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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, 2023 through June 30, 2024.


  • Game—resident game birds, game mammals and migratory game birds
  • Resident game birds—quail and wild turkey
  • Game mammals—deer, gray squirrel, rabbit and black bear
  • Migratory game birds—ducks; snow (including blue), Ross’ and Canada geese; common gallinule (moorhen); coot; snipe; rail; woodcock; and mourning and white-winged dove
  • Non-migratory game—resident game birds and game mammals
  • Furbearers—bobcat, otter, raccoon, opossum, coyote, beaver, skunk and nutria

Information regarding bear management is not contained in this handbook. Please visit for information.

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FWC, Office of Human Resources
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Tallahassee, FL 32399

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