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Hunting Season Dates & Bag Limits

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A Must have $5 Archery Season Permit as well as hunting license. It is prohibited to use bows equipped with sights or aiming devices with electronic computational capabilities or light (laser) projection during Archery Season.

C Must have $5 Crossbow Season Permit as well as hunting license.

M Must have $5 Muzzleloading Gun Season Permit as well as hunting license. The only muzzleloaders that can be used during Muzzleloading Gun Season are those that take black powder or a non-nitro-cellulose substitute and are fired by wheel lock, flintlock, percussion cap or centerfire primer (including 209 primers). Muzzleloaders using smokeless powder, those that can be loaded from the breech or those with self-contained cartridge ammunition capabilities are not legal during Muzzleloading Gun Season.

D Free-running dogs may be used for hunting but must wear collars listing the owner’s name and address. When using dogs to hunt deer on private property, hunters must first register with the FWC (at no cost) the tract of land they have permission to hunt, and all deer dogs must have their FWC-issued registration number on their collars. Copies of the registration also must be in hunter’s possession when using dogs to pursue deer.

T Must have Turkey Permit ($10 for residents, $125 for nonresidents) as well as hunting license to hunt turkeys.

FA trapping license ($26.50) is required when trapping furbearers and when selling the pelts or meat of furbearing mammals, whether taken by trap, snare or gun. For trapping regulations and CITES tag requirements, see Furbearer Trapping Regulations. 

1Antlered deer: Deer having at least one antler 5 or more inches in length visible above the hairline.

2Antlerless deer: Deer (except spotted fawns) that do not have antlers or have antlers less than 5 inches in length. It is illegal to take spotted fawns.

3 No antlerless deer may be taken on that portion of the eastern Ev­erglades south of Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) and east of Everglades National Park; or in Collier County south of I-75 during Antlerless Deer Season.

4 Zone D has been split into 2 Deer Management Units (DMUs) with Interstate 10 being the dividing line. Changes have been made to antler regulations and antlerless deer season.

  • North of I-10 is DMU-D2, and all antlered deer must have at least 3 points (1 inch or more in length) on one side; OR have an antler with a main beam length of 10 inches or more to be legal to take. However, youth 15-years-old and younger can take any antlered deer 1. Antlerless deer 2 season in D2 is Nov. 29–30, and Dec. 6–7 (during muzzleloading gun season), 20–21 and 27–28.
  • South of I-10 is DMU-D1, and all antlered deer must have at least 2 points (1 inch or more in length) on one side to be legal to take. However, youth 15-years-old and younger can take any antlered deer 1. Antlerless deer 2 season in D1 is Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 27–28.

5 In Holmes County, there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed.

6 When hunting wild turkeys during the spring season on wildlife management areas, only shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns using shot no larger in diameter than No. 2 may be used. Bows and crossbows, where allowed, also may be used. All rifles, pistols, buckshot and slugs are prohibited. This rule does not apply on private lands.

7 Only youth 15-years-old and younger are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. However, adult supervisors with a hunting license and turkey permit are allowed to “call in” the turkey and otherwise participate in the hunt, but they are not permitted to harvest one. Any turkey harvested during the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt counts toward the youth hunter’s spring season limit of 2.

Seasons, dates and bag limits do not apply to wildlife management areas.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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