Hunting by Species

Alligator Alligator

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

Bear Bear

Black bears are 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 turkey was wrongly named after what was thought to be its country of origin.

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