Dinner Island Wildlife Management Area offers year round opportunities for outdoor recreation. Small, high-quality hunts for deer, feral hog and migratory game birds are held on several weekends in the late summer and fall. Turkey hunts are held on four weekends between February and April. Please note that horses are not permitted during periods open to hunting, except during dove hunts.
In the late fall, winter and spring, temperatures are usually pleasant. These are the best times to hike, bike and horseback ride and to see a variety of migratory birds. Butterfly and plant enthusiasts will appreciate fall blooming wildflowers and the many species of butterflies that they attract.
Get directions to Dinner Island WMA.
See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.
For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Find regulations regarding hunting dogs in the regulations summary.
Horses are allowed only on named and numbered roads; however, they are prohibited during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, family hunt and spring turkey seasons.
No Daily-Use Permit is currently required to enter this area. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
Restrooms are not available at this location.
|Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2014 through June 2015)|
||August 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, and August 29 through September 1
||October 4, 11, 18 and 25; November 15, 22 and 29; December 13, 20 and 27; and January 3 and 10 (Shooting hours are from noon to sunset.)
||September 20-22, 26-28 and October 3-5
||October 11-12 and 18-19
||November 1 through February 22
|Spring Turkey - Youth
||February 28 through March 1 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
||March 7-9, 14-16 and April 4-6 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.)