October 01, 2015
The black bear is a conservation success story in the Sunshine State, and because of the species’ population growth, hunting will be used as one part of the FWC’s overall approach in stabilizing expanding bear populations within certain areas of the state.
August 31, 2015
Bowhunting continues to be so popular in our state, accounting for more than 10 percent of all deer harvested, 15 percent of harvested does and 25 percent of the deer taken on wildlife management areas. Last year, more than 30,000 people bowhunted in Florida.
July 31, 2015
The FWC is working to improve Florida white-tailed deer management at a local level by establishing deer management units throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days.
July 01, 2015
Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (age 15 or younger) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove field of their choice.
June 01, 2015
Even if you were born before June 1, 1975, and are exempt from having to take the class, it’s still a good idea, because you’ll learn so much. The FWC encourages beginning hunters to do so. Even the most experienced hunter will learn something new, which will help him or her become an even better hunter – and a safer one.
April 30, 2015
If you hunt public land, you should know that many of Florida’s wildlife management areas require a quota permit to hunt during archery, muzzleloading gun and all or part of the general gun season.
April 01, 2015
Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys in the area to your property – and keep the ones there that already call it home.
February 27, 2015
For adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season first comes in south of S.R. 70 and runs March 7 – April 12. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 21 – April 26. In Holmes County, the season runs March 21 – April 5.
January 30, 2015
General gun season is open on private lands in zones B and D through Feb. 22. And then if you don’t mind hunting with a primitive weapon, Zone D’s late muzzleloading gun season runs a week longer until March 1.
December 30, 2014
It made me feel really good to be able to introduce such a good kid to the great sport of deer hunting.