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Half Moon’s diverse habitats offer a variety of recreational activities including wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing.  Hiking, biking and horseback riding are most pleasant on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring when temperatures are cooler.

Hunts for deer, feral hogs and turkey occur fall through spring. Birds are abundant on Half Moon and include a variety of resident and migratory species as well as a small population of threatened Florida scrub-jays.

Half Moon Hunt Calendar
- Year-at-a-Glance PDF

  • Get directions to Half Moon Wildlife Management Area

  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines. 
  • During non-hunting periods, access is limited to foot, bicycle or horse (no vehicle access).

  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary.

  • Horses are prohibited during some established hunting seasons; check the regulations summary for details.

  • A restroom is available at this location.
  • No daily-use permit currently required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2015 through June 2016)
Archery October 9-11 and 16-18
Muzzleloading Gun October 30 through November 1
General Gun November 7-9 and 13-15
Small Game December 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20
Wild Hog-Still January 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31
Spring Turkey - Youth March 12-13 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)
Spring Turkey March 25-27, April 1-3 and 8-10 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)

(Calendar does not reflect  migratory game bird hunting seasons.)

FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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