Florida Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Florida Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out "When Is Hunting Season for Florida?"

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Florida hunting season website describes the hunting in this State as follows:

"Florida has one of the largest systems of public hunting lands in the country at nearly 6 million acres. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission uses its scientific expertise to manage Florida’s wildlife resources to make sure conservation objectives are met and hunting opportunities are sustainable.The Sunshine State offers a diversity of species to pursue from white-tailed deer, hogs, alligators and turkeys to waterfowl, dove, bobwhite quail and small game species such as gray squirrel, rabbits and raccoons."

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority's Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

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Deer Hunting Season
Hog Hunting Season

Florida Deer Hunting Season

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission makes these notes about hunting in Florida.


"Florida has one of the largest wildlife management area (WMA) systems in the country at nearly 6 million acres. This statewide network of remote and scenic lands is managed for conservation and recreation. Healthy habitats and abundant game populations are the result of dedicated professionals – wildlife biologists, land managers, partners and volunteers – who work to ensure wildlife have the conditions needed to thrive."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Firearms (antlered Deer)

Sept 21-Feb 23

Muzzleloader (Antlered Deer)

Sept 7-Dec 6

Bow (Antlered Deer)

Aug 2-Nov 27

Crossbow (Antlered Deer)

Aug 3-Dec 6

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Florida Turkey Hunting Season

Florida offers some great Turkey hunting opportunities during the hunting seasons.

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

General Season (Spring)

March 7-Apr 26

Firearms (Fall) 

Oct 7-Jan 19

Muzzleloader (Fall) 

Sept 7-Dec 13

Bow (Fall) 

Aug 3-Nov 27

Crossbow (Fall) 

Aug 3-Dec 6

Youth hunt

Feb 29-March 1 (South)

March 14-15 (North)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Florida Small Game Hunting Season

Florida offers a very wide of small game hunting opportunities. The good news is many of these have Open Seasons all year round.

Trapping is also permitted. Te Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission makes these notes about trapping in Florida.

"Live traps and snares (including power snares) can be used to take furbearers and wild hogs, but must be checked every 24 hours. The use of steel leg-hold traps, dog-proof raccoon traps and body-grip (conibear) traps is prohibited, except when permitted by the FWC."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Hogs

Open All Year

Bobcat

Open All Year

Rabbit

Open All Year

Coyote

Open All Year

Raccoon & Opossum

Open All Year

Beaver & Otter

Open All Year

Gray Squirrel

Open All Year

Skunk

Open All Year

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Florida Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Quail

Open All Year

Ducks

Sept 21 -29, Nov 23 - Dec 1 & Dec 7 - Jan 26

Canada Goose

Sept 7 - 29 & Nov 23 - Jan 30

Light Goose

Nov 23 - Dec 1 & Dec 7 - Jan 26

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

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Good Luck!!

Paul

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