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Half Moon - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

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Half Moon’s diverse habitats offer a variety of recreational activities including wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing.  Hiking, biking and horseback riding are most pleasant on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring when temperatures are cooler.

Hunts for deer, feral hogs and turkey occur fall through spring. Birds are abundant on Half Moon and include a variety of resident and migratory species as well as a small population of threatened Florida scrub-jays.

  • Get directions to Half Moon Wildlife Management Area 
  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines. 
  • During non-hunting periods, access is limited to foot, bicycle or horse (no vehicle access). 
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary. 
  • Horses are prohibited during some established hunting seasons; check the regulations summary for details. 
  • A restroom is available at this location.
  • No daily-use permit currently required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.

Half Moon Hunt Calendar


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2018 through June 2019)

Season Dates
Archery October 5-7 and 12-14
Muzzleloading Gun October 26-28
General Gun November 10-12 and 16-18
Small Game November 30 through December 16
Wild Hog-Still January 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27
Spring Turkey - Youth March 9-10 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)
Spring Turkey March 16-18, 22-24 and 29-31 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)

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