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Hilochee - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

Hilochee is open to public recreational use year-round. During non-hunting periods, public access other than on foot, bicycle or horse is prohibited. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are best on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring. Hilochee has good habitat for butterflies, whose numbers peak in the fall. Three turkey hunts, including one youth turkey hunt, are held in the spring. On the main unit, fishing is by permit only and is restricted to daylight hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Fishing permits are free and may be obtained by calling the Southwest Regional Office at (863) 648-3200. No permits are required for the Osprey Unit; fishing is allowed year-round.

Calendar

Hilochee WMA Hunt Calendar

Year-at-a-Glance

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.

Calendar

Osprey Unit Hunt Calendar

Year-at-a-Glance

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.

Hilochee Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2019 through June 2020)

Season Dates
Raccoon and Opossum August 8 - September 29 (1½ hours before sunset on Thursdays until 1½ hours after sunrise on Sundays only)
Wild Hog-Still November 22-24, December 6-8 and 20-22
Small Game January 3-19
Archery February 14-16
Muzzleloading Gun February 21-23
Spring Turkey - Youth March 14-15
Spring Turkey March 27-29 and April 10-12

Osprey Unit Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2019 through June 2020)

Season Dates
Family Hunt November 15-17
Wild Hog-Still November 29 - December 1
Wild Hog-Dog December 13-15 and January 10-12
Small Game January 13 - February 2
Archery February 14-16
Muzzleloading Gun February 21-23
Spring Turkey - Youth March 14-15
Spring Turkey April 17-19 and 24-26