Hunting Regulations

Interactive Hunting Regulations

Hunting Handbook


This publication is provided as a guide to Florida hunting laws and regulations; however, the Wildlife Code of the State of Florida is the final authority on hunting laws. The Florida Wildlife Code, Division Number 68A of the Florida Administrative Code, can be obtained at External Website. The FWC strives to ensure the information in this publication is accurate but assumes no liability for substantive or typographical differences between this publication and the Florida Administrative Code. If you have questions regarding hunting laws and regulations, contact a FWC regional office.


Hunting Handbook
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Major changes
Waterfowl and migratory game bird regulations
Recreational license, permit information and requirements
Hunting License and permit fees
License and permit exemptions
Hunter safety requirement
Taking game
General information
Season dates and bag limits by Zone Not a Mobile-Enabled Link
Hunting Zones Map Not a Mobile-Enabled Link
Furbearer/falconry regulations
Nongame wildlife regulations
Wildlife Management Area regulations Not a Mobile-Enabled Link
Hunting on Military Bases and National Wildlife Refuges
Limited Entry/Quota and Special Opportunity hunt permits
Youth and Family Hunting Opportunities
Proposed Rule Changes

FWC Facts:
Turkeys are powerful fliers, especially for short distances. Their wings are designed for short, fast flight, but by alternating gliding and flapping, they can cover a mile easily.

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