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  • New deer hunting rules for the 2019-20 season

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -  At their February meeting, FWC Commissioners passed new deer hunting rules that take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019.
  • Partnering for best management of wild turkeys

    Monday, March 4, 2019 -  The FWC partners with multiple government agencies and other conservation organizations to pool their resources and improve Florida turkey habitat.
  • 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.