Spring Turkey Hunts Cancelled in Holton Creek
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has cancelled the mobility-impaired spring turkey hunts scheduled for April 15-17 in Holton Creek and Suwannee Ridge wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Hamilton County.
The excessively high water levels on the Suwannee and Alapaha rivers have flooded both of these WMAs, causing unsafe roads and dangerous driving conditions.
“For the safety of our hunters, we have been forced to cancel these turkey hunts,” said Rolando Garcia, the FWC’s North Central regional director. “In fact, the areas are so inundated, that access by any means is severely restricted right now.”
Mobility-impaired hunts are reserved exclusively for mobility-impaired hunters - hunters who can't walk, or can't walk without an assisting aid.
For more information on FWC’s mobility-impaired hunt program, check out www.wildflorida.org/hunting/mobility_impaired.html.