Deer Seasons & Bag Limits – Florida Hunting

ContentsFlorida HuntingFlorida Deer Season 2022-2023Florida Turkey Season 2022-2023Florida Small Game Seasons 2022Florida Hunting Zones 2022-2023Florida Bag Limits 2022-2023Florida Hunting License 2022-2023Florida Hunting Regulations 2022-2023Helpful ResourcesFAQsWhen can you hunt deer in Florida?What time is deer season in Florida?Can I shoot a deer on my property in Florida?What hunting seasons Does Florida have?Can you bait deer in…



Florida Hunting

Florida focuses a lot on trying to manage fish and wildlife resources for their long term well being and the benefit of the people.There are more than 5.9 million acres of public hunting lands which is why Florida is so much fun to hunt. It’s important to the state to encourage all those living there to enjoy nature and get involved with hunting. Not only does this help with principles of wildlife conservation it also helps stakeholders to consider ways to effectively manage Florida game wildlife species.

So remember archery season starts July 31 and ends with general gun season on February 20 (depending on the zone).

Florida Deer Season 2022-2023

Florida Deer Archery Seasons 2022-2023

Season Dates Zone Limits
Archery July 31 – Aug. 29 A Antlered deer*
Oct. 16 – Nov. 14 B Antlered deer*
Sept. 18 – Oct. 17 C Antlered deer*
Oct. 23 – Nov. 24 D Antlered deer*
July 31 – Aug. 8 A Antlerless deer*
July 31 – Aug. 15 A Antlerless deer*
Oct. 16 – Nov. 14 B Antlerless deer*
Sept. 18 – Oct. 17 C Antlerless deer*
Oct. 23 – Nov. 24 D Antlerless deer*
Crossbow July 31 – Sept. 3 A Antlered deer*
Oct. 16 – Nov. 19 B Antlered deer*
Sept. 18 – Oct. 22 C Antlered deer*
Oct. 23 – Nov. 24
Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
D Antlered deer*
July 31 – Aug. 8
July 31 – Aug. 15
A Antlerless deer*
Oct. 16 – Nov. 14 B Antlerless deer*
Sept. 18 – Oct. 17 C Antlerless deer*
Oct. 23 – Nov. 24 D Antlerless deer*

Daily bag limit: 2 deer

  • During those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless.
  • During those portions of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons when antlerless deer may be taken, only 1 deer may be antlerless.
  • During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag.

Possession limit: 4 deer

Annual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerless

Deer taken under the Deer Depredation Permit Program, Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits.

Florida Deer Firearm Dates 2022-2023

Season Dates Zone Notes
General Gun Sept. 18 – Oct. 17
Nov. 20 – Jan. 2
A Antlered deer*
Dec. 4 – Feb. 20 B Antlered deer*
Nov. 6 – Jan. 23 C Antlered deer*
Nov. 25–28
Dec. 11 – Feb. 20
D Antlered deer*
DMU A2: Nov. 20–21
DMU A3: Nov. 20–23
A Antlerless deer*
Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 B Antlerless deer*
DMU C1: Nov. 19–22
DMU C2: Nov. 19–21
DMU C3: Nov. 19–21
DMU C4: Nov. 19–22
DMU C5: Nov. 6–7, Nov. 20–21
DMU C6: Nov. 19–22
C Antlerless deer*
DMU D1: Nov. 27–28
Jan. 1–2
DMU D2: Nov. 27–28
Dec. 18–19, Jan. 1–2
D Antlerless deer*

Daily bag limit: 2 deer

  • During those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless.
  • During those portions of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons when antlerless deer may be taken, only 1 deer may be antlerless.
  • During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag.

Possession limit: 4 deer

Annual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerless

Deer taken under the Deer Depredation Permit Program, Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits.

