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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 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 an FWC regional office (see below). This publication is valid from July 1, 2021 through July 30, 2022.


  • 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 gallinules (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
Information regarding bear management is not contained in this handbook. Please visit 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