Dove Hunting


2017-18 Mourning and White-Winged Dove Season Dates

  • Phase 1: September 23, 2017 - October 23, 2017
  • Phase 2: November 11, 2017 - December 4, 2017
  • Phase 3: December 12, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Shooting Hours:

  • Phase 1: Noon to sunset 
  • Phases 2 and 3: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset

Bag Limit (daily/possession):15/45


Additional Information 


For a complete list of statewide regulations and requirements, please consult the "Migratory Game Bird Regulations" pamphlet available at your local tax collector's office or nearest FWC regional office.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has revised its regulations, please visit this link on dove hunting and baiting External Website.

If you have any questions that this web site doesn't answer, click on the "Ask FWC" link at the top of any FWC web page.

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