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New Opportunities for Deer And Wild Hog Hunts Open At Loxahatchee NWR, Florida

Florida has opened several new opportunities for folks to hunt whitetail and wild hogs in the heart of the Everglades during the 2021 to 2022 hunting season.

New Opportunities for Deer And Wild Hog Hunts Open At Loxahatchee NWR, Florida

Florida has opened two new opportunities for hunters looking to bag a Sunshine State deer or hog. (Photo courtesy of FWC)

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatachee National Wildlife Refuge has announced new hunting opportunities for folks interested in hunting whitetail deer and wild hogs in the 2021-2022 season. Permits will be issued randomly through a one-week application period that closes June 28, 2021 (the end of this week). 

After Phase I of the application process is completed, all additional permits will come on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 1. There will be two separate opportunities for folks who are interested in applying: one this summer, and one this winter. 

1. Strazzulla Archery and Crossbow Deer and Wild Hog Hunt 

Strazzulla is a 2,586-acre wildlife area that is full of opportunities to hunt both whitetail deer and wild hogs. This particular hunt is scheduled for August 6-8, 2021. The state wildlife department has warned that hunters should be ready and willing to travel numerous miles while hunting. Be smart and come prepared; Florida heat and humidity is nothing to joke about. 

Both a license and a permit will be required, and refuge entrance fees will still apply. 


2. Loxahatchee Refuge Interior Deer and Wild Hog Hunt 

This particular opportunity is scheduled for December 3-5, 2021 within the 141,000 acres of Everglade habitat of the Loxahatchee N.W.R. Rifles, shotguns, pistols, muzzleloaders, pre-charged pneumatic airguns, crossbows or bows are all permitted weapons, so the options are wide open. The FWC warns folks that over 99% of the N.W.R.'s land is open to permitted hunting and that all who attend should contact the Loxahatchee NWR for the best safety and information. 


Once again, both a license and a permit will be required, and refuge entrance fees will still apply. Contact the Florida FWC for further information. 

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 S. Meridian Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600




(850) 488-4676
 

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