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  • Changes to mallard bag limits and applying for public dove hunting opportunities

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -  December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for the start of the second phase of the waterfowl/coot season and the third phase of mourning and white-winged dove.
  • Youth waterfowl day in November and general gun season

    Friday, November 1, 2019 -  Starting this hunting season, youth may take part in a Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day occurring the Saturday before the start of the first phase of the regular waterfowl season, which is Nov. 16, and another one held the second Saturday after the second phase of the season closes, Feb. 8. Previously, youth waterfowl hunting days were a Saturday-Sunday hunt in February.
  • New youth deer hunt weekend and muzzleloader season

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 -  FWC staff initiated the proposal to promote youth hunting and stakeholders were overwhelmingly supportive of this new opportunity.
  • Know the regulations when deer hunting in a CWD-positive area

    Thursday, August 1, 2019 -  The FWC is educating hunters, landowners and outdoor enthusiasts about CWD and asks that anyone who sees a sick, abnormally thin deer or finds a deer dead from unknown causes to call the toll-free CWD hotline, 866-CWD-WATCH (866-293-9282). In addition to extreme weight loss, deer with CWD exhibit odd behaviors such as loss of fear of humans, lowering of the head, blank staring, walking in circles, staggering, standing with a wide stance and being lethargic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.