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2010 FLORIDA Hunting Regulations

2010 FLORIDA Hunting Regulations

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More quota huntopportunities &  new guest permit
See page 26
2009–2010
Valid from July 1, 2009through June 30, 2010
MyFWC.com/Hunting
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Hunting Regulations
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Specific wildlife managementarea regulations are not coveredin this handbook.
 
See page 26
2009–2010
Valid from July 1, 2009through June 30, 2010
yFWC.com/Hunting
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Director’s message ..........................................2FWC regional offices .......................................2Introduction .......................................................4
Resident game birds, mammals andmigratory birdsWaterfowl and other migratory gamebird regulations
Major changes ..................................................4Wildlife Alert Reward Program ......................4Florida’s Wildlife ManagementArea System ..................................................5Hunting zones ...................................................6Hunting season dates ......................................7Bag limits ...........................................................8License and permit requirements .............8–9
License and permit feesLicense and permit exemptionsLifetime licenses
Hunter safety requirement ...........................10
Hunter safety courseHunter Safety DeferralMentoring ExemptionChildren and firearms—Florida lawYouth Hunting Program
Legal methods of taking game ...................11Prohibited methods and equipmentfor taking game ...........................................11Areas closed to hunting ................................11Antlerless deer permits—private lands .....11General information ................................12–14
Deer, elk and moose carcasstransportation regulationsWild hogsTrespassingUse of firearms by felonsShooting hoursHunter orange requirementHunting dogsStatewide deer-dog registrationFeeding gameBuying or selling gameSex evidenceDividing carcassesTransport of gameLitteringMotor vehiclesUse of structures on vehiclesTree standsPermanent duck blinds
Florida Buck Registry .....................................14Becoming an Outdoors-Woman(BOW) Program ............................................14Florida Wild Turkey Registry .........................14Hunting seasons ......................................15–16
Deer-dog training seasonArchery seasonCrossbow seasonMuzzleloading gun seasonGeneral gun seasonAntlerless deer seasonFall turkey seasonQuail and gray squirrel seasonSpring turkey season
Furbearer hunting regulations ...............16–17
Commercial furbearer requirements
Falconry ............................................................17Public hunting areas ...............................18–25Wildlife management areapermit requirements ...................................26Wildlife management arearegulation changes ......................................26Public small-game hunting areas (SGA) ....26Hunting Florida’s military bases ..................26Hunting Florida’s national wildliferefuges (NWR) ..............................................26Quota permits...........................................26–27
Guest permits for quota permitsLimited entry hunts—application periodsWorksheetsQuota permit exemptions
Antlerless deer permits—WMAs .........27–28Recreational use permits ..............................28Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp ...........28–29 Youth and family huntingopportunities ................................................30Special-opportunity hunts .....................30–31Dove hunters’ online updates .......................31Alligator hunting adventure ..........................31Nongame wildlife regulations.......................32
BirdsUnprotected birds and mammalsFrogsTurtles and gopher tortoisesVenomous snakesEndangered or threatened speciesSpecies of special concern
On the cover
Perry resident Sandy Hunter made a great, 140-yard free- handed shot from a ladder stand with her .243-caliber rifleto take this magnificent eight-point buck, which sported a20-inch outside spread. The deer was one of three rackedbucks Sandy harvested last season from her and her husband’s private Taylor County hunting lease.
This publication is developed by the FWC’sDivision of Hunting and Game Management,Public Awareness Section and producedby J.F. Griffin Publishing LLC, 430 Main St.,Suite 5, Williamstown, MA 01267. Forinquiries regarding advertisement inthis publication, call (413) 884-1001.
J.F. Griffin Publishing, LLCis proud to print the officialFlorida Hunting Regulation Guide onpost-consumer recycled paper.
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MyFWC.com
Visit MyFWC.com/hunting for up-to-date information on hunting and wildlifemanagement area (WMA) rules and reg-ulations, special-opportunity and quotahunts, monthly hunting opportunities,news releases, hunter safety courses,public shooting ranges and more.
Alligator hunts
The FWC offers alligator hunts, whichprovide a thrilling hunting adventureunlike any other hunting experienceimaginable. For more information, seepage 31.
Instant license privileges
Obtain license privileges, 24 hours aday, via MyFWC.com/License or bycalling toll-free 1-888-HUNTFLORIDA(1-888-486-8356). Processing feeswill apply on sales via telephone andInternet. A unique license number al-lows you to begin hunting immediatelyafter the transaction.
Wildlife Alert Reward Program
Report fishing, boating or huntinglaw violations by calling toll-free1-888-404-FWCC (3922); on cellphones, dial *FWC or #FWC dependingon service carrier; or report violationsonline at MyFWC.com/Law.
Hunter safety course
To find hunter safety courses in yourarea, visit MyFWC.com/huntersafetyor contact your nearest regional office(see page 2).Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2009–2010
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