Waterfowl Hunting

This page is dedicated to waterfowl hunting in Florida. To learn about issues related to waterfowl ecology and management, please visit our Florida's Waterfowl page.


2016-2017 Waterfowl Season Dates 

  • Early Canada Goose:  Sept. 3-25, 2016
  • September Teal and Wood Duck:  Sept. 17-21, 2016
  • September Teal Only: Sept. 22-25, 2016 
  • Regular Season (Ducks, Coots, and Light Geese):  Nov. 19 - Nov. 27, 2016 and Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Regular Season Canada Goose:  Nov. 19 - Nov. 27, 2016  and Dec. 1, 2016 - Jan. 30, 2017
  • Youth Duck and Goose: Feb. 4-5, 2017


Season Brochures and Other Regulations


Quota Permits


ADA Duck Blind


FWC and Other Hunt Areas


Helpful Links


 Check Station Harvest Data


 Report Duck Bands


Waterfowl Quota Permitting Technical Assistance Group



FWC Facts:
The mean breeding period (rut) of white-tailed deer in Florida can vary as much as seven months from one part of the state to another.

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