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Recreational Hunting Licenses & Permits

Before purchasing a recreational hunting license or permits, be sure to know what is needed based on activity.  Please view these hunting license and permit descriptions

Licenses and permits are available online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, in person at a license agent or tax collector's office or by calling toll-free 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (888-486-8356).

Check what qualifies for Florida residency, if you are eligible for exemptions and whether you have met the hunter safety requirements.

Hunting Licenses

Required when taking or attempting to take game or furbearing animals (by methods other than trapping).

  • Annual Resident:  $17.00
  • Five-Year Resident:  $79.00
  • Annual Non-Resident:  $151.50
  • Ten-Day Non-Resident:  $46.50

 

Hunting license combined with fishing license(s) for a reduced-cost to Florida residents.

  • Annual Resident Hunting|Freshwater Fishing Combination  $32.50
  • Annual Resident Hunting|Freshwater|Saltwater Fishing Combination  $48.00

Includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits.  Does not include Saltwater Fishing License, Snook or Lobster permits.

  • Annual Resident Sportsman's License:  $80.50

Available for Florida residents 64 years of age or older.  Includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits.  Does not include Saltwater Fishing License, Snook or Lobster permits.

  • Annual Resident Silver Sportsman's 64+:  $13.50
  • Five-Year Resident Silver Sportsman's 64+:  $61.50

Includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits.

  • Annual Resident Gold Sportsman's License:  $100.00
  • Five-Year Resident Gold Sportsman's License:  $494.00

(includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits). Available to Florida residents who are active duty or retired military members at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com through an online verification process. The license is also available at Florida tax collectors' offices with proof of residency and a current military identification card.

  • Annual Resident Military Gold Sportsman's License:  $20.00

Optional for youth ages 8 to 15 who have successfully completed hunter safety education.  Valid until recipient’s 17th birthday.  

  • Resident Youth Hunting License:  $17.00
  • Resident Youth Gold Sportsman's License:  $100.00

Hunting Permits

Required, in addition to a hunting license, when taking or attempting to take wildlife on wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and some public small-game hunting areas.  A management area permit is also an annual pass on wildlife management areas where the FWC requires a daily use fee.

  • Annual:  $26.50
  • Five-Year (Residents Only):  $126.50

 

Required, in addition to a hunting license, when hunting during archery season.

 

  • Annual:  $5.00
  • Five-Year (Residents Only):  $25.00

Required, in addition to a hunting license, when hunting during crossbow season.

  • Annual:  $5.00
  • Five-Year (Residents Only):  $25.00

Required, in addition to a hunting license, when hunting during muzzleloading season.

  • Annual:  $5.00
  • Five-Year (Residents Only):  $25.00

Required, in addition to a hunting license, when taking or attempting to take deer.

  • Annual:  $5.00
  • Five-Year (Residents Only):  $25.00

Required, in addition to a hunting license, when taking or attempting to take turkeys.

  • Annual Resident:  $10.00
  • Five-Year Resident:  $50.00
  • Annual Non-Resident:  $125.00

Required, in addition to a hunting license, for those taking or attempting to take migratory birds in Florida, including ducks, geese, coots, common moorhens, gallinules, rails, snipes, woodcocks, mourning doves and white-winged doves.  To take waterfowl, a Florida Waterfowl permit and Federal Duck Stamp are also required.

  • Valid seasonally from Sept. 1 - March 31.  No-cost.

Required, in addition to a hunting license and migratory bird permit, when taking or attempting to take ducks and geese.  Federal duck stamp is also required.

  • Annual:  $5.00
  • Five-Year (Residents Only):  $25.00

Federal Duck Stamp

Required for those who hunt migratory waterfowl in Florida and are 16 years of age or older.  A current Federal Duck Stamp must be used in conjunction with a migratory bird permit as well as a hunting license and Florida waterfowl permit (unless exempt).  Those hunting on public land may also require a management area permit and limited entry or quota permits.

  • Annual:  $28.00.  Valid annually from July 1 through the following June 30.

Those who purchase a Federal Duck Stamp from the FWC will receive a temporary 45-day verification of purchase to use until receiving the pictorial duck stamp by mail from the federal government contracted vendor.

Trapping Licenses

Authorizes the holder to take or attempt to take furbearing animals (including raccoon, opossum, skunk, nutria, beaver, coyote, bobcat and otter) with a live trap or snare and to sell furbearing mammals' hides and meat to a licensed fur and hide dealer.  Further authorizes the holder of a recreational hunting license to take and possess furbearers or their parts for commercial purposes and to sell such animals.  Required of anyone, except residents age 65 or older.

  • Annual Resident:  $26.50
  • Annual Non-Resident:  $26.50

Please see the current Florida Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limits for more information.

A furbearer trapping license is not required for wild hogs since they are not considered game animals.  Landowner permission is required to hunt or trap wild hogs.  A Feral Swine Dealer Permit issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (850-410-0900) is required to transport live wild hogs.

 

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Hard Card: A hard, credit card-style license can be purchased in addition to purchasing your license or permits.  The hard card costs $5 and will be shipped separately (please note your receipt and “hard card shipped separately” to verify this was included).  NOTE: Each $5 hard card can hold up to seven different licenses or permits.  

Costs: Prices listed on this website include a tax collector's fee. In addition to the cost of a license or permit listed below, the license or permit vendor may also charge an issuance fee of 50¢.

All sales are final.  License and permit fees are nonrefundable.