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Regulations Summary and Area Map

July 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023


 
 

This brochure is designed to provide the public with information and a summary of regulations pertaining to hunting and other recreational use on the Rocky Glades Public Small Game Hunting Area. Regulations that are new or differ substantially from last year are shown in bold print. Area users should familiarize themselves with all regulations. For exact wording of the wildlife laws and regulations, see the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s wildlife code, on file with the Secretary of State and state libraries. This brochure and the Florida Hunting Regulations handbook should provide the information necessary for you to plan your hunting activities. These publications are available from any Commission office, county tax collector, and at MyFWC.com.

 

Persons using public small game hunting areas are required to have appropriate licenses, permits, and stamps. The following persons are exempt from all license and permit requirements (except for the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp [federal duck stamp]): Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older; residents who possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate; residents in the U.S. Armed Forces, not stationed in Florida, while home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders; and children under 16 years of age. Children under 16 years of age are exempt from the federal duck stamp.

 

Licenses and permits may be purchased from county tax collectors, license agents, by telephone at 888-486-8356, or at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. A no-cost Migratory Bird Permit is available when purchasing a hunting license. Any waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must possess a federal duck stamp.


Area Regulations
  • General

    General Area Regulations:

    All general laws and regulations relating to wild animal life or freshwater aquatic life shall apply unless specifically exempted for this area. Hunting or taking of wildlife or fish on this area shall be allowed only during the open seasons, and in accordance with the following regulations:

    1. Taking or attempting to take any game with the aid of live decoys, recorded game calls or sounds, set guns, artificial light, net, trap, snare, drug, or poison is prohibited.

    2. The wanton and willful waste of wildlife is prohibited.

    3. Public access is prohibited on any portion of the area posted as “Closed” or “Restricted.”

    4. Taking or herding wildlife from any motorized vehicle, aircraft, or boat which is under power is prohibited, until power and movement from that power, has ceased.

    5. The release of any animal is prohibited, without written authorization of the landowner or primary land manager.

    6. It is unlawful for any person to leave any garbage, refuse, or any kind of litter in the area.

    7. It is unlawful to set fire to any forest, grass, or woodland.

    8. A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement Officer may search any camp, vehicle, or boat in accordance with law.

    9. Construction or use of permanent blinds or structures is prohibited.

    10. Tampering with or destruction of equipment, improvements, and water control structures is prohibited.

    11. Cutting or damaging fences is prohibited.

    12. Fires are prohibited.

    13. Wild hog may not be transported alive.

    14. A hunting license is not required for hunting wild hog.
    15. It is illegal to hunt over bait or place any bait or food for wildlife on this area.
  • Public Access and Vehicles

    Public Access and Vehicles:

    1. Public access is allowed year-round.

    2. This area is closed to access by motor vehicles. There are no roads open to motor vehicle traffic that lead to the boundary of the area. You must park off Ingraham HWY at the eastern northbound canal levee or at the gate on the northwest corner of the canal bridge on 217th Avenue (See Map).

    3. Public access other than by foot, horseback, or bicycle is prohibited.

    4. Airboats, outboard motors larger than 10 horsepower, tracked vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles (side-by-sides), and swamp buggies are prohibited.

    5. Persons must enter and exit the area at a designated entrance.
  • Guns

    Guns:

    1. The discharge of a firearm outside of periods open to hunting or in areas closed to hunting is prohibited per s. 790.15 FS.

    2. Hunting at night with a gun is prohibited.

    3. Hunting with firearms other than shotguns is prohibited.

    4. For hunting non-migratory game, only shotguns, airguns, bows, crossbows, or falconry may be used.

    5. For hunting migratory birds, only shotguns, bows, crossbows, and falconry may be used. Shotguns must be 10 gauge or smaller and incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. 
    6. Children under the age of 16 hunting with a firearm must be in the presence of a supervising adult.
    7. No person shall discharge a firearm or have a loaded firearm in hand while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Dogs

    Dogs:

    1. Waterfowl retrievers and bird dogs may be used for hunting during open seasons.

    2. Hunting wild hogs with dogs is prohibited.

    3. For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.
  • Camping

    Camping:

    Prohibited.
  • Bag and Possession Limits

    Bag and Possession Limits:

    1. Wild hog – No bag limit.

    2. Gray squirrel, quail, and rabbits – Daily limit 12, possession limit 24 each.

    3. Migratory birds  See migratory bird season dates, bag limits, and regulations.

    4. Non-protected birds (African and Eurasian collared-doves, common pigeon, Egyptian goose, house sparrow, and common starling)  No bag limit.

    5. Non-native reptiles – No bag limit.
  • Report a Band
    Report a Band on the Internet: www.reportband.gov.

General Area Regulations:

All general laws and regulations relating to wild animal life or freshwater aquatic life shall apply unless specifically exempted for this area. Hunting or taking of wildlife or fish on this area shall be allowed only during the open seasons, and in accordance with the following regulations:

1. Taking or attempting to take any game with the aid of live decoys, recorded game calls or sounds, set guns, artificial light, net, trap, snare, drug, or poison is prohibited.

2. The wanton and willful waste of wildlife is prohibited.

3. Public access is prohibited on any portion of the area posted as “Closed” or “Restricted.”

4. Taking or herding wildlife from any motorized vehicle, aircraft, or boat which is under power is prohibited, until power and movement from that power, has ceased.

