Waterfowl Hunting

This page is dedicated to waterfowl hunting in Florida. To learn about issues related to waterfowl ecology and management, please visit our Florida's Waterfowl page.


2017-2018 Waterfowl Season Dates 

  • Early Canada Goose:Sept. 2-24, 2017
  • September Teal and Wood Duck:Sept. 16-20, 2017
  • September Teal Only: Sept. 21-24, 2017 
  • Regular Season (Ducks, Coots, and Light Geese):  Nov. 18 - Nov. 26, 2017 and Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
  • Regular Season Canada Goose:  Nov. 18 - Nov. 26, 2017  and Dec. 1, 2017 - Jan. 30, 2018
  • Youth Duck and Goose: Feb. 3-4, 2018


Season Brochures and Other Regulations


Quota Permits


ADA Duck Blind


FWC and Other Hunt Areas


Helpful Links


 Check Station Harvest Data


 Report Duck Bands

  • www.reportband.gov External Website - . The U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Bird Banding Lab will send you a certificate of appreciation that includes information about the sex, age and species of the bird, and where and when it was banded. You may keep the band. Please note: Even if the band you recover is inscribed with a 1-800 telephone number, as of July 2, 2017, you can only report it at www.reportband.gov External Website.

Waterfowl Quota Permitting Technical Assistance Group



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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