Hunting by Species

Alligator Alligator

Managing Florida's alligator population for its long-term well-being and the benefits of users.

Bear Bear

The state’s largest land mammal is one of Florida’s biggest conservation success stories.

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Burmese pythons and other conditional non-native snakes and lizards can be hunted on several areas in south Florida. 


White-tailed deer can be found throughout Florida from the panhandle to the keys.


The Mourning dove is the most hunted migratory game bird in North America.


Wetland habitat covers a vast expanse of Florida, and much of this habitat is open and available for public hunting.


Raccoon, opossum, skunk, nutria, beaver, coyote, bobcat, and river otter


The Northern bobwhite is a medium-sized, round-bodied bird with a short tail and neck.

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Florida has a wide variety of small-game hunting opportunities.


One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey.

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Wild pigs are the second-most popular large animal hunted in Florida.

FWC Facts:
The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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