Quota and small game hunting season on the Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area occur from September through early December. Migratory bird season starts as early as August. 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 inundated. The summer and fall are good times to enjoy the rare Catesby lily and other wildflowers in bloom in the wet prairies and flatwoods. Birding is good just about anytime but more concentrated as the wet prairies and ponds begin to dry out.


Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Hungryland Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.Adobe PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2014 through June 2015)
Archery September 13-16, 20-23, 27-30 and October 4-7
Muzzleloading Gun October 18-20
General Gun November 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17
Small Game November 22 through December 21
Spring Turkey March 21 and April 5 (Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

FWC Facts:
Ospreys, also known as "fish hawks," are expert anglers that like to hover above the water, locate their prey and then swoop down for the capture with talons extended.

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