Hunting in Florida
August is Shooting Sports Month!
In honor of Shooting Sports Month, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation to inspire the safe, responsible enjoyment of these activities and recognize the contributions made by sportsmen and women to conservation. We invite you to observe this month by planning a hunt or trip to an FWC-managed shooting range. Get started by checking out the information below.
Licenses and Permits
Season Dates and Bag Limits
Use these links to quickly locate Florida resident game and furbearer hunting season dates and bag limits and migratory bird hunting season dates and bag limits.
Public Hunting Opportunities
FWC cooperatively manages public hunting on 6 million acres in our WMA system. The FWC cannot give permission to hunt on other lands. Land that is not posted or fenced, including some waterbodies, may not be open to hunting. There is a directory of outfitters and guides to help you plan your hunt.
Use the WMA Finder to locate wildlife management area (WMAs) hunting opportunities based on species, season, location and more.
Hunters born on or after June 1, 1975, and 16 years old, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a license. The deferral from the hunter safety certification requirement allows certain hunters to purchase a hunting license without completing the course.
Hunting News and Social Media
Learn how you can get the latest FWC hunting news including updates about hunting season dates, quota/limited entry hunts, regulations, conservation efforts, FWC-managed shooting ranges, where to hunt, programs, events and more.
Follow the HuntFlorida Facebook page for updates about hunting opportunities, regulations and more.