L. Kirk Edwards - Planning Your Visit

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel

Helpful Information

Visits are most pleasant in the fall and winter when there are fewer insects and cooler temperatures. Paddlers should check water levels and condition of trails when planning a trip. Low water levels or an abundance of aquatic plants in summer months can make paddling difficult. Water gauges are located at each landing and at the portage. Levels of 1.0 or higher are best for paddling. Hunting occurs on limited days in the fall and winter. Paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during these seasonal hunts. Avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.

L Kirk Edwards Hunt Calendar
- Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF

  • No daily-use permit is required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate licenses and permits.
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)
Archery September 28 through October 1, October 12-15 and 26-29 (east of Chaires Cross Road)
Family Hunt November 2-5 (east of Chaires Cross Road)
Archery/ Muzzleloading Gun November 23-26, November 30 through December 3 and 14-17 (east of Chaires Cross Road)
Small Game November 11 through March 4 (west of Chaires Cross Road). November 11-22, 27-29; December 4-13 and December 18 through March 4 (east of Chaires Cross Road)
Spring Turkey - Youth March 10-11 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)
Spring Turkey  March 17-19, March 30 through April 1 and April 13-15 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)

Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons; please check the regulations summary for specifics.

FWC Facts:
Wood stork nestlings are fully feathered and capable of short flights at about 7-8 weeks of age but are not independent of their parents until they are 9-10 weeks old.

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