Florida Turkey Season 2022-2023

Season Dates Zone
Archery July 31 – Aug. 29 A
Oct. 16 – Nov. 14 B
Sept. 18 – Oct. 17 C
Oct. 23 – Nov. 24 D*
Crossbow July 31 – Sept. 3 A
Oct. 16 – Nov. 19 B
Sept. 18 – Oct. 22 C
Oct. 23 – Nov. 24
Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
D*
Muzzleloading Sept. 4–17 A
Nov. 20 – Dec. 3 B
Oct. 23 – Nov. 5 C
Dec. 4–10 D*
Fall turkey season** Oct. 4–17
Nov. 20 – Jan. 2
A
Dec. 4 – Jan. 30  B
Nov. 6 – Jan. 2 C
Nov. 25–28
Dec. 11 – Jan. 16 
D*

*Zone D (except in Holmes County, no fall harvest allowed)

Daily bag limit: 2 turkeys

Season and possession limit: 2 for all fall seasons combined

**Fall and spring turkey seasons – Shotguns, rifles, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, pistols, muzzleloaders, crossbows or bows may be used.

Florida Small Game Seasons 2022

Gray Squirrel: Oct. 9-March 6

Quail: Nov. 13-March 6

Bobcat: Dec. 1-March 31

Otter: Dec. 1-March 1

Rabbit: Open season

Wild Hog: Open season

Raccoon: Open season

Opossum: Open season

Skunk: Open season

Nutria: Open season

Beaver: Open season

Coyote: Open season

Florida Hunting Zones 2022-2023

See the map below for a breakdown of Alabama’s hunting zones:

Florida Bag Limits 2022-2023

Daily bag limit: 2 deer

  • During those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless.
  • During those portions of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons when antlerless deer may be taken, only 1 deer may be antlerless.
  • During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag.

Possession limit: 4 deer

Annual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerless

Deer taken under the Deer Depredation Permit Program, Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits.

Florida Hunting License 2022-2023

You must have a valid Florida Driver License or Florida ID card to receive a permit online. To purchase recreational hunting, fishing licenses and permits go to GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.
First you will need a Hunting License and second you will need a permit for the big game you would like to hunt.

Resident/ Nonresident License Cost
Resident Hunting $17.00
Nonresident Hunting $151.50
Resident Hunting and Fishing Combo $32.50
Resident Sportsman $80.80

Hunting Permit Costs

Permit Costs
Management area permit $26.50
Archery permit $5.00
Muzzleloading $5.00
Deer Permit $5.00
Turkey Permit $10.00
Turkey Permit- Nonresident $125.00

Florida Hunting Regulations 2022-2023

Deer taken under the Deer Depredation Permit Program, Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site:

Phone Number to Game Check:

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When can you hunt deer in Florida?

Florida Deer Seasons

Archery July 31-Nov. 24**
Crossbow July 31-Dec. 3**
Muzzleloader Sept. 4-Feb. 27**
Firearms Sept. 18-Feb. 20**
Youth Hunt Sept. 11-12**, Oct. 30-31, Nov. 27-28**, Dec. 4-5**

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What time is deer season in Florida?

Florida Deer Firearm Dates 2022-2023

Dates Zone Notes
Sept. 18 ? Oct. 17 Nov. 20 ? Jan. 2 A Antlered deer*
Dec. 4 ? Feb. 20 B Antlered deer*
Nov. 6 ? Jan. 23 C Antlered deer*
Nov. 25?28 Dec. 11 ? Feb. 20 D Antlered deer*

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Can I shoot a deer on my property in Florida?

Shooting or propelling potentially lethal projectiles over or across private land without authorization to take game is considered criminal trespassing and is a felony. Taking deer is prohibited by any method in the Florida Keys.

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What hunting seasons Does Florida have?

Antlered deer ? antler regulations vary by deer management unit. Find DMU-specific regulations on Deer Management Units.

  • Archery season: July 30 ? Aug. …
  • Crossbow season: July 30 ? Sept. …
  • Muzzleloading gun season: Sept. 3?16.
  • Youth deer hunt weekend: Sept. 10?11 1
  • General gun season: Sept. 17 ? Oct. 16, Nov. 19 ? Jan.

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Can you bait deer in Florida?

