Butterfly by Travis Blunden

Deer hunts occur in the fall, feral hog hunts occur in January, and turkey hunts occur in the spring. Birds are abundant on Half Moon. Members of a small population of threatened Florida scrub-jays inhabit the area year-round.

Warblers are abundant during spring and fall migrations. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are most pleasant on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring when temperatures are cooler.

 

 

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Half Moon Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance PDF
(Calendar does not reflect  migratory game bird hunting seasons.PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (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)


FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

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