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.
There are several quota hunts within the CREW WEA each year :
Archery – August 10-18, 2019
Muzzleloading Gun – September 7-9, 2019
General Gun – November 23-December 1, 2019
Small Game Season – December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Spring Turkey – March 7-10 and 11-15, 2020
Hunting takes place at two locations within the CREW WEA: The CREW Marsh Unit (only at Gate 5 – Cypress Dome Trails and Caracara Prairie Preserve) and in Flint Pen Strand Unit (off Bonita Beach Road). Please check MyFWC.com for updated information during the 2019-2020 season.
When hunting seasons are in session, signs are posted to inform other users.
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/.