Except for turkeys, you’re permitted to take resident game over feeding stations on private property. It’s against the law to feed or use bait on WMAs. You may not use dogs to hunt deer or turkeys during archery season, but you may use bird dogs if you’re quail hunting.

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How many bucks can you shoot in FL?

The annual statewide bag limit is 5 deer per hunter of which no more than 2 deer can be antlerless (any deer, except a spotted fawn, without antlers or whose antlers are less than five inches in length).

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Where is the best deer hunting in Florida?

As a region, the Panhandle has the highest-scoring deer. But, the counties that comprise the spine of the state, from Alachua and Marion and into Polk and Osceola, offer a shot at a whopper, too.

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Can I open carry in my yard in Florida?

Florida does not allow open carry of a firearm except under a few very limited exceptions. You can open carry on your own private property where your home is located. You can also open carry while traveling directly to or from or are engaged in fishing, hunting, or camping.

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What county in Florida has the biggest deer?

Marion ranks as the number one county in which to find trophy bucks. In November 2015, Rick Moyer shot a buck that taped an impressive 164 B&C. Over the last five years, Marion County hunters have logged 130 Florida Registry bucks scoring an average of 112 B&C.

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What is the biggest buck killed in Florida?

The official state record for Florida is a 1999 buck, a 26-point velvet-racked buck killed at Green Swamp West Wildlife Management Area in Pasco County, just west of Orlando. That buck tallied 206 inches even.

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Season Dates and Species – FWC

Season Dates and Species Zone A Archery season: July 30 – Aug. 28 Crossbow season: July 30 – Sept. 2 Muzzleloading gun season: Sept. 3–16 Youth deer hunt weekend: Sept. 10–11* General gun season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Nov. 19 – Jan. 1 Zone B Archery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 18 Muzzleloading gun season: Nov. 19 – Dec. 2 Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 26–27* General gun season: Dec. 3 – Feb. 19 Zone C Archery season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Crossbow season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 21 Muzzleloading gun season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 4 Youth deer hunt weekend: Oct. 29–30* General gun season: Nov. 5 – Jan. 22 Zone D Archery season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23 Crossbow season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 General gun season: Nov. 24–27, Dec. 10 – Feb. 19 Youth deer hunt weekend: Dec. 3–4* Muzzleloading gun season: Dec. 3–9, Feb. 20–26 ANTLERLESS DEER – deer (except spotted fawn) without antlers or antlers less than 5 inches Zone A Archery season: DMU A2: July 30 – Aug. 7 DMU A3: July 30 – Aug. 14 Crossbow season: DMU A2: July 30 – Aug. 7 DMU A3: July 30 – Aug. 14 Youth deer hunt weekend: DMU A2 and DMU A3: Sept. 10–11* General gun season: DMU A2: Nov. 19–20 DMU A3: Nov. 19–22 Zone B Archery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 26–27* General gun season: Dec. 30 – Jan. 1 Zone C Archery season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Crossbow season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Muzzleloading gun season: DMU C5: Oct. 22–23 Youth deer hunt weekend: Oct. 29–30* General gun season: DMU C1: Nov. 18–21 DMU C2: Nov. 18–20 DMU C3: Nov. 18–20DMU C4: Nov. 18–21 DMU C5: Nov. 5–6, Nov. 19–20DMU C6: Nov. 18–21 Zone D Archery season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23 Crossbow season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23 Muzzleloading gun season: DMU D2: Dec. 3–4  Youth deer hunt weekend: Dec. 3–4* General gun season: DMU D1: Nov. 26–27, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 DMU D2: Nov. 26–27, Dec. 17–18, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1  Bag Limit Daily bag limit: 2 deer During those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless. During those portions of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons when antlerless deer may be taken, only 1 deer may be antlerless. During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag. Possession limit: 4 deer Annual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerless NOTE: Deer taken on private lands under the Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Deer Depredation Permit Program and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits. Deer Dog Training Season Zone A: Aug. 13 – Sept. 1 Zone B: Oct. 29 – Nov. 17 Zone C: Oct. 1–20 Zone D: Oct. 29 – Nov. 17 * Youth deer hunt weekend Youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest any deer except spotted fawn, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. Youth may use any legal method of take (including dogs) for deer, with a limit of 1 deer for the weekend that counts towards the youth’s annual statewide bag limit. This weekend does not apply to wildlife management areas. Learn more about the youth deer hunting weekend. TURKEY (gobblers and bearded turkeys only) Fall Seasons Daily bag limit: 2 turkeys Season and possession limit: 2 for all fall seasons combined Allowed methods of take: Shotguns, rifles, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, pistols, muzzleloaders, crossbows or bows may be used. Zone A Archery season: July 30 – Aug. 28 Crossbow season: July 30 – Sept. 2 Muzzleloading gun season: Sept. 3–16 Fall turkey season: Oct. 3–16, Nov. 19 – Jan. 1* Zone B Archery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov….

