Florida Hunting Season 2021: Everything You Need to Know

About Hunting in Florida

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 join in on the 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.


It is important to make sure people are regularly able to access and have a great time while getting outdoors in this sunny state! So remember archer season starts Aug 1 and ends with general gun season and muzzleloading gun season February 28.

Florida Hunting Seasons Offered

Big game- Deer, Hogs, Bobcat
Small game- Squirrel, Rabbits, Raccoons, Opossums, Skunks, Nutrias, Beaver & Coyotes, Otter
Bird- Quail, Turkey

florida hunting season zones

Florida Hunting Season Dates

SeasonDatesZoneDaily Bag LimitNotes
ArcheryAug 1-30A2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Oct 17- Nov 15B2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Sept 19- Oct 18C2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Oct 24- Nov 25D2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Aug 1-9A2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
During the
portions of
archery and
crossbow
season when
antlerless deer
can be taken
either deer may
be antlered or
antlerless.
Aug 1-16A2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlerless
Oct 17- Nov 15B2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlerless
Sept 19- Oct 18C2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlerless
Oct 24- Nov 25D2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlerless
CrossbowAug 1 -30A2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Oct 17- Nov 20B2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Sept 19- Oct 23C2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be
antlerless)
Antlered
Oc 2 4 – Nov 25, Nov 30- Dec 4DAntlered
Aug 1 – 9, Aug 1 – 16AAntlerless
Oct 17- Nov 15BAntlerless
Sept 19 – Oct 18CAntlerless
Oct 24- Nov 25DAntlerless

Florida Deer Firearm 2021

SeasonDatesZoneBag LimitNotes
General GunNov 21-22 and
Nov 21-24
AAntlerless
During those
portions of
general gun
season when an
antlerless deer
may be taken,
only 1 dear may
be antlerless
Dec 25-27B2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlerless
Nov 20-23 and
Nov 20-22
C2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlerless
Nov 7-8, Nov
21-22
C2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlerless
Sept 19-Oct 18
and Nov 21- Jan
3
A2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlered
Dec 5- Feb 21B2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlered
Oct 31- Nov 1C2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlered
Nov 26-29, Dec
12- Feb 21
D2 deer,
possession limit,
4 deer, annual
bag 5 deer (2
can be antlerless)
Antlered

Be sure to check the Florida State Wildlife Commission to confirm.

Florida Hunting License Info

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/ NonresidentLicenseCost
ResidentHunting$17.00
NonresidentHunting$151.50
ResidentHunting and Fishing Combo$32.50
ResidentSportsman$80.80

Hunting Permit Costs

PermitCosts
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 News:

To hunt deer in Florida remember that you need to get a general hunting license and then a permit for which weapon you will use along with the type of animal you will be pursuing. Deer hunting is a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors, It’s affordable and with over 6 million acres Florida provides there are free safety courses offered and being a great steward to the best nature and habitats that we have available. Come join the fun with us and learn more from the great sights linked below.

Guides & Outfitters

Florida hunting guides

Duck hunting guides

Hog hunting guides

Turkey hunting Guides

Official Site and Links

Florida State Hunting Regulation Site: https://myfwc.com/hunting/regulations/recreational-license/
Florida State Regulation PDF: https://myfwc.com/hunting/regulations/
Purchase License: GoOutdoorsFlorida.com