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 2014 through June 2015)
Archery October 3-5 and 10-12
Muzzleloading Gun October 24-26
General Gun November 1-3 and 7-9
Small Game November 28-30, December 5-7 and 12-14
Wild Hog-Still January 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25
Spring Turkey - Youth March 14-15 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 27-29, April 3-5 and 10-12 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

FWC Facts:
Florida is #1 in the country for total days of wildlife viewing by nonresident visitors. (8.5 million)

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