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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.

Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2018 through June 2019)

Season Dates
Fox, Raccoon, Opossum, and Bobcat Allowed year round except the use of dogs is prohibited during spring turkey season (March 17 through April 22
Wild Hog- Dog Season July 21-23, August 18-20, and September 15-17, 2017; May 18-20 and June 15-17, 2018 (wild hog-dog area only
Archery October 20 through November 18
Small Game November 10 through March 3
General Gun November 22-25 and December 8 through January 30
Trapping December 1 through March 1
Muzzleloading Gun December 1-3
Archery/Muzzleloading Gun January 31 through February 10
Spring Turkey March 16 through April 21 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons; please check the regulations summary for specifics.