5. The release of any animal is prohibited, without written authorization of the landowner or primary land manager.

6. It is unlawful for any person to leave any garbage, refuse, or any kind of litter in the area.

7. It is unlawful to set fire to any forest, grass, or woodland.

8. A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement Officer may search any camp, vehicle, or boat in accordance with law.

9. Construction or use of permanent blinds or structures is prohibited.

10. Tampering with or destruction of equipment, improvements, and water control structures is prohibited.

11. Cutting or damaging fences is prohibited.

12. Fires are prohibited.

13. Wild hog may not be transported alive.

14. A hunting license is not required for hunting wild hog.
15. It is illegal to hunt over bait or place any bait or food for wildlife on this area.

Public Access and Vehicles:

1. Public access is allowed year-round.

2. This area is closed to access by motor vehicles. There are no roads open to motor vehicle traffic that lead to the boundary of the area. You must park off Ingraham HWY at the eastern northbound canal levee or at the gate on the northwest corner of the canal bridge on 217th Avenue (See Map).

3. Public access other than by foot, horseback, or bicycle is prohibited.

4. Airboats, outboard motors larger than 10 horsepower, tracked vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles (side-by-sides), and swamp buggies are prohibited.

5. Persons must enter and exit the area at a designated entrance.

Guns:

1. The discharge of a firearm outside of periods open to hunting or in areas closed to hunting is prohibited per s. 790.15 FS.

2. Hunting at night with a gun is prohibited.

3. Hunting with firearms other than shotguns is prohibited.

4. For hunting non-migratory game, only shotguns, airguns, bows, crossbows, or falconry may be used.

5. For hunting migratory birds, only shotguns, bows, crossbows, and falconry may be used. Shotguns must be 10 gauge or smaller and incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. 
6. Children under the age of 16 hunting with a firearm must be in the presence of a supervising adult.
7. No person shall discharge a firearm or have a loaded firearm in hand while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Dogs:

1. Waterfowl retrievers and bird dogs may be used for hunting during open seasons.

2. Hunting wild hogs with dogs is prohibited.

3. For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.

Camping:

Prohibited.

Bag and Possession Limits:

1. Wild hog – No bag limit.

2. Gray squirrel, quail, and rabbits – Daily limit 12, possession limit 24 each.

3. Migratory birds  See migratory bird season dates, bag limits, and regulations.

4. Non-protected birds (African and Eurasian collared-doves, common pigeon, Egyptian goose, house sparrow, and common starling)  No bag limit.

5. Non-native reptiles – No bag limit.
 
Seasons ( Count: 5)
  • Small Game Season
    October 8 - March 5
    Permit, Stamp, and License Requirements – Hunting license, management area permit, migratory bird permit (if hunting migratory birds), and state waterfowl permit and federal duck stamp (if hunting waterfowl).
    Legal to hunt  Gray squirrel, migratory birds in season, quail, rabbits, non-protected birds, non-native reptiles, and wild hog.
  • Non-Native Reptiles
    Allowed year round.
    Permit, Stamp, and License RequirementsNone.
    Legal to take - Non-native reptiles including, but not limited to, Conditional and Prohibited reptiles such as the Argentine black and white tegu, green iguana, and Burmese python. Note: Conditional and Prohibited reptiles shall not be removed from the area alive.
    Regulations unique to removal of non-native reptiles -
    1. Non-native reptiles may be taken by methods other than firearms yea-round.
    2. Shotguns may be used to take non-native reptiles only during open seasons summarized in this brochure including from March 6 - April 9.
    3. Conditional and Prohibited reptiles shall not be removed from the area alive.
    4. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
    5. Please report take and sightings of non-native reptiles at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888-483-4681) or online at IveGot1.org.
  • Trapping
    Prohibited.
  • Migratory Bird Season

    Migratory game birds and crows may be hunted during their respective statewide seasons. See migratory bird hunting regulations.

    Permit, Stamp, and License Requirements - Hunting license, management area permit, migratory bird permit, and state waterfowl permit and federal duck stamp (if hunting waterfowl). Non-protected birds may also be taken.
    Legal to HuntSee migratory bird season dates, bag limits, and regulations. Take of crows is prohibited.

    Regulations Unique to Migratory Game Birds - In addition to these regulations, all Public Small Game Hunting Area Regulations shall apply.

    1. The use of lead shot for hunting ducks, geese, or coot is prohibited.

    2. Shooting hours for migratory game birds are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.

    3. Shooting hours for non-protected birds are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

  • Fishing
    Allowed year round.
    Permit, Stamp, and License Requirements - Fishing license.
    Legal to Take - See Florida Freshwater Fishing Regulations Summary.
 
Report a Band on the Internet: www.reportband.gov.
Cooperation Requested:
If you see law violators or suspicious activities, contact your nearest Commission regional office or call 888-404-FWCC (*FWC or #FWC may also be used depending on your phone service provider). You may qualify for a cash reward from the Wildlife Alert Reward Association.
The U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: The Office for Human Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240. The project described in this publication is part of a program funded by federal dollars under the Wildlife Restoration Act. Federal funds pay 20 percent of the cost of the program.