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  • Map of CWD-affected states and provinces as of 12/18/2018

    Know the regulations when deer hunting in a CWD-positive area

    Thursday, August 1, 2019 -  To keep Florida free from CWD, hunters are prohibited from bringing into Florida whole carcasses of any cervid (deer, elk, moose, caribou and other members of the deer family) from states where CWD has been detected.
  • Taking a hunter safety course is about safety and more

    Monday, June 3, 2019 -  Students can take a hunter safety course for free.
  • How to apply for alligator hunt permits

    Monday, May 6, 2019 -  Apply to take part in the annual statewide recreational alligator harvest, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1.
  • Tips on applying for fall quota hunt permits

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -  A quota, which is the maximum number of hunters allowed on a particular wildlife management area during a hunt, prevents overcrowding and helps manage game harvests.
  • Youth In Stand

    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.
  • Shields Research Turkey

    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.
  • Elina Garrison

    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.