Butterfly by Travis Blunden

Deer hunts occur in the fall, feral hog hunts occur in January, and turkey hunts occur in the spring. Birds are abundant on Half Moon. Members of a small population of threatened Florida scrub-jays inhabit the area year-round.

Warblers are abundant during spring and fall migrations. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are most pleasant on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring when temperatures are cooler.


Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

Half Moon Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance PDF
(Calendar does not reflect  migratory game bird hunting seasons.PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2013 through June 2014)
Archery October 4-6 and 11-13
Muzzleloading Gun October 25-27
General Gun November 2-4 and 8-10
Small Game November 29 through December 1, December 6-8 and 13-15
Wild Hog-Still January 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26
Spring Turkey - Youth March 8-9 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey March 21-23, 28-30 and April 4-6 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)

FWC Facts:
Black bears originated in North America, and have been here at least 1.5 million years.

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