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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 Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance

This calendar is not a comprehensive guide to the hunting seasons on this area. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the Regulations Summary.

Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2019 through June 2020)

Season Dates
Wild Hog- Dog Season July 19-21, August 16-18 and September 20- 22, 2019; and May 15-17 and June 19-21, 2020.
Archery October 26 - November 24
Small Game November 9 - March 1
General Gun November 28 - December 1 and December 14 - February 5
Trapping December 1 through March 1
Muzzleloading Gun December 7-9
Archery/Muzzleloading Gun February 6-16
Spring Turkey March 21 - April 26