Florida Announces 2006-2007 Hunting Season Dates

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2006-2007 HUNTING SEASON DATES
Contact: Tony Young (850) 488-7867
(Seasons and dates are not applicable to wildlife management areas)

Season Northwest Zone Central Zone South Zone
Archery Oct. 14 – Nov. 12 Sept. 23 – Oct. 22 Sept. 9 – Oct. 8
Dog Training  Oct. 28 – Nov. 16 Oct. 7-26 Oct. 7-26
Crossbow Nov. 27 – Dec. 3 Oct. 23-27 Oct. 9-13
Muzzleloading Gun
 
Nov. 17-19 and
Feb. 15-25
Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 Oct. 14-22
General Gun Nov. 23-26 and
Dec. 9 – Feb. 14
Nov. 11 – Jan. 21  Oct. 28 – Jan. 7
Antlerless Deer Dec. 16-22 Nov. 18-24 Nov. 4-10
Fall Turkey* Nov. 23-26 and
Dec. 9 – Jan. 14
Nov. 11 – Jan. 7 Nov. 11 – Jan. 7
Quail and Gray Squirrel Nov. 11 – March 4 Nov. 11 – March 4 Nov. 11 – March 4
Bobcat and Otter Dec. 1 – March 1 Dec. 1 – March 1 Dec. 1 – March 1
Spring Turkey March 17 – April 22** March 17 – April 22 March 3 – April 8

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

HUNTING BAG LIMITS FOR RESIDENT SPECIES
(Bag limits on wildlife management areas may differ)

Species Daily Possession Season
Antlered Deer 2 4 No Limit
Antlerless Deer (by permit) 2 4 Permit
Antlerless Deer (archery season) 2 4 No Limit
Antlerless Deer (antlerless deer season) 1 2 7
Note – Harvesting more than two deer per day is prohibited regardless of season, sex of deer or number of antlerless deer permits.
Turkey (all fall seasons combined)* 1 2 2
Turkey (spring season) 1 2** 2**
Quail 12 24 No Limit
Gray Squirrel 12 24 No Limit
Rabbit 12 24 No Limit
Wild Hog, Raccoon, Bobcat, Otter, Opossum, Coyote, Nutria,
Skunk and Beaver
No Limit No Limit No Limit

* No fall harvest of turkeys allowed in Holmes County.

** Spring turkey season is limited to March 17-19 in Holmes County, where the season and possession limit is one turkey.