Duck Hunting

In general, waterfowl hunting in Florida is permitted on any water body that has public access, unless it is closed for a specific reason, such as being in a park or in an area where the discharge of firearms is prohibited. Wildlife management areas (WMAs), water management district (WMD) lands, and national wildlife refuges (NWRs) that offer duck hunting may have special permit requirements and restrictions on when and where you can hunt. Regional offices of the FWC can provide additional information on WMAs and other duck hunting areas. Please check with local law enforcement agencies for specific firearm discharge regulations on public water bodies prior to hunting.




2013-2014 Waterfowl Season Dates 

Early Season Canada Goose:

Sept. 7-25, 2013


Special September Season Teal and Wood Duck: 

Sept. 21-25, 2013


Regular Season (Ducks, Coots, and Light Geese): 

Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2013 and Dec. 7, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014


Regular Season Canada Goose: 

Nov. 23, 2013 - Jan. 30, 2014


Youth Duck and Goose: 

Feb. 1-2, 2014



Season Brochures


Quota Permits


ADA Duck Blind

FWC and Other Hunt Areas

Helpful Links

Check Station Harvest Data

Report Duck Bands

FWC Facts:
Recreational licenses and permits are sold at county tax collectors' offices – and at retailers that sell hunting or fishing equipment, online and by phone.

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