This publication is provided as a guide to Florida hunting laws and regulations; however, the Wildlife Code of the State of Florida is the final authority on hunting laws. The Florida Wildlife Code, Division Number 68A of the Florida Administrative Code, can be obtained at flrules.org. The FWC strives to ensure the information in this publication is accurate but assumes no liability for substantive or typographical differences between this publication and the Florida Administrative Code. If you have questions regarding hunting laws and regulations, contact a FWC regional office. This publication is valid from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
Resident game birds, mammals and migratory birds
Waterfowl and other migratory game bird regulations
Migratory game bird and crow regulations are not included in this booklet. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is responsible for determining guidelines to take and possess migratory bird species. The USFWS had not finalized this season’s rules and regulations at the time this publication went to press. Migratory game bird seasons, bag limits and methods of taking can be obtained in two separate FWC brochures titled 2012–2013 Migratory Bird Regulations for Dove, Snipe, Woodcock, Rail, Moorhen, Crow and Early Waterfowl Seasons (available in mid-September) and 2012–2013 Migratory Game Bird Regulations for Waterfowl and Coot Seasons (available in mid-October). For additional information on federal hunting regulations or violations, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special agents: Ft. Myers 239-561-8144; Groveland 352-429-1037; Tallahassee 850-410-0656 ext. 17117; Miami 305-526-2610; or Vero Beach 772-562-3909ext. 4 or visit www.fws.gov. For more information about Florida’s waterfowl conservation and management, visit MyFWC.com/Duck.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.