Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Florida 2012-2013 Hunting Season Dates Announced

TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has released the following 2012-2013 Florida Hunting Season dates:


Please note: The statewide hunting season for gray squirrel on private lands has been extended. From now on, it will open the second Saturday in October and close the first Sunday in March. This season, the dates will be Oct. 13 – March 3.
2012-2013 Florida Hunting Season Dates
(Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas)
Season
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
Archery
July 28 – Aug. 26
Oct. 13 – Nov. 11
Sept. 15 – Oct. 14
Oct. 20 – Nov. 21
Deer-dog training

Aug. 11-30

Oct. 27 – Nov. 15
Sept. 29 – Oct. 18
Oct. 27 – Nov. 15
Crossbow
July 28 – Aug. 31
Oct. 13 – Nov. 16
Sept. 15 – Oct. 19
Oct. 20 – Nov. 21
and Nov. 26-30
Muzzleloading gun

Sept. 1-14

Nov. 17-30
Oct. 20 – Nov. 2
Dec. 1-7 and
Feb. 18-24
General gun
Sept. 15 – Oct. 14 and
Nov. 17 – Jan. 6
Dec. 1 – Feb. 17
Nov. 3 – Jan. 20
Nov. 22-25 and
Dec. 8 – Feb. 17
Antlerless deer
Nov. 17-23
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1
Nov. 17-23
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1
Fall turkey
Oct. 8-14 and
Nov. 17 – Jan. 6
Dec. 1 – Jan. 27
Nov. 3 – Dec. 30
Nov. 22-25 and
Dec. 8 – Jan. 13 *
Quail
Nov. 10 – March 3
Nov. 10 – March 3
Nov. 10 – March 3
Nov. 10 – March 3
Gray squirrel
Oct. 13 – March 3
Oct. 13 – March 3
Oct. 13 – March 3
Oct. 13 – March 3
Bobcat and otter
Dec. 1 – March 1
Dec. 1 – March 1
Dec. 1 – March 1
Dec. 1 – March 1
Youth spring turkey hunt **
Feb. 23-24
March 9-10
March 9-10
March 9-10
Spring turkey
March 2 – April 7
March 16 – April 21
March 16 – April 21
March 16 – April 21 ***

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

*          Except for Holmes County, where there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed.
**        Only youths under 16 years old will be allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older.
***      In Holmes County, spring turkey season is limited to March 16-31.