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What every hunter ought to know about Florida’s early fall hunting seasons

October 03, 2016 

Three hunting seasons are just around the corner: muzzleloading gun, gray squirrel and the first phase of dove.  

Why not try bowhunting?

September 01, 2016 

Bowhunting continues to grow in popularity with one-third of hunters reporting they hunt with a bow.  

Help monitor for CWD; Floridians hunting out of state need to be aware of what they can bring back

August 01, 2016 

The FWC is looking to hunters to help monitor the state’s deer herd this coming season for chronic wasting disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called.  

Become a member of the Dove Club!

July 06, 2016 

The FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program in order to offer hunters the chance to experience exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields. 

Summer’s the best time to take hunter safety course

June 01, 2016 

You can register for a hunter safety class by going to or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office.  

Apply for gator permits in May!

May 03, 2016 

For more information on alligator hunting or the application process, see the new “2016 Guide to Alligator Hunting in Florida” at 

My first spring turkey hunt

April 04, 2016 

It was only 8 a.m. and I had my first spring gobbler, and it had a 9-inch beard. Maybe it was beginner’s luck, but whatever it was – I have been hooked ever since. 

Get ready for Florida’s spring turkey season with this advice

February 29, 2016 

For adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season comes in first south of State Road 70 and runs from March 5 to April 10. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs from March 19 to April 24. In Holmes County, the season is March 19 to April 3. 

Florida deer huntin’ continues through Feb. 28 in Zone D

February 02, 2016 

There’s still time to head to Florida woods to enjoy the cooler weather and seek deer.  

That coon dog’ll hunt

January 06, 2016 

If you’re looking for a new and exciting huntin’ opportunity, get ahold of a good coon dog, grab your .22, a flashlight and a pair of hip waders and take to the swamps! 

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