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 2013 through June 2014)
Archery September 14-17, 21-24, September 28 through October 1 and October 5-8
Muzzleloading Gun October 19-21
General Gun November 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18
Small Game November 23 through December 22
Spring Turkey March 15-30 (Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

FWC Facts:
Florida's official state butterfly, the zebra longwing (Heliconius charitonius) lives in hammocks, swamps & forests, sleeps in groups and returns to the same roost nightly.

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