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Deer Seasons & Bag Limits – Florida Hunting Antler Point Regulations Antlered deer – antler regulations vary by deer management unit. Find DMU-specific regulations on Deer Management Units. Zone A Archery season: July 30 – Aug. 28 Crossbow season: July 30 – Sept. 2 Muzzleloading gun season: Sept. 3–16 Youth deer hunt weekend: Sept. 10–11 1 General gun season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16, Nov. 19 – Jan. 1 Zone B Archery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 18 Muzzleloading gun season: Nov. 19 – Dec. 2 Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 26–27 1 General gun season: Dec. 3 – Feb. 19 Zone C Archery season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Crossbow season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 21 Muzzleloading gun season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 4 Youth deer hunt weekend: Oct. 29–30 1 General gun season: Nov. 5 – Jan. 22 Zone D Archery season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23 Crossbow season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 General gun season: Nov. 24–27, Dec. 10 – Feb. 19 Youth deer hunt weekend: Dec. 3–4 1 Muzzleloading gun season: Dec. 3–9, Feb. 20–26 Antlerless deer – deer (except spotted fawn) without antlers or antlers less than 5 inches Zone A Archery season: DMU A2: July 30 – Aug. 7, DMU A3: July 30 – Aug. 14 Crossbow season: DMU A2: July 30 – Aug. 7, DMU A3: July 30 – Aug. 14 Youth deer hunt weekend: DMU A2 and DMU A3: Sept. 10–11 1 General gun season: DMU A2: Nov. 19–20, DMU A3: Nov. 19–22 Zone B Archery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13 Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 26–27 1 General gun season: Dec. 30 – Jan. 1 Zone C Archery season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Crossbow season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16 Muzzleloading gun season: DMU C5: Oct. 22–23 Youth deer hunt weekend: Oct. 29–30 1 General gun season: DMU C1: Nov. 18–21DMU C2: Nov. 18–20DMU C3: Nov. 18–20DMU C4: Nov. 18–21DMU C5: Nov. 5–6, Nov. 19–20DMU C6: Nov. 18–21 Zone D Archery season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23 Crossbow season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23 Muzzleloading gun season: DMU D2: Dec. 3–4 Youth deer hunt weekend: Dec. 3–4 1 General gun season: DMU D1: Nov. 26–27, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1DMU D2: Nov. 26–27, Dec. 17–18, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 Daily bag limit: 2 deer During those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless. During antlerless deer seasons (see Deer Management Units), only 1 deer may be antlerless. During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag. Possession limit: 4 deer Annual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerless. Deer taken on private lands under the Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Deer Depredation Permit Program and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits. Deer-dog training season Zone A: Aug. 13 – Sept. 1 Zone B: Oct. 29 – Nov. 17 Zone C: Oct. 1–20 Zone D: Oct. 29 – Nov. 17

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2022-2023 Florida Deer Season Dates & Rules – Hunt the South

