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Introduction

Hunting Regulations Icon Florida Hunting

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 www.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 (see below). This publication is valid from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Definitions

  • Game—resident game birds, game mammals and migratory game birds
  • Resident game birds—quail and wild turkeys
  • Game mammals—deer, gray squirrels, rabbits and black bears
  • Migratory game birds—ducks, geese, common moorhens, coots, snipe, rails, woodcocks, mourning doves and white-winged doves
  • Non-migratory game—resident game birds and game mammals
  • Furbearers—bobcats, otters, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, beavers, skunks and nutrias
  • Fox squirrels, Key deer and Florida panthers cannot be taken or pursued
Information regarding bear management is not contained in this handbook. Please visit MyFWC.com/Bear for information.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility of this agency which receives Federal financial assistance, you should contact/write to:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Office of Human Resources
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Telephone 850-488-6411

or contact/write to:
Civil Rights Accessibility Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Telephone 703-358-2349 or
703-358-2131