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Spirit-of-the-Wild - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

pair of sandhill cranes

Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA offers year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation. Small, high-quality hunts are held on several weekends in late summer and fall. Spring turkey hunts include a youth hunt. In the fall, winter and spring, temperatures are usually pleasant. These are the best times to hike, bicycle and horseback ride and to see a variety of migratory birds. Butterfly and plant enthusiasts will appreciate fall blooming wildflowers and the many species of butterflies that they attract.

  • Get directions to Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA.
  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.  Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the hunting regulations.
  • Horses are not allowed during periods open to hunting
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.
  • No daily-use or wildlife management area permits are currently required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
Calendar

Spirit-of-the-Wild 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
Archery July 12-14, August 9-11, September 13-15, May 8-10 and June 12-14 (Hunting is allowed from sunset until 10:00 a.m. Hunts begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning and end at midnight Sunday evening.)
General Gun September 21-23, 27-29 and October 4-6
Muzzleloading Gun September 13-15
Small Game October 12 - February 23
Spring Turkey March 7-9, 14-16 and April 4-6
Spring Turkey - Youth February 29 - March 1