The 2018-2019 hunting season begins Saturday, August 4 with archery season, which ends August 14.
The Cypress Dome Trails and Caracara Prairie Reserve are locations where hunting takes place during hunting season. Signs will be posted at the trailheads to inform other user groups about the current hunting dates. Hunting also takes place within the Flint Pen Strand unit but the trails are not yet complete and the parking lot is not open at this time. Hunting season does not take place on the CREW Marsh Trails or in Bird Rookery Swamp.
There are several quota hunts within the CREW WEA each year :
Archery – August 4-12, 2018
Muzzleloading Gun – September 1-3, 2018
General Gun – November 17-25, 2018
Small Game Season – December 1-30, 2018
Spring Turkey – March 2-5 and 6-10, 2019
Please check MyFWC.com for updated information during the 2018-2019 season.
Hunting on the CREW Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) is regulated by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Hunting is an important management tool, helping to control potentially devastating wild hog populations and maintaining healthy populations of other game species.
For more information about current hunting regulations for CREW, getting quota permits, and season dates, check the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. To learn more about and sign up for FWC Hunter Safety Courses, visit myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/courses/.