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Apalachee Wildlife Management Area offers year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation. Hunts occur over limited periods between October and April. Pleasant temperatures in the fall, winter and spring provide the best times to hike, bike and horseback ride; watch for migratory birds in the spring and fall. Outstanding plant diversity (including some rare species) and seasonal wildflowers attract plant and butterfly enthusiasts.

Apalachee Hunt Calendar
- Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF


  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Find regulations regarding hunting dogs in the regulations summary.
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.
  • No daily use fees are required. To hunt or fish you must also possess the appropriate license and permit.
Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)


October 21 through November 19

General Gun

November 23-26 and December 9 through February 11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only in zones A and B, except hunting is allowed the Friday after Thanksgiving)

Muzzleloading Gun

December 2-4

Quail Season

(Zone A)

December 19 through February 11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

Spring Turkey

(Zones B and C)

March 17 through April 22 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

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

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