Dove Hunting


2016-17 Mourning and White-Winged Dove Season Dates

  • Phase 1: September 24, 2016 - October 24, 2016
  • Phase 2: November 12, 2016 - December 5, 2016
  • Phase 3: December 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017 

Shooting Hours:

  • Phase 1: Noon to sunset 
  • Phases 2 and 3: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag Limit (daily/possession):15/45


Additional Information 


For a complete list of statewide regulations and requirements, please consult the "Migratory Game Bird Regulations" pamphlet available at your local tax collector's office or nearest FWC regional office.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has revised its regulations, please visit this link on dove hunting and baiting External Website.

If you have any questions that this web site doesn't answer, click on the "Ask FWC" link at the top of any FWC web page.

FWC Facts:
Adult white-tailed deer in Florida average 125 lbs. for bucks, 95 lbs. for does. The Key deer subspecies is noticeably smaller, averaging just 27 in. tall and 55-70 lbs.

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