Florida Deer Season 2022-2023Last Updated on June 1, 2022 by Brian GrossmanIf your making plans for Florida’s 2022-2023 deer season, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the season dates for archery, muzzleloader and gun, as well as the general rules and regulations you need to know for the upcoming season.While we make every attempt to ensure our information is correct, always check the official season dates and regulations provided by the Florida Wildlife Commission before heading afield.Florida Deer Hunting ZonesZone A Season DatesANTLERED DEERAntler regulations vary by deer management unit.Archery season: July 30 – Aug. 28, 2022Crossbow season: July 30 – Sept. 2, 2022Muzzleloader gun season: Sept. 3-16, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend: Sept. 10-11, 2022General gun season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16, 2022 and Nov. 19, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023ANTLERLESS DEERAntlerless deer are those without antlers or antlers less than 5 inches Archery season: DMU A2: July 30 – Aug. 7, 2022DMU A3: July 30 – Aug. 14, 2022Crossbow season:DMU A2: July 30 – Aug. 7, 2022DMU A3: July 30 – Aug. 14, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend:DUM A2 and DMU A3: Sept. 10-11, 2022General gun season:DMU A2: Nov. 19-20, 2022DMU A3: Nov. 19-22, 2022DEER DOG TRAINING SEASONAug. 13 – Sept. 1, 2022Zone B Season DatesANTLERED DEERArchery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13, 2022Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 18, 2022Muzzleloader gun season: Nov. 19 – Dec. 2, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 26-27, 2022General gun season: Dec. 3, 2022 – Feb. 19, 2023ANTLERLESS DEERAntlerless deer are those without antlers or antlers less than 5 inches Archery season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13, 2022Crossbow season: Oct. 15 – Nov. 13, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 26-27, 2022General gun season: Dec. 30, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023DEER DOG TRAINING SEASONOct. 29 – Nov. 17, 2022Zone C Season DatesANTLERED DEERAntler regulations vary by deer management unit.Archery season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16, 2022Crossbow season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 21, 2022Muzzleloader gun season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 4, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend: Oct. 29-30, 2022General gun season: Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 22, 2023ANTLERLESS DEERAntlerless deer are those without antlers or antlers less than 5 inches Archery season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16, 2022Crossbow season: Sept. 17 – Oct. 16, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend: Oct. 29-30, 2022General gun season:DMU C1: Nov. 18-21, 2022DMU C2: Nov. 18-20, 2022DMU C3: Nov. 18-20, 2022DMU C4: Nov. 18-21, 2022DMU C5: Nov. 5-6, 2022 and Nov. 19-20, 2022DMU C6: Nov. 18-21, 2022Deer Dog Training Season: Aug. 13 – Sept. 1, 2022DEER DOG TRAINING SEASONOct. 1-20, 2022Zone D Season DatesANTLERED DEERAntler regulations vary by deer management unit.Archery season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, 2022Crossbow season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, 2022 and Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2022Muzzleloader gun season: Dec. 3-9, 2022 and Feb. 20-26, 2023Youth deer hunt weekend: Dec. 3-4, 2022, 2022General gun season: Nov. 24-27, 2022 and Dec. 10, 2022 – Feb. 19, 2023ANTLERLESS DEERAntlerless deer are those without antlers or antlers less than 5 inches Archery season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, 2022Crossbow season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, 2022Muzzleloading gun season: DMU D2: Dec. 3-4, 2022Youth deer hunt weekend: Dec. 3-4, 2022General gun season:DMU D1: Nov. 26-27, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023DMU D2: Nov. 26-27, 2022, Dec. 17-18, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023DEER DOG TRAINING SEASONOct. 29 – Nov. 17, 2022Bag LimitsDaily bag limit is two deer, possession limit is four deer, and the annual bag limit is five deer, only two of which can be antlerless.During archery and crossbow seasons when antleress deer can be take, either deer may be antlered or antlerlessDuring muzzleloader and general gun seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, only one of the two daily bag limit may be antleress.During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag.Legal Hunting WeaponsArchery Season: Any longbow, recurve or compound bow may be used. Arrows must be equipped with broadheads having at…

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Florida Hunting Seasons 2022 – Hunters Guides

