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The best times to visit are during the milder months of the year when flooding and temperatures are at a minimum. Fall and spring offer good opportunities to observe wildflowers and migratory birds.

Small, high-quality hunts for deer, feral hog, and migratory game birds are held on several weekends in the fall. Muzzleloading and archery seasons are scheduled in the fall, too. Turkey hunts are held the spring. Small game can be hunted in early winter. During general gun hog-dog season in January, wild hogs may be hunted with up to three dogs per permit.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Salt Lake 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 20 through October 5
Muzzleloading Gun October 24-26
General Gun November 8-16
Small Game December 5-7, 12-14; January 2-4, 9-11; February 6-8 and 13-15
Wild Hog-Dog January 15-18
Spring Turkey March 21-29 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


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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