On Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area there are always opportunities for outdoor recreation. Fishing can be excellent throughout the year. Paddling can also be done year-round but the best times are generally the fall and spring when temperatures are pleasant and bugs are few. Birding opportunities are also at their peak during the fall and spring. Hunting opportunities vary with Archery Season beginning in October through Spring Turkey Season ending in April.
Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps
Apalachicola River Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.)
|Seasons Summary||Dates (range July 2012 through June 2013)|
|Fox, Raccoon, Opossum and Bobcat
||Allowed year round except the use of dogs is prohibited during spring turkey season (March 16 through April 21)
||October 20 through November 18
||November 10 through March 3
||November 22-25 and December 8 through January 30
||December 1 through March 1
||January 31 through February 10
||March 16 through April 21 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
|Wild Hog-Dog Season
||July 20-22, August 17-19 and September 21-23, 2012; and May 17-19 and June 21-23, 2013 (wild hog-dog area only).