Florida Hunting SeasonsFlorida HuntingFlorida focuses a lot on trying to manage fish and wildlife resources for their long term well being and the benefit of the people.There are more than 5.9 million acres of public hunting lands which is why Florida is so much fun to hunt. It’s important to the state to encourage all those living there to enjoy nature and get involved with hunting. Not only does this help with principles of wildlife conservation it also helps stakeholders to consider ways to effectively manage Florida game wildlife species.So remember archery season starts July 31 and ends with general gun season on February 20 (depending on the zone).Florida Deer Season 2022-2023‍Florida Deer Archery Seasons 2022-2023 SeasonDatesZoneLimitsArcheryJuly 31 – Aug. 29AAntlered deer*Oct. 16 – Nov. 14BAntlered deer*Sept. 18 – Oct. 17CAntlered deer*Oct. 23 – Nov. 24DAntlered deer*July 31 – Aug. 8AAntlerless deer*July 31 – Aug. 15AAntlerless deer*Oct. 16 – Nov. 14BAntlerless deer*Sept. 18 – Oct. 17CAntlerless deer*Oct. 23 – Nov. 24DAntlerless deer*CrossbowJuly 31 – Sept. 3AAntlered deer*Oct. 16 – Nov. 19BAntlered deer*Sept. 18 – Oct. 22CAntlered deer*Oct. 23 – Nov. 24Nov. 29 – Dec. 3DAntlered deer*July 31 – Aug. 8July 31 – Aug. 15AAntlerless deer*Oct. 16 – Nov. 14BAntlerless deer*Sept. 18 – Oct. 17CAntlerless deer*Oct. 23 – Nov. 24DAntlerless deer* Daily bag limit: 2 deerDuring those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless.During those portions of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons when antlerless deer may be taken, only 1 deer may be antlerless.During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag.Possession limit: 4 deerAnnual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerlessDeer taken under the Deer Depredation Permit Program, Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits.‍Florida Deer Firearm Dates 2022-2023 SeasonDatesZoneNotesGeneral GunSept. 18 – Oct. 17Nov. 20 – Jan. 2AAntlered deer*Dec. 4 – Feb. 20BAntlered deer*Nov. 6 – Jan. 23CAntlered deer*Nov. 25–28Dec. 11 – Feb. 20DAntlered deer*DMU A2: Nov. 20–21DMU A3: Nov. 20–23AAntlerless deer*Dec. 31 – Jan. 2BAntlerless deer*DMU C1: Nov. 19–22DMU C2: Nov. 19–21DMU C3: Nov. 19–21DMU C4: Nov. 19–22DMU C5: Nov. 6–7, Nov. 20–21DMU C6: Nov. 19–22CAntlerless deer*DMU D1: Nov. 27–28Jan. 1–2DMU D2: Nov. 27–28Dec. 18–19, Jan. 1–2DAntlerless deer* Daily bag limit: 2 deerDuring those portions of archery and crossbow seasons when antlerless deer can be taken, either deer may be antlered or antlerless.During those portions of muzzleloading gun and general gun seasons when antlerless deer may be taken, only 1 deer may be antlerless.During all other seasons, only antlered deer may be taken. Antlerless deer can only be taken by antlerless deer permit/tag.Possession limit: 4 deerAnnual bag limit: 5 deer of which only 2 can be antlerlessDeer taken under the Deer Depredation Permit Program, Private Lands Deer Management Permit Program and Antlerless Deer Permit Program (antlerless deer only), and on licensed game farms and hunting preserves are excluded from bag (daily and annual) and possession limits.‍Florida Turkey Season 2022-2023 SeasonDatesZoneArcheryJuly 31 – Aug. 29AOct. 16 – Nov. 14BSept. 18 – Oct. 17COct. 23 – Nov. 24D*CrossbowJuly 31 – Sept. 3AOct. 16 – Nov. 19BSept. 18 – Oct. 22COct. 23 – Nov. 24Nov. 29 – Dec. 3D*MuzzleloadingSept. 4–17ANov. 20 – Dec. 3BOct. 23 – Nov. 5CDec. 4–10D*Fall turkey season**Oct….

