Hunting season here in Florida is well under way. I always know when it’s starts, because college football and hunting go through the same time of the year together. This is one of the main reasons why hunting has never really meant much to me. I’d rather be watching football all day than sitting in a tree stand. But, I know there are plenty of people out there who have a love for hunting and all the outdoor activities that go with it, so I wanted to post the season dates here for you.
This is just a basic outline of the dates. If you are interested in more information, you can always log on to the Florida Fish and Wildlife website.
Archery season opens September 15th in Zone C and runs until October 14th.
Crossbow season runs the same time as bow and from October 15th thru October 19th, bucks can only be harvested.
Muzzle-loading starts October 20th and runs through November 2nd and is a buck season only.
General gun season starts November 3rd and runs through January 20th, 2013.
November 17th through the 23rd is doe season.
Fall Turkey Season
September 15th through October 14th hunters can harvest one male turkey per day and the season limit is two, with bow only.
September 15th through October 19th crossbow or bow may be used.
Muzzle-loader, crossbow or bow may be used October 20th through November 2nd.
General gun opens November 3rd and runs through December 30th.
No closed season on wild hog. Hogs may be harvest year round.
Quail and gray squirrel
Gun season for quail and gray squirrel runs November 10th through March 3rd, 2013. The use of bows, crossbows, and muzzle-loaders are allowed during the same dates as above for turkey.
Hope this information is useful. Feel free to post more information on the season or information on your trophies here.
Until next time, Happy Hunting.