Jones/Hungryland - Planning Your Visit


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The best time to hike or bike the trails is later in the dry season (March through May). At other times, portions of the trails are likely to be flooded. Summer and fall are good times to enjoy the rare Catesby lily and other wildflowers blooming in the wet prairies and flatwoods. Birding is good most seasons, but more concentrated as the wet prairies and ponds begin to dry out.

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

  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept under physical restraint at all time. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary.
  • Restrooms are available at this location.
  • No daily-use permit is required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2017 through June 2018)
Archery September 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 and September 30 through October 3
Muzzleloading Gun October 14-16
General Gun October 28-30, November 4-6 and 11-13
Small Game November 18 and December 17
Spring Turkey March 17 through April 1 (Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays 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.

FWC Facts:
The oystercatcher is one of the largest and heaviest of Florida's shorebirds. It is striking in appearance: dark brown, black and white, with a bright red bill.

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