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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.
  • For hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines, see the regulations summary brochure.  
  • 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 brochure. 
  • Horses are prohibited during some established hunting seasons; check the regulations summary brochure 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.
  • During scheduled hunt days, all WMA visitors are encouraged to wear a daylight fluorescent orange shirt, vest, jacket and/or hat.
Calendar

Half Moon Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

Archery: Oct 8-10, 15-17
Muzzleloading Gun: Oct 29-31
General Gun: Nov 13-15, 19-21
Small Game: Jan 14-30
Wild Hog-Still: December 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
Turkey: Mar 19-21, 25-27, Apr 1-3
Youth Turkey: Mar 12-13
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.