Recreational Hunting Licenses & Permits

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Hunting licenses and fees

Before purchasing a recreational hunting license or permit, please make sure you understand what qualifies as Florida residency, that you really need a license or permit based on the exemptions and you have met the hunter safety requirement.

Annual recreational hunting licenses and permits are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase or the alternate starting date, if selected at the time of purchase, unless otherwise specified on the face of the license.

If you are interested in quota hunts, there is a separate section on limited entry/quota hunt permits with information on hunt types and how to apply.

License, Permit Information and Requirements

Licenses and prices

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Hard Card: A hard, credit card-style license can be purchased in addition to purchasing your annual or five-year license. The ‘hard card’ costs $4.  If you purchase the ‘hard card,’ your temporary license should read “hard card shipped separately.” NOTE:  Each $4 ‘hard card’ can hold up to seven different licenses or permits.  If you have more than seven licenses or permits and want them all on a card, you will need to purchase additional cards at $4 each.

Costs: Prices listed on this website include a tax collector's fee. In addition to the cost of a license or permit listed below, the license or permit vendor may charge an issuance fee of 50¢.

License and permit fees are nonrefundable.

Hunting

How to Order

Resident Hunting Licenses

Lifetime Licenses and Fees are listed on another web page.

 

Annual Hunting

$17.00 

Youth Hunting (Optional for ages 8 to 15 and valid until 17th birthday - a hunting license is not required until age 16 - hunter safety certificate required)

$17.00 

5-Year Hunting

$79.00 

Hunting/Freshwater Fishing Combination

$32.50 

 Hunting/Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing Combination  $48.00

Resident 64 Sportsman's License (includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits) (does not include Saltwater Fishing License, Snook or Lobster permits)

$13.50

Sportsman's License (includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits) (does not include Saltwater Fishing License, Snook or Lobster permits)

$80.50

Gold Sportsman's License (includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits)

$100.00

Youth Gold Sportsman's License (Optional for ages 8 to 15 and valid until 17th birthday - a hunting license is not required until age 16 - hunter safety certificate required - includes same licenses and permits as Gold Sportsman's License)

$100.00 

5-Year Gold Sportsman's License (includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits)

$494.00

Military Gold Sportsman's License (includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits) (sold only at tax collector's office) (not available as 5-year) (only available to resident retired, and resident active duty, military)

$20.00

 

Nonresident Hunting Licenses

 

Nonresident Annual Hunting

$151.50

Nonresident 10-Day Hunting

$46.50

 

Hunting Permits (Resident and Nonresident)

 

Wildlife Management Area Permit (Annual)

$26.50

WMA Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$126.50

Deer Permit (Annual)

$5.00

Deer Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$25.00

Archery Permit

$5.00

Archery Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$25.00

Muzzleloading Gun Permit

$5.00

Muzzleloading Gun Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$25.00

Turkey Permit (Resident)

$10.00

Turkey Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$50.00

Turkey Permit (Nonresident)

$125.00

Florida Waterfowl Permit

$5.00

Florida Waterfowl Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$25.00

Crossbow Permit

$5.00

Crossbow Permit (5-Year Residents Only)

$25.00

Migratory Bird Permit

Free*

Furbearer Trapping License

$26.50

How to Order

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