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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.

Archery and small game seasons occur in the fall and turkey hunting takes place in the spring. Note that during archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access. Hikers and paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during seasonal hunts, and avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.

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  • During archery and spring turkey seasons, only persons participating in the hunt are allowed access. See the regulations summary 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.
  • 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.

Fort White Hunt Calendar


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2018 through June 2019)

Season Dates
Archery October 20-24, 27-31 and November 10-14
Small Game November 15 through March 3
Spring Turkey - Youth March 9-10 (Legal shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 16-20 and 23-27 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons; please check the regulations summary for specifics.