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From archery season in October to spring turkey season in April, Box-R WMA offers ample opportunities for hunting deer, turkey, feral hog and small game. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are likely to be most pleasant on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring. Enjoy paddling year-round but heat, thunderstorms and biting insects can make summer visits unpleasant. The fall and spring seasons are best for birding and observing new spring leaves and colorful fall foliage on the deciduous gum trees, red maples and cypress trees.

Box-R Hunt Calendar
- Year-at-a-Glance

  • Get directions to Box-R Wildlife Management Area.  

  • See the Regulations Summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.

  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.

  • Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the Regulations Summary.

  • Restrooms are not available at this location.

  • A Daily-Use Permit is not currently required to enter this area. To hunt or fish, you must possess the appropriate license and permit.

Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)
Wild Hog-Dog July 14-16, August 11-13, September 8-10, 2017; May 11-13 and June 8-10, 2018 (Hunting is allowed from sunset until 10:00 a.m. Hunts begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning and end at midnight Sunday evening.)
Archery October 21 through November 5
Small Game November 11-19
General Gun November 23-26; January 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28
Muzzleloading Gun December 2-4
Wild Hog-Still December 9-15
Spring Turkey March 17-20, March 29 through April 1 and 12-15 (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:
The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival has an annual economic impact of $557,500 to $562,500 for Brevard County.

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