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A look at migratory bird management and hunting

December 03, 2018 

December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for the start of the second phase of waterfowl and coot season and the third phase of mourning and white-winged dove. 

#WhoTaughtYou to hunt?

November 05, 2018 

It’s a wonderful time of year to remember those who introduced us to hunting. And the holiday gives us a great opportunity to pay it forward by taking someone else hunting such as a neighbor, friend, family member or coworker.  

Extend your hunting season with a muzzleloader

October 03, 2018 

The beginning of muzzleloading gun season immediately follows the close of crossbow season in each zone annually. Season dates run Nov. 17-30 in Zone B, Oct. 20 – Nov. 2 in Zone C and Dec. 1-7 in Zone D. 

Tips to improve your bow season

September 05, 2018 

To make the most of your time afield, Becky Shuman, the FWC's assistant deer program coordinator and biologist, offers the following tips about deer and hunting on Florida’s wildlife management areas.  

Help prevent CWD

August 07, 2018 

Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called, has most recently been detected in Mississippi. This is the closest the fatal deer disease has been to our Florida border. 

Join the Dove Club or go primitive on St. Vincent Island

July 02, 2018 

Because dove hunting is one of the best ways to introduce new people to hunting and enjoy time afield with friends and family, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program. 

Take a hunter safety class this summer!

June 04, 2018 

If you haven’t completed the state’s hunter safety course requirement, now’s a good time to sign up. Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast.  

Apply for alligator and fall hunt permits!

May 03, 2018 

Since 1988, the FWC has offered hunters the opportunity to take part in its annual statewide recreational alligator harvest that always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1.  

Go hog wild this spring and summer!

April 02, 2018 

This spring and summer, there will be numerous hog hunts (mostly on weekends) on several WMAs. 

Working together through partnerships, restoring turkeys in Holmes County is huge success

March 02, 2018 

Holmes County hunters will enjoy their first full-length spring turkey season after 20 years – a result of a successful wild turkey restoration project and partnership between the FWC, National Wild Turkey Federation and local landowners.  

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FWC Facts:
Over 200 species of birds migrate between their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada and their wintering areas in Mexico, Central and South America or the Caribbean.

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