Hunting

Hunting within CREW Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) is managed by FWC. For more information about hunting, visit the FWC website, or download this year’s hunting brochure below.

Download this year’s CREW Hunting Guide.

CREW Marsh Unit Map

CREW Flint Pen Strand Unit Map

Hunting on the CREW Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) is regulated by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

There are several quota hunts within the CREW WEA each year.

2023 DATES

  • Archery – August 5-13
  • Muzzleloading Gun – September 2-4
  • General Gun – November 18-26
  • Small Game Season – December 2 – 31
  • Spring Turkey – March 2-5, 6-10

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 the non-hikable area of the Flint Pen Strand Unit  (off Bonita Beach Road). Please check MyFWC.com for updated information.

When hunting seasons are in session, signs are posted to inform other users.

Hunting or the taking of wildlife are only allowed during the established quota periods and a quota permit is required to hunt any legal game during the established quota hunts. 

Information about current hunting regulations for CREW, getting quota permits, and season dates are found the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website and at each of the Hunting Information kiosks in the Gate 5 and main Flint Pen Strand parking lots.

Information and directions to the CREW Trails

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