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The best times to visit are during the milder months of the year when flooding and temperatures are at a minimum. Fall and spring offer good opportunities to observe wildflowers and migratory birds.

Small, high-quality hunts for deer, feral hog, and migratory game birds are held on several weekends in the fall. Muzzleloading and archery seasons are scheduled in the fall, too. Turkey hunts are held the spring. Small game can be hunted in early winter. During general gun hog-dog season in January, wild hogs may be hunted with up to three dogs per permit.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Salt Lake Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.Adobe PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2015 through June 2016)
Archery September 26 through October 11
Muzzleloading Gun October 30 through November 1
General Gun November 14-22
Small Game December 11-13, 18-20; January 8-10, 15-17; February 12-14 and 19-21
Wild Hog-Dog January 21-24
Spring Turkey March 19-27 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)


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Butterfly watching is a fun and simple way to explore wild Florida and a great outdoor activity for the whole family.

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