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Apalachicola River - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

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Opportunities for outdoor recreation are available year-round. Fishing can be excellent throughout the year. Paddling is good year-round but the best times are fall and spring when temperatures are pleasant and there are fewer bugs. Birding opportunities are also at their peak during the fall and spring. Hunting opportunities vary, with archery season beginning in October through spring turkey season ending in April.


Apalachicola River WEA Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

Archery: Oct 23 – Nov 21
Small Game: Nov 13 – Mar 6
General Gun: Nov 25-28, Dec 11 – Feb 2
Muzzleloading Gun: Dec 4-6
Wild Hog-Dog: 2021: Jul 16-18, Aug 20-22, Sep 17-19; 2022: May 20-22, Jun 17-19
Archery/Muzzleloading Gun: Feb 3-13
Turkey: Mar 19 – Apr 24
Migratory Birds: See migratory bird hunting dates

These season dates are not comprehensive guides to the hunting seasons on these areas and may be subject to change. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the regulations summary brochure.