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Fort White - Planning Your Visit

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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.

Fort White WEA is open to public access from 1½ hours before sunrise until 1½ hours after sunset. During archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access.

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  • During archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access. See the regulations summary brochure 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 brochure.
  • 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.
  • During scheduled hunt days, all visitors are encouraged to wear a daylight fluorescent orange shirt, vest, jacket and/or hat.
Calendar

Fort White Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

Archery: Oct 23-27, Oct 30 – Nov 3, 13-17
Small Game: Nov 18 – Mar 6
Turkey: Mar 19-23, 26-30
Youth Turkey: Mar 12-13
Migratory Birds: 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.