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We meet 7:30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Building located on the north side of Northlake Blvd. one mile west of Beeline Highway.

 

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The Florida Sportsmen’s
Conservation Association


P.O. Box 20051
West Palm Beach, Fl 33416-0051

Email: fsca@bellsouth.net

FWC

Visit the FWC website for all your Hunting and Fishing Licenses.

The site will give you all the up to date  rules and regulations you need to hunt or fish ethically:

http://myfwc.com/home/

 

 

 

 http://myfwc.com/hunting/season-dates

  
Species Zone/
statewide
Archery Season (A) Crossbow Season (C) Muzzleloading Gun Season(M) General Gun Season (D)

Deer (1)

Must have $5 Deer Permit as well as hunting license to hunt deer.

Zone A

Aug. 3 - Sep. 1

Antlered or antlerless deer by bow only

Aug. 3 - Sep. 1

Antlered or antlerless deer by crossbow or bow only

Sep. 2-6

Antlered deer only by crossbow or bow

Sept. 7-20

Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow

Sept. 21 - Oct. 20 and Nov. 23 - Jan. 5

Antlered deer entire season;antlerless deer may be taken Nov. 23-29 by all legal centerfire rifles and pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows (2)

Zone B

Oct. 19 - Nov. 17

Antlered or antlerless deer by bow only

Oct. 19 - Nov. 17

Antlered or antlerless deer by crossbow or bow only

Nov. 18-22

Antlered deer only by crossbow or bow

Nov. 23 - Dec. 6

Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow

Dec. 7 - Feb. 23

Antlered deer entire season;antlerless deer may be taken Dec. 26-Jan. 1 by all legal centerfire rifles and pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows

Zone C

Sept. 14 - Oct. 13

Antlered or antlerless deer by bow only

Sept. 14 - Oct. 13

Antlered or antlerless deer by crossbow or bow only

Oct. 14-18

Antlered deer only by crossbow or bow

Oct. 19 - Nov. 1

Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow

Nov. 2 - Jan. 19

Antlered deer entire season;antlerless deer may be taken Nov. 23-29 by all legal centerfire rifles and pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows

Zone D

Oct. 26 - Nov. 27

Antlered or antlerless deer by bow only

Oct. 26 - Nov. 27

Antlered or antlerless deer by crossbow or bow only

Dec. 2-6

Antlered deer only by crossbow or bow

Dec. 7-13 and Feb. 24 - Mar. 2

Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow

Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 - Feb. 23

Antlered deer entire season;antlerless deer may be taken Dec. 26-Jan. 1 by all legal centerfire rifles and pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows

Bag Limit

During Archery Season and first phase of Crossbow Season, daily bag limit is: 2 deer, either of which can be antlered or antlerless

During Antlerless Deer Season (Nov. 23-29 in zones A and C; Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 in zones B and D), daily bag limit is: 2 deer, only 1 of which may be antlerless

During all other seasons (including second phase of Crossbow Season), daily bag limit is 2 antlered deer,  and antlerless deer may be taken by antlerless deer permit only.

Possession limit: 4 deer

Fall turkey(gobblers and bearded only) (T)

Zone A

Aug. 3 - Sep. 1

by bow only

Aug. 3 - Sep. 6

by crossbow or bow only

Sept. 7-20

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Oct. 7-20 and Nov. 23 - Jan. 5

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone B

Oct. 19 - Nov. 17

by bow only

Oct. 19 - Nov. 22

by crossbow or bow only

Nov. 23 - Dec. 6

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Dec. 7 - Feb. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone C

Sept. 14 - Oct. 13

by bow only

Sept. 14 - Oct. 18

by crossbow or bow only

Oct. 19 - Nov. 1

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Nov. 2 - Dec. 29

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone D (3)

Oct. 26 - Nov. 27

by bow only

Oct. 26 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 2-6

by crossbow or bow only

Dec. 7-13

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 – Jan. 19

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Bag Limit

Fall turkey:

Daily bag limit: 1

Season and possession limit: 2 for all fall seasons combined

Quail (D)

Zone A

Aug. 3 - Sep. 1

by bow only

Aug. 3 - Sep. 6

by crossbow or bow only

Sept. 7-20

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Nov. 9 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone B

Oct. 19 - Nov. 8

by bow only

Oct. 19 - Nov. 8

by crossbow or bow only

 

Nov. 9 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone C

Sep. 14 - Oct. 13

by bow only

Sep. 14 - Oct. 13

by crossbow or bow only

Oct. 19 - Nov. 1

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Nov. 9 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone D

Oct. 26 - Nov. 8

by bow only

Oct. 26 - Nov. 8

by crossbow or bow only

 

Nov. 9 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Bag Limit

Quail:
Daily bag limit: 12
Possession Limit: 24

Gray Squirrel(D)

Zone A

Aug. 3 - Sep. 1

by bow only

Aug. 3 - Sep. 6

by crossbow or bow only

Sept. 7-20

by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only

Oct. 12 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone B

     

Oct. 12 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone C

Sept. 14- Oct. 11

by bow only

Sept. 14 - Oct. 11

by crossbow or bow only

 

Oct. 12 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Zone D

     

Oct. 12 - Mar. 2

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Bag Limit

Squirrel:
Daily bag limit: 12
Possession limit: 24

Spring turkey(gobblers and bearded only) (4)

 

Youth Spring Turkey Hunt(5)

Spring Turkey Season (T)

   
Zone A

Feb. 22-23

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Mar. 1 - Apr. 6

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

   

Zones B, C, D except Holmes County

March 8-9

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

March 15 - April 20

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

   

Holmes County

March 8-9

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

March 15 - 30

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

   
Bag Limit

Spring Turkey Daily bag limit: 1

Season and possession limit: 2 for spring season

Holmes Daily bag and season limit:1

Rabbit

Statewide

Year-round by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols (D)

Bag Limit:

Daily bag limit: 12
Possession limit: 24

Wild hog

Statewide

Year-round by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols.  Hunting license not required. Wild hogs also may be trapped but cannot be transported alive without permit from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture at 850-410-0900. (D)

Bag Limit: No Limits

Bobcat(D)(F)

Otter (F)

Statewide

Dec. 1 - March 1

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Those with a hunting license may pos­sess no more than 1 bobcat and 1 otter pelt between April 1 and Nov. 30, 2013, unless pelt has FWC tag.  Also, otter and bobcat pelts may not be taken out of Florida unless tagged.  Bobcats may be chased with dogs year-round.

Bobcat: No Limits

Otter: No Limits

Raccoon, opossum, coyote, beaver, skunk, nutria

Statewide

Year-round

by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols (D)(F)

Hunting raccoons or opossums at night is allowed, but only .22­-caliber rimfire firearms (other than .22-mag­nums) or single-shot .410-gauge shotguns (using shot not larger than size 6) may be used.  Hunting raccoons or opossums by displaying or using lights from moving vehicles, vessels or animals is prohibited.  It is illegal to transport wild-trapped live raccoons within, into or from the state, except by FWC permit or authorization.

Bag Limit: No limits on any species

Deer-dog training

Zone A

Aug. 17 - Sep. 5

Those with a hunting license may train or toughen free-running deer dogs on private property during daylight hours, after first registering (at no cost) the tract of land with the FWC.  While training, all deer dogs must have their FWC-issued registration number, along with the owner’s name and address on their collars.  Copies of the registration must be in the hunter’s possession when training deer dogs.

Zone B

Nov. 2-21

Zone C

Sept. 28 - Oct. 17

Zone D

Oct. 26 - Nov. 14