Florida Hunting News

Deer-Dog Registration Program Goes Statewide
In Daytona Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to expand statewide, a registration program for deer-dog hunting on private lands for the 2005-06 hunting season.
Special Opportunity Hunts Offer Hunters Quality Experiences
Bagging a 25-point buck with a bow is a special feat. Not only is it special because of the skill required to take the deer but also because it occurred on public land during a special-opportunity hunt offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Regular and Special Quota Permit Applications Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be accepting applications June 1-11 for 2005-06 regular and special quota permits to hunt on wildlife management areas (WMA).
Special Opportunity Hunt Applications Available
Special-opportunity hunts offer hunters vast areas, abundant game, low hunter quotas and excellent chances to bag quality deer, hogs and released quail on select wildlife management areas throughout Florida.
Spring Turkey Hunts Cancelled in Holton Creek
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has cancelled the mobility-impaired spring turkey hunts scheduled for April 15-17 in Holton Creek and Suwannee Ridge wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Hamilton County.
Robo-Turkey Donation will Help FWC Bag Bad Hunters
Some high-tech recruits are joining the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) law enforcement team. The Florida State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) today gave the FWC five robotic turkeys. These so called robo-turkeys are lifelike figures that rotate their bodies, move their tails and even gobble.
FWC Simplifies Application Process for Quota Hunts
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications for quota hunt permits and special-opportunity hunt permits for next year’s hunting seasons through its Total Licensing System (TLS) this summer.
Spring Turkey Quota Hunt Applications
Just as general gun season gets into full swing, it is time to think about spring turkey hunting. Quota applications for spring turkey hunts on wildlife management areas are available now at FWC offices and tax collectors’ offices. Applications must be received by Nov. 10 to be included in the random selection
FWC Stays on the Lookout for CWD
Two years of testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Florida’s deer herd reveals no signs of the fatal disease according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). CWD is a progressive, fatal disease that wildlife authorities in some midwestern and western states have detected in captive and wild herds of mule deer, white-tailed deer and Rocky Mountain elk.
Last Chance to Get Quota Hunt Permits
Time is running out to get wildlife management area (WMA) quota hunt permits for the upcoming hunting season. Permits are still available for many WMAs. Hunters who do not already have a quota hunt permit are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Quota hunt application forms are available from tax collectors, license agents and FWC offices.