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FWC Releases 2014-2015 Hunting Season Dates

By: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Email
By: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Email
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News Release: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has release the 2014-2015 Florida hunting season dates. Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas.

Archery


  • Zone A: Aug. 2-31

  • Zone B: Oct. 18 – Nov. 16

  • Zone C: Sept. 13 – Oct. 12

  • Zone D*: Oct. 25 – Nov. 26

Deer-dog training


  • Zone A: Aug. 16 – Sept. 4

  • Zone B: Nov. 1-20

  • Zone C: Sept. 27 – Oct. 16

  • Zone D*: Oct. 25 – Nov. 13

Crossbow


  • Zone A: Aug. 2 – Sept. 5

  • Zone B: Oct. 18 – Nov. 21

  • Zone C: Sept. 13 – Oct. 17

  • Zone D*: Oct. 25 – Nov. 26 and Dec. 1-5

Muzzle loading gun


  • Zone A: Sept. 6-19

  • Zone B: Nov. 22 – Dec. 5

  • Zone C: Oct. 18-31

  • Zone D*: Dec. 6-12 and Feb. 23 – March 1

General gun


  • Zone A: Sept. 20 – Oct. 19 and Nov. 22 – Jan. 4

  • Zone B: Dec. 6 – Feb. 22

  • Zone C: Nov. 1 – Jan. 18

  • Zone D*: Nov. 27-30 and Dec. 13 – Feb. 22

Antlerless deer


  • Zone A: Nov. 22-28 **

  • Zone B: Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

  • Zone C: Nov. 22-28

  • Zone D*: DMU-D1: Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 27-28 DMU-D2: Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-7, 20-21 and 27-28

Fall turkey


  • Zone A: Oct. 6-19 and Nov. 22 – Jan. 4

  • Zone B: Dec. 6 – Feb. 1

  • Zone C: Nov. 1 – Dec. 28

  • Zone D*: Nov. 27-30 and Dec. 13 – Jan. 18 ***

Gray squirrel


  • Zone A: Oct. 11 – March 1

  • Zone B: Oct. 11 – March 1

  • Zone C: Oct. 11 – March 1

  • Zone D*: Oct. 11 – March 1

Quail


  • Zone A: Nov. 8 – March 1

  • Zone B: Nov. 8 – March 1

  • Zone C: Nov. 8 – March 1

  • Zone D*: Nov. 8 – March 1

Bobcat


  • Zone A: Dec. 1 – March 31

  • Zone B: Dec. 1 – March 31

  • Zone C: Dec. 1 – March 31

  • Zone D*: Dec. 1 – March 31

Otter


  • Zone A: Dec. 1 – March 1

  • Zone B: Dec. 1 – March 1

  • Zone C: Dec. 1 – March 1

  • Zone D*: Dec. 1 – March 1

Youth spring turkey ****


  • South of S.R. 70: Feb. 28 – March 1

  • North of S.R. 70: March 14-15

Spring turkey


  • South of S.R. 70: March 7 – April 12

  • North of S.R. 70: March 21 – April 26 ***

Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round.

* Zone D has been divided by Interstate 10 into 2 deer management units, each with its own antler regulations and antlerless deer seasons. DMU-D1 is south of I-10, and all antlered deer there must have at least 2 points on one side to be legal to take. DMU-D2 is north of I-10, and all antlered deer there must have at least 3 points on one side OR have a main beam length of at least 10 inches to be legal to take. However, youth hunters (15 years old and younger) in both DMUs are exempt and may still take deer having at least one antler 5 or more inches in length.

** No antlerless deer may be taken on that portion of the eastern Everglades south of Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) and east of Everglades National Park; or in Collier County south of I-75 during Antlerless Deer Season.

*** In Holmes County, spring turkey season is limited to March 21 – April 5, and there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed.

**** Only youths (15 years old and younger) will be allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years old or older.


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