Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area offers year round opportunities for outdoor recreation. Small, high-quality hunts for deer, feral hog and small game are held on several weekends in the fall. Turkey hunts are held on three weekends in March. Horses are not permitted during periods open to hunting.

photo of spirit of the wild marsh

In the fall, winter and spring, temperatures are usually pleasant. These are the best times to hike, bike and horseback ride and to see a variety of migratory birds. Butterfly and plant enthusiasts will appreciate fall blooming wildflowers and the many species of butterflies that they attract.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Spirit of the Wild 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 August 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-31
Muzzleloading Gun September 11-13
General Gun September 19-21, 25-27 and October 2-4
Small Game October 31 through February 21
Spring Turkey - Youth February 27-28 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 5-7, 12-14 and April 2-4 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


FWC Facts:
The Wall Street Journal has ranked the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival of Brevard County as the third-best birding festival in the United States.

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