading Gun October 19-21
General Gun November 2 through December 29
Wild Hog-Dog January 10-12 and 17-19 (Hunting wild hog with dogs is allowed only in Zones B and C)
Raccoon January 30 through February 23 and April 30 through May 24 (1½ hours before sunset on Thursdays until 1½ hours after sunrise on Sundays only)
Spring Turkey – Youth March 14-15
Spring Turkey March 27-29, April 10-12 and 24-26 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)