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 2015 through June 2016)
Archery September 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 and October 3-6
Muzzleloading Gun October 17-19
General Gun October 31 through November 2, November 7-9 and 14-16
Small Game November 21 and December 20
Spring Turkey March 19 through April 3 (Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

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