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Licenses, permits and issuance fees are subject to change pending the 2011 legislative session. In addition to the cost of licenses and permits specified in this section, license agents charge a 50-cent issuance fee for selling licenses and permits. For up-to-date license information, visit MyFWC.com/License.

Hunters may use credit cards to purchase licenses and permits 24 hours a day at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com or by calling toll-free 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356). This enables hunters to obtain immediate license privileges. Convenience fees will apply on all Internet and telephone sales. License sales are nonrefundable. You must have a valid Florida Driver License or Florida ID Card which is at least six months old in order to obtain resident licenses or permits online or by telephone.

License and permit exemptions

Exemptions from hunting licenses, Florida waterfowl permits, deer permits, turkey permits, management area permits, archery permits, crossbow permits, muzzleloading gun permits and migratory bird permits are:

  • Persons hunting in their county of residence on their homestead or homestead of their spouse or minor child; or minor child hunting on the homestead of their parents.
  • Florida residents age 65 or older possessing proof of age and residency (a valid Florida Driver License or Florida ID Card meets this requirement) or a Florida Resident Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate. Residents age 65 or older may obtain these complimentary hunting and fishing certificates at county tax collectors’ offices. Residents age 65 or older also are exempt from trapping licenses.
  • handicapped_logo_small.tifFlorida residents possessing Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificates. Applications for these certificates are available at county tax collectors’ offices or visit MyFWC.com/ADA.
  • Florida residents in the U.S. Armed Services not stationed in Florida, while home on leave with orders for 30 days or less.
  • Children under age 16 (also exempt from federal duck stamps).
Resident Hunting Licenses Annual 5-Year

Gold Sportsman’s License

Includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits.

$100.00

Military Gold Sportsman’s License

Includes same privileges as Gold Sportsman’s License) (Available only at county tax collectors’ offices to Florida residents who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve; upon submission of a current military identification card and proof of Florida residency.

$20.00

Sportsman’s License

Includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits

$80.50

Annual Hunting

$17.00

$79.00

Resident 64 or Older Sportsman’s License

Includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits.

$13.50

Hunting/Freshwater Fishing Combination

$32.50

Hunting/Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing Combination

$48.00

Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting/Fishing Certificate

Free

Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate (65 or older)

Free

Nonresident Hunting Licenses

Nonresident Annual Hunting

$151.50

Nonresident 10-Day Hunting

$46.50

Hunting Permits
(Resident and Nonresident)
Annual 5-Year
(Residents
only)

Management Area Permit

$26.50

$126.50

Deer Permit

$5.00

$25.00

Archery Permit

$5.00

$25.00

Muzzleloading Gun Permit

$5.00

$25.00

Turkey Permit (Resident)

$10.00

$50.00

Turkey Permit (Nonresident)

$125.00

Florida Waterfowl Permit

$5.00

$25.00

Crossbow Permit

$5.00

$25.00

Migratory Bird Permit

Free

Trapping License

$26.50

Lifetime Licenses

Lifetime licenses are available to Florida residents only. Funds generated from sales of these licenses are invested, creating an endowment to support long-term conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. Costs of lifetime licenses are less than what would be spent on annual licenses, permits and fees, and are valid in Florida even if you move out of state. Lifetime license holders are also exempt from most recreational license or permits that may be created in the future.

Lifetime Sportsman’s License

Includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits.

4 years or younger

$401.50

5–12 years

$701.50

13 years and older

$1,001.50

Lifetime Hunting License

Includes Hunting license; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits.

4 years or younger

$201.50

5–12 years

$351.50

13 years and older

$501.50

— All Sales Are Final —

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