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 8-16, 2020

Muzzleloading Gun – September 5-7, 2020

General Gun – November 21-29, 2020

Small Game Season – December 5, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Spring Turkey – March 6-9 and 10-14, 2021

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 for updated information during the 2020-2021 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

Information and directions to the CREW Trails

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