Visits are most pleasant in the fall and winter when there are fewer insects and cooler temperatures. Paddlers should check water levels and condition of trails when planning a trip. Low water levels or an abundance of aquatic plants in summer months can make paddling difficult. Water gauges are located at each landing and at the portage. Levels of 1.0 or higher are best for paddling. Check on current conditions at the City of Tallahassee web site.External Website Hunting occurs on limited days in the fall and winter. Paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during these seasonal hunts. Avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

L. Kirk Edwards 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 (east of Chaires Cross Road) October 1-4, 15-18, and October 29 through November 1
Family Hunt (east of Chaires Cross Road) November 5-8
Archery/ Muzzleloading Gun (east of Chaires Cross Road) November 26-29, December 3-6 and 17-20
Small Game (west of Chaires Cross Road) November 14 through March 6
Small Game (east of Chaires Cross Road) January 1-3, 15-17, 29-31; February 12-14 and 26-28
Spring Turkey - Youth March 12-13 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)
Spring Turkey  March 19-21, April 1-3 and April 15-17 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)


FWC Facts:
The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival has an annual economic impact of $557,500 to $562,500 for Brevard County.

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