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  • The truth about Florida’s deer rut

    Monday, February 4, 2019 -  Hours of daylight decreasing, geographic latitude, genetics, climate, evolution and moon phase are many factors that hunters and deer enthusiasts have debated over the years.
  • Florida offers unique waterfowl hunting opportunities

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 -  In 2017, Ducks Unlimited, the FWC and others partnered to conserve, improve and restore nearly 30,000 acres of wetland habitat in Florida.
  • A look at migratory bird management and hunting

    Monday, December 3, 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?

    Monday, November 5, 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

    Wednesday, October 3, 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.
  • Help prevent CWD

    Tuesday, August 7, 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

    Monday, July 2, 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.
  • Apply for alligator and fall hunt permits!

    Thursday, May 3, 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!

    Monday, April 2, 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

    Friday, March 2, 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.