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L. Kirk Edwards - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel

Visits are most pleasant in the fall and winter when there are cooler temperatures and fewer insects. Paddlers should check water levels and condition of trails when planning a trip. Low water levels or an abundance of aquatic plants in summer months can make paddling difficult. Water gauges are located at each landing and at the portage. Levels of 1.0 or higher are best for paddling. Hunting occurs on limited days in the fall and winter. Paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during these seasonal hunts. Avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.




L. Kirk Edwards Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

Archery: Sep 30 – Oct 3, 14-17, Oct 28-31 (east of Chaires Cross Road only)
Family Hunt: Nov 4-7 (east of Chaires Cross Road only)
Archery/Muzzleloading Gun: Nov 25-28, Dec 2-5, Dec 16-19 (east of Chaires Cross Road only)
Small Game:
West of Chaires Cross Road: Nov 13 – Mar 6
East of Chaires Cross Road: Nov 13-24, Nov 29 – Dec 1, Dec 6-15, Dec 20 – Mar 6
Turkey: Mar 19-21, Apr 1-3, 15-17
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.