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Florida

Hunting

Other Wildlife Seasons

Gray Squirrel

Statewide Oct. 8 – March 5

Daily bag limit: 12

Possession limit: 24

Quail

Statewide Nov. 12 – March 5

Daily bag limit: 12

Possession limit: 24

Rifles, shotguns, pistols, muzzleloaders, air guns, crossbows and bows may be used. Gray squirrel and quail also may be taken during archery, crossbow and muzzleloading gun seasons using the respective methods of take allowed during those seasons.

Bobcat

Statewide Dec. 1 – March 31

Otter

Statewide Dec. 1 – March 1

Bobcats and otters may be taken by rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzleloader, air gun, crossbow or bow.

Bag limits: No limit on bobcats or otters

Rabbits, wild hogs, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes

may be taken year round by rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzleloader, air gun, crossbow or bow.

Daily bag limits: 12 rabbits. No limits on other species.

Possession limits: 24 rabbits. No limits on other species.

Archery season — Only bows may be used.

Crossbow season — Only crossbows and bows may be used.

Muzzleloading gun season — Only muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows may be used. Only muzzleloading guns designed to have projectiles (bullets) loaded through the muzzle and fired by wheel lock, flintlock, percussion cap or centerfire primer (including 209 primers) may be used. Muzzleloading guns designed to allow accelerant (gun powder) to be loaded at the breech may be used during muzzleloading gun seasons.

General gun season — Centerfire rifles, shotguns, centerfire pistols, muzzleloaders, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, crossbows and bows may be used.

1 Youth deer hunt weekend – Youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest any deer except spotted fawn, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. Youth may use any legal method of take (including dogs) for deer, with a limit of 1 deer for the weekend that counts towards the youth’s annual statewide bag limit. This weekend does not apply to wildlife management areas.

2 Fall and spring wild turkey seasons – Shotguns, rifles, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, pistols, muzzleloaders, crossbows or bows may be used.

3 Youth turkey hunt weekend – Youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest wild turkey, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. However, adult supervisors with a hunting license and turkey permit can “call in” a wild turkey and otherwise participate in the hunt, but they cannot shoot or shoot at wild turkey.

Harvest reporting is required for all deer and turkey hunters. See "Deer and wild turkey harvest reporting requirements" on General Information.