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Other Wildlife Regulations

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General prohibitions

No wildlife or their nests, eggs, young, homes or dens shall be taken, transported, stored, served, bought, sold or possessed in any manner at any time, except as specifically permitted by Title 68A, F.A.C. No one shall take, poison, store, buy, sell, possess or wantonly or willfully waste wildlife, unless specifically permitted or authorized to do so.

  • The use of gasoline or any other chemical or gaseous substances to drive wildlife from their retreats is prohibited.
  • It is prohibited to take or assist in taking wildlife by the remote control aiming and discharge of a gun when that person is not physically present with that gun.

See title 68A, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for more information.

Amphibians (e.g., frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and mudpuppies)

See Rules 68A-26.002 and 68A-27.003, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for information.

Birds

State and federal laws protect birds. Birds (or their parts, nests or eggs) may not be taken, possessed, imported, exported, transported, sold, purchased, bartered, or offered for sale, purchase or barter, except as permitted by State and Federal regulations. See title 68A, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org and 50 C.F.R at ecfr.gov for more information.

Non-protected birds and mammals

House (English) sparrows, European starlings, armadillos, Norway and black rats, and house mice may be taken throughout the year. See Rule 68A-4.001 at www.flrules.org for more information.

Mammals

See Rules 68A-29.002 and 68A-27.003, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for information.

Reptiles (e.g., alligators, caimans, crocodiles, turtles, lizards and snakes)

See Rules 68A-25.002 and 68A-27.003, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for information.