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Florida plans 10 weekend hunts for Edwards Small Game Area

From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

-- Florida hunters who like to pursue gray squirrels, other small game or wild hogs can try the L. Kirk Edwards Small Game Area in Leon County, which opened for 10 weekend hunts Oct. 23.  

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission manages the 1,712-acre area, located approximately four miles east of Tallahassee,  north of U.S. 27 Apalachee Parkway.  Chaires Cross Road bisects the area.

"This is an excellent public area that's close to Tallahassee and Monticello for someone looking for a place to squirrel hunt," said Roger Shields, FWC public hunting area biologist.  "Not only that, there are quite a few wild hogs on the area, and they are legal to take."

On the portion east of Chaires Cross Road, the remaining small-game season hunt dates are Oct. 29-31, Nov. 12-14, Nov. 26-28, Dec. 10-12, Dec. 24-26, Jan. 7-9, Jan. 21-23, Feb. 4-6  and Feb. 18-20.  On the west side, hunting is allowed on consecutive weekends from Nov. 13 to March 6.

Wildlife legal to hunt include wild hog, gray squirrel, quail, rabbit, migratory game birds in season, fish and frogs.

A valid Florida hunting license and wildlife management area permit are required to hunt the area.  For more information, contact the  Northwest Regional Office in Panama City at (850)265-3676.

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