Hunting is a safe, relaxing and exciting way for friends and family to spend time together while experiencing Florida’s natural beauty. Every hunting adventure is an opportunity to gain new understanding about wildlife and their habitats, while building important outdoor skills. And when the trip afield is successful, it means prolonging those treasured memories by cooking healthy, locally-sourced meals.
Hunting is so much more than the harvest, though. Hunters support conservation in a variety of ways. The purchase of a hunting license directly supports conservation and also contributes in a less obvious way. Every hunting license that’s bought is factored into a formula that determines the amount of Wildlife Restoration grant funding a state receives. The more Florida licenses purchased, the more money from shooting sports industries and participants that comes directly back to Florida for conservation.
Many hunters also participate in on-the-ground conservation projects. They also serve as the eyes and ears in the field, providing the FWC with important information about what’s happening in the most remote parts of the state. They report on habitat conditions and fish and wildlife violations, helping the agency protect and conserve Florida’s natural resources.
As a new hunter, you’ll be a part of this proud tradition of hunter-conservationists while treasuring opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat, experience the woods waking up at sunrise, and sharing stories with friends and family around the campfire.