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Florida Hunting Seasons, 2021-2022

Florida Hunting Seasons, 2021-2022 – Hunting Season HQ Some of the most diverse hunting opportunities are offered during Florida hunting season. In addition to Deer, Hogs, and Turkey, Florida’s Alligator hunting season is a model for showing how hunting can be a tool for the stability of natural resources. Hunting in Florida is divided into 4 different zones. Zone A is most of the state below State Road 70 and includes Lake Okeechobee. Zone B includes pieces of Western Central Florida north of Tampa. Zone C includes everything around Zone B and north of Zone A into the panhandle. State Road 61 separates Zones D and C. When planning your hunting trip to Florida, make sure to take into consideration which part of the state you would like to visit. Florida Deer Seasons ArcheryJuly 31-Nov. 24**CrossbowJuly 31-Dec. 3**MuzzleloaderSept. 4-Feb. 27**FirearmsSept. 18-Feb. 20**Youth HuntSept. 11-12**, Oct. 30-31, Nov. 27-28**, Dec. 4-5** **Season dates vary by zone. Florida allows for bows to be used in all seasons, Crossbows to be used in Muzzleloading and firearm hunting seasons, and Muzzleloaders to be used in firearm seasons. You can always choose to use a more primitive method. Florida Turkey Seasons Fall ArcheryJuly 31-Nov. 24**Fall CrossbowJuly 31-Dec. 3**Fall MuzzleloaderSept. 4-Dec. 3**Fall FirearmsOct. 4-Jan. 30**Spring General SeasonMarch 5-Apr. 24**Spring Youth HuntFeb. 26-27 **Season dates vary by zone Florida Small Game Seasons Gray SquirrelOct. 9-March 6QuailNov. 13-March 6BobcatDec. 1-March 31OtterDec. 1-March 1RabbitOpen seasonWild HogOpen seasonRaccoonOpen seasonOpossumOpen seasonSkunkOpen seasonNutriaOpen seasonBeaverOpen seasonCoyoteOpen season  For more information about hunting in Florida, or for precise season dates based on location, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.

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Deer Hunting in Florida – Realtree

Deer Hunting in Florida Season Dates (2022): Florida deer hunting seasons are pretty complex. The state is divided into four zones, and dates and weapon types vary greatly for each. In most cases, archery season is July 30 to Aug. 28 (Zone A), Oct. 15 to Nov. 13 (Zone B), Sept. 17 to Oct. 16 (Zone C) and Oct. 22 to Nov. 23 (Zone D). Crossbow season is July 30 to Sept. 2 (Zone A), Oct. 15 to Nov. 18 (Zone B), Sept. 17 to Oct. 21 (Zone C), and Oct. 22 to Nov. 23 and Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 (Zone D). Muzzleloader season is Sept. 3 through 16 (Zone A), Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 (Zone B), Oct. 23 to Nov. 4 (Zone C), and Dec. 3 through 9 and Feb. 20 through 26 (Zone D). General gun season is Sept. 17 to Oct. 16 and Nov. 19 to Jan. 1 (Zone A), Dec. 3 to Feb. 19 (Zone B), Nov. 5 to Jan. 22 (Zone C), and Nov. 24 through 27 and Dec. 10 to Feb. 19 (Zone D). Youth weekend is Sept. 10 and 11, Nov. 26 and 27, Oct. 29 and 30 and Dec. 3 and 4 in Zones A, B, C, and D, respectively. Even within the zone parameters, there are other variances, as additional regulations apply. Check the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website to confirm. The Grade: D Unless you are a resident of Florida or live nearby, the Sunshine State is likely not the first state that comes to mind when thinking about deer hunting. Bucks run small, hot weather is frequently a hindrance, and the zones, seasons, and bag limits are complex. Nonetheless, there are a lot of deer in Florida, with plenty of public land. There are some unique opportunities, including the chance to bowhunt rutting whitetails in early August in some areas of southern Florida. “Florida has one of the largest wildlife management area systems in the country at 6 million acres,” said Tammy Sapp, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. “FWC is the lead manager or landowner on over 1.46 million acres and works in partnership with other governmental or private landowners on another 4.54 million acres. Florida’s WMAs offer a wide range of hunting opportunities, including quota and limited-entry hunts, special opportunity hunts and public hunting areas where people can walk on to hunt.” Still, as whitetail destinations go, Florida gets a D. Antler Nation Knowledge: There have only been two all-time trophies recorded in the Boone and Crockett record books, and both were taken more than a half-century ago. The No. 1 Florida buck was killed in 1941, and the No. 2 buck was bagged in 1959. Unsurprisingly, both came from the central part of the Panhandle, where the largest bucks generally call home. If a good deer is what you’re looking for, the best ones comes from counties in or nearest to this region. One good thing about Florida? It isn’t hard to find a place to hunt. With nearly 6 million acres of public land, it has one of the largest WMA systems in the country. Don’t overlook National Wildlife Refuge hunts, either. There are also quota hunts and special-opportunity hunts. Just remember, some locations don’t require permits, but others do. “Deer with larger antlers can be found in most areas of the state,”…

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What You Should Know About Deer Hunting in Florida

What You Should Know About Deer Hunting in Florida If you are interested in buying hunting land for sale in Florida, you should know that hunting season varies based on the type of animal you want to hunt. Deer is Florida’s most popular game species. A hunting license and permit are required when hunting deer by methods other than trapping. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) divides the state of Florida into four zones: Zone A, Zone B, Zone C, and Zone D. These zones determine the dates you are permitted to hunt deer as well as the type of weaponry that can be used. Weaponry such as bows, crossbows, and muzzleloaders require a license. This article will provide information for hunting antlered deer only. Please refer to the FWC website for specific guidelines for other animals (including antlerless deer). Zone A If you buy land in Zone A, hunting seasons are as follows: Archery season is from July 28 through August 26 Crossbow season is from July 28 through August 31 Muzzleloading gun season is from September 1-14 General gun season is from September 15 through October 14 and November 17 through January 6 Zone B If you buy land in Zone B, hunting seasons are as follows: Archery season is from October 13 through November 11 Crossbow season is from October 13 through November 16 Muzzleloading gun season is from November 17-30 General gun season is from December 1 through February 17 Zone C If you buy land in Zone C, hunting seasons are as follows: Archery season is from September 15 through October 14 Crossbow season is from September 15 through October 19 Muzzleloading gun season is from October 20 through November 2 General gun season is from November 3 to January 20 Zone D If you buy land in Zone D, hunting seasons are as follows: Archery season is from October 20 through November 21 Crossbow season is from October 20 through November 21, and November 26-30 Muzzleloading gun season is from December 1-7 and February 18-24 General gun season is from November 22-25 and December 8 through February 17 No matter what zone you live in, there is a daily bag limit of two deer and a possession limit of four deer. If you are ready to purchase hunting land for sale in Florida, reach out to one of our expert land professionals today. ©2022 All Rights Reserved SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate All SVN® Offices Independently Owned and Operated

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Hunting – National Forests in Florida

National Forests in Florida – Hunting Choose from the following to find a site: Big Game Hunting Game Bird/Waterfowl Small Game Hunting Trapping From small-game to big-game hunting, the National Forests in Florida offer something for everyone.  Hunters must following rules and regulations set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). In addition, each national forest has different rules as outlined below. Apalachicola National Forest Most of the Apalachicola is a Florida wildlife management area (WMA). Hunting seasons, permits, limits and other rules are posted on the FWC website at Apalachicola WMA Brochure Detail. Ocala National Forest The FWC also manages the Ocala WMA. Please remember to get a valid hunting license and follow all regulations outlined by the FWC. Hunt camps are available only during hunting season and require a special permit. Farles Lake, Clay Lake and South Tower Hunt Camps are closed. Osceola National Forest Hunting is very popular in the Osceola National Forest. General gun season runs from mid-November to early January. During that time all camping is restricted to designated hunt camps and Ocean Pond Campground. Dates are updated every year in the FWC WMA brochure for the Osceola National Forest.

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Blackwater – Brochure Detail

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